here's a great interview with karen, the director of the nickelodeon writing fellowship. http://aspiringtvwriter.blogspot.com/2011/01/interview-with-karen-kirkland-executive.html here's another one: http://www.tvwritersvault.com/tvexecutiveinterviews/exec_interview_kkirkland_nick.asp
last week, karen assigned each of us three fellows to nickelodeon shows. i’m very excited to have been put on the upcoming show robot and monster! the other two fellows were put on t.u.f.f. puppy, which is already airing on nickelodeon, and kung fu panda, which i think will start airing after kung fu panda 2 gets released in theaters. all three are great shows and i would have been thrilled to be on any one of them. i must say though, i do love me some robots!
here is an early picture of the characters.
i like to make lists and i always have goals. i write them down and track my progress regularly. here were my top 3 goals for 2010:
- get into a writing fellowship, or get representation (an agent or manager).
ACHIEVED! i got into the nickelodeon writing fellowship on my 2nd try, after having made it all the way as a finalist the year before. this one goal is not just something that was significant for me this year, but it was a life changing event.
- make a web series or short film.
ACHIEVED! i made a short film after my script was one of the ones selected for the duke city shootout. it was an amazing experience and i met a lot of great people out in albuquerque.
- write a pilot sitcom script.
NO i had a concept and the characters figured out, but didn’t get to actually write the script.