at the end of my in person interview, karen told me she and julie ann would make calls on friday (today) to let people know whether they got in or not. instead, i got a call yesterday at 3pm. karen and julie ann congratulated me and told me i was accepted into the program! i’m THRILLED! i’m so grateful for this opportunity, and i look forward to learning as much as i can.
i already have some homework. i have to write a bio, and come up with loglines for the spec i’ll be writing. here are the shows i’m considering, in the order that i like them:
- new girl
- happy endings
- raising hope
- b in apt 23
i have to make sure i’m caught up on these shows, so i’ll be watching a lot of tv in the coming week.
i want to thank karen kirkland and everyone at the nickelodeon writing fellowship. if i didn’t go through that program, i don’t know if i would have gotten into nbc. the parks and rec script that i submitted was a spec that i wrote during the fellowship, and karen’s notes were super helpful as always.
also, going through the interview process two years for the nick fellowship helped a lot, and i wasn’t nervous at all during my nbc interviews. i had a general idea of what to expect with the phone interview and the in person interview.
during the nick fellowship, i got used to pitching loglines, writing outlines, and writing scripts in 6 weeks. after taking all the meetings with the various people in the studio, i got very comfortable pitching myself. my experience at nickelodeon made me a much stronger writer, and i know it will help me make the most of my opportunity at NBC.
as much as i would have loved to have gotten staffed on a show after the nick fellowship, what i truly wanted, my ultimate goal, was always to work on a network primetime show. the possibility that that could even happen as a result of this NBC program makes me giddy beyond belief! i’m not usually one of those people who thinks everything happens for a reason, but who knows, maybe this was how things were supposed to play out for me.
so here we go again. first nickelodeon, now NBC. i’m looking forward to my new adventure!