I write scripts about people saying and doing things. I like to call it entertainment.
Author: Melissa Rosson
Aspiring TV Writer. Devoted Nerd. Half-Vietnamese. Believer. Dreamer. Binge Watcher. Pun Pusher. Car Singer. Hopeless & Hopeful Romantic. Emoji Overuser. Perfectionist. Cat Lover. Panda Wanter. Fangirl. Convention Goer. Clean Freak. Team Star Wars AND Star Trek.
Spider-Man: Homecoming literally shook the core of my being. I had some high expectations, and this was everything I wanted and somehow so much more. I don’t want to speak too soon because I’ve only seen the movie once (although, this is being remedied tonight), but… Spider-Man: Homecoming might be one of the greatest things that mine eyes have seen and ears have heard and heart has felt.
Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this post. As long as you’ve seen the trailers.
It’s that time of the year again! Fellowship season! For any aspiring TV writers like myself, this means it’s time get cracking on those spec scripts. For 2016, I wrote a post detailing the information and requirements for four of the major TV writing workshops. Well here’s an UPDATED post for 2017!
These fellowships/workshops are all designed for preparing an emerging writer to be staffed on a series. They all differ but generally include a combination of lectures from industry speakers, some form of a simulated writers room, and lots of networking opportunities. So if you’re interested in writing for television, this is definitely one of the best ways to break in.
Each program has different rules and requirements for submission, and since it’s such a hassle trying to bounce around from each program’s website, I decided to compile all the important information from four of the major workshops right here for easy viewing! This includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Disney/ABC Writing Program, NBCUniversal Writers on the Verge, and WB Writers’ Workshop. Yes, there are others, but these are most likely the ones I’ll be applying to.
As an avid TV fan and aspiring TV writer, I’m often asked the questions, “What do you like to watch?” and “What are your favorite shows?” and “What are you watching?”. I’m pretty much asked some variant of this every time I meet someone new and we talk career stuff, so you’d think I’d have come up with a good answer by now. But NOPE. I’m almost always completely frazzled by the question and can’t think of a proper, concise answer because honestly… I WATCH TOO MANY SHOWS. (And yet still not enough.)
So here’s a compilation of everything I’m currently watching. I say CURRENTLY as in currently airing or having aired episodes in the current year. Out of all these shows, I genuinely hope you, dear reader, also watch at least a handful of them. If you do, we’re gonna need to get together ASAP and fangirl out because I LOVE talking bout my shows! Or hey, if you’re looking for some new shows to watch, maybe I’ll convince you to check some of these out.
I couldn’t help but jump on board this funwagon. This challenge of describing yourself in three fictional characters has been sweeping the Internet. Challenge accepted! Now I wish I was as smart as The Doctor or as spunky as Veronica Mars or as funny as Chandler Bing, but I’m not quite that cool. Still, after some consideration, I chose three fictional characters who actually describe me pretty well.
To close out my series of Comic Con 2016 posts, I wanted to share some lovely Star Trek art that was on display in a nearby art gallery in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. I actually went to this exhibit Saturday evening of Comic Con, but Saturday’s post was so full of all things Marvel that I thought I’d save these for later.
In honor of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, there was a special art exhibition called Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years. I love the piece above by Mr. Spock himself, the amazing Leonard Nimoy. I don’t know why I didn’t take more pictures because there were so many incredible pieces, but I wanted to share a few of them with you here.
I’m finally wrapping up my Comic Con 2016 recap posts with the last day of the convention, Day Four AKA Sunday! Comic Con is always an overwhelming and exhausting few days, but it’s so much fun and I’ve truly loved going for the past 10 years. As a hugely sentimental and nostalgic person, my future self will someday thank me for these detailed blog posts. Now please, catch up on my recaps for Preview Night, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and join me as I close out my Comic Con journey for 2016!
If you’ve heard of Comic Con, you’ve probably heard of all the lines and all the waiting. You pretty much have to wait in a line for everything — panels, photo ops, bathroom, food, the elevator to your hotel. Well, the wait is over! For this post at least. It’s finally time for my Comic Con recap for Saturday, AKA Day Three, AKA Marvel Day! Be sure to check out my Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday recaps first. Now on to the recap, where my waiting was actually just beginning…