Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting Welcomes Writer/Director

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Students in the Bellmore-Merrick broadcasting program were recently visited by writer and director Jim Mendrinos of New Media Comedy in the studio, which is housed at Mepham High School. 

Mendrinos, a veteran of 30 years in the television field, has spent time in the writers rooms of Saturday Night Live, WWE Wrestling and Head of the Class to name just a few of his credits. Mendrinos is also the author of the “Complete Idiots Guide to Comedy Writing.”  

“He offered the students insight into career opportunities in both the field of television production and the new opportunities advances in technology are providing in new media production,” explained teacher Stuart Stein. 

After speaking and taking questions from the students, Mendrinos worked in small groups with the BCIII students on their current project on the power of video in story telling where they will recreate a sketch from Saturday Night Live.
 
“As the owner of his own production company, Mendrinos was impressed with level of technical sophistication in the BMB studio and remarked that some of our equipment is on par with his own,” added Stein.

BMB is currently gearing up to broadcast the Sprig Gardner Wrestling Tournament and the Mepham music department's winter concerts.