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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO SCREENREADERS INSIDER TRACK!

    • Hello!

  • 2

    START HERE!

    • Join the Private "Hollywood Screenreaders" Facebook Group

    • Tips For Success

    • Your 5 Step Path - AKA "The Screenreader Walk of Fame! "

    • Tutorials

  • 3

    FAQ!

    • Frequently asked questions! Additional Tutorials

    • Leave your question here and we will add it to the list with an answer :)

  • 4

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  • 5

    YOUR REVIEWS OF THE SCREENREADER COURSE

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  • 6

    QUICK START: PHASE ONE, ACT I - Story Analysis (Part 1)

    • QUICK START: 1. Phase One, Act I Video - Script Analysis Basics Video

    • QUICK START: 2. Phase One Act One Audio Version

    • QUICK START: 3. Phase One, Act I - Review

    • QUICK START: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY script

    • QUICK START: 4. WIZARD OF OZ Script

    • QUICK START: 5. Phase One, Act I Movie Moments Exercise

    • QUICK START: 6. Phase One, Act I Plot Point Review Exercise

    • QUICK START: 7. Phase One, Act I WIZARD OF OZ Structure

    • WIZARD OF OZ STORY story structure answer sheet

    • QUICK START: My Brilliant Notepad

    • QUICK START: 8. Phase One, Act I Quiz

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    PHASE ONE, ACT II - Story Analysis (Part 2)

    • YOUR SCREENREADER RESOURCE LINK!

    • 9. Phase One, Act II Video - Story Elements Video

    • Phase One Act II Audio Version

    • 11. Phase One, Act II Review

    • 12. Phase One, Act II Story Elements Exercise

    • 13. Phase One, Act II Quiz

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    PHASE ONE, ACT III - Dialogue and Other Story Elements

    • 14. Phase One, Act III Video - Dialogue

    • Phase One Act III Audio Version

    • 16. Phase One, Act III Review

    • 17. Phase One, Act III, 50 Movie Lines Exercise

    • 18. Phase One, Act III, Subtext Examples Exercise

    • 19. Phase One, Act III Dialogue Exchange Exercise

    • 20. Phase One, Act III Iconic Dialogue Examples Exercise

    • 21. Phase One, Act III Quiz

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    PHASE TWO, ACT I - Breaking Down a Character

    • 22. Phase Two, Act I Video

    • Phase Two Act I Audio Version

    • 24. Phase Two, Act I Review

    • 25. Phase Two, Act I Mannerisms Exercise

    • 26. Phase Two, Act I Character Questions Exercise Worksheet

    • 27. Foreign Languages in Films

    • 28. Phase Two, Act I Quiz

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    PHASE TWO, ACT II - The Coverage

    • HEADS UP!

    • Coverage Sample CheckList - Review Before Submitting a Coverage

    • 29. Phase Two, Act II Video

    • Phase Two Act 2 Audio Version

    • 31. Phase Two, Act II Review

    • 32. Phase Two, Act II Blank Coverage Template #1

    • 33. Phase Two, Act II Blank Coverage Template #2

    • 34. Phase Two, Act II Blank Coverage Template #3

    • 35. Phase Two, Act II - Blank Coverage Template #4

    • 36. Phase Two, Act II - Editable Coverage Templates - All

    • 37. Phase Two, Act II - However/Although Exercise

    • 38. Phase Two, Act II - Coverage Comments Swipe File

    • 39. Phase Two, Act II - Plot Point Brevity Rewrite

    • 40. Phase Two, Act II - Rewrite Rewrite Rewrite

    • 41. Phase Two, Act II - About Style and Substance

    • Screenreader Template - USE THIS FOR YOUR COVERAGES

    • 42. Phase Two, Act II - Coverage Quiz

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    PHASE TWO ACT II - COVERAGES - SECTION BY SECTION

    • DID YOU SEE THE HEADS UP? HERE IT IS AGAIN :)

    • 43. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Breakdown

    • Phase Two Coverage Breakdown Audio Version

    • 51. Tutorial - Writing a Coverage

    • 45. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Header

    • 46. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Grid

    • 47. Phase Two, Act II - Loglines Exercise

    • 48. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Synopsis

    • 49. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Comments

    • 50. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Summary Evaluation

    • Coverage Sample CheckList - Review Before Submitting a Coverage

    • Phase Two Act II Coverage Details

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    PHASE TWO, ACT II - COVERAGE SAMPLES

    • Screenreader Template (editable)

    • 53. A word about these samples

    • 54. TITANIC coverage

    • 55. CoverageSample#1

    • 56. Coverage Sample #2 How Not to Write a Coverage

    • 57. Coverage Sample #3

    • 58. Coverage Sample #4

    • 59. Coverage Sample #5

    • 60. Carolyn's BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA Coverage

    • Coverage Sample CheckList

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    PHASE TWO ACT II - BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA ASSIGNMENT FOR COVERAGES

    • BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA - David St James

    • Carolyn's BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA Coverage

    • Coverage Sample CheckList - Review Before Submitting a Coverage

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    PHASE TWO, ACT II - STUDENT COVERAGE SAMPLES

    • ABOUT THESE COVERAGE SAMPLES

    • Leah Singerman Betty Bugs Coverage

    • K Singh Return to Positano Coverage

    • Robin Hutton Grievances Coverage

    • Marta Boulden Betty Bugs Coverage

    • Phil Hynes King Arthur Coverage

    • Robin Hutton Jump Coverage

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    PHASE TWO, ACT III - Casting, Marketability and Budgets

    • 61. Phase Two, Act III Video

    • Phase Two Act III Audio Version

    • 63. Phase Two, Act III Review

    • 64. Phase Two, Act III Casting Director Exercise

    • 65. Phase Two, Act III Show Me The Money Exercise

    • 66. Phase Two, Act III Sample Film Budget

    • 67. Phase Two, Act III Casting, Marketability and Budgets Quiz

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    PHASE THREE ACT I - Becoming An Insider

    • 68. Phase Three, Act I - Scripts and Clients Video

    • Phase Three Act I Audio Version

    • 70. Phase Three, Act 1 Review

    • 71. Phase Three, Act I - Path of a Script = Job Opportunities

    • 72. Phase Three, Act 1 - Match the Jobs

    • 73. Phase Three, Act I (Becoming an Insider) - Scripts & Clients Quiz

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    PHASE THREE, ACT II - A Day in the Life of a Reader

    • 74. Phase Three, Act II - A Day in the Life of the Reader

    • Phase Three, Act II Audio Version

    • 76. Phase Three, Act II Review

    • 77. Phase Three, Act II Tracking Your Time Exercise

    • 78. Phase Three, Act II - Speed Reading Tips

    • 79. Phase Three, Act II - Script Supervisor Job Description

    • 80. Phase Three, Act II - Day in the Life & Managing Your Time Quiz

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    PHASE THREE Act III - Details, Details, Details

    • 81. Phase Three, Act III - Details, Details, Details Video

    • Phase 3 Act III Audio Version

    • 83. Phase Three, Act III Review

    • 84. Phase Three, Act III Testing the Job Exercise

    • 85. Phase Three, Act III - Sample Contractor Agreement

    • 86. Phase Three, Act III - Clifton Strengths

    • 87. Phase Three, Act III Review of Next Steps Exercise

    • 88. Phase Three, Act III Screenreading Details Quiz

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    PHASE FOUR - Let's Get This Party Started!

    • 89. Phase Four, Act I - The Hierarchy of Hollywood

    • Phase 4 Act 1 Audio Version

    • 91. Phase Four, Act I Review

    • 92. Phase Four, Act I - Hit List Prep Exercise

    • 93. Phase Four, Act I - Hit List Tracking Sheet

    • 94. Phase Four, Act 1 - Job Descriptions

    • 95. Phase Four, Act I - The Hierarchy of Hollywood Quiz

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    PHASE FOUR, ACT II - Landing the Job

    • 96. Phase 4, Act II Landing The Job

    • Phase Four Act II Audio Version

    • 98. Phase Four, Act II Review

    • 103. Phase Four, Act II - Resume Tutorial

    • 99. Phase Four, Act II - Resume Building Prep

    • 100. Phase Four, Act II Screenreader CJC

    • 104. Phase Four, Act II - CJC Bio Samples

    • 101. Phase Four, Act II - Sample Resume Casey Neistat

    • 102. Phase Four, Act II - Screenreader Resume Templates

    • 103. Phase Four, Act II Resume Template (Word .doc)

    • 105. Phase Four, Act II - Facebook As a Resource

    • 106. Phase Four, Act II - The Power of the Ask Exercise

    • 107. Phase Four, Act II - Initial Ask Swipe Files

    • 108. Phase Four, Act II - Hit List Prep Sheet

    • 109. Phase Four Act II - Landing the Job Quiz

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    PHASE FOUR, ACT III - The Recap

    • 110. Phase Four, Act III The Recap

    • Phase Four, Act III Audio Version

    • 112. Phase Four, Act III The Review

    • 113. Phase Four, Act III The Business Set Up

    • 114. Phase Four, Act III - Invoice Sample

    • 115. Phase Four, Act III - Sample Nondisclosure Agreement

    • 116. Phase Four, Act III - Questions to Ask

    • 117. Phase Four, Act III Recap Quiz

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    STUDENT HOMEWORK/EXERCISE EXAMPLES

    • Movie Moments - Ed Ilsen

    • Plot Point Review - Alan Pannal

    • Wizard of Oz Structure

    • Story Elements - Jenny Morris Eisenbraun

    • 50 MovieLines - Jada Washington

    • Subtext Examples - Joy Schoeph

    • Dialogue Exchange - Susan Swan

    • Iconic Dialogue - Ellis Barrowman

    • Iconic Dialogue - 10 Lines - Joy Schoeph

    • Mannerisms - Margaret Smith

    • Character Arcs - Joanne Lalli

    • However/Although - Paula Kavenaugh

    • Plot Point Brevity - Margaret Smith

    • Loglines - Samantha Celentano

    • Casting Director - Murside Turan Jean

    • Match the Jobs

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    PHASE FIVE - THE WRITER'S PERSPECTIVE

