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Learn how to analyze scripts for Hollywood writers and producers. 

And you don't have to live in L.A.

Join Carolyn J Carpenter and Douglas Shaner for a one-of-a-kind course that covers the ins and outs of becoming a Hollywood Screenreader. The course dives deep into the following areas:

  • Foundation  
  • Story  
  • Characters  
  • Voice   
  • Coverage Corner 

Includes the GETTING THE GIG Bonus!

Everything you need to know about how to find clients once you know how to analysis screenplays! Within this bonus course we cover:

  • BONUS Inside Outside Technique 
  • BONUS A Day in the Life of a Reader
  • BONUS Landing the Job  
  • BONUS Producer's Perspective
  • BONUS Writer's Perspective
  • BONUS Actor's Perspective
  • BONUS Libraries of Scripts  
  • BONUS Tools of the Trade    

Also, have a front row seat with Carolyn J Carpenter as she shares details about her film projects as a writer and as a producer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at her upcoming films YOU CAN'T RUN FOREVER (Cowriter; Starring JK Simmons & Alan Leech- currently in post - more news once it's released!) and FOLLOWING FIREFLIES (Producer/Writer: Currently in Development)


As part of the Screenreader System Plus you will be allowed into our INSIDER TRACK MEMBERSHIP! for six months! As a members you will be a part of:

Attend weekly coaching sessions on zoom to tackle anything and everything holding you back!

Get feedback on all of your homework. Carolyn will also personally review your  sample coverage!

Do you write screenplays? Put your screenplay in the Writer's Room to get coverages from your fellow readers!

Join study groups and office hours within the membership to get help with everything!

Once you're ready, we will promote on our website for free!

Join the Screenreader Squad to make public appearance with us on social media so that people know you're available to read their screenplays!

Be part of the Screenreader Pipeline - a directory of our graduates that goes to Producers, Contests and Writers that are looking for readers!

Join your peers in a private Facebook Group. Meet your future study buddy, business partner, and/or spouse! Yes, it's all happened inside of our supportive and loving community!

Come to Movie Night to get together online with your peers as we watch and analyze a movie together!

Meet others in the weekly coaching sessions! We're family in there!



Join today. Try the course for 7 days. If it's not for you, cancel within 7 days to receive a full refund. Keep Phase One Act one as our gift!

Course Curriculum

    1. Hello!

    2. Your 5 Step Success Path - AKA "The Screenreader Walk of Fame! "

    1. Screenreader System Plus Course Syllabus

    1. How to Succeed in this program!

    2. How to Finish What You Start!

    3. How to Join the Private Facebook Group!

    4. How to download PDFs and upload homework!

    5. How to make sure you get your course related emails!

    6. How to find Optional Recommended Reading

    7. Your Success Path: Where Are You?

    1. FOUNDATION Format

    2. FOUNDATION CRASH The Screenplay

    3. FOUNDATION Screenplay Terms and Abbreviations

    4. FOUNDATION Structure

    5. Super Fun Story Structure Comparison Charts

    6. FOUNDATION Genre

    7. FOUNDATION Movie Moments Exercise

    8. FOUNDATION Completed Example Exercise - Movie Moments

    9. FOUNDATION Plot Point Review Exercise

    10. FOUNDATION Completed Example Exercise - Plot Point Review


    12. FOUNDATION Your Feedback

    1. STORY Toolbox

    2. STORY Layering the Story

    3. STORY Reader Red Flags

    4. STORY Story Elements Exercise

    5. STORY Completed Example Exercise - Story Elements

    6. STORY - Quiz

    7. STORY Your Feedback

    1. CHARACTER Building a Protagonist

    2. CHARACTER Supporting Characters & Case Studies

    3. CHARACTER Villains and Sidekicks

    4. CHARACTER Casting

    5. CHARACTER Character Arc Exercise

    6. CHARACTER Build a Character Info Sheet

    7. CHARACTER You Are a Casting Director Exercise

    8. CHARACTER Completed Example Exercise - You Are a Casting Director

    9. CHARACTER Quiz

    10. CHARACTER Your Feedback

About this course

  • $1,997.00
  • 95 lessons
  • 8.5 hours of video content


Join today. Try the course for 7 days. If it's not for you, cancel within 7 days to receive a full refund. Keep Phase One Act one as our gift!

About the instructor

Founder Carolyn J. Carpenter

CURRENT PROJECTS: Co-wrote a thriller feature currently in post-production starring Oscar winner JK Simmons. 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 [email protected] 🎥 🎤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