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An Insider's Look at the Family Entertainment Market for Children's Book Writers

Hello Fellow Scribblers!

I am very pleased to announce that o n August 24th, 2011 Wednesday Night 7pm-9pm, 

two of the top screenwriting consultants in Hollywood have agreed to give us an insider's look into the family entertainment market. 

This is a great opportunity for us writers to figure out what writing projects will sell in today's market, and how to make our books more marketable.  

The best part is that this event is FREE!


If you're interested in buying copies of their amazing books (I have all their books & they have been incredibly helpful in my own writing), you simply HAVE TO EMAIL ME THE TITLE OF THE BOOK/BOOKS YOU WISH TO ORDER  AS SOON AS YOU RSVP FOR THE EVENT ([masked]).

That way, I can let the authors know how many copies they need to bring  & you can have them signed by the authors after their talk. 

These are the titles of their books:  They are each selling cheaper, as the authors are not charging for sales tax or shipping expenses.

THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME:  A Hollywood Insider's Look At Getting Your Script Sold & Produced by Kathie Fong Yoneda ISBN:  [masked]   $20

SYMBOLS IMAGES CODES:  The Secret Language of Meaning in Film, TV, Games & Visual Media by Pamela Jaye Smith  ISBN:  [masked]   $23

THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE: Creating Great Villains & Dangerous Situations by Pamela Jaye Smith  ISBN:   [masked]   $20

INNER DRIVES:  How to Write and Creat Characters Using The Eight Classic Centers of Motivation by Pamela Jaye Smith  ISBN: [masked]  $20


Whether your project is a book, a graphic novel, a game, or a script for film or television, former Disney exec  Kathie Fong Yoneda will give you an inside peek at how family projects are acquired.  She will touch on such areas as:

·        What is the family entertainment market?

·        What kinds of projects attract a buyer?

·        How can a writer get his/her work noticed?

Kathie Fong Yoneda is a former development exec who has worked at such studios as Disney, Paramount, MGM, 20 thCentury Fox and Universal, specializing in live action, animation and both film & television projects. She conducts workshops worldwide and is the author of THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME (2 nd edition) and teaches an online class on PITCH & PRESENTATION for Writers University ( She also co-exec produced the cable series BEYOND THE BREAK for Teen Nick.


Too many stories for young people, whether on screen or on the page, lack the core requirement for a great tale – an appropriate, believable antagonist and real challenges for the protagonist. The oldest and longest-lasting stories for kids access the universal truths of life, while presenting them in memorable symbolism and engaging imagery. You can do this, too.  Pamela Jaye Smith offers insights on how to use:

  • The 3 levels of the Dark Side
  • The 10 Aspects of Opposition and how to select the best ones for your story
  • The 3 categories of Symbolism and how to coordinate your imagery

Pamela Jaye Smith is a writer, international consultant and speaker, and award-winning producer-director with over 30 years in the media industry, from feature films to music videos, commercials to documentaries. She is the author of INNER DRIVES, THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE, BEYOND THE HERO’S JOURNEY, and  SYMBOLS.IMAGES.CODES: The Secret Language of Meaning in Media. As well as in-person classes here and abroad, Pamela teaches online on Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols for a number of venues. She is the founder of  MYTHWORKS and co-founder of the Alpha Babe Academy.

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  • Lucy R.

    Wonderful and insightful information was given. Another terrific meetup!

    August 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. Thank you Nutschell for putting it all together.

    August 25, 2011

  • Katherine G.

    Wonderful informative classy speakers. Thanks for going to the trouble of getting them!

    August 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    An illuminating offering from two generously-spirited writing consultants who teamed together to provide a helpful presentation on facets of their expertise in the entertainment industry and also how to deepen storytelling into Art.

    August 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea and execution by Nutschell! I had a great time and the talk reinforced some of the principles that we sometimes lose sight of in our work.

    August 25, 2011

  • Nutschell Anne W.

    Speakers were fabulous! They definitely gave us tons of useful information and were very good about answering all our questions. What a great session! Thanks to Lena for setting up the room, Lucy and Tiffani for helping out with registration and to Jeff for bringing the coffee. And great thanks to our wonderful speakers for sharing their time and knowledge!

    August 25, 2011

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