On Tuesday, May 10th, I attended the Sports Emmy Awards. I was nominated as a Producer in two categories: Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage for Showtime’s All Access Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Epilogue show and Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary for EPIX’s Road to the Winter Classic series. We didn’t take home any hardware that night, but it was still a great time catching up with friends and celebrating fellow co-workers successes. I’m super proud to say I work with some of the most talented people in the business.
I’m writing this blog post from Baltimore, MD – Pimlico Race Course to be exact – working on the 2016 Preakness Stakes with NBC Sports. It’s my first horse racing job and I’m already enjoying working with athletes of a different species…
I’m producing a feature with on-air talent, Carolyn Manno, in which she’ll introduce a few of the contenders in walk and talk interviews. I’m also charged with producing the Re-Tease that will air minutes before the race begins. We’re all hoping for clear skies on race day (it’s supposed to pour, just like last year).
Once I’m back in New York, I’ll continue working on the feature length film we’re producing for Showtime on Prison Fights in Thailand. It’s going to be a challenging but incredibly rewarding project and I’m beyond appreciative to be working on it. We’re editing out of Eastchester, NY, so I’m taking an hour-long trip outside the city every morning. This reverse commute is growing on me, though, and I was able to finish a book in two days…ironically, “The Girl on the Train.” If you’ve read the book, that’s pretty much where the comparison ends…
Next thing I know it’ll be summer, because, let’s face it, there isn’t a spring anymore, and I’ll jump between more horse racing, the Prison Fight film, Wimbledon for ESPN Tennis, and then Rio for the Summer Olympics.
I’ll get some sleep in October…maybe.