Before we get too far into 2017, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate what a great year 2016 was artistically for me (however problematic and sad it was in other regards). Here are the highlights:
- My creative partner, Kevin R. Free and I made our ongoing collaboration "official" forming MyCarl Productions. We made a website AND a video so you KNOW we're serious now. ;)
- My comedy webseries, Gemma & The Bear! continued to receive accolades. Most exciting, we were programmed into the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) which gave us access to so many amazing panels plus the opportunity to pitch to and otherwise meet with TV executives. To get ready, I wrote six original TV pitches and the beginning of a pilot. Along the way, I discovered how much I LOVE writing for TV.
- I was in an amazing play called NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! It was produced as part of the 20th anniversary NYC Fringe festival. We received a lot of critical acclaim and folks wrote some nice words about my performance as well. I'm proud of my work and proud to have been part of bringing an innovative and important play to life.
- I wrote my first TV pilot! All the way through!! It's an hour-long teen sci-fi drama (dramedy?) and I'm revising it now but . . . that was fun!
Here's hoping 2017 can be as artistically rich as 2016 if not more so! xo