LFV BLOG BY: JASON RAYMOND
New Orleans own Helen Krieger will soon be heading to Los Angeles to attend the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. The school has been around since the 1920s. Past students include Judd Apatow, George Lucas and Shonda Rhimes. Helen will be studying in the Writing for Screen and Television program. Her focus will be on comedy TV writing.
Helen told LFV, “I’m totally thrilled that I was able to get into such a competitive program, and I think it was due in large part to my experience writing and producing passion projects over the past several years including the feature film “Flood Streets” and the comedy web series “Least Favorite Love Songs.”
Recently, LFLS was named an official honoree of the 18th annual Webby awards. The episodic is 1 of only 7 other series to get this recognition including AMC’s “The Walking Dead” web series.
For the second season of “Least Favorite”, Helen created a mini-writers room to punch up the scripts, “That was the most fun I’ve ever had writing. That’s when I realized I wanted to be in a TV comedy room for the rest of my writing career.”
After graduation, Helen hopes to work on a television program, or perhaps even be able to create her own show that she can bring back to New Orleans. “For the past several years I’ve been doing comedy at The New Movement Theater here in New Orleans, and I’m blown away by the comedy genius in this city. After working on so many low and no budget projects, it would be a thrill to be able to actually pay some of my comedy friends for their talents.”
Helen can still be seen performing shows at the New Movement Theater on 1919 Burgundy Street. But do hurry if you want to see her. For a current schedule, check out: http://www.newmovementtheater.com/
– Jason Raymond