The Reluctant Film Producer: Lights, Camera, Tennis!
Little did I know when my father gave me my first tennis racket that it would be decades before I realized what an incredible gift it was.
After four decades of producing, writing, and directing movies and working with some of the greatest stars of the business, I watched with the rest of us as a pandemic; the BLM and Me Too movements sent seismic changes throughout our world and Hollywood. Hollywood, like tennis, is a young person's game, a profession that most values the young, discards the old, and relegates the rest to obscurity.
As I sat at home creating projects and having Zoom meetings, I realized my sanity was only intact because I could walk out to my beautiful court and hit tennis balls with my even more beautiful wife who played for UCLA. I could escape not only the relentless bombardment of depressing news but escape the bitterness and negativity of what Hollywood has become.