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Q&A with Kenny Doughty

Q&A with Kenny Doughty

Tweet Kenny Doughty is an actor currently starring in the West End production of The Full Monty. He was kind enough to answer some of my questions about his life and career.   Kenny, tell me what attracted you to acting in the first place? KD: I was 11 years old and was asked to take part in a school play called “Children Of The Dark”. It was a local drama about a mining disaster in the V...

Q&A with Ron Newcomb

Q&A with Ron Newcomb

Tweet Ron Newcomb is the director of Rise of the Fellowship. Ron was kind enough to answer some of my questions about his career and film. -          Tell me what initially attracted you to directing in the first place. My first love was acting, so the performance is what compels to draw the story out as seen through the eyes of the actors. And in the directing seat is where I can best se...

Q&A with Tamas Harangi

Q&A with Tamas Harangi

Tweet Tamas Harangi is the writer and director of the legal thriller The Advocate. Tamas was kind enough to answer some of my questions about his career and film. – Tell me what initially attracted you to writing & directing in the first place. TH: I heard it said that we tell stories as a way of making sense of the chaos of the world around us. When you write, you get to create a world ...

2012 NYTVF: Development Day

2012 NYTVF: Development Day

Tweet Last week I attended the 8th Annual New York Television Festival. Development Day is is where the festival truly shines. The first panel I attended was Light-Sound-Shoot. This panel featured a group of relatively unknown independent filmmakers talking about how to make low budget projects, and it was great. The panelists went into great detail about how to light a set, shoot in the dark, wha...

2012 NYTVF: Fox’s Tuesday Night Lineup (Women in Comedy)

2012 NYTVF: Fox’s Tuesday Night Lineup (Women in Comedy)

Tweet Last week I attended the 8th Annual New York Television Festival. This panel featured Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Dakota Johnson (Ben & Kate), Lucy Punch (Ben & Kate), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Liz Meriwether (creator of New Girl), and was moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Jessica Shaw. Meriwether was the focus of a lot of the conversation. She talked about her early writing...

2012 NYTVF: Long Day’s Journey into Late Night

2012 NYTVF: Long Day’s Journey into Late Night

Tweet Last week I attended the 8th Annual New York Television Festival. As a lifelong fan of late night TV, this was one of the events I was most looking forward to. Moderated by MSNBC’s Willie Geist, the panel featured Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), Eric and Justin Stangel (The Late Show with David Letterman), A.D. Miles (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Steve Bodow (The Daily Show), and Barry...

2012 NYTVF: Graham Yost

2012 NYTVF: Graham Yost

Tweet Last week I attended the 8th Annual New York Television Festival. Here’s a summary of the Graham Yost keynote. The second day of the festival featured keynote speaker Graham Yost. Graham is a screenwriter, who is currently the showrunner on FX’s Justified. The conversation was moderated by columnist John Sellers. Graham talked about breaking in, his time writing for Hey Dude and Full Hou...

New Replacement Level Podcast with Sean Forman

New Replacement Level Podcast with Sean Forman

Tweet If you’re a baseball fan check out my new podcast, Replacement Level. I recently had the chance to interview Sean Forman from Baseball-Reference. On this episode of the Replacement Level Podcast Baseball-Reference founder Sean Forman joined me to discuss WAR (wins above replacement). Sean talked about how the stat was initially created, how it’s currently calculated, and differen...

Check out my interview with Jonah Keri

Check out my interview with Jonah Keri

Tweet If you’re a baseball fan check out my new podcast, Replacement Level. I recently had the chance to interview Jonah Keri from Grantland.  We discussed the baseball Hall of Fame, the “steroid era”, and what’s next with advanced metrics. We also hit on why some players get overvalued and undervalued throughout their careers, re-evaluated the accomplishments of several players who play...

Replacement Level Podcast up and running!

Replacement Level Podcast up and running!

Tweet For those of you enjoying the Conversations with Ross who might also be baseball fans, I want to introduce you to my newest podcast, Replacement Level. Replacement Level will feature interviews with players both active and retired, as well as various media members, and personalities from the around the game. There will be lots of talk on the Hall of Fame, advanced numbers, baseball myths, a...