Thank you to my partner Nora, my first line of defense in life.
Thank you to my wonderful UCLA professors, Nancy Richardson, Becky Smith, and Howard Suber (my Socrates), for their support of this book.
Thank you to Julia Fontana for taking the time to explain to me the international issues that students face.
Thank you to Nick Palmer for his excellent advice on the industry.
Thank you to Jan Marie and Bob Evans for allowing me the use of their lovely home while writing this book.
Thank you to my classmates at UCLA, who taught me just as much as the films I made there.