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Join us for a one of a kind course that covers the ins and outs of becoming a Hollywood Screenreader. Each phase is presented in three acts to get you accustomed to the three-act structure while teaching you what a reader needs to know when looking at a script. The course dives deep into the following areas:

  • PHASE ONE: THE ANALYSIS: Learn how to break down a screenplay. This phase dives deep into formatting, structure, story arc, what questions to ask of the script and more. 


  • PHASE TWO: THE ANALYSIS CONTINUED: There is so much to know about breaking down a screenplay that it is covered in two phases. Phase Two dives deep into character development, dialogue, plot twists and more.


  • PHASE THREE: BECOMING AN INSIDER: Learn about the daily life of a reader. Receive coverage templates from a variety of sources so you can practice. Learn about turn around times, how to navigate through Hollywood, how to handle a nondisclosure agreement, the ethics of being a screenreader and how to work with producers, actors, directors and a multitude of other Hollywood insiders.


  • PHASE FOUR: LANDING A JOB: This is where the rubber meets the road. Here you will discover the variety of jobs that are available to people that are able to provide strong coverage. Learn the details and pay rates of jobs like Story Editor, Development Director, Producer, Script Supervisor, just to name a few. You will also receive details about how to build your own website and promote yourself through social media if you’d like to start your own consulting business. Being a Screenreader is not just about reading scripts. There are a multitude of career paths you can take!


  • WORKSHEETS: Being a Screenreader requires a lot of reading and a lot of writing. You will receive quizzes, practice sheets, coverage templates, handouts and guides to accompany the multitude of video trainings offered throughout the course.


  • BONUS: THE ACTOR'S PROCESS: Learn how an actor breaks down a screenplay when they're preparing for a role. This will give you even more insight into the nuances of character development within a screenplay.


  • BONUS: THE WRITER'S PROCESS: If you are a screenwriter, learn how to navigate Hollywood and create opportunities by being a Screenreader.


  • BONUS:  A PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT:  Take part in an actual project that is currently in development. Read the script, give your input, get progress reports as the movie is developed.


  • BONUS:  THE WRITERS' ROOM:  Are you a writer? In the Writers' Room writers can submit their screenplays to get covered by fellow screenreaders.


  • ADDITIONAL BONUS MATERIALS: THE FUN STUFF: This is where you will find shooting scripts, spec scripts, unproduced scripts, bios, interviews, cheat sheets, articles, reviews….a plethora of information to entertain and educate!


  • MASTERMIND SESSIONS: You will receive access to the private Screenreaders Facebook page where Carolyn and Doug will answer any questions you have a long the way.


HOLLYWOOD SCREENREADERS IS PRODUCED BY HOLLYWOOD GATEKEEPERS - A MEDIA COMPANY.  

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD SCREENREADERS!

    • Hello!

  • 2

    START HERE!

    • Course Tutorial

    • Tips For Success

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

    • Frequently Asked Questions

  • 3

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

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

    • QUICK START: Phase One, Act I Video - Part 2 - Script Analysis Basics Video

    • QUICK START: Phase One Act I - Part 1 Audio Version

    • QUICK START: Phase One Act I - Part 2 Audio Version

    • QUICK START: Phase One, Act I - Review

    • QUICK START: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY script

    • QUICK START: WIZARD OF OZ Script

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

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

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

    • QUICK START: My Brilliant Notepad

    • QUICK START: Phase One, Act I Quiz

  • 4

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

    • Phase One, Act II Video - Story Elements Video

    • Phase One, Act II - Story Elements Audio Version

    • Phase One, Act II Review

    • Phase One, Act II Story Elements Exercise

    • Phase One, Act II Quiz

  • 5

    PHASE ONE, ACT III - Dialogue and Other Story Elements

    • Phase One, Act III Video - Dialogue

    • Phase One Act III - Dialogue - Audio Version

    • Phase One, Act III Review

    • Phase One, Act III 50 Movie Lines Exercise

    • Phase One, Act III, Subtext Examples Exercise

    • Phase One, Act III Dialogue Exchange Exercise

    • Phase One, Act III Iconic Dialogue Examples Exercise

    • Phase One, Act III Quiz

  • 6

    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 Arcs Exercise

    • 27. Foreign Languages in Films

    • 28. Phase Two, Act I Quiz

  • 7

    PHASE TWO, ACT II - The 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 - A Word About Style and Substance

    • Screenreader Template - USE THIS FOR YOUR COVERAGES

    • Coverage CheckList - Review Before Completing a Coverage Sample for Producers

    • 42. Phase Two, Act II - Coverage Quiz

  • 8

    COVERAGE CORNER - COVERAGES - SECTION BY SECTION

    • HEADS UP! USE THIS CHECKLIST BEFORE GIVING ANYONE YOUR SAMPLE COVERAGE

    • 43. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Breakdown

    • 44. Phase Two, Act II Coverage Breakdown Audio Version

    • 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

    • 51. Phase Two Act II - Coverage Tutorial

    • 52. Phase Two, Act II - Coverage Tutorial - Audio version

    • Coverage Submission CheckList - Review Before Submitting Your Sample To a Producer

