Saturday, September 17, 2005

some more (almost) good news

i applied for a sort of fellowship in screenwriting. it's a year-long program, where they pay you $10,000 and you attend four different sessions spaced out through the year.

well, the news is that i received a phone call on friday to inform me that i am one of 12 finalists for the fellowship (i actually think they give 5 of them, so my odds aren't bad). i have to have a phone interview next week. (so, the 'almost' in my title refers to the fact that i haven't actually won anything just yet).

i'm excited and pleased, obviously. this kind of thing could have a pleasant impact on my industry career, and i think it will help with regard to tenure as well (and it's also nice to have something good happen near the start of my second year on the tenure track, since i had some good stuff happen in year one).

in other news: i need a haircut, but i couldn't get an appointment today. i hate getting haircuts. i like having had my hair cut, but i hate making the appointment, sitting in the chair, etc. so it takes all my energy to make the call to try to get an appointment. and i called, and my regular person isn't in today. so i now i have to do that all again, mid-week, when i never have time to break away. oh well. if that's the hardest thing that happens this week, i'll have an easy week.


At 10:52 AM, Blogger AiE said...

Congrats on making the next round ... do you know what they'll be interviewing you about? Would you use the money for course releases?

Even if you don't win, being a finalist is still something great for the ol' CV.

Maybe your life is too stressful right now for a haircut. Perhaps you should wait until you've gotten this thing submitted to Sundance?

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Wong Online PoK√©r Hu said...

Good for you. One of these days, you will be able to write one of your own movies. The film industry is suddenly in full throttle. Thanks to people like you who value the effects of movies in shaping a society.


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