Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 107 Annapolis Street, Suite J Annapolis, MD. 21401
$150 per person*(USD) Please RSVP to 410-263-3023 *includes lunch
Great for producers, associate producers, editors, writers, human resources professionals and others….
"When you are doing an interview, you have to be present at all times. It's a dance. And you can't dance with something between you." Patti White
This is the sound advice of three-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director and documentary producer Patti Obrow White.
A CBS "60 Minutes" veteran producer, Patti Obrow White has conducted in-depth interviews for three decades. Throughout her career at CBS in New York, White worked with Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Sylvia Chase and Ed Bradley. Over the years, she has interviewed everyone from Navy officials at the Pentagon to Denver prostitutes, from Meatloaf and Georgia O'Keefe to the President of Somalia.
White realizes that doing a good interview is one of the toughest tasks in journalism. She is generous with information and journalistic tips, explaining very clearly, among other things, how to prepare for the meeting, how to warm up the subject, what to consider when setting the stage and how to get the subject to open up for those deeper and more revealing moments. In addition, you will be told how to deal with difficult situations such as "the avoider," "the reactor," "the bad guy" and gain useful tips on how to interview children effectively.
Winner of the Peabody Award for Broadcast Journalism, White is the producer of several documentaries, news stories and reality shows. A respected veteran of the form-- her work has appeared on CBS, ABC, PBS, Lifetime, Turner, Discovery and others.
Not only are interviews the staple of television and radio talk shows and news, they are also the basis of a myriad of articles and most nonfiction books. Often times, the interviewing experience varies from a delicate tight wire act to prolonged, in-depth conversations. She now energetically and entertainingly covers every aspect of the arduous task of interviewing, from handling reluctant interviewees or tough characters, to carefully coaxing out those cherished self-revelations.
An invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, human resource managers, non-fiction writers, police and private investigators, television producers, documentary filmmakers or anyone else who wants to get to know someone's story or background better, "The Art of the Interview" will satisfy a variety of audiences.