I'm currently the Director of the Professional Programs for UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. I oversee yearlong, graduate-level certificate programs in Writing for Television, Screenwriting, Producing and Acting for the Camera. It's a wonderful experience to be surrounded by so many creative co-workers, students and invited guests, and to work on such a beautiful campus everyday.
The only thing that's tough about it is that it takes up so much time. It keeps me from writing. I sometimes put in fourteen hour days and go home utterly exhausted.
Then sometimes I get fun shots, like these pre-pandemic ones, and it makes it feel all worth it. Our students and special guests are awesome!