Travel Channel Pres Pat Younge with Student Sylvia Bahr
Day 3 at the Travel Channel Academy here at Discovery HQ in Silver Spring, Md.
The students are all out shooting their second pieces. We cut yesterday and screened last night. The stuff looks great. I am delighted with the results, as is Travel Channel President Pat Younge. He sees this as a content source both for the web and for broadcast, and a way to find new talent for the Channel.
We are projecting to take more than 1000 students in the next year, with locations in NY, LA, DC and several others. Its a great chance to learn an important new skill, as well as to meet with execs from Travel and Discovery.
Yesterday, Michael Klein, VP and head of development for Travel Channel met with the group to talk about what the Channel is looking for going forward.
Channel president Pat Younge is down here all the time, sitting with participants and reviewing and commenting on their work one-on-one. You just don’t get this kind of attention anywhere. (Try getting a meeting with a cable channel president at all).
Below, some images from the our 3rd class: