White Collar’s Tim DeKay Talks about Directing Tuesday’s Episode & Hints of What’s to Come #Podcast!
It’s not often that we get invited to talk to Tim DeKay without his partner in crime-solving Matt Bomer. So when I was offered an opportunity to get into this call, and talk about his directing the episode tonight, I was “all in*
The episode takes a riff off an online platform “Empire City”– and nothing fits it quite like NYC or Tim DeKay to direct it.
On the next episode of White Collar… Peter and Neal work a forgery and money laundering case that leads them into two of the most iconic New York institutions.
USA is huge on character-driven shows and that’s becoming more apparent with every show and particularly with the shows that have been around longer like White Collar. Tim DeKay talks about the direction of the show; how hard it can be to direct this particular show when it’s themed and he’s just really involved in this interview and he’s sharing what a lot of people are loving.
Since I missed the initial part of the call– less than 10 minutes: I have a portion of the transcript here for you to see that makes it clear what was said during that time and actually picks up immediately with the podcast dialogue.
Thank you for r joining the Tim DeKay call for White Collar. White Collar airs Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00 Central on USA.
And our first question comes from the line of Pattye Grippo with Pazsaz Entertainment Network. Please proceed with your question.
Pattye Grippo: Hi, Tim. Thanks for talking with us today.
Tim DeKay: Thank you, Pattye. How are you?
Pattye Grippo: I’m good. How are you?
Tim DeKay: Good, thanks.
Pattye Grippo: Great. So, let me ask you, was it difficult for you to direct yourself on screen during this episode?
Tim DeKay: No, it’s not too difficult to be honest with you, because we’ve got a – the writer, Channing Powell, who wrote the episode. She was there the whole time. And also, I look to my DP a few times. And it’s open enough so that – on our set that I can talk to Channing of whether or not the moment works, I can talk through Matt, my – Matt Bomer or Willie or Tiffani, whomever, and say, “Does that work? What do you guys think?”
And then, the other thing is 90% of the time I’ll know whether or not my – the moment is right for me as far as acting. So, it…
Pattye Grippo: Okay.
Tim DeKay: …wasn’t too difficult, no.
Pattye Grippo: And — excuse me — what were some of the biggest challenges you faced while directing this episode?
The podcast picks up at this point!
Thanks to Tim DeKay for his time and willingness to share. (*Tim you were awesome!) He’s really so great to speak to and while he tried “not” to reveal too much, he does share as much as he can. He’s all about the process and as he is so much Peter Burke as part of his alter ego and knows where he would like to push those elements that make Peter more PETER BURKE!
Catch the premiere of “Empire City,” Tuesday at 10/9c on USA
Don’t forget to set your DVR or make sure you get in front of the TV to watch this show Tuesday!!
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