HitFix Executive Editor and author of The Fien Print takes up arms on his visit to Edinburgh for sit-downs with Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, John Lasseter, Katherine Sarafian and Mark Andrews.
EDINGBURGH, SCOTLAND - I've been teasing this for a week now, so I can't put it off any longer. It's time to celebrate the wonder of Dan and his ineptitude at archery.
Earlier this month, I was at the junket for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" in Edinburgh, Scotland and, on the first night, the assembled press descended upon Prestonfield House for dinner and a slew of stand-up opportunities. Stand-ups are usually for TV reporters to give a little more color to otherwise basic interview opportunities. One of the stand-ups involved archery, a skill I haven't utilized since I was 10 at Camp White Pine in Halliburton, Ontario. And even when I was utilizing said skill -- maybe once or twice per summer, maximum -- I wasn't actually very skillful, a lack of coordination that has only intensified in the subsequent decades.
With the help of Jim, an endearingly patient man in a kilt, I reminded myself why my life is best lived weapon-free.
Kudos to HitFix's James Jhun for the ace job of crafting eight or nine minutes of awkwardness into a well-crafted three minutes of self-mockery!
And, meanwhile, check out the other "Brave" interviews I did on the junket.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.