Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Carleton Eastlake


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  • A FAST-MOVING HOLLYWOOD SATIRICAL ADVENTURE with a comprehensive look at the reality of producing a TV series
  • THE WOMAN IS THE MAGICIAN: From The Tempest to Steppenwolf to The Magus, men are typically drawn by a younger woman into discovering his better self. In Monkey Business, however, the woman is the magician manipulating the man’s experience.
  • BOOK CLUB-FRIENDLY: Is Nicole really an alien anthropologist as she claims? 
  • FROM HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER TO DEBUT AUTHOR, Carleton Eastlake was the producer on Steven Spielberg’s series, seaQuest!


Carleton Eastlake:

CARLETON EASTLAKE graduated from UCLA in political science and psychology and from Harvard Law School with a concentration in law and the social sciences. After a career in public policy and consumer protection law, being hired on Steven Spielberg’s series seaQuest confirmed him as a television writer-producer as well. He has shared in Edgar and Saturn awards and is a former board member of the Writers Guild of America West and a past President of PEN Center USA. His wife Loraine Despres is a best-selling novelist, television writer, and tree-farmer. They live in Los Angeles, California.