We can do it the Disney way, right?

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I had the privilege of attending an open house at the Walt Disney Animation Studios last night. A friend of mine has worked at the studios for years now, and has always had me absolutely salivating over the chance to darken the doors of the Sorcerer’s hat.

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Who are you calling Millennial?

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Last night, my dear friend Steph (a producer for a national talk show) and I got into a discussion about the Millennial generation. She had joked that I was on the oldest end of the definition, thus I should be a leader. I immediately steeled up. I am NOT a Millennial.

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When I’m in Starbucks, I’m an Angeleno

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Like many in Los Angeles, I am a transplanted Angeleno. I am an Angeleno by default. I didn’t set out to become one with Los Angeles, nor do I think I have (or will ever) give over fully to this insanely non-committal city. That being said, as I sit in a local Los Angeles Starbucks, […]

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Wait A Second, You’re an Actor?

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For the past few days, I’ve been helping out a friend who is casting a webseries for a major studio network. Before I tell you my curmudeongly observations, I must first offer you semi-satiating disclosure. At one point in my life, I would have given my left arm to be in that casting room, reading […]

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So, What Do You Like About Your Job?

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As I’ve been moving at a bit of warp speed for the last few months, I decided it was time to dial things down a bit when my most recent project wrapped. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working on life enrichment projects, these ones based in career development.

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Maternal Musings While En Route to My Mother

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As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I’m touched by a few maternal thoughts… Last week, I received an email from my mom that my grandmother was nearing the end of her life. Her brain, which has been overtaken by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease over the last 10 years has given over to her body, which is […]

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Witty Snake on the Loose: Crisis Creatively Averted

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The ticker read, “Poisonous Snake on the Loose.”

Blearily aware of my surrounding, I smiled at the oddity of the news broadcast, and happily returned to smothering my waffle in syrup.

“MOM. I AM NEVER GOING TO THE ZOO AGAIN,” a six-year-old girl decked in her Hannah Montana PJ’s exclaimed.

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Lessons in Sleep Deprivation

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I need sleep.

I have not received more than four hours of sleep for the last five days, due to a very intense shoot schedule for the TV pilot I’m helping produce.

I’ve learned a few things in my fight against sleep deprivation. Bleary-eyed and far from bushy-tailed, here are my top ten lessons of work-induced sleep deprivation.

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Details Wanted: The Challenge of the Blank Slate

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I’ve just signed on to help produce a pilot for a cable network.

Like many production-related, freelance gigs, I have no earthly idea what I am getting myself into. I agreed to take on the project because I like the people I will work with, because this is a new challenge, and frankly, because I’m waiting to hear on a few full-time opportunities. Great way to pick up a few extra bucks!

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Top 11 Hopes for 2011

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A few days ago, my hubby and I sat at a cute little coffee shop in Burbank armed with two laptops, a latte and a tea. We were ready to reflect on 2010, and project great things for 2011. I whittled my rather wily list into 11 top hopes for the new year. Here they are…

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