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Brian Sloan

Brian Sloan is a writer, director, and producer working in film/TV for more than twenty years. He received his masters in film at NYU in 1993, and since then his work has screened at more than 100 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto. He has written and directed two features—the romantic comedy I Think I Do and the indie drama WTC View—and he recently cowrote and produced August. His short films Pool Days and Bumping Heads appeared in the Boys Life shorts anthologies, which he also executive produced. On TV, Brian coproduced and wrote for Discovery’s Cookin’ In Brooklyn, and he has also directed and produced pilots for MTV, Logo, and NBC. Currently, he is working on an adaptation of his second novel, Tale of Two Summers, into a twelve-part series called Best Summer Ever that will premiere online next year. For more details, go to BestSummerEver.tv or like the show on Facebook.com/BestSummerEverSeries.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't stop believin'...

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Drawing

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Broadway dancer

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to talk to F. Scott Fitzgerald about writing. And have a couple drinks at the Oak Room too.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Awesome.

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December 15, 2009

Last Friday, about 40 blocks south of Rockefeller Center, I attended the lighting of New York City's other public Christmas tree in Washington Square Park. In a neighborhood tradition that actually pre-dates the hubbub at 30 Rock by five years (the first tree in the Village went up in 1926), I watched as a beautiful Douglas Fir standing about 30 feet tall was lit up. Although the Greenwich Village tree doesn't have a billion lights on it or an ice skating ring under it, the Washington Square Arch and the Park itself make for a beautiful backdrop for. Frankly, I think the tree is a little nicer since it's not surrounded by skyscrapers and tons of... see more

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