Actress Heather Donahue hit the bottom in Hollywood. She was getting dead-end roles, nothing like her big hit, The Blair Witch Project, in l999. She moved to rural California and began to grow marijuana and then decided to write about it.
Arnold Bauer first saw the Codex Cardona in 1985 in the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, where scholars from Stanford and the University of California were attempting to establish its authenticity. Allowed to gently lift a few pages of this 500-year-old treasure, Bauer was hooked. By 1986, the Codex had disappeared from public view.
William Poy Lee grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown. But as he grew older, he became more and more American. When William Lee sat down to write his memoir, he realized he could not do it alone. It was the lessons (and the winter soups) of his mother, Poy Jen, that helped shape the person he had become. Also on the show: getting the dreaded pink slip just before hitting retirement age.
Brendan Bradley has studied acting for years. It's going well - he's featured in five films that are making the film festival rounds across the country. But they don't pay so well. Between the economy and the writer's strike of last year, the industry is riding a downswing. To make ends meet, Brendan discovered his inner talent as a writer and director … of YouTube commercials.