TIP of the Day

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Sharing a TIP from my book, #100Pitches:Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To. I had a deep conversation about the industry and pitching when I interviewed Tracey Baker Simmons (Creator of Being Bobby Brown, The Houston's, and Bobby Christina TV movie.)
In this TIP she talks about her biggest mistake. Which was not being prepared for success. Her entire interviews was so good! But here is a snippet below. 

"​You know we all hate the waiting room. We would all prefer to be on the field; we want to be out there playing. We want to be in the game. But in reality, we really should be preparing for that moment and you were so in the game that you never made time to develop more. So in the waiting room we want to be developing, so that when we do get picked and we are engulfed, we are all ready set up for the next win.

I wish someone had told me that. To be very honest, I’m probably one of the prime examples of people who didn’t know or have other options. If you think about it, Being Bobby Brown is probably 13 years old, and a lot of people who started out the gate at the same time or after me, went on to build successful companies and sold them for a lot of money. We weren’t able to flip that that way because we didn’t know. We hadn’t worked at a network. We were located in Atlanta. We weren’t a part of the system. We didn’t have the know-how to be like, “What’s our next project. Let me be pitching my next project, or developing my next project while my team is pretty big.” So we weren’t ready. When the show ended is when we went into development mode. But it was kind of too late, because by the time we had something else ready and developed, a few months had gone by, and we tried to get back into the ring, and other people were already taking off."

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How to Expand The Life Of Your Film Projects 

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Hey Content Creators, 

You don't want to miss tonight's call with FUBU TV's, J. Alexander Martin! 

ARE YOU JOINING TONIGHTS FREE TELE-SEMINAR?" 

Some of the best advice given to me was, "Never start a business, [or do anything else], until you go through every reason why it won't work! And once you go through all the cons, then it will work, because you've done your homework." 

~J. Alexander Martin! 

His profound advice is just one of the reasons why I can't wait to dialogue with him tonight! I want him to help us progress in our business of content creation, and he is a life textbook! 

 

#100Pitches: The Pitching Checklist and A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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There is so much going on with The Pitch 101, and I don't want you to miss especially since, I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! But more on that later.

In my NEW BOOK, set to release in the coming weeks, I give ALL the pitching tips I know, have learned, and use; I literally pour them out of my brain. (Okay that was dramatic!) But, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a quick tip I give on one of the must haves when creating your pitch bible; writing your overview.

When writing the overview for your project...Show your attitude about each character by writing about them from their distinct perspectives. Your overview should include how you want the world to view each character individually. If your characters talk a certain way or if their syntax is unique, show it in the overview. In other words, if you were writing about Tommy in the hit show Power, on Starz, your wording wouldn’t sound as if he is a good-natured White friend of Ghost'. You would write him the only way a White man can be portrayed in an otherwise mostly black urban environment: hardcore; harder to the core than everyone else because Tommy has more to prove than the average man in the hood. His voice would then be juxtaposed with Ghost', whose syntax and demeanor may read opposite of that of the "typical" urban Black man, a kingpin, seeking to get our of the hood...

There is a lot of great information throughout the pages of #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To. Much of which I have been teaching in my workshops or speaking about in the Ent Biz Speaker Series tele seminar, that I've been hosting for four weeks now.

I've had some amazing experts give amazing tips on branding, marketing, casting, and creating Reality TV, and the ones up next will be giving away amazing advice too! You don't want to miss out so subscribe to my site to keep in the know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

P.S. I'm planning a book tour / bootcamp! I'm so excited about this. Right now all
I can tell you is that there will be room for #100 awesome content creators in each city, I will be workshopping directly from the pages of my book, and I will be moderating a panel of some awesome industry guests!

YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO BE IN THE ROOM! 

