Submission Guidelines:

One-On-One Private Meetings 

with Participating WHW/LAFTV Guest Speakers or Panelists

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
 


NOTE: The private one-on-one meetings with WHW/LAFTV guest speakers or panelists are a longstanding signature feature of Sandra Lord's events. These unparalleled opportunities are highly sought-after and consideration is only given to only to "promising" WHW/LAFTV members or event attendees whose submissions impress us the most. Whenever our speakers are able to participate, we always post that notification in our email blasts and on our websites. So, check our official email notices/updates and information on this site carefully.


WHW & LAFTV MEMBERS GET PRIORITY CONSIDERATION
WHW and LAFTV Members as well as non-members have benefited from these opportunities


 

MEETING:

Private networking time with a guest speaker or panelist options:

  • Lunch meeting

  • General meeting at speaker/panelist's office or

  • Shadowing speaker/panelist for part of a day

(whichever is most convenient for the guest speaker/panelist. Note: If you want to be considered for the lunch meeting and you meet the criteria, be prepared to host – that is, pick up the tab for lunch.)


 

SUBMISSION TIPS:


Wanting to meet privately with a panelist or guest speaker
simply to "pick" his or her brain is not reason enough for this opportunity. Our guest speakers and panelists are professionals of the highest caliber with extremely hectic schedules, who want to give their time to someone who is "ready" and/or "proactive." Therefore, this unique opportunity to meet privately with a panelist or a guest speaker is open only to promising writers, producers, directors, actors and others with decent credits, who need -- and are prepared for the "invaluable guidance" to get to the next level. The private one-on-one meetings are not for beginners, neither are they opportunities for unsolicited pitches. Please bear that in mind when you submit. If you are granted an opportunity to pitch, we'd expect you to adhere to legal protocol and follow standard procedures in that regard.

 

Our guests are accessible at ALL of our events. This may be all you need at this point -- to attend the event and have the opportunity to meet and greet our guests, chat a minute, and set the foundation to later follow up with them, with a view to nurturing a relationship.


 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Send us your:

  • resume

  • photo

  • business card and

  • one page cover detailing your (a) credits (b) why you would like to meet with a guest speaker or particular panelist and (c) why you feel you are the best candidate for this opportunity.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND US YOUR REELS, TREATMENTS, SCRIPTS, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY -- SIMPLY SEND US ONLY WHAT WE REQUEST ABOVE. THANKS.

 

If you have already made your payment for the event in question and would like to be considered for this unique opportunity, you may send us your information, before the prepaid reservation deadline. Our Women Helping Women™/LAFTV team will review the submissions and decide upon the lucky candidate(s). We will provide the "winner(s)" with contact information for the guest speaker or panelist at the event, but winners will be responsible for following-up and scheduling their private meetings.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

 

Please EMAIL the required materials by the deadline.

 

Please PASTE the materials within the BODY of the email (SORRY, WE WILL NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS):

 


 

WHAT WE ASK IN RETURN:

The only thing we ask in return for this valuable opportunity we are providing is, after you’ve met with the Women Helping Women™ guest speaker or panelist, to send us feedback (in the form of a note/letter/email), within one week of your meeting…and kindly keep us updated as to any further developments.

BEST WISHES!
WHW/LAFTV Admin Team