“The luckiest break I ever had was when Allan Blye tapped me on the shoulder when I was sitting in the associate director’s seat.”

Welcome Jeff Margolis:

We’re joined on the Starline by one of the best directors & producers of event television. He shaped Hollywood’s biggest events and almost always had a cork in his pocket. His book is “We’re Live in Five” “There is never enough time. But here we go in 5…4…3…2…1.” We welcome Emmy & Directors Guild of America award winner Jeff Margolis.

Jeff, let’s go Beyond the Mic. “When luck comes your way, you better have the talent.” What is the luckiest break you ever had?

How has entertainment changed for the better and worse since technology has improved?

Jeff, why was writing this book important for you?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Which non awards show did you have the most fun directing?  

2. Which non awards show did you have the least fun directing?

3. Yes or No, can you watch a television show or event without directing it in your head?

4. Favorite place on the UCLA campus?

5. Best musical in your opinion?

6. Favorite David Letterman bit?

7. Last rock concert you ever went to?

8. Last show you binge watched?

One Big Question:

At the end of your book, 3 of the 11 rules you share with your reader is “Be Kind”. Who was the kindest person you’ve ever worked with that helped shape you?

The Wrap:

He can’t watch a TV show without directing it in his head and wants you to read his book “We’re Live in Five” Jeff Margolis thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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Find out more about Jeff Margolis here.

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