Recently, I reported that Penn alum Joe Port (C’97) and his writing partner Joe Wiseman had their TV pilot “Family Album” most likely scheduled for a mid season slot on Fox.
Now, more good news. Yesterday it was announced that Fox has signed a two-year overall deal with them. (source)
Fantastic news, and the inspirational story here for DT readers is how the Joes got their start together.
For those of you looking to write and produce, after the jump read their story and take note!
“Port and Wiseman met while they were both assistants on the 1999 UPN animated comedy Dilbert. Spotted by the show’s showrunner Larry Charles as they stayed late to work on a King of the Hill spec script, Charles offered to read it and gave the duo their first staff-writer jobs on the second season of Dilbert.” (source)
If you recall from DT, Port has been writing pilots for several networks over the years.
At the end of the day, Joe’s story here is about perseverance, work ethic and who you know.
A reminder to us all (especially recent grads) to get in the mix of things and network! You never know where it will lead!
More Penn alumni working in front and behind the cameras for FOX
More Penn alumni working in TV HERE