“July 28th, 1984 was the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games and I was fortunate enough to contribute to that huge, unforgettable event.
25 years have past since the Olympics was broadcast around the world – oh my god – I was of course very, very young then – and had been named the VP Controller of the $1 Billion Olympic Games event. I still remember the call. I was in my office at 20th Century Fox studios in LA, when I was asked if I was interested in working for the Olympic Games. Hell yes I was! I left Fox and started work right away.
The Olympic Games were an enriching experience. I was in charge of implementing an event structure from scratch and closed it out all in the space of two years. During the time I had to understand the Olympic structure and be involved in the world’s largest TV event, work with sponsorships, and interact with over a hundred countries. You may be asking what this has to do with the film biz… don’t worry, I’m getting to that.”
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