nickelodeon writing fellowship – month 10

ROBOT & MONSTER
nickelodeon held a little screening of robot & monster in the gym. they showed 2 episodes, and they were fantastic! it’s a very funny show, and the animation looked wonderful. i think the show will do very well. actually, it got picked up for a second season even though season one hasn’t aired yet. it would have been a fun show to work on.

AGENTS
agent meetings will be early next month, after labor day. we asked karen which agencies we’ll be meeting with. i don’t remember all of them, but i think they included uta, gersh, paradigm, gotham, and several more. i’ll write about what happens in next month’s post.

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interview: Aaron Ho, ABC/Disney Writing Program 2010

i recently met aaron at a CAPE networking event, where we learned we were both comedy writers. aaron went through the abc/disney writing program, then worked on cougar town where he had a produced episode! he’s currently on the disney channel sitcom, austin & ally.

What spec did you submit to get into the ABC/Disney Writing Program? Why did you pick that show?

I submitted a spec of “How I Met Your Mother” to get into the Disney ABC Writing Program.  It’s one of my favorite shows on TV.  I am a HUGE fan of multi-cam sitcoms, but I enjoy the pacing and ability to have cut-away jokes that a single-cam sitcom lends.  “How I Met Your Mother” takes the best of both worlds.  Plus, the characters are rich with comedy, and there’s a lot of heart to the show.  A show needs heart — it’s the only way you’ll ever care about the characters.  I like a show that can make me laugh AND cry.  (but mostly laugh)

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interview: Juliana Weiss-Roessler, NBC Writers on the Verge 2011

i met juliana a few months ago here at nickelodeon when a group of us volunteered for the young storytellers foundation. once a week, we helped a group a 5th graders write their own screenplays, and it wasn’t long before we learned we were both writers going through different writing programs. i asked her to do this interview, and she was kind enough to share her story.

What spec did you submit to get into the NBC Writers on the Verge program? What made you pick that show?

My husband Josh and I wrote a spec of The Good Wife. I read a really moving newspaper article about people who accidentally killed their babies by leaving them in their hot, parked cars for hours. One particular case that was discussed seemed tailor-made for a law show, and we were in love with The Good Wife. It seemed like the perfect fit.

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my first person post

i have a first person post on john august's blog! http://johnaugust.com/2011/pixel-tv-nickelodeon i want to thank john for giving writers the chance to share their stories. i loved reading about everyone's first…

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