SANDRA LORD, LOS ANGELES FILM & TV MEETUP (LAFTV) &
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK


For writers-filmmakers-content creators/producers-actors-etc.

- NAVIGATING HOLLYWOOD AS A MULTI-HYPENATE -
"A Guide to Wearing More Than One Hat &
Successfully Working as a Writer-Producer-Director"


HOW DO YOU UTILIZE ALL YOUR TALENTS TO GET YOUR MOVIE MADE OR GET HIRED? ~

 
GUEST SPEAKER 

JON KEEYES

DIRECTOR-PRODUCER-WRITER
(Read Bio Below)

Since becoming an ACADEMY-AWARD SEMI-FINALIST with his short film, Angela’s BodyJON KEEYES has become an in-demand, very successful Director/Producer/Writer hyphenate in Hollywood. With over 13 produced feature films credits, Jon has either been hired to write, direct and/or produce, OR has secured the funding for several independent films, some of which have garnered awards and critical acclaim. Moreover,  EVERY ONE OF THE MOVIES FOR WHICH HE HAS SECURED THE FUNDING HAS MADE A PROFIT -- no easy feat!! 

(SEE BIO & WORKSHOP BREAKDOWN BELOW). 
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JON WILL MEET PRIVATELY WITH A LUCKY ATTENDEE & GIVE AWAY A FEW COPIES OF HIS MOVIES 
Read Private Meeting Submission Guidelines HERE

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DateSunday, JULY 19, 2015

 

LocationBEVERLY HILLS CIVIC AUDITORIUM

(2nd Floor, Beverly Hills Library)
444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Time
2:00PM - 4:45PM (check-in at 1:30pm)

(networking before & after)
Parking: Inside Parking Structure (First 2 hours free; $1 every half hour thereafter)
FREE & Metered Side Street Parking

 

These days, it’s becoming more and more important to wear multiple hats in Hollywood. If you want to get anything done, you have to think across the spectrum. Those who are pursuing careers simultaneously as screenwriters, producers, directors, actors and editors, etc. can raise their profiles, create opportunities for themselves and be massively rewarded, critically and financially in the process: HYPHENATES or MULTI-HYPHENATES

STARS SUCH AS: George Clooney, Lena Dunham, Ben Stiller, Jon Favreau, Diablo Cody, Ben Affleck, Ice Cube, Quentin Tarantino, Wanda Sykes, Chris Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Zach Braff, Mario Van Peebles, Kevin Smith, Emma Thompson, Wes Craven, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Debbie Allen, Jodi Foster,  Garry Marshall, Kenneth Branagh, Billy Bob Thornton, Nancy Meyers Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, James Cameron,  Rob Reiner, Joss Whedon are among a number of Hollywood pros who fall into the HYPHENATE category. 

- The Art of Navigating as a Multi Hyphenate in Hollywood-


HOW DO YOU UTILIZE ALL YOUR TALENTS TO GET YOUR MOVIE MADE OR GET HIRED?

DEVELOPING YOUR SCRIPT FOR PRODUCTION:

  • An insider's knowledge on how to know your idea can make a good screenplay/movie

  • The steps to understanding your idea
     

  • The 10 steps to developing your core story and tricks for developing your protagonist and antagonist
     

  • How to understand the goals and conflicts
     

  • The key ingredients to outlining your screenplay

CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN THAT CAN SECURE FUNDING:

  • The structure of a business plan
  • The elements you need to build an effective business plan
  • Building your budget
  • Understanding investing and returns-on-investment
  • Learning how to choose a marketable a cast
  • Knowing how to sell yourself

MANIFESTING YOUR VISION AS A DIRECTOR:

  • Understanding the story you are telling
  • Building a map for the arc of the story
  • Breaking down your story scene-to-scene
  • Choosing the best talent for each role
  • Picking the right creative collaborators to make a hit
  • The art of communication... or how NOT to direct a movie 
  • Some of the BIGGEST mistakes directors make 
  • PLUS Q&A

BY THE END OF THE CLASS YOU WILL KNOW: 

  • The steps for writing OR developing a marketable screenplay

  • The structure of a business plan for raising financing

  • How to prepare yourself to direct that movie successfully! 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Something to take extensive notes  


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 
JON KEEYES

Since becoming an ACADEMY-AWARD SEMI-FINALIST with his short film, Angela’s BodyJON KEEYES has become an in-demand, very successful Director/Producer/ Writer hyphenate in Hollywood. 

