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A response to the WHCA

Monday morning, the White House Correspondents' Association put out the following email -- not directed at my movie (www.nerdpromthemovie.com) in name, but I have to guess, in spirit. I have pasted it in full below. WHCA President Christi Parsons and I were supposed to appear together Monday morning on MSNBC.com's "Reporter's Notebook" [...]

April 14th, 2015|

How you can get involved

We hope that you’ll watch and enjoy, “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week,” but we also hope that, when you’re done, that’ll be just the beginning of our conversation about both the film and the issues it raises. If you haven’t yet joined us on social media, here are some [...]

February 11th, 2015|

The 2015 Dinner

When you’re done watching our documentary, you might find yourself also being interested in watching the actual White House Correspondents’s Dinner. Our film takes you behind the scenes of both the dinner and the week long roster of parties that surround it. That stuff, you won’t find on television, but [...]

February 9th, 2015|

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 [...]

February 5th, 2015|

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 [...]

February 4th, 2015|

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 [...]

February 3rd, 2015|

Welcome to ‘Nerd Prom’

Thanks for visiting this site and for being a part of a year long filmmaking journey that has resulted in the first documentary about the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner and its surrounding festivities: “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week.” The dinner started in 1921 as a small gathering [...]

February 2nd, 2015|