The Orphaned Starfish

Anne and I are off to New York for one of our favorite charity events. The Annual Orphaned Starfish Foundation Gala held at the beautiful Cipriani Wall Street.

The Orphaned Starfish creates lasting change in the lives of orphans throughout Latin America by helping them develop vocational skills. The foundation partners with orphanages and homes for impoverished children and provides funding for the construction and operation of vocational training facilities. They have recently partnered with an orphanage in Peru.

It is a truly amazing night. There is always an A list of stars as well as the true stars, the kids who have benefited from the hard work of Orphaned Starfish and their success stories.

Please take a look at their site and the great work they do.


Hello From Sundance!

 Anne and I are wrapping up a wonderful weekend at the first Sundance Catalyst Weekend at the resort. We were truly honored to be invited by the institute to this amazing event. I certainly hope it's not our last.

It is 2 1/2 days of intense panels and discussions on everything from financing to distribution and everything in between. It is such a unique setting to meet new and upcoming filmmakers who have gone through the Sundance Labs or have had films at the festival previously.

We are very excited to tell you that we have partnered up on a few of these fantastic projects.

2 of which I can divulge. CAMPUS ASSAULTS is a documentary that bears witness to the personal testimony of students, administrators, and faculty that deal with the everyday trauma of rape and sexual assaults on college campuses across the nation (300,000 yearly.) Directed by the very talented academy award winning team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War.) The second is an untitled documentary on INDIAN POINT. This will scare the hell out of you New Yorkers. And rightly so.

This doc talks about the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located 30 miles North of Manhattan. Ivy Meeropol is directing. Ivy has unprecedented access to the inner workings of the plant and its employees. She works with the Emmy award winning producer Julie Goldman of Motto pictures. This female powerhouse duo is a hoot!! I so look forward to working with them.

I would like to thank the Sundance institute for this opportunity to meet and network with such a talented diverse group of people who now we call family!  I can't wait to see my new family in January in Park City. In the meantime... Let's make a movie.

Shout out!! Jason Berman, Keri Putnam, Caroline Libresco, Molly O'Brien. You Rock!



Girl Most Likely opens world-wide

Most Likely to be President, Most Likely to be a Gucci Model, Most Likely to Cure Cancer

…..unfortunately, Kristen Wiig’s character, Imogene, in our newest film to hit theaters’, Girl Most Likely” didn’t quite make the cut. L A failed playwright, Imogene, fakes a suicide after a break-up with her boyfriend and is forced to return home to New Jersey with her unconventional mother (Annette Bening), her wacky boyfriend (Matt Dillon), Imogene’s reclusive brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), and her mother’s most recent hunky boarder (Darren Criss.) I believe that everyone at one time or another has either had to move home for a short time or have had the fear of having to do so. This movie makes your realize that it’s never as bad as it seems and home may in fact be where the heart is (as trite as that may sound.) Sometimes doing what you hate ends up being exactly what you needed. This film will pluck a string for every emotion so prepare yourself and get excited! It hit 353 theaters this past weekend so check your local listings, grab your gal or guy, an oversized bucket of popcorn that is sure to make you ill afterwards ;) and enjoy!!