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James Burrows

Hawk Koch welcomes James Burrows, director of more than 1,000 episodes of sitcom television and recipient of 11 Emmy Awards and 5 Directors Guild of America Awards. His five-decade career began in theater from building sets to stage managing to his masterful...

Stephen Galloway

Hawk Koch welcomes Stephen Galloway, Emmy Award-winning journalist, producer, and current dean of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the...

NextGen’s Monica Macer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iTgf71Sn0A Encouraged by a mentor in New Jersey while assistant directing a stage play, Monica Macer decided to follow her dreams and move to L.A. with her future husband. Starting as an assistant at Nickelodeon Movies on the...

Courtenay Colors Outside the Lines

Some may say that Courtenay Valenti’s life began under dramatic circumstances as she found herself with an unlikely fan in President Lyndon B. Johnson (seen above, showing her a basket of puppies) Courtenay’s father, famed MPAA head Jack Valenti, was a trusted...

Courtenay Valenti with Lyndon B Johnson

Paving the Way

Courteney Bailey, Chief Development Officer for MPTF, recently spoke with Monica Macer, Executive Producer, Showrunner, Screenwriter, and member of the Board for MPTF’s NextGen. Monica is an accomplished and acclaimed member of the entertainment community and...

Courteney Bailey Interviews Monica Macer about NextGen