Michelle meets Paul Feig at Festival of Books
My name is Michelle and I’m a huge OfficeTally fan! Since I follow Paul Feig on Twitter and saw that he was attending, I headed over to UCLA for the Festival of Books. He was in a panel discussing the difference between writing novels and writing for tv/film.
He was asked the traditional “When are you doing a Freaks and Geeks reunion?” and answered gracefully that the show ended the best way it could.
He also talked about how single camera shows are taking over television and how the “sitcom” format is changing. He mentioned how he works with single camera and how he prefers it since its more of his type of comedy — I immediately thought of a Jim look at the camera haha.
After the panel, there was a signing and I asked about directing the season finale of The Office and totally name-dropped OfficeTally haha. He talked about how you were there and how the volleyball game was fun to shoot.
I wanted to ask more, but he is one of my heroes so I geeked out and was really shy. I wanted to take all the dvds that he’s directed [Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Mad Men], but only took Freaks and Geeks.
He was so sweet and was honestly grateful that fans appreciate his work. I’m so excited I get to cross him off the list of heroes I need to meet! My friend Clare [in the yellow] and I were so nervous when we got the picture haha.