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How to Turn Your Story Ideas Into Profit

Workshop - Los Angeles Brought to you by The Greenhouse Arts & Media
Registration ended: 02/27/2016
Class Begins: 02/27/2016   Ends: 02/27/2016
Class Time: 9:00 am - (PST)
FEE: $35/$30 Registration Expired

Find all the ways you can make your current ideas profitable!

Whether you're feeling stuck and need some new tools to turn your career around or you're looking for ways to take your big ideas to the next level, this workshop will cover how to increase your success as a storyteller and content creator. You'll learn how to capitalize on your ideas, survive and thrive in this business, and create a platform that leads to financial success. You'll also participate in the small group brainstorming session, will give you an opportunity to expand your idea and create actionable steps for your story, product, or platform.

Who should attend: Producers, Writers, Directors, Content Creators

Requirements: Something to take notes with. Bring one idea you would be willing to share in a small group for confidential brainstorming session. 

By the end of class you’ll know:

  • How to become an idea factory who stays current & competitive
  • How to create a personal plan and actionable steps for turning ideas into products
  • How to hone long-term skills & tools for navigating the idea factory (aka Hollywood)
  • How to set tangible goals to go from idea to product to profit!
  • How to diversify your ideas into multiple products & even more profit
  • How to gain the attention of people who are looking for your idea.

Instructor: The television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world, but Jennifer Dornbush actually lived it. As a daughter of a medical examiner whose office was in the home, she investigated her first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 10 years old. Since then, she has had decades of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy. She now uses these experiences to pen crime fiction for film and TV. Her female-driven crime drama, The Coroner’s Daughter, is being developed for novel and TV. She is currently developing a one-hour procedural series with Echo Lake and a series of mystery dramas with Anderson Media. Her faith-friendly feature, Bless the Broken Road, with God’s Not Dead director, Harold Cronk, is slated for production in early 2016. Her scripts have placed her on the short lists of the Fox/Blacklist TV Program, Final Draft Big Break, Nichols, Austin, American Zoetrope, and NBC’s Writers on the Verge. Her half-hour forensic comedy, Home Bodies, received a Humanitas’ New Voices Award. She recently won the NHMC and Baby First Network’s Rising Creators competition and will be creating a show for the network. Wanting to share her love of forensics with other storytellers, she scribed ForensicSpeak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas, hailed as a north star to creating authentic crime dramas. She speaks regularly for The Writers Store, Great American Pitchfest, Crime Writers Weekend, Sisters in Crime, Act One, Scriptwriters Network, Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Story Expo, American Christian Fiction Writers, Write Canada!, and Universita Cattolica Milano, Italia.

Jennifer’s ideas have lead to book contracts, books published, film options, script contracts, a TV show contract, a screenplay currently in production, 100+ articles published, producing partnerships, writing partnerships, shopping rights for a true crime story, an official selection documentary, and docu-reality series development.

Tags: Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, Novel, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Adaptation