“Breaking In” to Hollywood as a Screenwriter Outside the System

 Join Janice and Mitchell Peck on The Freelance Life broadcast, Wednesday
May 28, 2014 at 3:30 EST. 
Mitchell will shed some light on the often mysterious/opaque process of breaking in to Hollywood as a screenwriter outside the system by using real-life case studies of nine screenwriters who Mitchell has personally helped get represented by agents, sell their scripts to movie studios, and/or get their scripts produced by major movie studios.
Mitchell Peck

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Mitchell Peck, founder of Hollywood Embassy, is a Producer of three studio movies (and numerous studio script development deals) — all based on screenplays he developed with first-time, unrepresented writers.  For 20 years in Hollywood as a producer, he’s specialized in working with aspiring writers outside the Hollywood system – developing their scripts, and successfully guiding them into top literary agency representation, studio deals, and produced movies (click here to view Mitchell’s IMDB page)
Mitchell recently decided to open a boutique screenplay consultancy, Hollywood Embassy – to help serious, aspiring screenwriters improve their scripts professionally.
Please CLICK HERE for a link to the “About” page on Mitchell’s Hollywood Embassy website; if you scroll a quarter of the way down the page, you’ll see a piece written by Mitchell titled, “How Hollywood Embassy Began.”
For more information about Producer Mitchell Peck and his boutique screenplay consultancy, please visit HollywoodEmbassy.com.
NOTE: NAIWE members can be featured on The Freelance Life sharing ideas, success stories, book chats and more.  Contact editor@naiwe.com if you’d like to get on the list.
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What to Charge by Laurie Lewis: A Finalist in USA Best Books 2011

What to Charge by Laurie Lewis is a USA Best Books 2011 Award Finalist!

We are excited to announce that the outstanding book What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants by our Pricing Expert, Laurie Lewis, is a finalist in the USA Best Books 2011 awards.

What to Charge teaches you how to:

  • Set rates
  • Assess fees dictated by clients
  • Evaluate your pricing experiences
  • Dig for information before quoting a fee
  • Examine the pros and cons of different pricing methods
  • Keep records that will enable you to maximize your profits on future projects
  • Use the only two rules of pricing (and why following them will guarantee you pricing success)
  • Analyze your income retroactively
  • Raise your rates with little effortWhat to Charge by NAIWE Expert Laurie Lewis

We believe it’s a one-of-a-kind book, and we’re proud to offer it in the NAIWE bookstore. If you freelance and you want to boost your bottom line, this book should be on your desk!

Note to Members: Have you or your book won an award? Let us know so that we can share the good news!

Tom Copeland of Bullworthy: Member Success Story on The Freelance Life

Tom Copeland of Bullworthy & member of NAIWEAre you thinking of making the leap into full-time freelancing?

Do you struggle with the connection between your creative work and the necessity for being a competent entrepreneur?

Join us for The Freelance Life on Wednesday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. EST as we interview Tom Copeland of Bullworthy on how he’s gone from zero to “more than enough to survive” while doing something he loves. Tom will share the Top Five Things You Need To Do in Order to Make It as a Freelance Writer or Editor, and he’d love to answer any questions you’d like to ask. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Tom is a freelance writer, Web developer, and founder of Bullworthy, an online content management firm for small business. Tom’s work has been published on Equities.com, The Business Insider, The Working Writer’s Coach, and more. You can read more about him and his work at his member website, TomCopeland.naiwe.com.

Here’s the recording of Tom’s interview:

Success Story: Michelle Hill Shares Her Post-Layoff Freelancing Story

Copywriter and NAIWE member Michelle Hill was downsized early this year, which gave her the perfect opportunity to take her copywriting business full time. But how do you take a freelance career from spare-time moonlighting to a full-time income quickly enough to keep your house, car, and sanity? When I noticed that Michelle’s Facebook post about celebrating her best client week ever, I knew we had to have her on The Freelance Life to tell us how she did it.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:30 EST; 12:30 Pacific and join us for an inspiring interview at The Freelance Life on TalkShoe Online Radio.

While you’re there, you may want to listen to 7 Things Every Writer and Editor Needs in the New Economy. It will help you as you plan for 2010.

Finally, don’t forget that today (Monday, Novemeber 30) is the last day for the Thanksgiving Dues Discount for new members. Use Coupon Code 9A4DEC0 to get $27 off dues. We look forward to having you join us so that we can work  together toward your growing success.