Friday, February 25, 2011

New Price Reduction for Making The Power Move from Amateur to Pro, this Sunday!

Yes, you read that subject line right.  The new, reduced ticket price for Making the Power Move from Amateur to Pro: A Master Class in Career Strategy for Writers  is now a 60% savings at:  
*$40 per ticket*  
Please note that we've also changed the time to 12-5 pm, Sunday, March 6.  Take advantage of this incredible deal and buy your tickets today.  

That's not all: new price, new time and new panelists, too.  We are pleased to announce the addition of two speakers to the panel -- founder and CEO of Voyage Media Nat Mundel, and personal branding and marketing expert extraordinaire Nance Rosen.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet them and learn from their expertise.

For a taste of the insights from the Voyage Team watch the trailer:

Voyage Media & The Writers Junction present:
Making the Power Move from Amateur to Pro: A Master Class in Career Strategy for Writers
Sunday, March 6, 2011
***12 pm - 5 pm***
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica 90401
***NEW PRICE: $40 per ticket!  It's a steal!***
Purchase tickets here:
or on the Eventbrite widget below!
Space is limited, and seats will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In case you haven't heard...
Establishing a career as an entertainment professional requires much more than just talent-it requires strategy.  Step out from behind that computer and approach the industry as a business person with a product to move and no time to waste. 

This class, taught by the executives and producers of Voyage Media, a company that has helped writers, producers, and directors package, polish and pitch over 1,100 high-profile entertainment projects in film, TV, and branded entertainment, offers the industry insiders' frank and honest instruction - stuff you'll never read in the trades or the how-to books-- on creating strategy and selling your work.  

Who will be there?

*Nat Mundel - Founder / CEO of Voyage Media*
Nat is a consummate adventurer and storyteller. After a successful career as a professional mountain climber, Nat formed Voyage in 2002 to help filmmakers develop, market and sell their projects. Notable projects the company has helped develop include BROTHERS (Lionsgate), THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Warner Bros), PET SEMATARY (Paramount), THE FORGOTTEN (ABC), MIAMI MEDICAL (CBS), LE REV (Wynn Las Vegas), MILLE MIGLIA (Ferrari World) and others. In addition to entrepreneurialism Nat enjoys surfing, flying, and personal growth. He lives with his wife in Topanga, California.  

*Nance Rosen*
A media commentator on CNBC, Nance Rosen has been named "America's Top Job Coach." Investor's Business Daily featured her in its Managing for Success column. Over 420 media outlets cover Nance on Personal Branding, Social Media, Business Communication and Success. She's a former marketing executive with The Coca-Cola Company, the number one most recognized brand in the world. She founded a division for Bozell Advertising and Public Relations, now Omnicom. She delivers keynotes and training, and coaches clients on marketing themselves to media and other high visibility positions. Her latest book is The Ugly Truth About Your Reputation: How to Create and Manage Your Personal Brand. Her last book is Speak Up! & Succeed: How to get everything you want in meetings, presentations and conversations. Nance is now CEO of NanceSpeaks! and Executive Publisher at Pegasus Media World. In 2009, she produced a Wall Street Journal bestseller, BusinessWeek bestseller and the number one sales book on Amazon. Nance is a world-class speaker and a faculty member at UCLA Extension. Her websites are and Nance is on the nominating and judging committees for the Personal Brand of the Year Award, a global competition. She is also the Tuesday columnist for, with 104,000 followers.

Jesse Israel
Jesse Israel is a feature film producer living in Los Angeles and a consultant at Voyage Media.  His upcoming projects include AARON & SARA, starring Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson and directed by Neil Patrick Harris.  Jesse also spent many years as an executive and Vice President at Alcon Entertainment, where he worked on movies such as THE BLIND SIDE, THE BOOK OF ELI, LOTTERY TICKET, and THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2.  He has also worked at Warner Brothers Pictures, Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow and Circle of Confusion. Before moving to Los Angeles, Jesse was a producer for Dateline NBC.   Jesse has an MFA from The Peter Stark Producing Program at The University of Southern California and a BA in History from Dartmouth College.

Elizabeth Kushman
Elizabeth Kushman is a 10-year veteran of the entertainment industry who got her start as an office Production Assistant on Wes Craven's DRACULA 2000. She continued working with Craven as his Creative Executive, developing such films as PULSE, CURSED and THE HILLS HAVE EYES.  Elizabeth went on to work at Kadokawa Pictures USA, where she rose to the rank of Vice President of Production.  For Kadokawa, Elizabeth was Associate Producer of Takashi Miike's MASTERS OF HORROR: IMPRINT (infamously banned as too shocking for broadcast) and of the TV series MASTERS OF HORROR: DREAM CRUISE. She was also a Co-Producer of the Warner Bros. feature ONE MISSED CALL which was a box office success grossing $45 million worldwide.  From 2008-10, Elizabeth was Vice President of Development & Production at Dimension Films, where she supervised a diverse slate including HALLOWEEN 2, YOUTH IN REVOLT, THE ROAD and SCREAM 4 for Bob and Harvey Weinstein.   She is now an independent producer in LA and a consultant at Voyage Media.

Victoria Foster
Victoria Foster has worked in film development since 2004.  She assisted a senior agent in the Motion Picture Literary Department at Creative Artists Agency, and pitched projects in the agency's Creative Group, to clients such as Hilary Swank, Cruise-Wagner, Flower Films, and many others, and served as Director of Development for two CAA motion picture directing clients.  She was involved in the development of SEASON OF THE WITCH, PATHFINDER, and most recently helped package SHRINK, which debuted at Sundance in 2009, and she is now VP of Development & Production at Voyage Media.   

In addition, we are pleased to announce that at the end of the day we will also be including a special guest speaker who produced The Blair Witch Project.  

It's harder than ever to break in to entertainment in a real way, but those that do reap richer rewards than ever.  Sign up for Making the Power Move from Amateur to Pro now to find out how you can employ the right strategies to drive your career powerfully forward.


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