HOW TO NAVIGATE HOLLYWOOD

TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD EVENT ON SEPT. 3OTH 2017 AT SUNSET GOWER STUDIOS  1438 N GOWER, HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028

LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP

TOOLS AND INFORMATION TO HELP YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER

Tap into Hollywood is a full-immersion weekend hosted by Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward (Ride Along, Employee of the Month, The Expendables for TV).

 

Coolidge and Ward will use their 40 years of front line experience in the industry and share their tools, inspiration and insider information to aspiring actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, editors or anyone who wants to tap in.

 

“When we both moved to LA, we didn’t know a soul.  It took us years to build relationships and break through.

Now that we have had success both professionals and aspiring artists ask us on a weekly basis if they can take us to coffee and pick our brains about Hollywood.

Over the years we’ve discovered that an hour isn’t nearly enough time to educate someone about the business.

It takes years to gain the kind of knowledge and experience that we have — this is why we’ve created TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD.

Join us for the truth, a little dirt and a lot of knowledge.”

Greg Coolidge

Co-Founder

Greg Coolidge, Partner, is the creator and writer, most recently, of Universal Pictures’ Ride Along franchise. Ride Along set Universal’s box office record for Martin Luther King weekend, and the biggest January opening of all time at $48.6 million. Currently it has grossed over $276 million world-wide, with combined budgets under $50 million. Greg is also the writer-director of the Lionsgate release Employee of the Month, which until The Expendables franchise, was Lionsgate’s fastest film to go into production in its history. He co-created, directed, and executive produced the WGA award-winning action adventure show The Troop, Nickelodeon’s highest budgeted show ever, which ran for 40 episodes. With over twenty feature and television projects set up at every major studio, including one of the largest pitch sales of the last five years, Cockblocker, to Paramount for $1.25 million, Greg has earned his way into a small group of writer- director-producers who have the benefit of an open door anywhere in Hollywood.

Co-Founder

Greg Coolidge

Co-Founder

Kirk Ward

Kirk Ward

Co-Founder

Kirk Ward, Partner, is attached to write and executive-produce, with Greg Coolidge, The Expendables television series for Lionsgate and Millennium, set to air on Fox. Together, they have two feature films ready for production, Take My Wife, set to star Tyler Perry and The Rock, and Roadrunner, set to star Scott Eastwood and Trace Adkins, for producer Scott Mednick. They also created the live action series The Last Ninja for Cartoon Network. Kirk’s feature script, First, Last and Security was set up at Disney with Jack Black attached to star, and he sold a subsequent project to the studio, Park It Here. Kirk was a member of the in influential theatre company, The Actors’ Gang, and has appeared in dozens of feature films, from Forrest Gump to Lords of Dogtown, and he most recently starred in the Amazon Studios pilot, Zombieland, as well as an untitled pilot for the producers of the Jackass franchise, at NBC.

Sept. 30th, LOS ANGELES, CA EVENT


  • Drinks and appetizers provided. 
  • All Day workshop on Saturday.  
  • Coffee and bagels in the am.
  • Celebrity Guest Speaker: Oscar winning Actor/Director Ray McKinnon, known to many fans for creating “Rectify” for Sundance Channel. 

$249

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$249 PER ATTENDEE
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EVENTS AGENDA

day 1 agenda

friday, july 28, 2017 - tap into hollywood, austin tx, seminar

Saturday AGENDA

saturday, sept. 30th, 2017 - TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CA, SEMINAR

9:00AM

The Hollywood Family Tree

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Coolidge and Ward will walk you through the players that make up the Hollywood machine: studios, networks, agencies and managers. Who they are who does what… and who to avoid.

10:00AM

Story

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Coolidge and Ward will walk you through perfectly structured story examples from JAWS to BREAKING BAD to MRS. DOUBTFIRE to help you understand the foundation of storytelling. This knowledge will give you serious advantage in the business because honestly, there are very few solid storytellers in Hollywood – which is why so many movies and tv shows are forgettable.

1:00PM

Hollywood Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Celebrity Guest Speaker: Oscar winning Actor/Director Ray McKinnon, known to many fans for creating “Rectify” for Sundance Channel.

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2:00PM

Follow the project

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Coolidge and Ward will interact directly with participants: a writer, actor, director, etc. to simulate what their project or path would look like from beginning to end – demonstrating how to navigate the ups, downs, curveballs and pitfalls of the machine.

4:00PM

What’s your story?

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Using select participants as examples, Coolidge and Ward will give them techniques, tools and inspiration to help them strategize their particular career path. This will empower participants to have a clear understanding of where they fit in and how the business works.

5:00PM

The Coolidge Ward Network

5:00PM - 5:30PM

You’ll finish the day connected not only to the community of participants in the workshop, but also to Coolidge, Ward and their peers, who are part of their personal, professional network – so you will have an ongoing support community where you can commiserate, celebrate and build working relationships. To tap in even deeper, Coolidge and Ward also offer a subscription network where you can ask questions, get advice, pitch ideas, or break your story with Coolidge, Ward and their professional peers.

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  • TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES, CA, EVENT
    SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017
    SATURDAY: 9AM - 5PM
  • SUNSET GOWER STUDIOS

    1438 N GOWER, HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
    Phone: (323) 612-5401

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  • Phone: 323-612-5401