What we're about
Upcoming events (3)
Writers, Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Performers benefit from networking with peers who share their vision and who are working hard on building their own careers. We help one another find gigs, new ways to reach audiences, new ways to package and sell our work, and we encourage one another to remain proactive in the pursuit of our goals. I enjoy meeting other creatives at informal Happy Hour events on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. If you'd like to hang out with me and ~20 other like minded friendly pros on this date just click this link to let me know you'll be there https://gumroad.com/l/PRVGn/v3xmw71
Most indie Producers and Screenwriters don’t really understand the method by which most actors bring great characters to life. Without this information it’s almost impossible to ensure that scenes in a script can be played, or that characters have an arc. It’s also almost impossible to give an actor struggling to present a character as you want to see them, the information they need to become who you want them to be. Attending this face-to-face workshop (in Hollywood near the Sunset Strip) will deliver a variety of skills and insights you can put to use as a producer and screenwriter. To get full details and the location for this educational and transformative event, sign up here https://gumroad.com/l/WHeRq This event will sell out, so if you want to attend sign up soon.
To attend this face-to-face workshop delivered by Dr. Sklyer Fontana and Writer/Producer Robin Hutton, sign up at http://bit.ly/2QLjO8D for $25 or pay $30 at the door. Understand How to Write a Story People Will Love! This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their writing by applying powerful principles from psychology. You will learn about the nine key elements found in every great story which are always missing from stories that do not succeed. These writing secrets are based on proven research and techniques developed by Tom Laughlin, a renowned filmmaker skilled in Jungian psychology and Robin Hutton, his co-writer and the co-presenter of the workshop. Writing and the creative process can be viewed as a hero’s journey. You as the writer are on a parallel journey with your protagonist. We explore how to help writers navigate the journey and align your story with how the psyche is wired to respond to story. If want to take your writing to the next level, you need to understand how to apply these principles from psychology to navigate the creative process and weave essential ingredients into your work. Many writers use personal material for creative fodder, but it is also important to write in a way that stirs up powerful emotions in others in order to create a powerful and rewarding experience in readers and audiences. In this two-hour adventure you will find: A safe, supportive creative community where you’ll be surrounded by others who also want to show up, write consistently, and take their work to the next level. You will learn: How to understand the creative process better and develop your unique story idea(s). “Rules” of the craft that inspire your creative process and stimulate your imagination. How to get in touch with yours and the audience's emotional psyche and write from a deeper more engaged place. A process to increase your inspiration and exercises based on C. G. Jung's 'dangerous method,' active imagination to call on your imagination, creativity and intuitive impulses for inspiration. How to improve your writing confidence and productivity. New tools for releasing excessive self-criticism, jealousy and fears that cause anxiety and stop you from writing. Your Guides Robin Hutton: Robin has spent her adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business. She was the writing and producing partner of independent filmmaker Tom Laughlin (the legend of Billy Jack fame) for over thirty years until his death in 2013. She was the co-author along with Laughlin of 9 Indispensable Ingredients – writing ingredients that are always present in every hit film, TV show, play and novel, and what is always absent in failures. Her book Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse, was a New York Times bestseller, as well as the 2015 Equine Book of the Year, and the 2016 Gold Medal winner from Military Writers Society of America. Her new book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II, that promises to be equally as successful as Sgt. Reckless. Skyler Madison Fontana, PhD: Since 2000 Skyler Madison has been coaching thousands of people break unwanted habits. Skyler is a certified hypnotherapist, meditation teacher, life and creativity coach. Skyler facilitates workshops and writes on how to dial up the muse, write from your personal psychology, helps people to express their uniqueness and find their creative side by writing their stories. Skyler has a PhD in Jungian & Archetypal Psychology and did her dissertation on how to use Jung’s method, active imagination to unblock your creativity. She has written the book The Creative Writer’s Way based on her dissertation that is the foundation for this workshop. Skyler also assists Joe Fontana, her husband to find and develop stories for film and TV.