If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’m obsessed with creating characters, stories, and worlds. I love writing fiction because it’s an organic process, probably the purest expression (after oral storytelling) of story. But I’m also a relentlessly visual thinker and I love the creative collaboration that happens in television (as opposed to the loneliness that often dogs the book writing process).
So, I’m delighted to share that TV veteran Peter Sussman has joined Awesome as a shareholder and a board member. C21 broke the news this morning: http://www.c21media.net/sussman-joins-awesome-board/
Peter has a wealth of experience across the media landscape, and he’s been a friend and mentor to me for a number of years.
I first met Peter when I was running the media & entertainment club at Harvard Business School, basically a group of students who wanted to learn as much as we could about the industry while recognising we were 3,000 miles from LA. Peter came to give a guest lecture and we hit it off. We reconnected in 2015 and Peter’s now formally involved in my creative company Awesome, to help “commercialise” my creativity.
What does that mean? Well, it means we’ll be putting together TV shows with great partners. Some will be based on my work, and some will be based on amazing creative talent that we discover along the way.
That’s the big news for today. Expect lots of changes ahead.
What won’t change, however, is that everything I do needs to pass the ultimate quality bar…”is it awesome?”