Do You Have A Strategy To Get AND Succeed In Meetings With Hollywood VIPs?

…do you know how to get “in the room,” pitch your ideas with confidence, and make VIPs want to hire you?

Mindy Kanaskie
“When folks ask what the secret is to getting their series picked up or film read – this is it. Stephanie's got the best solutions to all those questions that come from those who want 'in,’ who are talented and hungry but uncertain. All creatives should have this information.”

Mindy Kanaskie

Co-producer, The West Wing, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip

How often have meetings turned into paid work?

 

Do you look forward to meetings… or dread them?

 

Are you getting the “good” meetings?

At some point, your career can’t move forward unless you start meeting with executives, stars, producers, and other decision-makers.

Let’s assume for the moment that you can get these meetings.

And that’s a big IF….

But if you can, when you walk in the door the first time, these powerful VIPs want you to be the solution to their creative problems.

And they have plenty of money to spend if you are.

But….

If don’t convert the meeting into a sale, assignment, or an ongoing (professional) relationship…

Your opportunity has become a disadvantage.

Your chances of getting what you want have actually decreased.

Because now you’re someone they’ve already considered and dismissed.

And when someone has said “No” to you once, that makes it more likely that they will say “No” to you again.

Here’s the thing:

To get a decision-maker to say “Yes” to you, you need to accomplish the screenwriting equivalent of hitting a home run.

The

“Home Run Hitting” Challenge

Okay – this baseball metaphor will be (mercifully) short.

But there’s an important point I need you to understand.

Home runs are not easy to hit.

A hundred things have to go right for a batter to hit a home run.

And if even one small variable isn’t in place, a potential homer can turn into a strike out, pop out, ground out, fly out.

Plus – and this is totally unfair:

In Hollywood, getting on base is not enough.

You either hit a home run, or you’re out.

From the decision-maker’s perspective, film and TV productions are just too expensive to risk working with anyone who is not a home run hitter.

That’s why decision-makers want you to knock it out of the park in the meeting.

Still, they don’t make it easy.

There’s no batting cages, no coaches, and you don’t even get three strikes.

You’re thrust into the batter’s box by yourself and you get one pitch…

And you either crush it or go home.

In screenwriting terms, the problem (essentially) is that you don’t get to PRACTICE taking high-stakes meetings BEFORE you have high-stakes meetings.

 

Hidden Tactical Errors

Hidden Tactical Errors

It’s easy to make mistakes in meetings you don’t even realize you’re making because no one will tell you you’re making them. You’ll be told you’re great and they love your work, escorted out the door with a big smile, then ignored and forgotten.

Pitching And Positioning Problems

Pitching Problems

You know that you have to pitch your story with confidence, and just as important, you have to pitch it in a way that is customized to each decision-maker, expressed in the language of business potential, and sourced in your expertise.

Barrier To Entry

Barrier To Entry

As you know, you can’t get good at taking meetings unless you’re able to get meetings in the first place… and the way most writers seek meetings doesn’t result in getting meetings with people who can actually buy your work or hire you.

 

What works is getting decision-makers to pull you in.

It’s like, you can go to an exclusive party and ask the bouncer if you can come in, and you will almost certainly be told no.

Or, you can figure out how to get an invitation to the party, and the doors will open….

With a strategy to get in the room and pitch your ideas effectively, you can crush high-stakes meetings and break into the big leagues of Hollywood film/TV writing.

Introducing…

Get In The Room And Take The Meeting

A proven system to get meetings with Hollywood VIPs, pitch effectively, and get hired to write.

Here’s What You Get Inside

A proven system to get meetings with Hollywood VIPs, pitch effectively, and get hired to write.

Focus On Meetings

The life of a film/TV writer is an endless series of meetings.

General meetings to get representation, pitch meetings to sell material or get hired, production rewrite meetings, editing meetings, exploratory meetings – there are even meetings you have to take to get into other meetings.

Strategies And Tactics

I’m going to reveal the meeting strategies used by top professional writers as well as special tactics for pitching producers, executives, agents, directors, and stars.

Like an angel whispering in your ear, I will literally tell you exactly what to say and how to say it at pivotal meeting points.

Get In The Room

To even have a meeting with a VIP, you have to “get in the room” in the first place – and to do that, you have to ask the right people for help at the right time.

I’ll help you identify the right people, find the right timing, use the right language, and give the unspoken signals that get you into the room.

Be “Good In A Room”

More than any other course I offer, this is the one that truly helps you to become known as “good in a room.”

Sebastian Twardosz
“It’s taken me many, many years to learn what Stephanie has distilled in this course. I wish I knew all these things when I first embarked on my career. I’ve been to USC film school, I teach at USC film school, and I’ve had stellar jobs working for ICM, Tom Cruise, and Paramount Pictures just to name a few. But I can tell you that I would have gone further and faster had Stephanie’s resources been available to me when I first started. She is knowledgeable, insightful, and she is right about what it takes to succeed in Hollywood.”

Sebastian Twardosz

Partner, Circus Road Films
Lyse Beck
“The course provides practical tasks laid out in a way I'd never seen before, which really helped to hone my pitch and also my expectations of how these meetings will go. I have put what I learned from Stephanie's course into practice, and have had great success with my pitches! In fact, I'm in LA now for two weeks, meeting a lot of people I've pitched to. I'm also meeting my new manager!”

