Bachelor, City College of New York, 1975; Master of Arts, University of Southern California, 1976.
Disc jockey, Station KNCN-FM, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1977-1978;
producer, Station KMET-FM, Los Angeles, 1980-1985;
editor, Videopreview magazine, Los Angeles, 1986;
film reporter, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles, 1987-1988;
director public relations, Showtime Networks, Los Angeles, 1989-1990;
editor, American Film Magazine, Los Angeles, 1990-1992;
film columnist, Los Angeles Weekly, since 1995. Panel moderator NCTA Convention, 1985, panel moderator Billboard American Film Institute Video Conference, Los Angeles, 1987. Guest lecturer Association of Film Commissioners Cineposium, L.A.1988.
Awards judge National Cable Forum Ace awards, Los Angeles, 1986, 88. Course instructor American Film Institute, Los Angeles, 1991, 92.
Member publicity committee French Institute of Petroleum West, Los Angeles, 1989-1990. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association/West, since 1990, American Film Institute, since 1989.