With over 13 produced feature films credits, Jon has either been hired to write, direct and/or produce, OR has secured the funding for several independent films, some of which have garnered awards and critical acclaim. Moreover,  EVERY ONE OF THE MOVIES FOR WHICH HE HAS SECURED THE FUNDING HAS MADE A PROFIT -- no easy feat!! 

Jon has written, produced and/or directed in many genres, including action, crime, thriller, psychological thriller, satire, crime caper, murder mystery, horror, comedy/dark comedy, drama, television series, commercials, documentaries and web series. What he will share is applicable to all genres

Most recently, Jon produced the sci-fi film, ABYSM, the family movie My First Christmas starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Quinton Aaron, as well as the high school dramedy, Loserville starring Darby Stanchfield and Matt McGorry.  He also recently completed the Victorian era murder mystery Phobia, starring Erica Leerhsen, as well as the psychological thriller Elementstarring Michael Ironside and Steven Michael Quezada of Breaking Bad fame. He also completed Nightmare Box in England. A tense, psychological drama, Nightmare Box is currently touring the worldwide film festival circuit and winning awards including 4 BEST MOVIE Awards, BEST ACTRESS and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYNightmare Box will be released in 2015. At the end of July 2015, he will next produce the horror movie JACK GOES HOME.

In addition to the constant flow of feature film work, Jon has directed episodes of the Danica McKellar show, Inspector Mom for the Lifetime Channelproduced the web series Exposed for Warner Bros. and McG’s company Wonderland, and sold his screenplay The Assassination Game to Bigfoot Entertainment. He has also produced and directed numerous regional and national television commercials.  

Jon made his filmmaking debut in 2000 with American Nightmarethe critically-acclaimed psychological thriller released by Monarch Home Video/Ingram Entertainment. Internationally, Horizon Motion Pictures has sold American Nightmare to virtually all major markets around the world. Jon's other credits include: Suburban Nightmare, a satire on the disintegration of marriage, which he was hired to write, direct and produce. Suburban Nightmare was released to rave reviews including numerous “top ten” listsHallow’s End, a throwback to the 80’s genre films he was hired to direct, which was released domestically with Horizon Motion Pictures handling international sales; the crime thriller Mad Bad from a script by Jason Kabolati, which he was hired to direct. The film was released worldwide by Maverick FilmsLiving & Dying, an intense crime caper starring Edward Furlong, Michael Madsen, Arnold Vosloo, Bai Ling, Jordana Spiro and numerous Eastern European stars for New Films InternationalLiving & Dying was released by HBO along with an international theatrical release through Warner Bros. IndependentFall Down Dead a thriller starring Dominique Swain, Udo Kier and David Carradine, which he directed and produced. It was released theatrically by Warner Bros. in the international market and received a limited theatrical release domestically. It was released on DVD and VOD by Image Entertainment

JON WILL "DO A PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE" MEETING WITH A LUCKY ATTENDEE.

 THIS IS A PREPAID EVENT:

** COST: $45 PREPAID
(Good through 11pm July 18, 2015)

ALL LATE RESERVATIONS: $55  
(As of 11:01pm July 18, 2015 -- subject to seat availability)

** ALL Payments are nonrefundable. Prepaid reservations are transferable  to someone else for this event only.

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COME LEARN, HAVE FUN & MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS!
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