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BECOME A SCREENREADER!

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What is a reader?

  It's true! Nearly all Hollywood film companies use "readers" to evaluate scripts before spending thousands, and even millions, of dollars on a motion picture.  

Scripts are submitted to the companies and the reader is the first person to read and consider the project.  

Then the reader makes a recommendation to the company regarding the potential of the script becoming a popular movie. Hence, readers are often referred to as the "Gatekeepers" of Hollywood.  

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"Give me the deets! What would I do as a reader?"

  • Read screenplays for producers, actors, agents, lawyers...anyone looking to produce a movie. 


  • Write "coverage" - a quick review, kind of like a book report, that gives a synopsis of the screenplay as well as what elements work and what elements need more development.  


  • Possibly move into "development" where you are helping the production team prepare the script for production by relaying notes from the producer and reader to the writer. 


  • Once you know your craft, work directly with writers as they develop their screenplays to get them ready to submit for consideration.  

Read scripts part time for extra income, as a full time job and/or as a stepping stone to another Hollywood career!  

Debunking myths....

"There is no way I can work in the film industry." 

Not true.

Many people have preconceived ideas about working in the film industry. But some of those ideas are myths!

DEBUNKING HOLLYWOOD MYTHS:  

  • MYTH: "Working in Entertainment is not a 'real' job." TRUTH: Thousands of movies get made every year. All of them require hundreds of people to work together.


  • MYTH: "You have to know somebody." TRUTH: There are ways to get noticed and become a Hollywood insider, even if your dad isn't a producer.


  • MYTH: "You have to live in Los Angeles." TRUTH: Most readers read from home. It's online. And portable!  
Yes! It's an actual job. You can make money as a reader!

 Yes! It's an actual job. 

You can make money as a reader!  


A few words from our current Screenreaders...

IF YOU LOVE MOVIES.....

IF YOU LOVE TO READ.....

YOU CAN BECOME A HOLLYWOOD INSIDER!

Learn the ins and outs of analyzing screenplays. Master the art of writing good coverages. Discover how to find and keep work. Work with producers and/or writers.  

Become a Hollywood Screenreader!  

The Hollywood Screenreaders Advanced Level Training will show you everything you need to know to become a reader! 

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What Are Current Screenreaders Saying About the Training?

Ready...     Set...    Scripts!
What does the training cover?
~ EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ~

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!

TWO WAYS TO LEARN > TWO OPTIONS > YOUR CHOICE

OPTION #1 - THE SCREENREADERS COURSE

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!



THE SCREENREADER TRAINING IS SELF-PACED 


OPTION #2 - THE INSIDER TRACK

INTRODUCING A VIP LEVEL 

Coaching to guide you through the process!

  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.


IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING IN THE SCREENREADERS' TRAINING THE INSIDER TRACK ALSO INCLUDES: 


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)  

ONCE ENSEMBLE SCREENREADERS FINISH THE ADVANCED TRAINING, TWO ADDITIONAL BONUSES OPEN UP TO FOCUS SPECIFICALLY ON FINDING WORK. 

THE SCREENREADERS' PORTAL  

Once Insider Track Screenreaders have completed the Advanced Training, you can be featured on the Hollywood Gatekeepers' website. (value $997) 


RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL TRAINING!

FREE FOR INSIDER TRACK SCREENREADERS

  • When you enroll in the Insider Track Training, you will also receive the COACHING & CONSULTING BONUS 
  • This course gives you the skills to start ANY online business
  • We cover creating a product, building a website & social media, marketing, gaining an audience and much more
  • If you are an artist and/or an author, you can apply this course to promoting that business as well
  • This training allows you to start your own consulting business so you are reliant on someone else giving you a job

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Why Hollywood Screenreaders?

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.

