By: Georgia Stitt

  I make my living as a composer and lyricist, working in collaboration with playwrights to make new musicals for the theater. I have a lot to say about sheet music, and I’ll get to that, but I’d like to start by drawing your attention to World Intellectual Property Day.... Read more

By: Kristina Ensminger

Mara Junot gets paid to bring the voices in her head to life. As a little girl, she loved acting and performing, but, more than anything, she loved talking into her dad’s tape recorder. “I found any excuse to talk on this thing and listen to the playback,” she recalled.... Read more

By: Justin Sanders

The road to making a living as a crewmember in film and television can be long and bumpy. Just ask Jaxon Woods, who traversed from rural southern Oregon to the gray, drizzly shores of Vancouver, British Columbia before finally settling in Los Angeles – and that was only the beginning... Read more

By: Melanie Maupin

The red carpet, with its history of fame, success, and glamour, carries a royal air wherever it appears. Just walking on it can create a sense of confidence – as evidenced by a joke on NBC’s Parks and Recreation that finds government staffer Tom Haverford showing off a pair of... Read more

Dear Mr. Cerf, You have many admirers for your pioneering work in the launch of the internet, and we count ourselves among them. You earned your unofficial sobriquet, the “Father of the Internet,” by envisioning a utopic network on which data and research could be shared freely around the world... Read more


By: Kristina Ensminger

If you’ve ever sat through the closing credits in the theater, you’ve noticed the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who make up the cast and crew of a single film. And, like me, maybe you’re curious about what some of those people actually do on set. Take a “best... Read more