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32: A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr.- EPS 32 Patrick Coker Actor- Director-Writer and Executive Producer

In this episode of "A Conversation With," I sat down with Patrick Coker an Actor, Director, TV Writer, and Executive Producer. Patrick talked about his rise to fame as a writer and director during our conversation. He also shared the first time he was asked to write for television, but with absolutely no experience in TV writing. Here is a little excerpt of our conversation:

"Patrick Corker: Well, the first time I was asked to write tv episode, I had never done that either because up until that time, the only thing I had written with shorts and narrative features and writing for tv is a totally different monster.

But you know you you get opportunities, and the only thing that can happen is you could feel that's the worst thing that can happen ▪ but you know what if you don't fail, but if you succeed, you know what you want to do and that pushes you further towards your ultimate goal.

So I mean, if you fail, even when you fail, there's lessons learned there.

So the next opportunity to get, you don't have to worry about making those mistakes. "

Patrick Coker BIO:

Patrick Coker has been involved in the Theater, Film, and TV industry since the mid-’90s, first as an actor and then stepping behind the camera as a director and content provider. A graduate of the LIU Media Arts Program with an M.F.A. in Directing he has been the creative mind behind many indie music videos, award-winning short films, and the feature film Shankman’s Deli. , He has been part of the writing team for BET’s TV series “TALES”, executive produced by Irv Gotti since its inception, and for the upcoming season, 3 is serving as Co-Showrunner.

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