Magazine article Variety

'$2014 with a Show to Go'

Magazine article Variety

'$2014 with a Show to Go'

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I know that I am just one of many, many people who can say with gratitude that Tom Sherak changed my life. I can remember sitting in his office at Fox in 1987 on my first day in Hollywood as a 20-year-old intern as if it were yesterday. I recall that first summer, and how he shaped my view of Hollywood as a place that was fun and collegial, passionate and creative, smart and hard-working. I was struck by how much Tom loved the team of people who worked for him and how much they loved him. When I left to return to college at the end of the summer, I never wanted to work anywhere else but at Fox for Tom; and thanks to him. my wish came true.

Tom gave me my first job after graduating, and I am lucky enough to still work at Fox 24 years later. I always think of him as I walk around the lot. The times I would run up the little flights of stairs by his office in building 88, knowing that his door was always open and he was always available to give direct, unwaveringly honest advice. …

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