UNINVITED: CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD PARTY CRASHER
Adrian Maher was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and a freelance journalist for UPI, Newsweek, Time Magazine and the L.A. Weekly. He covered hundreds of stories on topics such as police corruption, the O.J. Simpson murder case, California’s three-strikes law, environmental pollution, and L.A. County’s failing probation system.
Maher has also written, directed and/or produced more than 100 hours of long-form, documentary television programs in multiple genres - news specials, narrative documentaries, reality, docu-drama, competition, computer-generated-imagery, hosted and other alternative programs for such networks as Discovery, History, National Geographic, ABC, Fox and Travel.
He has filmed all over the globe in demanding and unique locations involving such offbeat topics as "Codes" (about the history of cryptography), "Human Weapon" (following Russia's top mixed-martial arts fighters) and "Nuclear Submarines" (where he bunked underwater in the North Atlantic), among others.
Maher’s most recent documentary, "Unsung Hollywood: The Harlem Globetrotters" for the TV One Network recounts the epic story of a team that took a stodgy game of controlled, plodding “white” basketball and turned it into a sport of fast-paced, free-flowing, improvised action that provided the template for today’s NBA. The Globetrotters were the first team to merge sports and entertainment, break seemingly impregnable racial boundaries, and dribble their multi-colored ball all over the globe, introducing basketball to the world.
"My passion is telling great stories in a variety of genres that includes documentaries, newspapers, magazines, radio, television and digital platforms," said Maher. "I've finally had an opportunity to put all my storytelling skills and experience into writing a detailed, humorous memoir about subterranean Hollywood. After hearing my anecdotes for years, my friends insisted I write this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did living it."
Maher has also taught investigative journalism and documentary film production as an adjunct professor at Chapman University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Maher lives in Santa Monica, CA.