One Year from Today, Would You Rather Be…
A Successful Professional Writer…
Waking up every day and getting paid to do the thing that you love?
Still Trying, Hoping and Waiting…
For your big break to finally come (if it ever does)
Why Is It So Hard To Break In?
Hollywood is full of writers who have great ideas and the willingness to work hard….
And who have not broken into the big leagues (yet).
Why is this?
The main reason is that being a talented, dedicated writer is not enough.
You also need to meet with VIPs who can hire you and buy your projects.
The writers who have successful, lasting careers have more than great material.
They also have a 4-part STRATEGY:
- Career Strategy (to have a lasting career)
- Pitching Strategy (to present your ideas effectively)
- Networking Strategy (to get meetings with VIPs)
- Meeting Strategy (to confidently handle any meeting)
Simply, you need to add these strategic components to your talent and determination.
Only then will you have the ingredients to become a professional writer.
What Makes Me Different?
I was a senior film executive at MGM Pictures. I’ve taken over 3000+ meetings with top writers and directors, hired 100+ writers, and helped create 20+ movies.
I have written, pitched, and sold my own projects. For example, my best-selling book, Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself (And Your Ideas) and Win Over Audiences, was bought and published by Random House.
Track Record of Success
My clients include Oscar and Emmy-award winners and new writers whom I’ve helped to find agents, sell scripts, and set up TV shows.
Don't Take My Word For It
Co-producer, The West Wing, Studio 66 On The Sunset Strip
Oscar-nominated writer and director, Lilo & Stitch, How To Train Your Dragon
Oscar-winning director, Trevor, NYU Professor
Here’s What You Get Inside
How To Be A Professional Writer contains the strategic advice I give to my private consulting clients. It’s like consulting with me for 8-10 sessions (a value of approximately $4000).
How To Be A Professional Writer has two parts:
Part One: 6 Video Training Modules
To give you an integrated strategy to build your reputation, add VIPs to your network, construct compelling stories, and pitch with confidence in meetings.
Part Two: Detailed Digital Guides
To expand on different strategic elements that relate to designing your ideal career, writing material you can sell, reaching out to VIPs, pitching with confidence, and using effective meeting tactics “in the room.”
6 Video Training Modules
Detailed Digital Guides
How To Get In The Room
Getting “in the room” (read: meeting with VIPs) can be difficult. Without a strategy, you can make a terrible first impression and damage your long-term career prospects. If you do it well, you’ll generate meetings with powerful decision-makers.
- Avoid the rookie mistakes most new writers make
- Twenty five tactics to add “hidden VIPs” to your network
- Create a custom networking plan for YOU
Create The Pitch For Your Screenplay
The 10-step method I teach my clients to help them develop material they can sell, present their ideas with confidence, and answer the tough questions you will be asked before you make the sale.
- Learn to use pitch variations such as your genesis pitch and comparison pitch
- Pitch examples in a “fill-in-the-blank” format
- Answers to 9 “trick questions” you can expect
How To Take a Hollywood Meeting
For most writers, meetings are a source of anxiety and a waste of time. For you, meetings will be opportunities to get stars to attach themselves to your projects, find representation, get hired for assignments, and sell your work.
- Understand the 4 types of screenwriter meetings
- Learn the 5 stages of every successful meeting
- Tactics to reduce anxiety and project confidence
Learn How To Pitch At a Pitchfest
- Be the “standout” at a pitchfest
- Connect with decision-makers
- Demonstrate your expertise
- Avoid rookie mistakes
- Learn what to do (not to do) to be successful
Launch Of a Screenwriter
- Learn how to reach out to VIPs
- Sound like a pro when talking to agents
- Email templates you can copy
- See four typical situations from the writer’s POV
Pitch Meeting Cheat Sheets
- Be more confident in meetings
- Learn how to build rapport quickly with VIPs
- Specific tips for clothing and your “bag”
- Avoid rookie mistakes
- Coordinate with partners (and double your chances of success)
TV Producer, ANCIENT ALIENS, FOOD PARADISE, KENDRA, THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR
Partner, Circus Road Films
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't live in the USA?
What If I'm an experienced professional writer?
What If I'm 40+, 50+, or 60+?
How long will it take?
What format is this course in?
Will you consult with me?
What if I'm a director, writer-director, or producer?
What if I'm a beginner?
Will you partner with me?
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100% Money Back Guarantee
Download the course now, and see for yourself within 30 DAYS. If the course does not help you make progress, I’ll give you a complete refund. No hassles and we can part as friends – 100% guaranteed.
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PS. Where will you be one year from now?
If you don’t get the course….
You’ll probably be where you are right now: trying, hoping, waiting.
OR, if you get How To Be A Professional Writer, you become the writer who:
- Gets incoming calls from executives and producers
- Can be selective about the projects you work on
- Only works with the best people
- Generates buzz and word-of-mouth easily
- Moves from being an up-an-comer to a “hot” writer
- Knows which of your ideas to work on next
- Sees your name in the trades
- Has your work purchased and produced