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Documentary producer gets hit with meaning of life, Oscar attention

Documentary producer gets hit with meaning of life, Oscar attention

For two decades I worked a desk at ICM as an agent, championing talented artists and their film projects, including big ones like the "Austin Powers" and "Bourne Identity" franchises. A huge turning point for me came three years ago; my father and mother got very ill, and the meaning of life changed for me. I decided to leave the desk job and became a producer. During my first year, it felt like a bungee jump, huge elation at freedom and the sudden jolt as the rope hit bottom and then bounced back and forth. One of the first wake-up calls was how long projects took to move forward and how quickly they could go from a flashing green light to dead. At ICM I would take...

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