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:

  1. Career Strategy (to have a lasting career)
  2. Pitching Strategy (to present your ideas effectively)
  3. Networking Strategy (to get meetings with VIPs)
  4. 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.

Stephanie Palmer

What Makes Me Different?

Studio Experience

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.

Writing Experience

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

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 are talented and hungry but uncertain. All creatives should have this information."

Mindy Kanaskie

Co-producer, The West Wing, Studio 66 On The Sunset Strip
Dean DeBlois
"Working with Stephanie is an invaluable, transforming experience…. She helped me hone a compelling pitch, while discovering effective ‘selling points’ along the way."

Dean DeBlois

Oscar-nominated writer and director, Lilo & Stitch, How To Train Your Dragon
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
Peggy Rajski
"For people who are serious about making it in this business, Stephanie has real answers and advice you can use to move your career forward. Outstanding! Can’t wait to share this with my students."

Peggy Rajski

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:

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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.

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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.”

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Part One:

6 Video Training Modules

1

See the Big Picture

Learn how film and TV projects are sold and how much money you can expect to make.

2

Focus on TV or Film

Choose the medium that is best for your career and determine the quickest route to succeed.

3

Be A Genre Expert

Leverage your enthusiasm and creativity by becoming an expert in a particular genre.

4

Write Faster (and Better)

Use the creative process of elite screenwriters – learn to pitch early and often and write faster.

5

Control Your Introduction

Get the inside scoop on how to get introduced to VIPs and make a positive impression.

6

Use The Element of Surprise

Make the most of opportunities by launching when you are ready – timing is everything.

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Part Two:

Detailed Digital Guides

How to Get in the Room

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.

  1. Avoid the rookie mistakes most new writers make
  2. Twenty five tactics to add “hidden VIPs” to your network
  3. Create a custom networking plan for YOU

Create the Pitch for Your Screenplay

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.

  1. Learn to use pitch variations such as your genesis pitch and comparison pitch
  2. Pitch examples in a “fill-in-the-blank” format
  3. Answers to 9 “trick questions” you can expect

How to Take a Hollywood Meeting

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.

  1. Understand the 4 types of screenwriter meetings
  2. Learn the 5 stages of every successful meeting
  3. Tactics to reduce anxiety and project confidence

How to Pitch at a Pitchfest

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

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 Cheatsheets

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)

Start Becoming a Professional Writer Now

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Scott Hartford
“You want your cell phone to ring as you're driving home from the meeting and you want to hear your agent gush, "They LOVED the pitch and are putting together an offer!" Even if you consider yourself a masterful storyteller, Stephanie can make you even better.

Scott Hartford

TV Producer, ANCIENT ALIENS, FOOD PARADISE, KENDRA, THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR
Alexis Aurigemma
“Since utilizing How To Be A Professional Writer, I’ve written an original pilot script as well as a spec script for THE MINDY PROJECT. I've gotten a job as a writers' assistant on a documentary funded by USA Swimming as well as expanded my video freelance company. Your tools help to inspire me and focus my work!”

Alexis Aurigemma

Screenwriter
Sebastian Twardosz
“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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 experienced professional writer?
As you know, to be a successful writer, you have to do more than write well. If you want to take your career to the next level, you're going to face many of the same problems beginning writers face - but you'll (probably) be able to implement the solutions more easily.
What If I'm 40+, 50+, or 60+?
The course has helped many people in their 40's, 50's, and 60's to break in, get representation, and sell projects. For example, two months ago, one of my clients who had never sold anything before (and is in his 60's) got signed at CAA and has a deal with Steven Spielberg.
How long will it take?
I've made the course as simple as possible to maximize how easily you can 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 a video training series and six eBooks (in PDF form). I try to break each topic down into bite-sized lessons. You can download the video for offline viewing.
Will you consult with me?
Unfortunately, I can't at this time. My consulting practice has been full for the past year. That's why I wrote How To Be A Professional Writer. It's a compilation of the advice I give to my private clients in the first 8-10 consultations.
What if I'm a director, writer-director, or producer?
The course is designed for people who want to sell projects. Often that's a writer, but it works equally well anyone on the "creative" side of the equation.
What if I'm a beginner?
Most writers take a lot of hard knocks over a long period of time. As a beginner, this course will help you get on the right track from the start.
Will you partner with me?
No. It is important to me that my clients retain all rights and ownership of their ideas. I do not work on a commission or percentage basis. I am not an agent, manager, or lawyer.
Rafael Guber
"Stephanie Palmer will add ten years to your life. These are the years you will not have to waste making dumb mistakes as you try to break into the business. Not only will you avoid the mistakes, you will learn how to do the right things in the right way at the right time."

Rafael Guber

Screenwriter
Lyse Beck
“Create The Pitch For Your Screenplay provides practical tasks laid out in a way I'd never seen before, which really helped to hone my pitch. 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 reveals the hidden code of what works and what doesn't. 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, THE SESSIONS, DATING RULES FOR MY FUTURE SELF
Bradford Richardson
"I am truly awestruck. It’s like you somehow reached inside my brain and discovered exactly what I needed to learn, guiding me step-by-step to a successful screenwriting career."

Bradford Richardson

Screenwriter
Anak Rabanal
"After over a decade away from writing and directing, Stephanie guided me to formulate a filmmaking “re-introduction” strategy. With her counsel, I wrote and directed three shorts in the last year and one will be playing at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Stephanie holds you accountable to your stated goals and empowers you to achieve them."

Anak Rabanal

Writer/Director
Wernher Pramschufer
"Stephanie Palmer is a consummate professional with a profound knowledge of how to successfully bring your ideas to market. Her guidance led to a rewrite of the script, an “A” list director, and financial backing for the film."

Wernher Pramschufer

Producer, TOLKEIN & LEWIS

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Andy Licht
"How To Be A Professional Writer is easy to understand, practical, and tells the truth in a way that is very helpful. This should be required for all film students and aspiring writers."

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Producer, THE CABLE GUY, WATERWORLD
Lisa Ridarelli
"So many people make the industry seem like a maze or a puzzle, and Stephanie blows that myth to pieces. Stephanie provides real-life examples and makes the process relatable and less scary. As someone just starting out, after getting How To Be A Professional Writer, I feel much more confident."

Lisa Ridarelli

Screenwriter
Tom Benedek
"There really is a craft to oral storytelling (pitching), and Stephanie shares invaluable advice for mastering this essential component of show business survival."

Tom Benedek

Screenwriter, COCOON, FREE WILLY

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

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$495 $445

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