It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on a blue exercise ball in an office at Culver City Studios, across from Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer Daniel Kellison. To the right are the essentials for a late night work-athon: stocked mini fridge, snacks, Bulleit Bourbon. Covering the walls, like the masterpiece ... More >>
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