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Your Pre-Move Strategy and Arrival Plan
Hosted by Jessica Sitomer

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Jessica Sitomer

Webinar hosted by: Jessica Sitomer

Producer, Writer and Greenlight Coach

Jessica Sitomer, the Greenlight Coach, is a long-time expert in the entertainment industry, having worked in all areas, from writing and acting to directing and development. She's produced a sitcom pilot as well as two television series, one for MTV and one that is now in post-production. Simultaneously, for seventeen years, she's been a career coach for entertainment industry professionals. Within that period she served for seven years as the in-house career coach for the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. There she coached over 1000 people one-on-one. In January of 2008, Sitomer launched her own business, The Greenlight Coach, Inc. Her upcoming reality show Lights, Camera, Action!, is Top Chef meets The Apprentice for the entertainment industry only instead of getting contestants fired, the goal is to get them hired! Sitomer also shares her knowledge and experience as a keynote, college, and seminar speaker who teaches both professional and novice how to generate more work, better work, or different work in the entertainment field. Her clear, concise book, "And...Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry" is available on Amazon. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Jessica Sitomer, a Producer, Writer and Entertertainmant Industry Coach!

Millions of people dream of moving to Los Angeles (or a new production city), and every year thousands do... and every year thousands go home. Why? Because, they had a dream but they didn't have a plan. Moving to Los Angeles (or a new production city) is challenging when you are in the entertainment industry, for many reasons. Learn why in this webinar, so you don't make the BIG mistakes that so many others do.

There is definitely a right way and a wrong way to move to Los Angeles, and after coaching people who followed my system and coaching people who didn't, the results and timeframes are staggeringly different.

In this webinar, I will discuss the challenges of getting work, growing your contacts, and making money and how to overcome them. Having helped many people make the move from small cities or other countries, I've developed a very specific pre-move strategy and arrival plan.

Whether you’re planning a move or recently moved to LA (or another production city) this is the webinar for you.

What You'll Learn

In part 1 of the webinar you'll learn:

  1. The BIG mistake most people make when they move and how to avoid it
  2. The Greenlight Coach's "Contact Strategy" so you are guaranteed to have contacts before moving
  3. The 3 things you must research before you move

In part 2 of the webinar, I set you up for success and build your confidence about your move by covering:

  1. 3 Things all creatives should know about living/working in Los Angeles
  2. The Greenlight Coach's Guide for financial stability in the entertainment industry
  3. How to "fit-in" in as a creative in a new city

In part 3 of the webinar, I discuss how to get a job in the film, television or theater industry in LA, covering:

  1. The Greenlight Coach's Rule of Three
  2. The fastest way to get a job in Los Angeles
  3. How to create buzz about projects, scripts, or yourself

About Your Instructor

Jessica Sitomer, the Greenlight Coach, is a long-time expert in the entertainment industry, having worked in all areas, from writing and acting to directing and development. She's produced a sitcom pilot as well as two television series, one for MTV and one that is now in post-production.

Simultaneously, for seventeen years, she's been a career coach for entertainment industry professionals. Within that period she served for seven years as the in-house career coach for the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. There she coached over 1000 people one-on-one.

In January of 2008, Sitomer launched her own business, The Greenlight Coach, Inc. Her upcoming reality show Lights, Camera, Action!, is Top Chef meets The Apprentice for the entertainment industry only instead of getting contestants fired, the goal is to get them hired!

Sitomer also shares her knowledge and experience as a keynote, college, and seminar speaker who teaches both professional and novice how to generate more work, better work, or different work in the entertainment field.

Her clear, concise book, "And...Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry" is available on Amazon.

FAQs

Q: What is the format of a webinar? 
A: Stage 32 Next Level Webinars are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I 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 webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar 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 webinar 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 webinar. Upgrade your Windows computer / Upgrade your Mac computer 

Q: What if I cannot attend the live webinar?
A: If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar. If you cannot attend a live webinar and purchase an On-Demand webinar, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. 

Q: Will I have access to the webinar afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand webinar, 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! 

Testimonials

Meeting with Jessica helped me to gain a new perspective on the whole entertainment business and to learn how to have more control over options for employment. She emphasized creating possibilities through meeting many, many people and developing relationships with them. Her methods of tracking what actions I took whether it was phone calls, meetings, or interviews were valuable tools in assessing my progress and feeling more in control of accomplishing my goals.

Bonnie Blake

Jessica is top-notch business coach. Her approach is simple, common sense and downright effective. It works! People won't hire you until they 'know you, like you and trust you'. I learned this from her right out of the gates! Building relationships through seeking mentors is one of the quickest ways to obtain that trust. Jessica is the best in the business to teach you this skill. I am very grateful for her work!

Paul Lange

Coaching with Jessica, I have created relationships with people that I had only dreamed of. I have some amazing relationships today because of the work she showed me. I have more confidence. I have been hired on: The Next Action Star reality show and the movie that followed, I worked with an A-List DP because of a relationship I created, and many more too numerous to count. Even my passive income went to well over 6 figures. Avail yourself to seeing Jessica and what she can offer to you to make you change, move, or create something new in your life whether that is more work in your category or doing something entirely different!

Ed Gutentag - DP, Camera Operator

I have been working with Jessica Sitomer as a member of the Greenlight Mentor Elite program for one year. Implementing the the tools I've learned from Jessica to successfully build relationships and navigate the business aspects of the industry, in one single year I have exceeded every goal I set at a faster rate than I could have ever imagined.

Michele K Short - Unit Still Photographer, New Orleans, LA

As a direct or indirect result of working with Jessica I've done work on CSI: NY, several television pilots, MADMEN, and quite a few movies and television shows. Most recently I've just completed a season of CANE for CBS starring Jimmy Smits. I can't say enough about Jessica's coaching program. It's one of the best things I've had happen to me professionally.

Brian Pitts - Camera Operator

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Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • Very helpful info - especially if you've already taken a similar class about "moving to LA" where all they focus on is your resume, your reel, etc. Love the contact strategies!

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