Former executive at Atmosphere Entertainment, where he oversaw Power, 300: Rise of an Empire, Mister Church & Cake. Current CEO of Tradition Pictures, leading the film, television + literary divisions. Films currently in post-production include Cojot, Gonna Fly Now & Havenville.
Life is tough to navigate. Now more than ever. Life in the “business of show” can be exponentially harder. It is an emotional roller coaster in the truest sense of the word. Victories will feel like the highest of highs—better than any days your friends with “normal jobs” have. Defeats will feel personal and insurmountable. I’ve felt both; each is an important opportunity for learning and growth. It is my job to use my decade of knowledge to help you remain even-keeled and learn the tools to navigate your inevitable ups and downs entering the industry. I will use real world examples through my own experience, and the experiences of varied industry experts, to ensure you have skills, anecdotes and wisdom that will stick with you far beyond my classroom. At the end of the day, please remember—it is not about your grade—it is about your learning.