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"Give me the deets! What would I do as a reader?"
Read scripts part time for extra income, as a full time job and/or as a stepping stone to another Hollywood career!
"There is no way I can work in the film industry."
Many people have preconceived ideas about working in the film industry. But some of those ideas are myths!
DEBUNKING HOLLYWOOD MYTHS:
Yes! It's an actual job.
You can make money as a reader!
Join Carolyn J Carpenter and Douglas Shaner for a one of a kind training that covers the ins and outs of becoming a Hollywood Screenreader.
The training takes a deep dive into how to break down a screenplay, how to navigate in Hollywood even if you don't live there, how to set up your own consulting business, how to manage your time and so much more.
This training will give you an insider's look into how to get, and keep, a job as a reader in the film industry. You can set your own schedule, work from home, and stay as busy as you'd like!
THE HOLLYWOOD SCREENREADERS TRAINING
Lean all of the aspects of breaking down a script and working in the industy.
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Check out all the details. Screenplay analysis, writing techniques, becoming an insider, landing a job, the writer's perspective, the actor's perspective, library of produced and unproduced scripts, the writer's room, and more!
SCREENREADER INSIDER TRACK
Personal feedback, movie night sessions, intimate coaching sessions and access to interviews with professionals.
THE INSIDER TRACK is an elite Mastermind where Screenreaders are building relationships, sharing their work and finding connections.
BONUS ~ MOVIE NIGHTS
Within the Insider Track Screenreaders gather online to watch a movie, stopping occassionally to discuss the merits of the film. (value $697)
BONUS ~ GUEST STARS
Online Q & As with Oscar winning writers, producers and actors. Free Access for an entire year. (value $997)
BONUS ~ COACHING SESSIONS
Personal feedback on homework and live coaching sessions with Carolyn & Doug every week for an entire year. (value $1497)
BONUS ~ THE WRITER'S ROOM
Submit your screenplay so your fellow Screenreaders can cover your work. A great place to give and get feedback! (value $997)
THE SCREENREADERS' PORTAL
Once Insider Track Screenreaders have completed the Advanced Training, you can be featured on the Hollywood Gatekeepers' website. (value $997)
This comprehensive training will answer all the questions you may have about how to become a reader. But not just any reader. A Hollywood Screenreader. We have coined this term because we are passionate about raising the bar for readers in the entertainment industry. Too many people do coverage for free. There are no trainings available for readers. Instead, interns end up reading scripts without having a deep understanding of how to do script analysis. Consequentially, screenplays are often overlooked even though they have merit. And coverages are often subpar.
WHAT SETS HOLLYWOOD SCREENREADERS APART?
At Hollywood Screenreaders, we train readers to represent the script. To uplift the writer. To retell the story in a coverage that gives each screenplay its best shot at being produced.
Respecting the process is of the utmost importance at Hollywood Screenreaders. Too many times readers are overwhelmed and eager to burn through scripts. We train readers to keep in mind the importance of paying attention to details and producing succinct and thorough coverage to make the process easier for everyone involved. If a Development Director and/or Production Team receives quality coverage, they are better able to focus on their job of producing quality movies. Agents and managers are also able to focus on representing their client, rather than reworking a coverage.
Readers need to be able to provide a support system for producers. Producers are often overworked and undervalued. We train readers to be a source of support by teaching them to listen to the needs of the producer and the producer's team. Hollywood Screenreaders are aware of the multifaceted job of the producer and of their importance within the overall goals of a development office. Their coverages reflect that understanding.
We have a 'no-snark" policy. We train readers how to avoid the pitfalls and sidetracks that will cause a reader to become burnt out. Burnt out readers produce sarcastic coverage. Let's face it. They're mean and bitter. We train readers to understand the nuances of finding...and keeping....a job. If a reader is having trouble finding work, there are legitimate reasons. We tackle those reasons and help readers overcome the challenges. In this business, readers can stay as busy as they want....it's in their hands.
Readers should be the conduit between writers and producers. They need to understand what the producer wants and be able to retell a writer's story in a succinct and valuable fashion.
Hollywood Screenreaders is here to raise the bar of the reading profession as a whole.
TOTAL VALUE - $3073
TOTAL VALUE - $3073
INSIDER TRACK ALSO INCLUDES:
INSIDER TRACK ALSO INCLUDES:
TOTAL VALUE - $10,949
TOTAL VALUE - $9,752
One time payment of $297
One time payment of $997
One time payment of $297
(Or 3 payments of $345 = $1045)
CAROLYN J CARPENTER is an entrepreneur, producer, writer and actor. She a founding producer of Neo Ensemble Theatre, the founder and creator of the award-winning mega hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House, and the founder and CEO of Hollywood Gatekeepers Productions. Carolyn has served as a Story Analyst/Reader for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as, JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN,YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, SKULL ISLAND, TAMMY, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network and the CBS Diversity Program. She has served as a final judge on many prestigious contests that she doesn’t reveal to maintain the integrity of the contest. She has served as a guest speaker on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association and Writer’s Network while also branching into consulting and coaching writers and readers. As a producer, Ms. Carpenter has produced hundreds of events and theatrical productions. She wrote, directed and produced instructional line dance videos, selling over a million copies. She wrote, produced and codirected two short films starring Oscar-winner JK Simmons (WHIPLASH). Her plays RANDOM WOMEN, MUTE, THREE LITTLE WORDS, ILLUSIONS, WRETCHED, ENIGMA, HUES, and MISNOMER have been produced multiple times in and around Hollywood. She has written a book of scenes and monologues now available on Amazon. She has acted in projects and produced events with JK Simmons (WHIPLASH), Patrick Warburton (GET SMART) Anthony Geary (GENERAL HOSPITAL) Shirley Jones (PATRIDGE FAMILY), Florence Henderson (BRADY BUNCH), Gavin Macleod (LOVE BOAT), and Lily Tomlin, among others.
Carolyn is also a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. Her acting resume is available upon request
DOUGLAS SHANER is the founder and COO of Beach Cities Ketchup Co LLC, which boasts the award winning Kickin’ Ketchup, now available in local restaurants and retailers such as Whole Foods Market. He has produced marketing videos for the best-selling product, Naked Wallet, and served as still photographer for Motel 6 Feet Under, short films THE BOY starring Bill Fagerbakke (COACH, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS), and the award-winning films THE BIG MEET and VANISHED. Doug has been a screenplay judge for the prestigious Hartley Merrill International Screenplay Competition and a film judge for the Newport Beach Film Festival. He was also a founding board member and officer of the Southern California Writers’ Association. Doug has worked on film projects including the bio picture for Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton. He has written screenplays including, UNCROWNED CHAMPION (THE KEN NORTON STORY), THE DEVILLE STRANGLER, THE TIGER OF MALAYA (continuing work on the novel of the same title), RETURN TO POSITANO, THE CYCLE, CHASING STANLEY, and CRAWL SPACE among others.
HOLLYWOOD GATEKEEPERS' MISSION: To create a community of Screenreaders that serve as champions for writers and a support system for producers.
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