The Girl*Deb Harris-Balling = Writer/Producer/Current Grown-Ass Woman*
The StoryGirl-O-Rama Scripts & Telepictures (Deb's sexy production appendage) has been producing mighty fine TV since the millennium turned. Including these half-hour specials:
As a freelancer, Deb has been Acting Director, Current Productions at IFC, working on comedy series including the launch of Maron, season 2 of Comedy Bang! Bang! & season 3 of Portlandia, for which she received a Supervising Producer credit on episodes #309 & #310. Deb also supervised the post-production of IFC hipster travel series Young Broke & Beautiful, which received many positive reviews including one from The New York Times — post-produced on reality series Chef Roble & Co. (Bravo) — and helmed long-running, prime time packaged series including Bravo's Five Star Cinema and IFC Futures.
As a writer, Deb has contributed to Sally (syndicated), Treasures In Your Home (PAX), Go Ahead, Make My Dinner (Discovery), and Home Made Easy (DIY) — in addition to short-form projects for Discovery Kids, HBO Downtown Productions, and Food Network.
Deb has also produced live, daily, talk/variety segments while on staff at Lifetime's Biggers & Summers — produced magazine-style field pieces for Your Florida Home (WTVJ) — developed how-to craft demos on Handmade By Design (Lifetime) — and created on-air promos for Bravo, IFC, Lifetime, WTVJ and PAX.
And now a secret! After all these years, she's still super thrilled that her first job after graduating from NYU was as a Writer's Assistant on Nickelodeon's comedy/variety show Don't Just Sit There. Because it was there, in between coffee runs & script copying, Deb got her very first sketch on TV.