    • The Writer's Perspective Video

    • Writer's Bonus Audio Version

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    PHASE SIX - THE ACTOR'S PERSPECTIVE

    • Bonus Video - The Actor's Process

    • The Actor's Process Audio Version

    • Bonus Worksheet - The Actor's Process - How an Actor Breaks Down a Script

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    PHASE SEVEN - THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE

    • JACOB Development Details

    • Jacob - Pt I

    • Jacob - Pt II

  • 26

    PHASE EIGHT - THE WRITERS ROOM

    • The Writers' Room Rules and Agreements

    • Info Page Template

    • RANDOM WOMEN Info Page

    • RANDOM WOMEN by Carolyn Carpenter

    • HIDDEN SORROWS Info Page

    • HIDDEN SORROWS by Jenny Mendez

    • GEORGE PETRELLA'S SCRIPTS Info Page

    • A CONVENTION OF ECCENTRICS by George Petrella

    • JOUSTER AND WEAVES by George Petrella

    • CLASH OF THE VEGETARIAN TITANS by George Petrella

    • "LAYERED DECEIT" Info Page

    • LAYERED DECEIT by MIckey Yell

    • THE RUNAWAY Info Page

    • THE RUNAWAY by George Petrella

    • BLACKOUT DRUNKARDS LAMENT by Mickey Yelle

    • BLACKOUT DRUNKARDS LAMENT Info Page

    • BERRY HILL Info Page

    • BERRY HILL by Mickey Yell

    • Info for WOOHOO!

    • WOOHOO! by Tad Wojnicki

    • Notes for Tad From Alan

    • Info for OPENING IRIS

    • OPENING IRIS by Heather Roma

    • OPENING IRIS COVERAGE by Joy Schoeph

    • OPENING IRIS NOTES by Joy Schoeph

    • Info for Let it Go

    • Let It Go by Paul Despins

    • SAVE THE CAT notes

    • SAVE THE CAT by Sally Ruben

    • THE EDGE OF NIGHT notes by Charles Baldwin

    • THE EDGE OF NIGHT by Charles Baldwin

    • Holiday Hotel notes by Allison Chaney

    • Holiday Hotel by Allison Chaney

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    UNPRODUCED SCRIPTS/BOOKS

    • RETURN TO POSITANO by David D'Angelo

    • THE CYCLE by David D'Angelo

    • UNCROWNED CHAMPION by David D'Angelo

    • THE DEVILLE STRANGLER by David D'Angelo

    • WAITING FOR PRIMO CARNERA by David D'Angelo

    • MARY by Ana Brigida Gomez

    • GAME PLAN by Anonymous

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    ADDITIONAL PRODUCED SCRIPTS

    • 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY

    • ADAPTATION

    • BEETLEJUICE

    • THE BIG LEBOWSKI

    • CASABLANCA

    • CHINATOWN

    • CRASH

    • THE DEPARTED

    • DEVIL WEARS PRADA

    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

    • GET OUT

    • HEIST

    • A QUIET PLACE

    • SE7EN (Andrew Kevin Walkers' original spec script)

    • THE SHINING

    • STAR WARS - A NEW HOPE

    • WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

    • CITIZEN KANE

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    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

    • My Brilliant Notes - A Notepad for you to use

    • Book Recommendations

    • Glossary

    • Carolyn J Carpenter bio

    • Screenreaders Genre List

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    POST SAMPLE COVERAGES HERE

    • Your Sample Coverages

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    FINAL EXAMS

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase One

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Two

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Three

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Four

    • FINAL EXAM - Coverage Details

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    FADE OUT!

    • The Screenreader Creed

    • Job Search Tutorial

    • Hollywood Screenreaders Consultant Course

    • So....What did you think?

    • FINAL FADE CHECK LIST

About the instructor

Founder

Carolyn J. Carpenter

CURRENT PROJECTS: Co-wrote a thriller feature currently in post-production starring Oscar winner JK Simmons. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15451150/ Writing an animated feature with Adam Watts, composer of High School Musical, among others. 📘Story Analyst/Reader for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN, YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network, and the CBS Diversity Program. 🎬📘Founder of Hollywood Gatekeepers - Training people to read and analyze screenplays for the Hollywood film industry. 🎥🎉 Connect with me at Carolyn@HollywoodGatekeepers.com 🎥 HollywoodGatekeepers.com 🎤Guest Speaker: the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association and the Writer’s Network, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Ana College, American Film Association, Midsummer Scream, Assisteens Assistance League Conference, CaterCon, and the YMCA, among others. 📘 RANDOM WOMEN, a book of scenes and monologues now available on Amazon. SAG/AFTRA/EQUITY

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