I've been hearing repeatedly, "How do I get in the room if I don't have an agent?" Well, my book tour / bootcamp serves a dual purpose... that is to help content creators perfect their pitch, and to bridge the gap between the content creator and the industry experts! SUBSCRIBE NOW to be in the know of when I am coming to a city near you. First on the tour...NYC! And if you desire for my #100Pitches book tour / bootcamp to come to your city, let me know. I would love to come!

 

 

 

 

#100Pitches:  TIP on Writing Overviews and A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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TIP on Writing Overviews and my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT...

There is so much going on with The Pitch 101, and I don't want you to miss especially since, I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! But more on that later.

In my NEW BOOK, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To, I give pitching tips ranging from where to start your pitch to how to create your pitching materials; the pitching tips I know, have learned, and use.  ZI literally pour them out of my brain. (Okay that was dramatic!) But, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a quick tip I give on one of the must haves when creating your pitch bible; writing your overview.

When writing the overview for your project...Show your attitude about each character by writing about them from their distinct perspectives. Your overview should include how you want the world to view each character individually. If your characters talk a certain way or if their syntax is unique, show it in the overview.

Take Tommy for instance, if you were writing about Tommy in the hit show Power, on Starz, your wording wouldn’t sound as if he is a good-natured White friend of Ghost'. You would write him the only way a White man can be portrayed in an otherwise mostly black urban environment: hardcore; harder to the core than everyone else because Tommy has more to prove than the average man in the hood. His voice could then be written to juxtapose with Ghost', whose syntax and demeanor should read opposite of that of the "typical" urban Black man, a kingpin, seeking to get out of the hood...

In the overview, you could show this by telling Tommy's story and his "why". You may consider writing about his loyalty to Ghost and his passion for getting money.  You could write about his perspective of the world in which he lives and how that leads him to his climax or his story arc.

You can learn more about writing your overview from reading the book. In fact, and here is my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, I'm currently seeking a launch team for my book and in return one of the FREEBIES you will get for reading the book and giving your honest review on Amazon, is an invitation to my coveted workshop, "A Pitching Bible That Wins", where you can learn how to create winning pitching materials.  That said,

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PART OF MY #100Pitches LAUNCH TEAM? 

I need your help. Part of me becoming a better pitcher is PITCHING to my fellow content creators to enlist help and recognizing that spreading the word about #100Pitches takes a village.

I’ve decided to try something different. I am inviting my fellow content creators to join me in creating a special “#100Pitches Launch Team.” It’s a peer group of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help get the word out about my book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To.

Over the next week, I'll be choosing a select group of content creators to launch my book with me.

Team Member Benefits:

As a #100Pitches Launch Team member you will get:

1. A free, electronic review copy of the book (Kindle, PDF).

2. Exclusive access to me and the other team members in a Secret Facebook Group that I will host for 1 week during the "#100Pitches Book Launch." During this week, I will teach LIVE a 60 minute workshop on how to create pitching materials that win, with a small presentation Workbook, with case studies and examples. Also during this week I will do a "Ask Squeaky Anything" video where I'll answer your specific questions about pitching as they may relate to your specific projects.

3. A special 30-minute group phone session with me prior to the launch of the book.

4. A special THANK YOU with link to your film, web series, blog, or website, on my blog and MY reasons why people should tune in to it.

5. A 25% off discount on my soon-to-be-released #100Pitches workbook. This 8 short chapter workbook contains probing questions and templates to help you work through your project based on all of the chapters of my book.

Team Member Requirements:

As a member of the #100PitchesLaunch Team you must:

* Help spread the word about the book in any way you can, to your existing platform and beyond, during the week of August 6th-August 12th. (I will give a few suggestions on how you can best spread the word about the book. I will ask that you consider using at least three of the methods I provide.)

* Write a brief book review on Amazon by August 5th.

* Share ideas and brainstorm additional ways we might further expose the message to an even greater audience. All ideas are welcome.

That’s it!

Team Member Sign-Up:

Thank you for your interest in the #100Pitches Launch Team. You can sign up below:  

 ("I want to be a part of your #100Pitches launch team").

