The Pitch Tank with Carolyn Carpenter

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The Pitch Tank

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Carolyn Carpenter. Carolyn J Carpenter is a story analyst, producer and writer. As a writer, her most recent feature film as a co-writer stars Oscar-winner JK Simmons and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. She is currently developing an animated rock opera, co-written with the composer of High School Musical. Carolyn is also the Founder/CEO of Hollywood Gatekeepers and has served as a founding producer of Neo Ensemble Theatre, Associate Producer of Alternative Repertory Theatre, and the founder/creator of the award-winning mega-hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House. Carolyn has served as a story analyst for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN, YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, SKULL ISLAND, TAMMY, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network and the CBS Diversity Program, among others. Within Hollywood Gatekeepers, Carolyn has interviewed guests such as two-time Oscar Winner, Paul Haggis (MILLION DOLLAR BABY), Executives from the Austin Film Festival and Stage 32, Oscar Winner Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Oscar nominee Jeff Arch (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE), among others. She has been a guest speaker/moderator on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association, the Writer’s Network, Assisteens, Midsummer Scream, Northridge Writer's Program, Selling to Hollywood, and podcasts such as Mindset by Design, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, and My Haunt Life, among others. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Carolyn Carpenter.

Carolyn J Carpenter is a story analyst, producer and writer. As a writer, her most recent feature film as a co-writer stars Oscar-winner JK Simmons and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. She is currently developing an animated rock opera, co-written with the composer of High School Musical. Carolyn is also the Founder/CEO of Hollywood Gatekeepers and has served as a founding producer of Neo Ensemble Theatre, Associate Producer of Alternative Repertory Theatre, and the founder/creator of the award-winning mega-hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House.

Carolyn has served as a story analyst for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN, YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, SKULL ISLAND, TAMMY, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network and the CBS Diversity Program, among others. Within Hollywood Gatekeepers, Carolyn has interviewed guests such as two-time Oscar Winner, Paul Haggis (MILLION DOLLAR BABY), Executives from the Austin Film Festival and Stage 32, Oscar Winner Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Oscar nominee Jeff Arch (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE), among others.

She has been a guest speaker/moderator on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association, the Writer’s Network, Assisteens, Midsummer Scream, Northridge Writer's Program, Selling to Hollywood, and podcasts such as Mindset by Design, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, and My Haunt Life, among others.

What You'll Learn

All levels of filmmakers (advanced, intermediate and beginner) looking to learn how the inciting incident sets the tone for the entire story and influences the overall narrative arc.

All levels of screenwriters (advanced, intermediate and beginner) looking to sharpen their storytelling skills and understand the importance of a strong inciting incident in a screenplay would benefit from this class.

Producers who want to better understand how to understand the impact of a strong inciting incident on the success of a project.

Actors who want to take control of their careers by learning how to develop a screenplay.

About Your Instructor

We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Carolyn Carpenter.

Carolyn J Carpenter is a story analyst, producer and writer. As a writer, her most recent feature film as a co-writer stars Oscar-winner JK Simmons and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. She is currently developing an animated rock opera, co-written with the composer of High School Musical. Carolyn is also the Founder/CEO of Hollywood Gatekeepers and has served as a founding producer of Neo Ensemble Theatre, Associate Producer of Alternative Repertory Theatre, and the founder/creator of the award-winning mega-hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House.

Carolyn has served as a story analyst for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN, YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, SKULL ISLAND, TAMMY, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network and the CBS Diversity Program, among others. Within Hollywood Gatekeepers, Carolyn has interviewed guests such as two-time Oscar Winner, Paul Haggis (MILLION DOLLAR BABY), Executives from the Austin Film Festival and Stage 32, Oscar Winner Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Oscar nominee Jeff Arch (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE), among others.

She has been a guest speaker/moderator on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association, the Writer’s Network, Assisteens, Midsummer Scream, Northridge Writer's Program, Selling to Hollywood, and podcasts such as Mindset by Design, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, and My Haunt Life, among others.

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