Last winter, I watched “Minimalism: a Documentary About the Important Things” on Netflix, and like a lot of Americans, I was hooked. After struggling with clutter and organization my entire life (yes, really), it seemed I had found my answer in minimalism. By the time I was planning my trip to L.A. in May, I […]
Last spring, immediately upon graduating from my MFA Program, I hopped in the car and drove from my home in New York City to Los Angeles. My plan was to submerge myself in the world of entertainment and look for any kind of work in the industry, hoping to form alliances and make contacts that […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about my grad school program, since I graduated last month. Over the course of the two-year MFA, I had many doubts about whether the program was going to help me launch a career in the entertainment industry. It was a lot of debt to take on, and I honestly never […]
Recently I re-watched the fascinating documentary Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show which can be found on iTunes here. It’s a good documentary for TV writers, especially, and TV lovers may also enjoy learning about what goes on behind the scenes. As I watched, one of the things I couldn’t help notice was […]
Note – This is a research paper I did for my Television and Culture Class back in August 2014. At about 2500 words, it’s long. Although television has evolved in many ways since the 1950s, there is one genre of programming that never goes out of style: the Crime Drama. Each decade has brought us […]
I really enjoyed making this video essay — so much so that I think I’ll keep making them. I’d love to know your thoughts.
Last night I saw someone do something very brave. My friend, Theresa Rebeck, a very successful playwright, TV writer and novelist, got up in front of a group via Text of Theresa Rebeck Laura Pels Keynote Address.
Masters of Sex Ray Donovan True Blood Vicious Covert Affairs The 100 (in reruns!) Suits Graceland Rush Satisfaction – I gave up on this one Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. Last Tango in Halifax – I like it but its too heavy for me right now Series on Netflix and Amazon: The Killing House of Cards […]
I went back to school this spring, and will finally have my bachelors in TV Writing and Media Arts within the year. For my American Cinema Class, I have to choose a major star or director to focus a research paper on. We’re supposed to pick three films over the course of their career and […]
I love this monologue delivered by Jeff Daniels in the pilot episode of the HBO series “The Newsroom” http://youtu.be/16K6m3Ua2nw