The day I went in to intern, Roger had gotten a call asking for two or three pitches, for a TV network that wanted to do a made-for-TV movie. He came in asking [the VP] if she had any treatments, specifically around earthquakes. She said she didn’t have anything, but said, “Peter here wants to write, he can come up with some.” Roger looked at me and said, “If you write three treatments about earthquakes before 3 p.m., I’ll give you $200.” And so I did . . . Eventually, I was his assistant, and in the year I was his assistant, we produced nine movies and a TV series. I was his only assistant, and he was in his 70s, so I got to be really hands-on. I developed scripts, I did promotion, I cut trailers, I negotiated contracts.