The Academy’s snub of “The Lego Movie” is an excellent lesson for professional creatives in seeking peer vs. public appreciation.Read more "The Lego Movie Oscar Snub is a Valuable Lesson in Peer vs. Public Appreciation"
From CPA to head of production at a major Hollywood production company, Yolanda Cochran has had quite the ride in “the biz.” Her attitude about starting from the bottom, doing whatever is asked (she never said “That is not my job”), and working diligently, had paid of in spades for her. For the past eight […]Read more "C180-017: Yolanda Cochran, Alcon Entertainment Head of Production"
I should probably just call this series the “Ron Dawson Reunion Series.” Like last week, this episode re-unites me with an old friend, Dayna North, who was script supervisor for a short film I wrote/directed way back “in the day.” Today Dayna is a successful television writer and co-executive producer on the ABC Family drama […]Read more "C180-014: Dayna North, Co-Exec Producer of Lincoln Heights"
Crossing the 180: The Business of Hollywood Today I’m excited to start a series on the show I’ve been prepping for a couple of months: THE BUSINESS OF HOLLYWOOD. I’ve put together a set of guests from various aspects of “Hollywood” to share stories, give insight and advice, and dish the dirt. You won’t want […]Read more "C180-013: Chris Huntley and Stephen Greenfield of The Write Bros."
Today in our inaugural episode we have X-Men producer Ralph Winter. Ralph, who happens to be a fellow Cal alum (go Bears) will share with us the history of his career, whether or not it’s easier or harder to break into Hollywood, his opinion about what’s wrong with contemporary Christian filmmaking, and he gives insight […]Read more "Crossing the 180: Ep. 1 – Ralph Winter"