SCREENREADER TRAININGS 

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

AN ADVANCED ONLINE TRAINING OR A HIGH LEVEL MASTERMIND

  • Phase One: The Analysis - Foundation (value $497)  
  • Phase Two: Writing Techniques (value $497)  
  • BONUS: DIY Hollywood (value $497)  
  • BONUS: Landing a Job (value $497)  
  • BONUS: The Writer's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: The Actor's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: The Producer's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: Library of produced and unproduced scripts (value $97)
  • Templates, downloads, quizzes ($97)
  • Phase One: The Analysis - Foundation (value $497)  
  • Phase Two: Writing Techniques (value $497)  
  • BONUS: DIY Hollywood (value $497)  
  • BONUS: Landing a Job (value $497)  
  • BONUS: The Writer's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: The Actor's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: The Producer's Perspective (value $297)  
  • BONUS: Library of produced and unproduced scripts (value $97)
  • Templates, downloads, quizzes ($97)

TOTAL VALUE - $3073

TOTAL VALUE - $3073

INSIDER TRACK ALSO INCLUDES:

INSIDER TRACK ALSO INCLUDES:

  • BONUS: Weekly coaching sessionsfor an entire year (value $1497) 
  • BONUS: Guest stars. Free Access for an entire year (value $997) 
  • BONUS: Movie Night! Free Access for an entire year (value $697) 
  • BONUS: The Writer's Room ($997)
  • BONUS: Screenreader Portal (value $997) 
  • BONUS: Private Facebook Group (Value $997)  
  • BONUS: Additional Course "Coaches & Consulting" (value $497)
  • BONUS: Weekly coaching sessionsfor an entire year (value $1497) 
  • BONUS: Guest stars. Free Access for an entire year (value $997) 
  • BONUS: Movie Night! Free Access for an entire year (value $697) 
  • BONUS: The Writer's Room ($997)
  • BONUS: Screenreader Portal (value $997) 
  • BONUS: Private Facebook Group (Value $997)  
  • BONUS: Additional Course "Coaching & Consulting" (value $497)

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)

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"How do I get started?"

GET STARTED TODAY & IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE:

  • Phase One - Analysis Part I - The Foundation - Three Acts 
  • Phase Two - Analysis Part II - Writing Techniques - Three Acts 
  • Phase Three - DIY Hollywood
  • Phase Four - Landing the Job 
  • BONUS: The Writer's Perspective
  • BONUS: The Actor's Perspective
  • BONUS: The Producer's Perspective
  • BONUS: Library of Produced and Unproduced Screenplays
  • BONUS: Templates, downloads, quizzes

ENROLL IN THE INSIDER TRACK TODAY & IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE ALL OF THE ABOVE AS WELL AS:

  • BONUS: Membership in the Private Facebook Group 
  • BONUS: Weekly coaching sessions. Free Access for an entire year 
  • BONUS: Guest stars. Free Access for an entire year 
  • BONUS: Movie Night! Free Access for an entire year 
  • BONUS: The Writer's Room
  • BONUS: Screenreader Portal
  • PREMIUM BONUS ADDITIONAL COURSE - COACHING & CONSULTING 
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  • Pay today and immediately receive access to Phase One Act One  
  • If you don’t like the lesons, you have a week to cancel for a full refund 
  • No questions asked! 
  • If you cancel, keep the first module with screenplays, exercises, and downloads as our gift for giving it a try! 
  • If you don’t cancel within 7 days, your new path as a Screenreader will begin!  

WHAT ARE SCREENREADERS SAYING ABOUT THIS TRAINING?

Meet Screenreader Murside Turan Jean as she shares her experience reading for and attending the Austin Film Festival! 

WHAT ARE INDUSTRY INSIDERS SAYING ABOUT US?

MEET THE SCREENREADERS! Come play with us! 

About the Instructor

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.  

BECOME A HOLLYWOOD SCREENREADER TODAY LEARN INDUSTRY SECRETS START READING SCRIPTS BECOME PART OF THE FILM INDUSTRY NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE 

THIS IS YOUR SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS

Coming soon to the INSIDER TRACK: Producers, directors, and writers from the following films:  

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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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