It appears I’m updating this space just about once a month these days. Seems like that is just the right amount of time for me to accumulate actual things to post here, given that I’m spending most of my days writing.
Speaking of, I just finished the first draft of the script I’ve been working on. It was a lot of fun to do and it’s a story I have wanted to write for several years now. I’m not trying to be coy by keeping its content or title secret, I just prefer to share that information when I’m ready to send it out to more than just my wife and my manager. It’s not there yet, though I have gotten some excellent notes from the latter (the former hasn’t had a chance to read it yet). So re-writing begins next week.
In other news, I’m a finalist for Sony Pictures Televisions Diverse Directors Program. It’s similar to the NBC Directing Fellowship and ABC Directing Fellowship, where as you know, my five readers, I was a fellow at one point in the recent past. This is Sony’s inaugural launch of their program and they had 450 applicants. They narrowed it down to 25 finalists and in the next few weeks they’ll select three people to shadow on Sony produced shows. Last week they had a kickoff event which was fun and I got to meet a lot of other great directors and executives, including a couple I knew from previous programs.
One thing that’s different in this Sony program is that they’re holding seminars for the finalists over the next few weeks with episodic directors, producers, network executives to share their knowledge and expertise of the television industry as it pertains to directors. That’s going to be pretty cool, like Film School 2.0: How it Really Works Out There.
Sony doesn’t have its own TV network so they produce shows that air on all the major broadcast and cable networks – including “The Black List” on NBC, “Masters of Sex” on Showtime, “The Goldbergs” on ABC. They recently finished “Breaking Bad” (AMC) and “Community” which is moving from NBC to Yahoo! (!) – so that’s a pretty neat slate of shows, which is why getting on Sony’s “good directors” list is a pretty good idea.
Anyway, we’ll see – glad I could make it this far already. Will share what I glean from my time as a Film School 2.0 Student.