Lyse Beck

Screenwriter
Billy Greenfield
"Stephanie connected the dots for me in a big way. She truly reveals the hidden code of what works and what doesn't when pitching. I began to see where I had been right and where I had been really wrong when interviewing and pitching over the past 20 years. Since implementing her ideas, meetings have become effortless. I have literally booked every gig I have interviewed for, including one of the best projects of my career, and I have people offering me more work than I can handle."

Billy Greenfield

Producer/Assistant Director

Course Content Includes

  • 4 Modules of video training in bite-sized lessons
  • Companion Study Guide and Worksheet
  • Complete audio version of the course
  • Detailed instructions to create your “genesis pitch” and “comparison pitch”
  • An advanced guide to the five stages of every successful meeting
  • Strategic considerations for the four types of Hollywood meetings
  • Special tips for meeting with producers, agents, stars, and directors
  • 4 powerful PDF guides

How To Get In The Room – A Case Study

PDF Guide #1: How To Get In The Room – A Case Study

We’ll look at a hypothetical situation and see how the strategies and tactics in the course are put into practice to help a screenwriter like you get in the room.

24 Classic Meeting Pitfalls To Avoid

PDF Guide #2: 24 Classic Meeting Pitfalls To Avoid

At some point in the meeting (often within a couple minutes of walking in the room), many writers will do or say something that ruins their chances. That’s what’s in this guide—the mistakes I’ve seen over the years and how to avoid them.

How To Pitch With Confidence

PDF Guide #3: How To Pitch With Confidence

Learn the secret to pitching with confidence, avoiding/managing anxiety, and avoiding the most common pitching mistake.

Pitch Meeting Checklists And Cheat Sheets

PDF Guide #4: Pitch Meeting Checklists And Cheat Sheets

Surgeons use a checklist before every operation—and it saves lives. Writers use a checklist… and it helps you to perform well in meetings, get hired, and sell your work. That’s not quite saving lives, but having a successful writing career is worth it.

Pete Chatmon
“This is an awesome resource. After spending all those months and years working on your script, why let the final mile of the race fall by the wayside to luck or chance. Knowing how to best present your material, cater to your audience, and maintain your integrity is crucial to your success. I highly recommend this!”

Pete Chatmon

Director, Premium

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“Stephanie’s insights 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 and assured the launch of many films.”

Jonathan Wolf

Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the American Film Market, Independent Film & Television Alliance

What Makes Me Different

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably considering getting this course, and you might be wondering why you should listen to what I have to say.

1) Studio Experience

As a film executive with MGM Pictures, I’ve worked closely with agents at all the major agencies, taken over 3000+ meetings with top writers and directors, and helped create 20+ movies.

2) Writing Experience

As a writer, I understand the creative process and the sales process from the writer’s side of the equation. My best-selling book (Good In A Room) was sold to Random House with the help of International Creative Management Partners.

3) Track Record Of Success

Among my clients are Oscar and Emmy-award winners as well as new writers whom I’ve helped to find agents, sell scripts, and get hired to write film and TV.

4) Featured By Legit Media

Good in a Room (and I) have been featured by NBC, CBS, FOX, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Authors@Google, among others.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What if I’m already taking meetings?
If you’re taking meetings and they are turning into script sales and paid assignments, you don’t need this course. But if you’re taking meetings and not making sales or getting hired… you are potentially wasting real opportunities. Don’t take another meeting and waste another opportunity before getting this course.
What if I am shy and introverted?
That’s okay - many of the top writers are. My strategy explains exactly to handle meetings so that you can feel confident in handling the small-talk and communicating your ideas.
What if I love writing but HATE meetings?
I hear you. You’re in good company. Most writers hate meetings – but the reason they hate them is because so often they end up going nowhere. If meetings led to you getting paid, I imagine you would enjoy them more. :)
What if I don't live in the USA?
The material in this course has helped many aspiring creatives become professional writers in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, China, India, Brazil, Russia, Japan, and more.
What If I'm an advanced writer?
Your writing ability and your meeting ability are separate skillsets. That said, if you are an advanced writer, you’re more likely to have something to sell - and you need a meeting strategy more urgently.
What If I'm 40+, 50+, or 60+?
The course has helped many people in their 40's, 50's, and 60's to pursue their creative dreams despite their busy and demanding careers.
How long will it take?
I've made the course as simple as possible to maximize how easily you can learn the information and use the techniques. However, as you can imagine, you get out of it what you put into it, so a lot depends on you.
What format is this course in?
The course is 5 Video Modules with a companion workbook, a complete audio version of the course, as well as bonus materials in both video and PDF formats. You get immediate access to everything.
What if I'm a director or producer?
Get In The Room And Take The Meeting contains a strategy that anyone in Hollywood can apply and is completely appropriate for writers, directors, producers, and anyone in Hollywood who need to crush high-stakes meetings to get to the next level in their careers.

PS. Ask Yourself….

  • Can you build rapport with VIPs quickly and smoothly?
  • Do you pitch at the right time and with confidence?
  • Do you know how to handle trick questions?
  • Can you even “get in the room” in the first place?

Get In The Room And Take The Meeting will help you generate the right meetings, position yourself correctly, persuasively represent your abilities, and effectively sell your material.

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Jerry Schram
"If luck is preparation meeting opportunity, Stephanie prepares you for that opportunity, with no-nonsense direction that covers the narrative as well as the psychological dynamics of a successful meeting."

Jerry Schram

Executive Producer, Insidious