How to Secure a Long and Successful Career in Today's Entertainment Industry

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Chris Moore

Webinar hosted by: Chris Moore

Producer (Manchester By the Sea, Good Will Hunting, American Pie)

Chris Moore is an Oscar-Nominated producer responsible for such films as Good Will Hunting, Manchester By The Sea, American Pie and Television shows such as Project Greenlight, The Chair and much, much more. Chris also serves on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America. His impressive career spans decades on over 40 projects. As the co-creator of Project Greenlight with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey. Chris began his career dedicating his life to creative pursuits and continues to do so to this day. Moore graduated from Harvard University and began his career working at USA Network and as a talent agent. Full Bio »

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Chris Moore has done and seen it all. During a career spanning over 30 years, Chris has produced films that have had multiple Oscar nominations and wins such as Good Will Hunting and Manchester by the Sea, to studio blockbusters like American Pie and The Adjustment Bureau, to independent darlings such as Waiting, to creating and starring in the critically acclaimed industry television shows Project Greenlight alongside Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and The Chair. One of the secrets of Chris' longevity in the business is a full understanding of the business. He's as plugged in as they come and he knows how to adjust quickly, swiftly, and successfully as the landscape changes - which seems to happen on a daily basis these days. Most importantly, Chris is known in the industry as a take-no-prisoners, no bullshit guy. He tells it like it is and pulls no punches, which, in this business, is welcome and refreshing. And now he's here exclusively for Stage 32 to teach you how to build a lasting career in today's entertainment industry.

With the evolution of the industry causing dramatic shifts in the way you create and consume content (film, television, digital) and more content being created, bought, sold, screened, broadcast and streamed than ever before, there are more and more opportunities are being presented for a creative career. But you have to know where to look, how to position yourself, how to best present yourself and show that you have a complete understanding of where the industry is headed and how you can add significant value. 

Chris will discuss the current state and the shifts in the market to help you make educated decisions on the path you should take with your career in the industry to not only assure success, but satisfy the lifestyle you desire. He will also discuss where he believes the future is headed so you can be ahead of the curve in making the right decisions for you and your career. Then, Chris will make the proceedings interactive, workshopping with select attendees and discussing primary and alternative paths for their wants and goals.

Some examples: For filmmakers having trouble gaining traction, Chris will go over alternative ways you can break in and gain your footing. For screenwriters who have been at it a long time and haven’t gotten their break, Chris will discuss alternatives and lifestyle choices for the current industry. For cinematographers (or other creatives) looking to move from digital shorts to streaming TV, Chris will present a path and strategies to make it happen? 


This is a no nonsense, detailed filled, strategy packed session designed to help ALL creatives and professionals!


"Undoubtably, my favorite Stage 32 webinar yet, and that's saying something. Wow, was this a welcome kick in the ass. I love Chris' style, passion, and energy. Obviously, his experience and success speaks for itself, but as a teacher, he's a master. This was a huge land for Stage 32. I hope you bring him back again!"

- Ronnie W.

"I like the way Chris organized all the changes in entertainment so it was easy to understand. It's overwhelming trying to figure it out and I appreciated Chris taking the time to explain it. I also appreciated the workshopping advice. Thank you Chris."

- Marisa S.

"The brutal truth how Hollywood operates was eye opening, but it's best that I'm aware as I try to find my place."

- Wolf O.

"Chris Moore is a hero. He saved me from my doubts."

- Julia C.


What You'll Learn

Exploring the Current Shift of the Entertainment Industry

  • Current Changes and Re-Ordering of the Power Players
  • Creation of Intellectual Property
  • Delivery of Content (Film, TV & Digital) to Consumers
  • OTT
  • Mobile Platforms
  • Social Media
  • Promotional Tools
  • Who Has the Execution Money?
  • Who Has the Marketing Money?

How You Can Find a Career To Fit In

  • Why are You Doing This?
  • What is the Lifestyle You Intend to Have?
  • What is Your Career Path?
  • Options to Break in as Talent
  • Options to Break in with a Business Career

Career Analysis & Advice

Chris talks with several Stage 32 members and does a cold hard look at their current careers and gives advice to help move the needle. You can take this workshopping and apply it to your own career. Chris analyzes and gives advice to:

  • A screenwriter who has received accolades looking to break in
  • A filmmaker creating shorter formats as proof of concepts
  • A producer looking to work with more established producers 
  • An actress looking to get herself noticed

Q&A with Chris



About Your Instructor

Chris Moore is an Oscar-Nominated producer responsible for such films as Good Will Hunting, Manchester By The Sea, American Pie and Television shows such as Project Greenlight, The Chair and much, much more. Chris also serves on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America.

His impressive career spans decades on over 40 projects. As the co-creator of Project Greenlight with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey. Chris began his career dedicating his life to creative pursuits and continues to do so to this day.

Moore graduated from Harvard University and began his career working at USA Network and as a talent agent.


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Awesome webinar, Chris! Thanks for your honesty!! - Lisa B.

Fantastic! - C. Harris L.

Excellent - some helpful info up front, and awesome to have personalized workshopping with Chris. - Cate C.

Amazing seminar… - Robert M.

I totally appreciated Chris's down-to-Earth, honest point of view. - E.K. S.

I like the way Chris organized all the changes in entertainment so it was easy to understand. It's overwhelming trying to figure it out and I appreciated Chris taking the time to explain it. I also appreciated the workshopping advice. Thank you Chris. - Marisa S.

The brutal truth how Hollywood operates was eye opening, but it's best that I'm aware as I try to find my place. - Wolf O.

I like the sincerity he showed. Stories always set a better example. Great experience. - Marc J.

I learned about Hollywood from an accomplished person—I hope to see others and get more perspectives too. - Chantel L.


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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

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