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Six years (and a movie?)

That’s right.
Today is A TV Calling‘s sixth birthday!
Holy moly, we’re getting old.

So what has happened in the past year?
Well, for one thing, A TV Calling got a brand new skin for the third time. Simple and efficient.
And is that the only thing? Not quite.
There was a Breaking Bad Week to celebrate the series’ conclusion, with a ton of cool in-depth articles. If you haven’t read them, now is a great time to do so.
On more screenwriting-related posts, we also had some cross-blog fun with the Scribosphere Carnival (which sort of, kind of, is very much so DOA by now. Right?). Time Capsule. Workflow. Criticism. Advice. (And then Mythbusters which I still haven’t posted. Oops).

On a personal note, I completed two pilots (including the Terran project), and I’m in the middle of outlining a third (probably my most ambitious to date).
I guess that’s some level of personal success!

And it wouldn’t be a TV Calling update post without some kind of outrageous announcement (plus I’ve been hinting at something for days in the sidebar).

In the past, we have covered a lot of television writing ground (pretty much anything from spec scripts to reverse-engineering successful shows). And seeing as this started out as a personal blog (and clearly still is on some level), one thing that has been lacking in this whole chronicle of one’s “journey in television” is–well–other people’s perspective.
Time to change that.

Introducing Profiles of Television. A new series of in-depth one-on-one interviews with professionals of television.
profiles of television
As the name may suggest, the articles will showcase many aspects of TV, and the personal experiences behind them.
We will be talking to writers, of course, but also everyone from assistants, managers, agents, to people in development and post-production. In other words, both above and below the line. People that are rarely interviewed or talked about. Television may start on a blank page, but it ends on someone else’s screen.

As writers (and future showrunners), you really need to know/learn about all these aspects of the industry.
It’s one thing to know how to write a script, it’s another thing entirely to understand what happens to it once it leaves your hands (or mind).

Up first, this Monday, is my good friend Kiyong Kim, who has gone through multiple television fellowships. Not once, not twice, but thrice (the third one a mentorship program)!
And let me tell you, he has a lot of awesome things to say.

In the meantime, as always–
Write on.

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