Who I am
I am a developmental psychology student, studying at UCLA, while also conducting research with the Children’s Digital Media Center @LA. It’s the perfect blend of the old (see below) and the new, I research technology and media, I learn how it affects children and I do my best to share this knowledge with others. There is so much fascinating research out there, I am excited to have the opportunity to share it with other people. OK, at times my kids are my science experiments, but hey, it’s for the good of society.
Who I was
I began my movie career at Sony, moving on to New Line, then to Artisan and finally ending up as a Senior VP at MGM. Along the way, I schmoozed, had power lunches, attended Sundance and Cannes more times that I care to admit, and made some movies I am proud of (and many more that I am not so willing to admit to).
When I had kids I vowed two things: one, never to read another script on Sundays and two, to find a career that offered the potential to impact the lives of families in a positive way. Becoming a psychologist studying this new digital age offers me these opportunities and so much more. If you want to read more, I have my own blog, targeted to parents called, Parenting in the Digital Age.
My Credits (I still use movie lingo once in a while)
My Family aka Mi Familia (starring Edgar James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and Jennifer Lopez in her first role)
Tree’s Lounge (written and directed by Steve Buscemi, accepted at the Cannes Film Festival)
Permanent Midnight (starring Ben Stiller with Owen Wilson)
Stigmata (starring Gabriel Byrne and Patricia Arquette)
Back to School, for More.com, 2009
Kids and Multitasking, with Patricia Greenfield for Common Sense Media.com, 2009
Adolescents and Electronic Media, with Patricia Greenfield for Education.com, 2009
Book Review on Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out, with Kaveri Subrahmanyam for Journal of Children and Media, 2010