On the first day of film school at NYU…

…one department head or another asked the 140 freshman wanna-be Spielbergs/Godards/Raimis* in the room to raise their hand if they wanted to be a Director. Many, including me, raised our hands. The faculty response: “You’ll be lucky if four of you make it.” (I’m paraphrasing. This happened in 1994.) When I talk to journalism students, […]