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Breaking Into the Industry - Creating and Maintaining a Screenwriting Career

Author of the Best Selling Screenwriting Book, GETTING IT WRITE, and One of the Most Respected Screenwriting Coaches in the Industry
Taught by xLee Jessup

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Lee Jessup Career Coaching

About Your Instructor, Lee Jessup: Author of the Michael Wiese Productions' Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career, Lee Jessup is a career coach for screenwriters, with an exclusive focus on the screenwriter's professional development. Her clients include WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated screenwriters, writers who sold screenplays and pitches to major studios, best-selling authors, contest winners, as well as novice and emerging screenwriters. Lee spent 6+ years as director of ScriptShark.com. During her time with ScriptShark, Lee introduced hundreds of screenplays to entertainment industry professionals, and spearheaded a national Business of Screenwriting seminar series launched in partnership with Final Draft and sponsored by The New York Times Company. An invited speaker at screenwriting conferences and festivals both in the US and Europe, Lee is a regular contributor to Script Magazines and was the interview subject for a number of film-centric television and web programs. To learn more about Lee and her services, visit leejessup.com. Full Bio »

Summary

4 part class taught by award winning screenwriting career coach and author Lee Jessup! AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

Finishing your script may be one of the hardest steps, but it's only the first! Now what? Despite its reputation, many writers are still surprised at how hard it is to not only break into the entertainment industry, but sustain a screenwriting career once inside. What you need is a proven mentor, someone who can give you the know-how to help you break into Hollywood with stunning success.

Stage 32 Happy Writers is excited to bring you the previously-recorded 4 part class: Breaking Into the Industry – Creating and Maintaining a Screenwriting Career taught by Lee Jessup, award winning Screenwriting Career Coach and author of the best-selling screenwriting book, Getting it Write. Learn everything you need to know to help jump-start your screenwriting career from a seasoned veteran who has coached WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated writers, best-selling authors, and contest winners.

Purchasing gives you access to the previously-recorded live class.
Although Lee is no longer reviewing the assignments, we still encourage all listeners to participate!

What You'll Learn

Part 1 - Fundamentals

Lee gives an in-depth look at screenwriting fundamentals for film and television writers from an industry perspective. She details what executives are looking for when they read your script and what tricks and tools you can use to put yourself in the best position to succeed.

Part 2 - Best Practices and Unforgivable Mistakes

Lee runs through habits and practices you should develop now to support a long and prosperous screenwriting career (outlining, getting notes, groups, recommended reading, etc.); also, common screenwriting and career mistakes you should avoid at all costs.

Part 3 - Today's Marketplace

The current state of industry, what's selling vs. what's impossible to move. Lee explores becoming the writer reps and execs want to work with, as well as how to define your brand, positioning your material to sell and more.

Part 4 - Getting it Read

Lee looks over one of the best avenues for getting your screenplays into executive's hands: query letters. She discusses networking, social media do's and don'ts, pitchfests and how to get your script into the right hands.

About Your Instructor

About Your Instructor, Lee Jessup:

Author of the Michael Wiese Productions' Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career, Lee Jessup is a career coach for screenwriters, with an exclusive focus on the screenwriter's professional development. Her clients include WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated screenwriters, writers who sold screenplays and pitches to major studios, best-selling authors, contest winners, as well as novice and emerging screenwriters.

Lee spent 6+ years as director of ScriptShark.com. During her time with ScriptShark, Lee introduced hundreds of screenplays to entertainment industry professionals, and spearheaded a national Business of Screenwriting seminar series launched in partnership with Final Draft and sponsored by The New York Times Company. An invited speaker at screenwriting conferences and festivals both in the US and Europe, Lee is a regular contributor to Script Magazines and was the interview subject for a number of film-centric television and web programs. To learn more about Lee and her services, visit leejessup.com.

FAQs

Q: What is the format of a class?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Classes are typically 2 to 4 week ongoing broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online class, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the class software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
If you have Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): The class software does not support these operating systems. If you are running one of those operating systems, please upgrade now in order to be able to view a live class. Upgrade your Windows computer / Upgrade your Mac computer 

Q: What if I cannot attend the live class?
A: If you cannot attend a live class and purchase an On-Demand class, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A.

Q: Will I have access to the class afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand class, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year!

Questions?

If you have a generic question about Stage 32 education you can take a look at our frequently asked questions section on our help page, or feel free to contact support with any other inquiries you might have.
 

Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • An excellent class. Jam-packed with loads of practical information - I got a sore hand from writing so many notes!

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