About Stephanie Palmer
Stephanie Palmer helps creative people learn to pitch, persuade, and sell.
Stephanie founded Good in a Room in 2005 and is the author of the book Good in a Room (Random House). She has been featured in national press including: The Today Show, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and in Inc, Atlantic, Variety, Script, and Speaker magazines.
She has led workshops and given presentations for organizations including:
- American Film Market
- Asia Media Festival
- Austin Film Festival
- Merrill Lynch
- National Speaker’s Association
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Southern California
- Warner Brothers
- William Morris Endeavor
Previously, Stephanie was the Director of Creative Affairs for MGM where she supervised the acquisition, development and production of feature films. Some of her projects included 21, Legally Blonde, Be Cool, The Brothers Grimm, Agent Cody Banks, Agent Cody Banks 2, A Guy Thing and Good Boy. Prior to MGM, she worked at Jerry Bruckheimer Films on Armageddon, Con Air and Enemy of the State.
The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the “Top 35 Executives Under 35.” She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and lives with her husband and son in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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“Stephanie’s insights and guidance are the most powerful and valuable pitching tools a filmmaker can have. Her presentation to hundreds of writers and producers at the American Film Market Pitch Conference was our highest-rated session. In just a few hours, Stephanie assured the launch of many films.”
—Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the American Film Market, Independent Film & Television Alliance
“Good in a Room contains valuable, practical information for succeeding in the real world. Stephanie Palmer has created an innovative system that can help anyone maximize their persuasive powers and get what they want in high-stakes meetings. Highly recommended.”
—Greg Foster, CEO, IMAX
“Stephanie Palmer is the authority on not just pitching, but how to build meaningful relationships and create a successful career in any industry. Stephanie’s advice will make you utterly fantastic at being ‘good in a room’.
—Signe Olynyk, founder of The Great American Pitchfest