Articles & Interviews
It is my deep love for stories and storytelling that has guided my professional and personal pursuits. In addition to writing and editorial experience, I have worked professionally as marketer, event planner and economic development strategist in the entertainment, media technology and tourism industries.
My writing credits include narratives on Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Janis Joplin and others for A&E's Biography. My biography of film critic, Pauline Kael was featured in the book, "American Women Writers".
In 2011, I co-founded The Harold & Maudecast with my partner Jake Essoe. The podcast is approaching its 400th episode. I also produce six other podcasts for The HMC Network including the Age of Distraction, which I co-host with screenwriters Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me). The series discusses the impact of streaming, gaming and other forms of storytelling on Hollywood and the creative process.
More information can be found at www.filmtravelers.com. You can listen to the podcasts at the www.thehmcnetwork.com.
Articles & Interviews
When you think of Maine, do you think of the movies? Well, you should. The Pine Tree State has been the setting and inspiration for some of the most iconic films in cinema history. As part of Maine's Bicentennial celebrations, "Maine in the Movies" film festival, runs statewide across 17 cities from March 5-15, 2020.
Groundhog Day 2020 marked 25 years that Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz has been reporting for "Dateline NBC", "And it went by like that," remarked Mankiewicz. The Emmy-winning, unscripted, investigative series has been integral to the network's programming since its 1992 debut.
You're probably thinking what I was thinking with only 10?? This piece was born out of my response to a posed question, "What is the greatest movie fight scene of all time?" 10 was as low as I was willing to go. Opinions will vary and that is part of the magic of movies.
Alan Silvestri With over 100 film credits, two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nods, three Grammy Awards, two Emmy awards and countless other film and music awards, Alan Silvestri has created some of the most iconic film scores in movie history.
JOKER marks the sixth film ASC Cinematographer Lawrence Sher has worked with director Todd Phillips. Their successful relationship began with THE HANGOVER and, as you will hear in Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe's interview with Sher, has become a critical and valued partnership for both men.
When writer/director, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) reached out to Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino to score his film Jojo Rabbit, Giacchino was eager to do it. Giacchino has composed original scores for Up, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It seems trite to say Carnival Row, Amazon’s original fantasy-drama series, strikes the ultimate balance, visually and metaphorically, between light and dark, yet that is truly what elevates it from other similar fantasy series.
Events & Travel Series
On this year's annual trip to cover Salem's Haunted Happenings for The Harold & Maudecast Halloween series, I visited one of the most thrilling exhibits I've ever experienced, It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts.
It's 40 below outside the Yurt on Eleanor Wirts property in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her Alaskan Huskies are raring to run. In the main house on the property guests suit up in heavy duty winter gear preparing for the ride of their life.
After my 90 year old aunt built a fully functioning treehouse in her backyard, I was inspired to find treehouses to rent. Here are eight treehouses that caught my attention for particular reasons; their incredible craftsmanship, comfort, location, most clever use of space, amenities and overall cool factor. You can reserve all of them through Homeaway and other booking services.