Life’s Greatest Accomplishment Is In Living

November 13, 2010 by  
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One of my closest friends is a man in his mid-70s.  We met about ten years ago in New York City.  He had produced a few films and I was looking for financing for a picture I wanted to make.  We ended up working together and still are very good friends.

A few months ago, while visiting me in LA, my friend said if there was something he regretted very much not having known while younger:  he was referring to the undue pressure he had put on himself to “be” and to do were just that; undue.  He wasn’t talking about working to provide for himself, wife and daughter.  He was talking about our compulsiveness to occupy every second of our lives with something to do as well as our eternal fight to prove to others and ourselves that we are indeed important.

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Learning to Live Life Now

June 7, 2010 by  
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featured_2My life is about projects.  I’m a producer and I am a writer.  I either get hired to produce other people’s projects – like now I’m working on a special effects film for someone else – or I originate my own projects.  At any time, I’m personally working on at least 4 different projects.  Because film, TV, books, webisodes, take a long time to come to fruition (sometimes 10 years) I have had to learn to enjoy the process.

The 10 years that take for a feature film to come together is marred by disappointments, frustrations and setbacks.  As a producer if I don’t find a way to get something out of the process, I will never make it to the end.  The same as in life.

We all have goals we want to achieve so we work towards them.  Sometimes these goals take a long time to happen and in the process of getting there, life continues to unfold.

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