Are you ready for Greek Prison Break? Fox TV director, Bobby Roth (Prison Break, Lost etc.) is going to Greece to teach a workshop for the Greek TV Station, Antenna. The Greek TV Station would like to produce six TV series for the upcoming season similar to Prison Break and Lost that have been very popular in Greece. A few days before his departure for Greece we asked the American director a few questions about his trip and the workshop.
How did you decide to go to Greece?
I have always wanted to see Greece and this opportunity is combined with my desire to teach what I’ve learned about directing contemporary network TV.
Have you ever been there before?
Have you watched any Greek TV preparing for the workshop?
No, I wouldn’t know where to find it in LA and I don’t speak Greek.
What is the theme of the workshop?
I will take the directors through my preparation and production of an American Television show like LOST or PRISON BREAK
You have worked on many hit shows at FOX. Which one is your favorite?
What has been your best day on set?
My best days on set is always when I’m directing my son, who has acted with me many time. My favorite collaboration with him was on my independent film, BERKELEY, where he played the lead.
Do you think that we are living the end of the TV era as we know it?
I have seen many changes in film and TV over the last thirty years, but its always been about story-telling since Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad. I am first and foremost a storyteller.
Do you have any Greek friends here in LA?
Greg Yaitanes who is an excellent director, Anthony Skordi a great actor, and Zoi Kottas, a lovely actress…
Are you planning to combine business with some vacation time while in Greece? What destinations are you looking forward to visit?
If I can find time I would like to see the sights.