Q. I wanted to ask at what age did you get you first job?
I was a late starter. I remember seeing Day for Night
in college and thinking, "If only I'd seen that when I was younger, I'd have gone into the movie business. Too late now, though."
My first jobs were all p.a. jobs in New York, working in commercials, after I'd spent the year after college fooling around making shorts on video in Paris. So, I was I guess 22. My first full time job (as a producer's assistant) was out of film school, so I would have been 26 or so.
The first time I got paid to write a screenplay might have been in film school. I was offered a script and two rewrites for $1000. Would you believe I got stiffed out of the last $200?
But hey. It was better than working for a living!