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We talk about what it means to be a reader for the film industry. At Hollywood Gatekeepers, we are training expert readers, and having a blast in the process!

We talk about what it means to be a reader for the film industry. At Hollywood Gatekeepers, we are training expert readers, and having a blast in the process!
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United States

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We talk about what it means to be a reader for the film industry. At Hollywood Gatekeepers, we are training expert readers, and having a blast in the process!

Language:

English

Contact:

714-267-9216


Episodes

"I Want to Quit My Day Job"

9/13/2019
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Do you want to quit your job to be a full-time artist? Are you frustrated with your current position? Today, we cover how to go about getting rid of the dreaded "day" job. We have a tool that may surprise you! Do you want to quit your job to be a full-time artist? Are you frustrated with your current position? Today, we cover how to go about getting rid of the dreaded "day" job. We have a tool that may surprise you! CLICK HERE for today's handout: Heather Roma:...

Duration:00:18:46

"What if I Hate Everything?"

9/6/2019
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At Hollywood Gatekeepers, we ask our audience to give us their questions. Today, we will dive in to answer one of our favorite questions, "What if I hate everything?" This is a question that speaks to the day in the life of a reader, but also to the day in the life of everyone. If you're finding that you are frustrated throughout your day, following along to discover how to eliminate frustration from your daily life. CLICK HERE to download a free hand out that goes with today's...

Duration:00:17:05

Vision Boards for Writers

8/31/2019
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What does it take to write a screenplay? Vision. How can you cultivate vision? Today, we will share a tool that can really help you during the dark days of facing the blank page and guide you toward creating the ultimate vision for your screenplay and your life. CLICK FOR FREE VISION BOARD HAND OUT WWW.BIZTEMPLATEBABE.COM WWW.CANVA.COM Text READER to 44222 for a free guide with more information. You can download even more handouts and watch videos...

Duration:00:17:26

Tackling Obstacles & Overwhelm

8/23/2019
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Today, we are speaking about readers as entrepreneurs. We believe artists are entrepreneurs. It is show BUSINESS, after all. Consequentially, we want to provide as many resources as possible to help readers thrive as entrepreneurs. We also have a handout so you can follow along and create your path to freedom from the obstacles that lead to overwhelm. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FREE HANDOUT! https://hollywoodgatekeepers.net/HollywoodDIY Along the way, we give you some tools and resources to...

Duration:00:23:03

The Importance of Supporting Producers

8/16/2019
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At Hollywood Gatekeepers, we talk about the reading process by breaking it down into three categories. Readers are: 1. Champions for Writers; 2. A Support System for Producers; and 3. Entrepreneurs. Today, we are going to focus on the Producer and why it’s important to provide a support system for this spectacular person! It’s an integral part of the filmmaking process. And we’ll have a little fun in the process. We are so fortunate to be working in an industry that is creative and...

Duration:00:12:12

Interview with Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Filmmaker Michelle Schumacher and D.P. Pete Villani after a screening of I'M NOT HERE.

8/9/2019
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At Hollywood Gatekeepers we talk about the reading process by breaking it down into three categories. Readers are: 1. Champions for Writers; 2. A Support System for Producers; and 3. Entrepreneurs. Today, we have a special treat. Carolyn J. Carpenter hosts a panel that took place in Santa Monica after the screening of the incredible film, I'M NOT HERE. The panel includes Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Michelle Schumacher, Director of Photography Pete Villani and Oscar-winning star, J.K....

Duration:00:43:30

Readers are Champions for Writers

8/9/2019
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At Hollywood Gatekeepers we talk about the reading process by breaking it down into three categories. Readers are: 1. Champions for Writers; 2. A Support System for Producers; and 3. Entrepreneurs. Today, we will take a deep dive into how readers are champions for writers. Readers are also writers. If you are a reader, you are a writer. We will talk about the nuances of being a reader and embracing the idea of being a writer while helping other writers. If you would like to know more...

Duration:00:14:28

Interview with Oscar winner Paul Haggis

8/1/2019
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Join us as we interview the only writer to win back to back Oscars for CRASH and MILLION DOLLAR BABY! Today we have a special treat as Carolyn interviews the only writer to receive 2 screenplays for writing IN A ROW! Join us. Special thanks to our sponsor! GetABookDeal.101.com CLICK HERE to receive a free guide about being a reader. WEBSITE FACEBOOK PAGE FACEBOOK GROUP YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINKEDIN INSTAGRAM: @Screenreaders TWITTER: @HGatekeepers

Duration:00:31:07

What is a Reader?

8/1/2019
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Now that we've introduced ourselves, we want to dive into the job of a reader. Today, we will cover the day in the life of a reader as we tackle a reader's main focus: coverage. What is coverage? Coverage is a reader's main tool and very much resembles a book report. There are many different template possibilities. We will walk you through a basic coverage template. Enjoy! Here is the link to that template, as well as other handouts and videos that answer questions about reading:...

Duration:00:11:58

000 Welcome to Hollywood Gatekeepers

8/1/2019
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Welcome to the Hollywood Gatekeepers podcast! Start here to learn how we will be talking about readers in the film industry! We are very excited to bring the job of being a reader to the forefront! Our first episode will cover what we do and why. As a reader and story analyst, I have read thousands of screenplays. Now I, along with my partner, Douglas Shaner, am training other people to become expert readers. We have three philosophies when it comes to reading screenplays. We believe...

Duration:00:16:04