No Rep? No Problem! Tips on Scoring General Meetings

Holly Brown

In one of our most popular Webinars, Producer Holly Brown is back to share all the tips and tricks writers can use to get the meeting without the representation. It’s rare, but it does happen - and Holly’s here to explain how!

Holly will walk you through how to target companies based on their slate and tips on scoring that general meeting without having an agent or a manager representing you. She will go over what happens once you get the general meeting and what the development exec looks for in the first 15 pages. She will also cover the all important rules of 'follow up' - and more!

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • How to tell if certain companies are even worth your time.
  • The do's and don't's of a cold call.
  • What turns on a development exec in a pitch - and what turns them off!
  • Tips on getting writing assignments.
  • An examination of the genres/sub-genres that are over-saturating the market and how to position your script if it falls into one of them.
About Your Host

Holly Brown is a producer and executive specializing in working closely with writers, filmmakers, and talent to tell commercial, character-driven stories for both film and television. She is currently producing Rob Siegel's film CRUISE starring Spencer Boldman and Emily Ratajkowski for AG Capital. Holly was most recently the Vice President of Development at Jeremy Renner's production company, The Combine, for three and a half years overseeing the development of their slate of feature and television projects. While there, she worked on projects including KILL THE MESSENGER with Michael Cuesta directing and Jeremy Renner starring. She also executive produced THE FOUNDER with John Lee Hancock directing and Michael Keaton starring which was released by the Weinstein Company in 2016 and co-executive produced the TV movie THE THROWAWAYS for Prior to The Combine, Holly was at Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment working on projects including I AM LEGEND, SEVEN POUNDS, LAKEVIEW TERRACE and KARATE KID. She got her start in the entertainment industry at The Kohner Agency, a boutique talent agency in Beverly Hills, and has also worked at Mandeville Films and Television.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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