CREATIVE EXEC CUPID: LEARNING TO PLAY WITH POWER BROKERS
Creative Execs, gatekeepers of the development world, are a rare breed and as a screenwriter, it’s your job to woo them. In this one day class, Disney Creative Exec Maggie Malone will show you how. She’ll teach you how to handle the dreaded notes meeting and work well with creative execs. Maggie will also cover the do’s and don’ts of giving pitches and following up. She’ll share the inner workings of the exec mind as well as ways to maximize your success. By the end of the class, you’ll walk away with a plan for getting your dream projects made and a new understanding of the development process.
About Maggie Malone:
Maggie Malone is a Director of Creative Development at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she has worked on such films as “Tangled”, “Tinker Bell” and the upcoming release “Wreck-It Ralph”. As Director of Development for Gary Ross’s company at Universal, Maggie worked on “The Tale of Despereaux” and conducted script research for “Seabiscuit”. Maggie has a background in television production and development, and has worked as a reader for William Morris, Showtime and ABC. She began her career in literary development in off-Broadway theater, and holds a BA from Yale and an MFA from UCLA in Screenwriting.
About Writing Pad:
Writing Pad is a Los Angeles based school that offers writing classes and retreats in genres ranging from fiction to screenwriting to blog writing. Our classes combine top notch instruction with in-class improvisational writing exercises and tasty snacks in an intimate, laid-back environment. Writing Pad has been profiled in Daily Candy, KNBC’s “Your LA” show, LA Weekly, and on NPR and has been in operation for over six years.
About NextSpace Labs:
The classroom of the future is here. “NextSpace Labs” are short, affordable courses on a wide range of topics for the entrepreneur, freelancer and small business owner. Expand your knowledge and polish your skills right here in our inspiring coworking space. You can come early or stay late to work alongside some of today’s most innovative professionals.