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What film do you think everyone should watch?
The Social Dilemma to better understand what we are doing to ourselves. Then unwind with the zaniness of Auntie Mame— Rosalind Russell can cheer up anyone.

What’s your favorite part about living and working in the DC/MD/VA region?
I am from here, so I understand DC’s rich history and unique ways of doing things. I love guiding others — especially outsiders — through this crazy labyrinth, and in the process, connecting them with local crew and producers who are far more clever and far more creative than most in the established media centers.

Who inspires you?
I used to be inspired by the cinema “greats”, but find myself admiring young media makers who are unafraid of pushing boundaries of content, context, story, and platform that engage audiences in ways I could have never imagined.  

What story do you wish someone would tell?
The Vice Presidents — men (and now women) who have risen to the almost-peak of political power, but didn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t have made it to the Oval Office. 

What’s your favorite place to celebrate success with your crew?
In the time before Covid, I would have chosen the nearest swanky hotel bar, but today, I would settle for a cup of coffee at a table on the sidewalk.

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