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Networking Your Way to Success in Hollywood™ with Sandra Lord

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)

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  Live Webinar  with Entertainment Strategist & Networking Specialist Sandra Lord
An Online Event Brought
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Creative Career Strategies:
Networking & Strategizing Your Way
to Success in Hollywood


“After having spent their time writing and re-writing scripts, many writers are not adequately prepared for the practicalities of the business of the entertainment world. Too often writers sit back and expect to be discovered, oblivious to the fact that they can, in very real ways, take charge of their career direction and expedite the process to success -- while they are writing the next Hollywood Blockbuster.”

One of the keys to unlocking and managing a successful career in the entertainment industry is excellent interpersonal as well as professional skills.  “The barriers to entry in the tightly knit entertainment industry are so great, aside from having talent, networking is arguably the next most important skill one must cultivate in a town that thrives on nepotism.” Business relationships and connections are essential to long-term success in the often exclusionary, highly competitive entertainment industry. Fortunately, the principles for making and sustaining valuable connections can be learned.

The strategies taught here can be applied to ANY field in which one is looking to enter or advance but are especially helpful to screenwriters. This course teaches practical, career-enhancing tools to help participants strategize, network effectively, and navigate through the entertainment industry; prepares them for contact with industry professionals, and familiarizes them with the realities of advancing as a screenwriter. The overall goal of the webinar is to help participants take charge of their career direction, propel their screenwriting careers to the next level, and to ensure that they have the skills and strategies to sustain it successfully.

This webinar pro-actively teaches participants a practical approach to creating a career plan and building their own network of people who can serve as resources for getting hired or selling projects and will help even the most skilled professional advance to the next plateau.

Topics include:

  • create a career plan that calls them to action and accountability, with a detailed step-by step strategy to achieve their goals
  • network effectively
  • expand their circle of connections
  • create a “hit list” of people to target with whom they would like to build a relationship
  • develop a powerful 15 second introductory networking, phone, or sales pitch
  • cold call industry professionals and others regarding career opportunities and/or projects
  • develop professional grade materials – cover letters, query letters, business cards, resumes, bios, etc.
  • combat shyness and self-defeating behaviors
  • and so much more!

As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask a entertainment industry networking professional what you need to know about making connections and getting your work in the right hands.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out what Sandra Lord has learned about the art of networking, and how you can use her knowledge to further your career.

Register now to ensure your spot at the live webinar event for only $29. You will receive an email with instructions on attending this event.

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 15 to 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Sandra live. These questions will be chosen at random. You may also submit questions in advance to attention Sandra Lord Questions. These submissions will be considered for the Q&A as well.

If you miss the scheduled time, you will receive an email the morning after the event has closed with a link to watch the video at your convenience.

Register now and spend some quality time with Sandra Lord, courtesy of the leading software for screenwriters in the business, Final Draft.

About Sandra Lord:

SANDRA LORD is a multi-talented, multi-faceted personality who hails from the British West Indies. She is a key figure in facilitating access and connections in Hollywood and is known for her ingenious strategies, networking ideas, events and opportunities. Highly respected by her peers, she is a producer of award-winning networking and other events that have attracted the support and sponsorship of Hollywood studios, executives, celebrities and corporations.

Producer, Award-winning Events: Ms. Lord is the founder, producer and host of the popular, award-winning, monthly Hollywood Networking Breakfast®, (Best Networking Event in L.A.), which she founded on the Paramount Studios Lot in 1993 as a means to providing opportunities for industry professionals and emerging talent. For the last 19 years the event has hosted Academy®, Golden Globe, Peabody and Emmy® Award winners and nominees, as well as top Hollywood Studio Heads and Production Company Heads, such as: on Meyer, Head of Universal Studios; Mark Sourian & Christine Birch, Heads, DreamWorks -- Production & Marketing, respectively, Nancy Utley, Head, Fox Searchlight (Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Little Miss Sunshine);  Bill Abbott, Head, Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movie Channel; Tony Safford, Head Worldwide Acquisitions, 20th Century Fox, Paula Wagner, Partner to Tom Cruise, Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Won't Back Down, The Notebook, Chronicles of Narnia, Rainman), Anthony Zuiker (creator, CSI franchise), David E. Kelley, John Singleton, Debra Martin Chase, Ashok Amritraj, Laura Ziskin, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall,  Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, John Lee Hancock, Reuben Cannon, Simon Kinberg, Lynda Obst, Stan Lee, Henry Winkler,  Richard Gladstein, Wes Craven, George Tillman & Bob Teitel, Greg Berlanti, Jeremy Zimmer,  among many, many others.

Master Strategist & Networking Specialist: Through CREATIVE BUSINESS & CAREER STRATEGIES (CCS), she strategizes and guides the careers, projects and businesses of clients at various levels in entertainment, sports and corporate -- some of whom have described her services as “life-changing.” Ms. Lord helps clients develop a unique action plan for success designed to take control of their professional pursuits, closely strategizes with them on how to implement that plan, teaches how to utilize the tricks of the trade, and shows them how to create and expand their own network of access, opportunity and success. She is also known for her extraordinary commitment to fostering esteem, confidence, and self-empowerment and inspiring others to accomplish their goals, adding the title, “motivational speaker” to her credits. She regularly speaks on the lecture circuit and has “presented” at USC, CSUN, University of Miami Alumni Association, Final Draft’s Scriptwriters Showcase, Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC), Great American Pitchfest, Azusa Pacific University, Association of Independent Feature Film Producers, among others. She currently teaches a course on networking and career strategy at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC).

Sandra Lord grew up as a celebrity in the Caribbean, where she started a singing career at the tender age of 3. She went on to perform at some world famous venues, such as New York’s Madison Square Garden, London’s Hammersmith Palais, Montreal’s Verdun Auditorium. She achieved a #1 record on the New York charts, as well as many hits in the Caribbean.Since retiring from performing, Lord has made her foray into the film and television industries and has gone on to develop, write, produce and host projects and events from her California base.

About Online Webinars:

This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete.

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Refund Policy: If technical difficulties are experienced or speakers are unable to attend or must be rescheduled, refunds will be issued only in the form of admission to a future event of your choice.



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