Hired a staff reporter for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>
Hired to work in advertising and media for <i>The New York Times</i>; named a national correspondent in 1964
Wrote profile of actor turned producer Robert Evans just before Evans was appointed as vice president at Paramount
Hired to be Evans' second-in-command at Paramount
Scripted first film, "Making It"
Left Paramount to form an independent production company
Produced "Islands in the Stream" and "Fun with Dick and Jane"
Appointed president of Lorimar Films
Served as senior vice president of MGM/UA
Executive produced "Revenge of the Nerds"; reportedly concocted the original idea and story treatment with youngest daughter
Produced the sequel "Revenge of the Nerds II"
Joined <i>Variety</i> as vice president and editor-in-chief; presiding over the <i>Daily Variety</i>, <i>Weekly Variety</i> and Variety.com
Published first book, <i>Fade Out: The Calamitous Final Days of MGM</i>
Appeared on screen in "Burn, Hollywood, Burn"
Co-authored <i>Shoot out: Surviving the Fame and (Mis)Fortune of Hollywood</i> with with Peter Guber
Co-hosts the weekly AMC television program, "Shootout (formerly Sunday Morning Shootout)" with film producer Peter Guber
Published the novel, <i>Boffo! : How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb</i>
Executive produced the HBO documentary "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters"