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Dina Hillier: Developing Network Comedies

Dina Hillier’s career started where her internship with Sony Pictures Television ended … or rather, didn’t end. After interning in the current programming department during her last semester in college, Hillier knew she wanted a job with Sony, so she refused to leave.

When my semester was over, I just kept showing up,” Hillier says. “I just kept coming in and just waited until something opened.”

Handpicked: Lindsay Wolfington

Moving into the profession of music supervision through an unpaid internship she landed thanks to networking connections from a fellow college alum, Wolfington was hired into a full-time position one week after working with supervisors Madonna Wade-Reed and Jennifer Pyken.

Day Four: ATX Television Festival

Pitch competition winners, "I Made America."Pitch competition winners, “I Made America.”The last day of the ATX Television Festival began bright and early with the finalists of the festival’s pitch competition. Pitching the gamut from crime-based series to Saturday morning cartoons, the finalists had three minutes to provide a brief overview for their show idea to a panel of judges that included producers, show creators, and executives from CBS and Disney.

Day Three: ATX Television Festival

Photo by Gary MillerPhoto by Gary MillerDay Three of the ATX Television Festival was all about those who work behind the scenes in some of America’s favorite TV shows. The day kicked off with the Movies Versus TV panel that focused mainly on the differences between writing for each.

Day Two: ATX Television Festival

Photo by Gary MillerPhoto by Gary MillerFirst stop for us during day two of the ATX Television Festival was the Creating the Sound of a Show panel, which featured musicians, composers, producers, and music supervisors from series including One Tree Hill, Hawthorne, Roseanne, Revenge, The Wonder Years, and The West Wing weighing in on the challenges of their job and how the industry is changing.

Pitch Perfect

The ATX Television Festival kicks off in Austin, Texas this weekend and for those who are just itching to unleash their brilliant pilot ideas onto the world, the fest means one thing—the chance to make it big. This year, ATX is adding a pitch competition wherein those looking to break into Hollywood can present their television show ideas to a panel of judges that include Bill Lawrence,