- Posted April 3, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
J. D. Irwin: More Than A Conqueror In Entertainment
J. D Irwin does it all! He writes, acts, and is one of the founders of a great network called The Meshed Minds Network. He started doing background in acting when he was just four years old. But, recently he started doing screenwriting and behind the scenes of development. Now with acting being an active forefront in his life, Irwin also does some behind the scenes work. He’s currently getting his Associate’s Degree in film and television. But, make no mistake; J.D has been on the scene before. He played in the shows “ One Tree Hill. Were The Millers, Dawson’s Creek and more” when it was on the air. I couldn’t help but to get excited because I was a huge fan of both shows. Irwin stated that he enjoyed being on set of the shows that he was apart of.
J.D. Irwin has started his own production with a friend He ‘s always busy. He’s going on several auditions and still continues to write. Currently, he’s working a screenplay with Lee-Lee Williams (another co-founder of Meshed Minds Network), and that will be in development sometime soon. I had to ask J.D. about Meshed Minds and his enrollment with is great network that’s the talk of the town. Irwin says, “ Lee-Lee and myself first met on the set of East Bound, and we were talking about doing something that will help people in the industry. Our chemistry clicked and we have Meshed Minds.” There is another founder of Meshed Minds, Lindsay Pach. It started out with a group of friends and it ended up turning into something massive. Irwin says, “ We help people, help people.” J.D. and I agreed that there is too much animosity that goes on in this industry; Meshed Minds wants to see everyone be successful in their careers.
I always ask people who are in the industry, “ what advice do you have for people who are looking to get into this line of business?” Irwin says, “ For them to network, make good connections, and stay creative and everything else will fall into place.” His answer was very profound and to the point. I had to ask Irwin about how it felt for screenwriters to move to LA? He says, “ I think writer’s should move to LA or New York, for those who are into becoming a staff writer, New York is the way to go. If you want to create, direct, and produce your own work, living on the east coast is the way to go.”
It was pleasure learning a lot from someone who is in the same career field that I am in. I learned so much from this interview. I look forward to seeing J.D more on the screen and he has some great things that are coming but unfortunately he’s at liberty to say. I will just have to stay tuned, because I can see J.D Irwin becoming the next Joss Wedon!
“ You learn more from your loses than you do from your victories.” ~J. D. Irwin