Jul 24, 2014 On Our Blog

The Startup Guide to Hollywood

Matt Sandler is a musician, entrepreneur and founder of Chromatik, a mobile startup enabling musicians to practice, learn, and share their favorite music. I wanted to replace Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 3. My mom’s best friend Rochelle worked at MGM and jokingly said that I should audition for the latest Home Alone movie in ‘95. I was 8 years old. I took her seriously and got a’practicing. In the end, Rochelle wouldn’t let me audition. She didn’t want to help in the downfall of a child actor. Not to mention, I was (and still am) awfully awkward on screen. I’ve been intrigued by the entertainment industry ever since. That led me to playing music professionally, before jumping in the tech world. I’ve …