I critically explore American history, public policy, media, technology and sexuality.
I am the author Sin, Sex & Subversion: How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America’s New Normal (Skyhorse, 2016) and have regularly contributed to AlterNet, Black Star News, Brooklyn Rail, CounterPunch, Filmmaker, The Progressive and Salon. I have also written for AND-Magazine, MediaChannel, FilmInFocus, FourTwoNine, Harvard-Neiman Watchdog, Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, IndieWire, Red Herring online, San Francisco Focus, Sexuality and Culture, Z Magazine, Eureka Street (Australia) and Counterpoint (India).
I am author of two earlier books: Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films (Grove), commissioned by the Sundance Institute and the Independent Feature Project, is considered a “bible” of the indie film movement; and Sex Scandal America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming (Key), the title speaks for itself.
Professionally, I am business-development consultant with twenty years experience having served on the management teams taking public two high-tech start-ups, launched worldwide the first CD-ROM system and provided executive-level strategic consulting services to major U.S. and international for-profit corporations and non-profit organizations, start-up ventures and independent media makers. I also created and was executive director of Digital Independence: The Forum for Creativity, Technology and Democracy, supported by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
I have served on the board of directions/advisors of the Independent Television Service (ITVS-PBS, Treasurer), MoMA-NY Video Collection, Film Arts Foundation and a U.S. Congressman.
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