WHAT DO WE DO?
We tell stories.
Not the make-believe kind. Real stories about people leading real lives.
We write books, produce documentaries, and write for newspapers, magazines and websites.
WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON?
JUDICIAL PORTRAITS: An ongoing series of video documentary profiles of leading Federal District Court judges. Utterly fascinating folks, refreshingly opinionated and surprisingly down to earth. Seven episodes now complete.
BROKEN COLUMN: A limited series for television, based on our book, “On American Soil.” Pilot, written by Brett Hamann, available for pre-production.
CROSS-COUNTRY: A multimedia dream roadtrip retracing a groundbreaking 1950s journey from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. In pre-production.
NO LITTLE THINGS?
“There are no little things.”
It’s an expression well-known in certain athletic circles, particularly those who appreciate the teachings of the late, legendary volleyball coach Dr. Carl McGown.
Dr. McGown put it plainly: If you want to succeed, you have to learn, practice and master basics, even the smallest details. At the highest levels of competition, those seemingly little things become the difference between success and falling short.
Bruce Barton was one of those colorful, larger-than-life figures who seemed to flourish in the early part of the twentieth century. He was Madison Avenue’s original Don Draper, the first “B” in the giant advertising firm B. B. D. O. He had a gift for creating glib, memorable taglines and was a prolific author and magazine writer. One of his most famous books described Jesus as a consummate ad man and persuasive sloganeer.
The son of a Chicago-area preacher, Barton was the eldest of five siblings, plus an African-American orphan raised by his parents at a time when such inter-racial households were rare. Long before Bill & Melinda Gates vowed to contribute most of their wealth to health and education, Barton made a similar pledge. “I think it’s almost a disgrace for a man to die rich,” he said.