As we continue to pursue and execute our career goals, it seems work never stops, and on a vacation, merely slows down to take a breath, gather ones senses and rally once more. Renewed and ready for what is to come there are a number of different opportunities out there, in our sites and in our pursuit.
Most recently, I threw my Director's hat in the ring for two amazing opportunities offered through the Directors Guild Of America. In collaboration with HBO and ABC/Disney, two fellowships have been in practice for a number of years, granting a select, hard working, visionary few, the opportunity to direct for television series through ABC and HBO, respectively.
This year I have chosen to be a part of these applicants. My hopes are high and the work Natasha M. Hall and I have produced through 2009 on our own as well as the many collaborations we've engaged in fill me with a strong feeling of preparedness for what lies ahead in the next few months to come.
Though, I await news to whether ABC or HBO deems if I have what it takes to work with them as a potential fellow, again, work doesn't stop for us. Natasha continues @ VFS come this Tuesday and I complete the edit for the All Gifted: The Meet and Greet short film.
After that, rewrites for the All Gifted feature continues, with a reading in May. In the midst of that, I will also be editing a webisode directed by Pete Chatmon of Double 7 Film, Director Of Photography Leyla T. Rosario. I can't wait to see the footage!
In the meantime, the work continues! Check out the Indie Film Bootcamp website. It will be a series of seminars meant to educate the novice, the amateur, the rising professional and just those who have questions on how to avoid some of the more embarassing and costly pitfalls of production and enhancing your career in this business. It will inform you to what "nobody ever told you" in film school, onset or at other seminars, but be warned, you will gain so much from this workshop- you can never say again, "nobody ever told you". Well worth it!!