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How “Nerd Prom” came about

In my previous blog post, I explained why I decided to make “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week.” As I’ve discovered over the past year, however, the “how” of documentary filmmaking can be a much more involved story. As someone with a mortgage and a family, it was a big risk to quit what was, [...]

By |February 5th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on How “Nerd Prom” came about

Why I made this movie

For ten years I’ve covered and observed this dinner and these parties. I remember in 2003 -- having just moved to Washington, D.C. and into an apartment building just blocks away from the dinner’s location at the Washington Hilton -- hearing from friends that if you just slap on a suit and tie, you could [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Why I made this movie

Wait, why is it called “Nerd Prom”?

That’s a good question … and kind of a timeless one. In short, the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner and its corresponding parties have earned the “nerd prom” nickname over the years for one simple reason: This is Washington’s biggest party each year (hence, the “prom”) and, well, the town is filled with a [...]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Wait, why is it called “Nerd Prom”?