The first half of this day was given to writing. But, as is nearly always the case when Dan O’Day is teaching writing, much of that time included opportunities for us to get up and read what we’ve written. Taking part in those exercises this year were my friends Donovan Corneetz, Dick Terhune and Pam Tierney. Here the three of them are waiting in line for their turns to read.
Donovan does his read.
And Pam follows.
Pam got a chance to work one on one with Dan O’Day at one point as well.
And Dan was nice enough to take a moment to pose with my friend Mike Carta and me.
In between sessions, there was plenty of times for conversation. Here Pam is talking with Chris Wagner and Melanie Myers.
The final 3 hours were given over to casting director Terry Berland.
She gave us a great look behind the scenes of the way casting works in the highest echelons. And then worked with many of us as we read copy she’d brought along. It was great fun to experience reading for someone of her stature and talent. And Terry’s description to us at the end of her presentation was that it was great fun for her as well.
Another great year is in the books. I hope you’ll join us next year. And as time permits over the next couple of days, I’ll add some further descriptions and details from some of these sessions.