Welcome to the July newsletter for Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc.
EVOLVING INTO SOMETHING MORE
The idea that we are all evolving or that we all have the ability to evolve to a higher consciousness is a hot topic in the media. Authors are taking us on a journey into a deeper awareness of ourselves. Lecturers are covering concepts like how to find joy and true happiness and how to help us lead a more authentic life. We are learning the lesson that all the answers lie within. We are discovering the beauty of looking inside ourselves instead of externally for our happiness. The concept of being able to find real fulfillment inside is a gift. It makes you feel all your prior hard knocks in life happened for a reason -- to move you toward something greater. It seems that people of all ages are moving into this place of awareness. I question what the key is to evolve to this place since we all seem to arrive at different ages and points in our lives.
For more, go to my BLOG.
My Past Blogs for The Huffington Post
UPCOMING SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR WRITING PROGRAMS AND COMPETITIONS
FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE - Accepting submissions Fall of 2012
NHMC LATIN WRITER'S PROGRAM - Accepting submissions in Fall of 2012
NICKELODEON WRITING PROGRAM
INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK(IFP) - is now accepting submissions.
PREMIUM STORY SUBSCRIPTION
I am offering a new Premium Story Subscription. What if you could get feedback on your ideas ever month? This subscription was designed to get you into a daily writing practice. It is $22.95 a month.
- Monthly, One 15-minute story pitch -or- review of a 1-2 page pitch document.
- Monthly, Up to 5 story questions.
- Weekly writing tips
- Monthly, review 2-3 log lines.
- Weekly writing exercises to keep you in a daily practice.
- Monthly top podcast tips on writing
- 10% off all products, 10% off all Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc. privately produced events
- "A Day In The Life Of A Consultant" password-protected area within blog, updated weekly. These entries will reflect story and business tips.
UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/CLASSES
STORYWISE PILOT TELESEMINAR: ELEVATING, REWRITING AND SETTING FOUNDATION
August 20, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. PST (on the phone and the web)
As a result of having so many requests for another Storywise Pilot Teleseminar, I am going to do a 2-week teleseminar on elevating, rewriting and setting the foundation for your TV pilot script.
We will go over the information about writing a TV Pilot, review the scripts of the writers participating at Level 3 and then we work on pitch documents for those participating at Level 2. There will be a private Facebook group for this class. Press here to see a YouTube video explaining how it will work.
There will be four levels for this teleseminar as well. Press here for information.
If you have taken my Storywise Pilot Teleseminar in the past, you will get a 10% discount.
TV WRITERS' SUMMIT - LONDON (Date TBD)
The TV Writers' Summit brings together the four top speakers in the world on the art and craft of television writing - Chad Gervich, Ellen Sandler, Troy DeVolld and Jen Grisanti.
Over two intense days, these four master teachers will provide you an unmatched depth and understanding of writing, story and producing all genres of TV (whether you're writing a Comedy, Drama or working on a Reality idea) that is ideal for TV writers, producers and creative executives.
CHICAGO SCREENWRITERS NETWORK
August 5, 2012 (I will be at the UFVA so I will be in Chicago from 8/4 - 8/12)
August 8, 2012 THE FUTURE OF STORY - CHICAGO
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at The Holiday Inn & Suites - Downtown Chicago
August 10, 2012 FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS - CHICAGO(There will also be a FND in LA on 8/3)
Felinia Bar - Radisson Blue Aqua 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2012 TELEVISION WRITER'S STUDIO
September 15-17, September 22-25 (Melbourne & Sydney)
THE SCREENWRITERS WORLD CONFERENCE - October 19-21
Hit this link to see the new brochure for my company. You can forward this brochure to anyone that is interested in working with me and they will get 10% off their first consult.
NEW VIDEO BLOG SERIES ON YOUTUBE - "A Day In The Life Of A Story Consultant"
Video Blog #1 - This blog is about the "B" side of the "A" story
Video Blog #2- This blog is about external stakes as it connects to some of the Oscar nominated films.
Video Blog #3 - In this blog I talk about moving from ego to spirit to the philosophical part of story.
Video Blog #4(Part I) In this video, I discuss how to write a "Log Line For Your Life".
Video Blog #4 (Part II) In this video, I discuss how to write a pitch document.
Video Blog #5 - In this video, I give more information on how my Storywise Teleseminar works.
The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive
by Brendon Burchard by Free Press
Hardcover ~ Release Date: 2012-05-15
List Price: $26.00
Our Price: $12.09
This book is written by one of my favorite authors, Brendon Burchard. His last book MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER was at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List.
Brendon is having an upcoming event called The Experts Academy in San Jose September 6-9.
STORY LINE: FINDING GOLD IN YOUR LIFE STORY
by Jennifer Grisanti by Michael Wiese Productions
Recent Review - "I read every screenwriting book I come across and can say without a doubt that Jennifer's is one of the best. I'm a produced tv and feature writer and wish I had had the wisdom contained in "Story Line" to use in my early projects...."
REVIEWS POSTED ON AMAZON.COM STORY LINE is now available on Kindle.
TV WRITING TOOL KIT: HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT THAT SELLS
TV WRITING TOOL KIT: HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT THAT SELLS
by Jen Grisanti
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2011-02-28
List Price: $9.99
"This workbook is the perfect companion to any writer seeking to improve their craft. Whether just beginning or trying to move to the next level. Her book is packed with information to help you mold the story you're trying to tell. She lays everything out in an easy to follow roadmap. You simply need to put in the work."
Storywise: Story Tools - Promo on YouTube
They are now available at The Writers Store as downloads and hard copies.
All my products are available at The Writers Store as downloads and hard copies.
FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS
I will be co-hosting Friday Night Drinks now with Melessa Sargent and Scriptwriters Network.
The next one is on Friday, August 3, 2012. The location is TBD. You can check my Events & Seminars page during the next week.
My new podcasts include;
My new podcasts include; Nikki Toscano (Revenge), Liz Friedman (House) and Wes Nickerson (House of LIes, Entourage) Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones, Great Hope Springs - upcoming feature), Katherine Fugate (New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Army Wives) and Lawrence Meyers (Crossing Jordan, author - "Inside the TV Writer's Room)
You can listen to all my podcasts on my website or iTunes.
EVENTS AROUND TOWN
The Writers Guild Foundation(Schedule of events)
WRITING FOR TELEVISION 2012- July 21, 2012
WRITERS ON GENRE SERIES
Writers Guild Events, West (Schedule)
21-Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak Chopra
You do this on the web. It is a phenomenal experience! I highly, highly recommend it.
Jeff Melvoin - On the WGAW Showrunner Training Program
- A cure for blocked screenwritersArchetypes in LiteratureArchetypal Character - Television Tropes & Idioms
Oscar Nominated Scripts
FIG & OLIVE - 8490 Melrose Place
I love this place. I highly recommend the Scallop appetizer, the Stripped Bass and the dessert, Tropezienne, was one of the best that I've ever had.
Story = Dilemma (establishment of wound) = external goal that stems from dilemma = first action taken in pursuit of the goal = first obstacle (external & Internal) = escalation of stakes (external & internal) = second action taken = second obstacle (external & or internal) = escalation of stakes (external & or internal) = third action taken = "all is lost" moment = escalation of stakes (external & internal) = action taken = resolution.
If you are interested in knowing how I work with writers, check out my new PROPOSALS.
If you have an interest in how my business works, you will want to watch this promo video produced by Superneato Productions.
Isaac Gonzalez - For being a finalist in the FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest