Mastering the Cold Call and Query To Open Doors

Hosted by Wendy Kram

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Wendy Kram

Webinar hosted by: Wendy Kram

Executive & Producer (Sony, Disney, HBO, Showtime, Universal)

Wendy Kram brings over 20 years of experience as an entertainment industry executive, consultant, and producer, developing and producing projects for Disney, Universal and Sony Studios, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, NBC, ABC, CBS and USA Networks. Credits include "Mad Money" with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the award-winning miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" for CBS with Sam Neil, and current projects she's producing with Anonymous Content (the company responsible for "True Detective", "Mr. Robot", "The Revenant", and "Spotlight"). As the founder of L.A. FOR HIRE, an international consulting firm, clients come to Wendy for her expertise in script development and the ability to connect projects with Hollywood A-list talent and decision-makers. With longstanding industry relationships, Wendy understands buyer and creative talent needs, and has direct access to principals at the major studios, networks, streaming providers and agencies. Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranks Wendy and L.A. FOR HIRE as one of the industry’s premiere script consulting firms. Wendy has conducted workshops and seminars at Harvard University, NYU Tisch School of Film & Television, UCLA, USC School of Cinematic Arts, among others. Additionally, Wendy has secured representation and high-six figure deals for her clients. To learn more about Wendy Kram and L.A. FOR HIRE Consulting, you can visit http://www.la4hire.com/screenwriters.html or contact Wendy directly at wendy@la4hire.com. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

To make a living as a producer, writer, or actor in Hollywood and advance your career, you must feel comfortable cold-calling people to present yourself in the best position and make yourself stand out. Done wrong, a cold call leads to a dead-end. Done right, it can open important doors!

Cold-calling is not a replacement for the actual work – e.g. if you are an actor, you must have tape, if you are a screenwriter, you must have a writing sample, if you are new to the industry and searching for a job, you must have a resume. However, arming yourself with a strong cold-call and personal pitch is often the best tool to launch your career — or to remedy a stalled one.

We've brought in industry veteran Wendy Kram, who's worked with Sony, Universal, HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, Lifetime and more to teach you some key factors you'll need to get past the gatekeeper. 

Testimonials

Wonderful class - simplified and helpful information that can be applied immediately for better results. The examples at the end are totally worth it. - Cate C.

One of the most generous presenters imaginable; outstanding! - Virginia Y.

Wendy was really excited to be involved which was great! - Brent B.

Very interesting and engaging. I loved it. - Jason A.

Wendy was terrific, on point, and insightful in the audience participation portion. Thanks again. - Maria L.

What You'll Learn

  • Tips and trade secrets to build a cold-call script that puts your best foot forward, makes you worth listening to, and increases your chances of piquing interest from the person you are contacting
  • How to build a personal elevator pitch that’s brief yet impactful when making cold-calls or sending queries
  • Constructing loglines that cut to the chase, avoid rambling, and come across as professional and natural
  • How to create a series of statements that are easy to deliver, engaging, and effective at getting the desired response
  • Apply your compelling logline and personal pitch in multiple scenarios: networking events, pitch meetings, treatments, bibles and queries
  • Where, how, and who to contact through cold-calls, including where to get the numbers to call
  • How to get past the gatekeepers who have been hired specifically to protect the people you are trying to call
  • Avoid novice mistakes that will kill opportunities
  • Best ways to approach managers, agents and production companies
  • Q&A with Wendy!

 

Stage 32 members will be encouraged to provide Wendy with written loglines and brief elevator pitches ahead of time, so she can use some as examples and provide live feedback. Don’t worry about trying to be perfect. That’s what this workshop is for!

About Your Instructor

Wendy Kram brings over 20 years of experience as an entertainment industry executive, consultant, and producer, developing and producing projects for Disney, Universal and Sony Studios, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, NBC, ABC, CBS and USA Networks.

Credits include "Mad Money" with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the award-winning miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" for CBS with Sam Neil, and current projects she's producing with Anonymous Content (the company responsible for "True Detective", "Mr. Robot", "The Revenant", and "Spotlight").

As the founder of L.A. FOR HIRE, an international consulting firm, clients come to Wendy for her expertise in script development and the ability to connect projects with Hollywood A-list talent and decision-makers. With longstanding industry relationships, Wendy understands buyer and creative talent needs, and has direct access to principals at the major studios, networks, streaming providers and agencies. Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranks Wendy and L.A. FOR HIRE as one of the industry’s premiere script consulting firms.

Wendy has conducted workshops and seminars at Harvard University, NYU Tisch School of Film & Television, UCLA, USC School of Cinematic Arts, among others. Additionally, Wendy has secured representation and high-six figure deals for her clients.

To learn more about Wendy Kram and L.A. FOR HIRE Consulting, you can visit http://www.la4hire.com/screenwriters.html or contact Wendy directly at wendy@la4hire.com.

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Testimonials

Wonderful class - simplified and helpful information that can be applied immediately for better results. The examples at the end are totally worth it. - Cate C.

One of the most generous presenters imaginable; outstanding! - Virginia Y.

Wendy was really excited to be involved which was great! - Brent B.

Very interesting and engaging. I loved it. - Jason A.

Wendy was terrific, on point, and insightful in the audience participation portion. Thanks again. - Maria L.

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