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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...

Episode 71: Featuring Nadine Velazquez

Episode 71: Featuring Nadine Velazquez

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Nadine Velazquez. Nadine is an actress currently starring in Flight along side Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. In this interview Nadine talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed her role in Filght, how Robert Zemeckis runs his set, and her past work on My Name is Earl. I hope you listen...

Episode 70: Featuring Brett Gelman

Episode 70: Featuring Brett Gelman

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features actor & comedian Brett Gelman. Brett discussed the alternative comedy scene in both Los Angeles and New York, gave his opinion on what makes bad comedy, and talked about his worst performance in front of an audience, at the Holocaust Museum. Brett also spoke about his role as Mr. K on NBC’s Go On, his podcast Gelmania, and his audition ...

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...

Episode 69: Featuring Janet Varney

Episode 69: Featuring Janet Varney

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Janet Varney. Janet is an actress currently starring as the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon animated show, The Legend of Korra.  In this interview Janet talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed if being a working actress is what she expected it to be, and how she managed to bypass so...

Episode 68: Featuring Sufe Bradshaw

Episode 68: Featuring Sufe Bradshaw

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Sufe Bradshaw. Sufe is an actress currently starring on HBO’s Veep. Sufe talked about breaking in, pilot season, and her worst audition experience.  She also discussed if being a working actress is what she expected it to be, and the best piece of acting advice she was ever given. Sufe offered up some good behind-the-scenes stories ...