Industry Interviews & Archive

Among the tangible benefits of Professional Membership is free, ongoing access to industry interviews.  Founder Jeffrey Gordon has interviewed nearly 500 entertainment artists and professionals through the years.

Recent Speakers

Justin Kahn & Jay Lane – Co-Founders WhizPrompt AI: This dynamic duo has worked with the likes of Apple, Warner Bros, CAA, New Line Cinema, Tommy Hilfiger, Lions Gate Films, and even President Obama! Now they’ve set their sights on AI. In a recent conversation, they discuss starting their new company with the goal of reshaping storytelling and how AI will disrupt the entertainment industry in the near future.

Judith Karfiol, Entertainment Attorney: Judith is a solo practitioner who advises, negotiates, drafts and responds to contracts in the fields of film, television, digital media, animation and literary publishing for artists, independent producers, and production companies.  Her conversation with JG covers important topics to writers of all levels including negotiating partnership agreements, when and how to protect material, and the role of building a team around a writer as they develop a brand within the industry.

Michael Kagan, Literary Manager at Range Media: A neighbor within our home at the Bergamot Arts District and a force within the industry, Michael represents a range of writer/showrunners & directors, including Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange Is The New Black), Misha Green (Lovecraft Country), Ildy Modrovich (Lucifer), Christian Linke (Arcane), Meredith Lavender & Marcie Ulin (Flight Attendant), Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt (La Brea, Quantum Leap), Lukas Reiter (The Blacklist) and Amy Harris (The Wilds).  At a recent event, Michael and JG discussed the process of finding representation within the industry, how to stand out amongst fellow up-and-coming writers, and what the future of the industry looks like.

For recordings of these past events or an invitation to future events, please reach out to either Founder Jeffrey Gordon at or Director of Development Brad Miller at

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