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Hollywood Drive by Eve Light Honthaner

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

“Flops are part of life’s menu, and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.”—Rosalind Russell

When someone outside the business asks me what I do and I reply that I work in the film industry, the comments range from “That must be fun!” to “How exciting!” to “That must be sooooo interesting!” to “Which movie stars have you met?” And there’s no doubt that these are some of the same thoughts that prompted many of us to get into the business to begin with. At 19, when I was asked if I wanted to work at a television station, I thought to myself, “Of course I want to, who wouldn’t want to work at a television station?!” All we can think of when we’re starting out in this industry is how lucky ...

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