Students enrolled in Mepham’s broadcasting program were recently visited by writer and director Jim Mendrinos of New Media Comedy in the school’s broadcasting studio.
Mendrinos, a veteran of 30 years in the television field, has spent time in the writers rooms of Saturday Night Live, WWE Wrestling and Head of the Class to name just a few of his credits. Mendrinos is also the author of the “Complete Idiots Guide to Comedy Writing.”
“He offered the students insight into career opportunities in both the field of television production and the new opportunities advances in technology are providing in new media production,” explained teacher Stuart Stein.
After speaking and taking questions from the students, Mendrinos worked in small groups with the BCIII students on their current project regarding the power of video in storytelling, where they will recreate a sketch from Saturday Night Live.
“As the owner of his own production company, Mendrinos was impressed with the level of technical sophistication in the studio and remarked that some of our equipment is on par with his own,” added Stein.
The school’s broadcast program is gearing up to broadcast the Sprig Gardner Wrestling Tournament and the Mepham music department’s winter concerts.