  • 9

    COVERAGE CORNER - 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 Submission CheckList - Review Before Submitting a Coverage

  • 10

    COVERAGE CORNER - BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA CASE STUDY

    • BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA - David St James

    • Carolyn's BETTY BUGS THE MK ULTRA Coverage

    • Coverage Submission CheckList - Review Before Submitting a Coverage

  • 11

    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

  • 12

    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

    • Phase Two, Act III Sample Film Budget

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

  • 13

    PHASE THREE, ACT 1 - LANDING THE JOB - Becoming An Insider

    • 68. Phase Three, Act I - Part 1- Scripts and Clients Video

    • 68a. Phase Three, Act I - Part 2 - Scripts and Clients Video

    • Phase Three, Act I - Part 1 - Audio Version

    • Phase Three, Act 1 - Part 2 - 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

  • 14

    LANDING THE JOB - 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 - A Day in the Life of a Reader - 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

  • 15

    LANDING THE JOB - 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

  • 16

    PHASE FOUR --MASTERING THE BUSINESS - 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

  • 17

    MASTERING THE BUSINESS- Landing the Job

    • 96. Phase 4, Act II Landing The Job

    • 97. Phase Four Act II Audio Version

    • 98. Phase Four, Act II Review

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

    • 100. Phase Four, Act II Screenreader CJC

    • 100a. 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 Tutorial

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

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

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

    • 106. 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

  • 18

    MASTERING THE BUSINESS - The Recap

    • 110. Phase Four, Act III The Recap

    • 111. 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

  • 19

    COMPLETED STUDENT HOMEWORK EXAMPLES

    • Movie Moments - Ed Ilsen

    • Plot Point Review - Alan Pannal

    • Wizard of Oz Structure

    • Story Elements - Jenny Morris

    • 50 Movie Lines - 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

  • 20

    THE WRITER'S PERSPECTIVE

    • The Writer's Perspective Video

    • Writer's Bonus Audio Version

  • 21

    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

  • 22

    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

  • 23

    ADDITIONAL PRODUCED SCRIPTS

    • 2001 - A SPACE ODESSEY

    • ADAPTATION

    • BEETLEJUICE

    • THE BIG LEBOWSKI

    • CASABLANCA

    • CHINATOWN

    • CITIZEN KANE

    • CRASH

    • CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

    • THE DEPARTED

    • DEVIL WEARS PRADA

    • ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

    • GET OUT

    • GOODFELLAS

    • HEIST

    • A QUIET PLACE

    • SE7EN (Andrew Kevin Walker's original spec script)

    • THE SHINING

    • SIDEWAYS

    • STAR WARS - A NEW HOPE

    • WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

    • THE WIZARD OF OZ

  • 24

    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

    • My Brilliant Notes - A Notepad for you to use

    • Book Recommendations

    • Glossary

    • Carolyn J Carpenter bio

    • Screenreaders Genre List

  • 25

    FINAL EXAMS

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase One

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Two

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Three

    • FINAL EXAM - Phase Four

    • FINAL EXAM - Coverage Details

  • 26

    FADE OUT!

    • Hollywood Screenreaders Consultant Course

    • So....What did you think?

    • FINAL FADE CHECK LIST

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About the instructor

Founder

Carolyn J. Carpenter

Carolyn J Carpenter is an entrepreneur, producer, writer and actor. She is the Executive Director and founding partner of Neo Ensemble Theatre, the founder and creator of the award winning mega hit MABLE'S 6 Feet Under Haunted House, the founder and CEO of Midnight Table Talks, and the founder of Hi Tech Haunts. She has produced hundreds of events and theatrical productions. She wrote, directed and produced instructional line dance videos, selling over a million copies. She wrote, produced and codirected two short films starring Oscar winner JK Simmons (WHIPLASH). Her plays RANDOM WOMEN, MUTE, THREE LITTLE WORDS, ILLUSIONS, WRETCHED, ENIGMA, HUES, and MISNOMER have been produced multiple times in and around Hollywood. She has written a book of scenes and monologues now available on Amazon. She has acted in projects and produced events with JK Simmons (WHIPLASH), Patrick Warburton (GET SMART) Anthony Geary (GENERAL HOSPITAL) Shirley Jones (PARTRIDGE FAMILY), Florence Henderson (BRADY BUNCH), Gavin Macleod (LOVE BOAT), and Lily Tomlin, among others. Carolyn has served as a Story Analyst for people and companies such as James Cameron (AVATAR), Richard Dreyfuss (MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS), Village Road Show (AMERICAN SNIPER), Phoenix Pictures (BLACK SWAN), Inferno Films (YOUNG GUNS), Constantin Films (TRAFFIC), Rhythm and Hues (TAMMY), agencies such as Innovative Artists, as well as the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter's Network and the CBS Diversity Program. She has served as a guest speaker on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association and Writer's Network among others. Carolyn is also a member of the Screen Actor's Guild. Her acting resume is available upon request.