About the Authors

Paul Small

has spent a lifetime representing the best interests of his clients; first as a talent agent encouraging and shaping the careers of actors, writers and directors, then by advocating for and protecting the brands of advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies alike. Now, as a successful Los Angeles-based realtor, his pledge is to embody the full meaning of “agency” by holding his clients’ real estate buying, selling and investing interests with trust and confidence as if they were his own.

Paul's grandmother was Dore Schary's sister, Lillian.

Josh Freeman

is president and creative director of his Los Angeles-based design agency, FreeAssociates. The firm partners with regional, national and international companies to define and build their brands. Their award-winning work in identity design, websites, packaging, retail experiences and more helps clients communicate their core values and expand their relationships with their customers. Josh also hosts the podcast, WorkLife@Home, which explores the post-pandemic transition to a remote workforce.

Josh's grandmother was Dore Schary's sister, Frances.

Dore Schary

Dore Schary (DOR-ee) was one of Hollywood’s most distinguished hyphenates (writer-producer-director-executive). His 372 film credits are eloquent testimony to his love of people and his passionate respect for their diversity.

After establishing himself as a successful screenwriter – sharing an Academy Award for Boy’s Town (1938) – he became a producer, rising through the ranks first at RKO and then MGM, where he was named chief of production in 1948.
For the next eight years, as the only writer ever to run a studio, he struck a balance between escapist entertainment and serious, issue-oriented films. Notable movies produced under his aegis include Adam’s Rib, An American In Paris, Asphalt Jungle, Bad Day at Black Rock, Battleground, Blackboard Jungle, Father of the Bride, Forbidden Planet, Julius Caesar, Lust for Life, Quo Vadis, Red Badge of Courage, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Singin’ in the Rain.

Upon leaving MGM he wrote and produced Sunrise at Campobello, the Tony-awarded play (and film) about Franklin Roosevelt’s struggle with paralysis, and continued to work as a writer, producer and director until his death in 1980. Dore also served as National Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, and as New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. To honor his memory, the Anti-Defamation League established the Dore Schary Awards in 1982.