Remember the sign up will be for a limited time only and will only be offered to a select group of content creators.

Thanks in advance for being a part of my village!
Creatively,

Squeaky Moore

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Content Creators,

How many of you want to create a reality TV show but don't have a clue as to how to run one! (Insert hands) ME!!!!

I'm bringing you this super talented creative producer, because she's awesome, and have created reality tv and maintained the promises she kept to her celebrity talent while pleasing the network at the same time! 

She's what you called a TRUSTWORTHY, SUPER PRODUCER! 

Want to know the secrets to producing and show-running a successful reality show? 
Want to do reality tv, make it dramatic, without exploiting your talent negatively? 

Want to learn how to deal with the demands of the networks while keeping your word with your talent? 

Learn the keys to reality tv on this call! 

Let me know you are joining the tele-seminar Here

**T I P O F T H E D A Y! ** 

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"Packaging your Project: Contact the talent’s manager

One way to get talent to look at your project is to go through their manager. I purposely didn’t say an agent because I believe it may not be the best first step to take. While there are many loving agents in the world, their job is simply to employ the talent and make money for themselves. A manager’s job is to help shape their clients’ career and guide each client step-by-step in getting exposure. A manager may better understand the heart of the talent more than the agent. Also managers work closely with the talent so are more apt to know what projects are better suited for their clients than an agent. Reach out to the managers of the prospective talent and appeal to them to read your script."

#100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To

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My Client’s Pitch Won…

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When your pitching client is happy, you get a 5 star review!!!! (Insert tears!) 

 Can you tell who's pitch I coached? Well, I'm proud to announce my client won this first round on The Today Show. 

Check out her pitch here! 

http://www.today.com/offsite/meet-3-more-inventors-competing-to-be-today-s-next-big-thing-on-qvc-925225539935

“How to Cast Your 
Film or Web series To 
Draw Attention and 
Boost its Visibility.”

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You don't want to miss this weeks call! I've put together this tele-seminar just for you! 

Installment 3 of The Ent Biz Speaker Series features, Tracey "Twinkie" Byrd! 

IN HER OWN WORDS: 

I'm a Hollywood Casting Director, Producer and Owner of In The Twink Of an Eye Productions. I find talent, and guide it, finding the Best Global Story Tellers to create visual art. But my purpose is more than this. I also influence perception around the world with a passion to empower, encourage and uplift others.

I have collaborated with major studios including Fox Searchlight, Sony/Screen Gems, Lifetime TV, BET, CodeBlack/LionsGate and I.M. Global. Directors and Producers such as Ryan Coogler (Creed), Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane) and Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle).

I am proud to have helped discover new talents like Michael B Jordan, Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Gina Rodriguez and collaborated on fine films and TV series like Being Mary Jane, Southside with You, Fruitvale Station, Notorious and Stomp The Yard.

In my purpose, I have created and shifted perception and awareness on specific topics in our country and around the world. From the Black Lives Matter movement of films like Fruitvale Station & the upcoming short, The Counter: 1960, which I wrote and directed, the teen sex trafficking film Fig and the historic first date of Michelle Robinson & Barack Obama in Southside With You, I have helped raise consciousness in a troubled world which desperately needs it.

As a woman, I use my natural abilities to assist others and share my journey with those who can benefit from it. I have helped students, women's organizations, teachers and administrators who do the important work of guiding tomorrows leaders. I've mentored Teen Girls in Foster care and counseled mentees through the difficulties of our nation’s educational process.

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#100Pitches: Chapters 1 & 5

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Hey content creators!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to talk on this blog radio show about a few chapters in my book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To, and I go in great depth about chapters 1 and 5:Pitching! Lot's of tips for content creators and entrepreneurs who are pitching products. Listen to the REPLAY below.

"Entrepreneur LIfe Radio w/ Host Connie S. Falls - Guest Squeaky Moore" by @MeltingPotRN via #spreaker - 

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