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

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WFI Podcast conversations with writers, directors, producers & content creators

SFWFI_blog_podcast_2015 Subscribe to the WFI podcast and listen to informative, compelling and up close and personal conversations from a diverse selection of writers, directors, producers and content creators. Listen here to the latest interviews:

  • Podcast Episode 1: Filmmaker Abigail Disney shares her passion for documentary filmmaking  – Filmmaker Abigail Disney discusses her latest documentary film Armor of Light & funding opportunities for full-length non-fiction films from her production company, Fork Films.
  • Podcast Episode 2: Podcast Episode 2: Women’s Equality Day with special guest Gloria Allred  – Have you ever wondered what Gloria Allred would do if she were President of the United States? Tune in to find out.
  • Podcast Episode 3: The Art of Securing Funding For Filmmakers – Morrie Warshawski offers some really helpful tips on raising money for filmmakers. Learn how to secure funding for your film from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Podcast Episode 4:  Fernanda Rossi, aka “The Documentary Doctor” – Fernanda discusses story structure and how to organize your footage to develop a compelling story. She shares some really great advice on the art of making a fundraising trailer that attracts funders, and how to pitch your film to agents, networks, studios, and investors.

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