We're very excited to announce Jess is moving on to the Made in NY semifinals thanks to her pilot episode of The Vertical! 12 pilot writers will be selected for a six-month fellowship with New York-based showrunner mentors from shows like "House of Cards" and "The Wire." More info in Variety.
Congratulations to assistant director Coley Wright for being selected for the 2017 Onion Clickhole Writing Fellowship! This thing is hard to get.
Leiti Hsu's Word of Mouth wrote about The Vertical today! Leiti's a boss: she's interviewed every chef ever, from Michael Chiarello to Carla Hall.
The subject line of today's newsletter was, "Could this robot win Top Chef?"
Check out the write up here and then check out this food porn.
It meant SO MUCH to see you back at Reckless! Curtis showed up with his lobsters. Weird.
Beer! Peeps! Celebrity chef CURTIS STONE!* We're super excited for The Vertical's release party this Sunday because it will be fun and and we're donating what we make to the ACLU.
* We emailed him so this is definitely going to happen.
Joe's excited. Are you as excited as Joe?
The shoot was fun and no one freaked out.
Getting ready for our August shoot -- more news soon! We like this first photo because it looks like someone died.
(Sean Penn delivers his verdict on a Lean Cuisine.)
According to Jess's friend Hillary, episode 3 was our "best yet," so fuck it we're gonna make a web series.
Did you know celebrity chef Curtis Stone used to model for JC Penney? Anyway, Ashley Cohen from Reckless was kind enough to capture this video of our second episode.