November 21, 2017
In my younger days, I worked in Hollywood for a bit. Long enough to understand how the system works, and to also realize that I wasn’t going to succeed there. Consequently, to a few people in my life, I’m the go-to expert when Hollywood scandals go mainstream. And thus, I attempt to explain how the ongoing Harvey Weinstein-Kevin Spacey-James Toback sexual harassment story came to be. Why working in Hollywood is so different from working in other industries.
First of all, Hollywood is not a meritocracy. While there are many talented actors, writers, and directors working in the entertainment industry, there are many more talented people who fail.