We all enjoyed a nice break over the holidays, and that goes for #goodjobtexasjr as well. But we knew 2013 wasn’t that far away, and in those closing weeks we worked on a plan of action to start the year strong.
So far, so good…
Last Saturday brought us one step closer to the relaunch of #sateenscene, as the correspondents we found at December’s open casting call returned to Studio 14 Hundred for an orientation session with Nikki, Erik, Jamye, Brandon, and a panel of local news professionals (including KABB’s Ted Garcia, Cassandra Lazenby, and Michael Smith). In the tradition of Nikki’s talent showcases, it was a chance for our teens to polish their on-camera skills, with some valuable and insightful feedback from our producers and guests (including original #teenscener Chris Gonzales, in a session that felt like a passing of the torch). And they all did a great job.
At the same time, they were learning even more behind the camera, as they met with the production team to begin the process of pitching and selecting the stories they’ll tell on the show. That’s a very important part of the process, and I’d argue that it’s the most important. While Erik and Nikki will be there to help guide them through production, the heart of #sateenscene comes from our teens. It’s about them, and so it has to come from them. It’s their voices that will bring this show to life.
And we’ve found some great voices. Each of our correspondents has his or her own interests, perspective, and strengths, and together, they make an incredibly diverse and talented team. I’m really looking forward to seeing what they bring to the show.
And it won’t be long before you find out, as #sateenscene will premiere on #goodjobtexasjr on Saturday, February 9. We’ll have more details soon, but until then, if you’d like to keep up with the latest buzz, please be sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Thanks to our panelists, producers, parents, and most of all to our new correspondents. And thanks to you for your continued support.