Acclaimed Script Consultant Kathie Fong Yoneda talks about how she made the leap from Secretary to Studio Reader in Hollywood

In this podcast episode, Kathie Fong Yoneda talks about the power of networking and how building relationships with key influencers helped her rise from secretary to studio reader. She has over thirty years of experience working in film and television. She was the first Asian female hired on a full-time basis at Universal back in 1969. She has worked for such prestigious studios as Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Disney, focusing on analysis and development of live action/animated film, television, novels and web series projects. She is the author of The Script-Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider’s Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced.



Kathie will be at ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest held from June 23 – 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.  You can meet her and sign up for a private, half hour consultation at ScriptFest. She will help you fine-tune your pitch, script, and offer career advice. Private consultations will be scheduled on a first come/first served basis so book early to secure your spot.  Click here to purchase your session.

Opportunities are often found in the form of screenwriting competitions, where budding writers compete to win cash prizes, as well as making a name for themselves. Which screenplay contests should you enter in 2017? Kathie shares her personal list of screenwriting contests and fellowship programs worth entering. OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS IN TV

Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at this year’s www.scriptfest.com

Shooting an Insanely Low-Budget Film with an iPhone

hands-1167614_960_720Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at this year’s 9th annual Film in California Conference. Film in California Conference celebrates the best California has to offer entertainment industry professionals. You’ll find presentations, sessions, panel discussions, exhibitors and networking events. Check out the following panel: Tangerine: Shooting an Insanely Low-Budget Film with an iPhone. This critically-acclaimed comedy was shot on the streets of Hollywood using three iPhones.  Its ultra-low budget approach is shattering conventional wisdom and redefining the production process.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 2 PM  – Panel B
Location: CBS Studio Center ● 4024 Radford Ave. ● Studio City

REGISTER TODAY! Special discount code to receive half off on admission: WFI50
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-film-in-california-conference-tickets-20938310049?discount=WFI50

Hosted by the California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) — a network of 40-plus film commissioners from throughout California, this conference attracts over 500 industry professionals from all facets of the film, TV, commercial and digital production industry.

2016 Film In California Conference with special presentation by Jamie Lee Curtis

1455033_1719466978333696_3089197756307464035_nSAVE THE DATE!!! Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at this year’s FILM IN CALIFORNIA Conference. Plan on attending the FILM IN CALIFORNIA Conference on Saturday, May 21st at CBS Studio Center/Radford Ave. in Studio City. The 9th annual Film in California Conference celebrates the best California has to offer entertainment industry professionals. The only conference held exclusively to promote filming in California gets bigger and better each year and is the go-to event for those seeking to make the most of California’s unmatched production resources, including its incredibly diverse locations and vast infrastructure.

  • Come for the amazing panels, including the CHiPs panel with Director/Actor Dax Shepard
  • Come to see Jamie Lee Curtis honor California Golden SLATE Award recipient Producer-Writer-Director Ryan Murphy
  • Come for the terrific speakers, the exhibits, the networking

920x920Come help us celebrate the productions and production jobs that have been returning to California. Come meet film commissioners from across the state.

And for the first time, FILM IN CALIFORNIA Conference will be presenting the California Golden SLATE award to an individual who has championed filming in California. Hosted by the California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) — a network of 40-plus film commissioners from throughout California, this conference attracts over 500 industry professionals from all facets of the film, TV, commercial and digital production industry.

REGISTER TODAY! Special discount code to receive half off on admission: WFI50
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-film-in-california-conference-tickets-20938310049?discount=WFI50

 

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