A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.
Julie Ashton is one of the most respected and versatile casting directors in Hollywood working in television and film. She cut her teeth on the project that gave Academy Award winner Hilary Swank her first movie (“Karate Kid 2”), segued into working with casting legend Mike Fenton, who had been a part of some of the greatest films in history ("American Graffiti," "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," "Raiders of the Lost Arc," and "Back to the Future"), and then transitioned into working with Steven Spielberg(“Alive”). She has worked on some of the most prestigious projects in all genres, including big budget studio movies (“The Internship”), hybrid/scripted TV comedy ("Reno 911"), talk/variety shows (“Chocolate News,” and the Emmy Award winning “Wayne Brady Show”), kids television (“Suite Life with Zack and Cody”), sketch comedy (“MADtv” and “Blue Collar TV”), and half-hour scripted comedy (“2 Broke Girls,” “Lucky Louie,” and the Emmy Award winning “Arrested Development”).