How to Make it in Hollywood: Without Packing Your Bags and Moving There

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Amanda Toye

Webinar hosted by: Amanda Toye

TV and Film Writer & Former Development Executive

Amanda Toye is a producer, writer, and social entrepreneur. Formerly, she worked in development for Little Engine International, an independent TV studio focusing on international co-productions in a straight to series multi-platform model. Before that, she worked as Director of Development at Sander/Moses Productions, she specialized in building and launching TV series creatively from the ground floor in an immersive way that integrates storytelling across platforms and gives the audience an engaging experience. She has developed and sold over 30 drama, comedy, and reality projects to network and cable. In the digital space she has developed web series, interactive content, digital assets, apps, and other content. Prior to her work in television and digital, Amanda was a film development executive at Friendly Films, and an acquisitions executive for First Look Studios. She is also the founder of Storyopolis, a mission based content platform that encourages people to share their inspirational stories to provide hope, inspire, and connect to others. Full Bio »

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Learn directly from Amanda Toye, a producer who developed over 100 drama, comedy, and reality projects to network and cable!

Many filmmakers and writers struggle with the question of whether to relocate to Los Angeles or New York to build their careers. But for many, the realities of that are very difficult with money, family, other jobs, and roots already formed in another home. For international filmmakers, it can be an even more difficult transition.

The good news is that because of the shifting landscape of the Hollywood system, it has never been more accessible from anywhere in the world. The expanding of a global marketplace, and the door opening opportunities of the digital revolution have made it possible for anyone to become noticed by Hollywood and share their work with an appreciative audience.

In this lecture we’ll cover everything you need to know to get noticed, and begin building the kind of career you weren’t sure you could have without making the sacrifice of moving to Hollywood.

Having worked with International Studios evaluating and discovering content creators from all over the world, and specializing in bridging the gap between innovative digital practices of development, distribution, fan development and Hollywood, Amanda Toye has worked with filmmaker, writers, and content creators from all over the world from her office in Los Angeles. She currently splits her time between San Jose, Costa Rica and Los Angeles.

What You'll Learn

  • How You Can Now Work Remotely From Anywhere - How To Sell and Develop a Project With Just One Plane Ticket
  • How Hollywood Is Going Global
  • The New Hollywood: The Rise of the Digital Empire and How You Can Take Advantage Of It
  • Tips On Breaking In And Getting Noticed
  • Resources For Getting Your Writing Noticed
  • Resources For Getting Your Finished Work Noticed
  • Resources For Getting Funding
  • Resources For Distribution
  • Resources For Networking
  • Marketing Yourself And Building A Fan Base: Social Media, Blogs, and Online Communities
  • Recorded, in-depth Q&A with Amanda!

About Your Instructor

Amanda Toye is a producer, writer, and social entrepreneur. Formerly, she worked in development for Little Engine International, an independent TV studio focusing on international co-productions in a straight to series multi-platform model. Before that, she worked as Director of Development at Sander/Moses Productions, she specialized in building and launching TV series creatively from the ground floor in an immersive way that integrates storytelling across platforms and gives the audience an engaging experience.

She has developed and sold over 30 drama, comedy, and reality projects to network and cable. In the digital space she has developed web series, interactive content, digital assets, apps, and other content. Prior to her work in television and digital, Amanda was a film development executive at Friendly Films, and an acquisitions executive for First Look Studios. She is also the founder of Storyopolis, a mission based content platform that encourages people to share their inspirational stories to provide hope, inspire, and connect to others.

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Testimonials

“It was so good, Amanda is great!” – Rodrigo A.

“The information she's willing to share is really helpful” – Nicholas K.

“Very helpful, a lot of good information.” – Joshua C.

“Overall outstanding!” – Rich S.

“She's making me a better writer regardless of whether I get a show on the air.” – Dan N.

“Excellent!” – Steve W.

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