When ABE packed his bags and moved from New York City to Hollywood, he wasn’t leaving a career in the fashion industry to chase the usual dream of becoming a movie star. “I wanted to be a mechanic to the machine called celebrity,” he said. “I wanted to know how it worked.” Over the next few years, he developed his skills as a behind-the-scenes creative force by working on a couple of daily variety-talk shows and worked for several years with arguably the coolest woman in Hollywood, Carrie Fisher. There, he acquired an intimate knowledge of the entertainment industry or as he says, “I was like Alice careening through the Looking Glass, Mad Hatter and all”.

ABE has also produced countless high–profile events under his own moniker for years. With a sensibility honed in the inner circles of New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Miami, and Reykjavik, he has produced film premieres, fashion shows, countless video and photoshoots, product launches, even races in Central Park, and spearheaded the alternative design industry events that led to the New York Design Week. His fundraising activities have helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS and other charities as well as theatrical productions and documentaries.

ABE is currently in production on a music-docu-series, WON’T BE SILENT – An Anthem For Activism. The Elevator Pitch: Can a song, recently exhumed from the ashes of the Holocaust, written as a song of resistance to the Nazis, become an anthem for activism on the eve of the most consequential election of our lives?

ABE is also putting endless finishing touches on what he likes to call a “novel novel” or a roman-á-clef titled Last Five Minutes Of Fame.


Photo with Alfie: Rankin