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Kaia is a genius. ~ Garry Shandling, comedian

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Entertainment Business School

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ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS SCHOOLLIVE

12-Week Training

The entertainment business is opaque and difficult to navigate. At EBS, we hear this story a lot: Brilliant creatives (writer/director/actors) devote their lives to it, and then hit setbacks and career blocks that they have no guidance for. No university teaches the entertainment business. This information is hard won. What you don’t know can and does hurt your career. You need to understand negotiation, deals, networking, pitching, reputation management, publicity, the guilds, if you need a company, and a whole lot more. We got you covered. In this 12 week certification program with Kaia.

  • Limited Class Size
  • Live with Kaia
  • 1-1 Career Coaching
  • 2 Cohorts/Year
  • Certification
INTRO CLASS

Want live training that fits your busy schedule?

INTRO CLASS to Entertainment Business MasteryLIVE

5-Week Training

Are You an Above-the-Line Creative?

We Believe Business is Something You Can Always get Better At. 

Writers, directors and actors often struggle – not for lack of talent – but because of lack of business acumen. The reality is that what you don’t know about business can (and does) impede your career. Talent, while imperative, is not enough in this highly competitive field. That’s why you need an intro to the business side of the entertainment business, so you have everything you need to show the industry that you’re a pro, and get paid like one. Learn business 101, negotiation skills, pitching like a pro, how to get financing, why you need a wolf pack and more.

Apply Now for the 5-Week Entertainment Business Intro Class  with Kaia Alexander.

  • Ideal for Busy Pros
  • Live Group Coaching and Classes
  • Less Cost
  • No 1-1 Career Coaching
  • No Certification
Ashley Judd

It was such a pleasure working with you, Kaia. ~ Ashley Judd, actress, activist

Dash-Classes!

Need some quick entertainment business career support?

We got your back! Dash Classes are a 1hr dash through
what you need to know: fast.

Just $47

How to Pitch Anything in 1Min.

Are you in love with creating… but loathe selling?

Here’s how to get over it and pitch like a pro. Whether you encounter a buyer at an event, or you have a big meeting, you need a technique. Learn Kaia’s unique technique to overcome nerves and unlock your best possible results in 1 minute, and ultimately, build that relationship and sell your stuff.

Network Like You Love It

Mind-Body Health for Writers

Professional Compassionate Communication

Entertainment Email Etiquette

CAREER COACHING

PRIVATE EXECUTIVE COACHING & CREATIVE COACHING

Entertainment executives and producers are under serious pressure and decision timelines. The stakes are high, and work-life balance suffers. Kaia offers 1-1 coaching packages for executives, producers, film productions, and executive retreats. Creatives- writers/directors/actors often have pivotal, crucial career crossroads, and it’s important get support, and not to lone wolf those moments. Take your career to the next level.
Email us about your needs for pricing and availability.

Featured Testimonials

Real People. Real Results.

Michelle Domanowski
Michelle Domanowski
Screenwriter

Kaia gave me invaluable insider knowledge on how the industry works, as well as how to use

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this knowledge to put myself in a position to succeed. Her advice on pitching and developing my brand as a writer helped me with making some key decisions about my writing portfolio and how I market myself. She also helped me develop my networking skills, an area I always struggled in. Because of Kaia, I was able to grow my social media presence and make connections with people I previously would’ve been too afraid to reach out to. Finally, she gave me actionable feedback on my pilot and taught me to look at my writing from a development executive’s perspective. Kaia is truly a “renaissance teacher” in that her knowledge spans many aspects of the entertainment industry, and she’s equally passionate about all of these topics.

Kristen Batko
Kristen Batko
Screenwriter, Playwright

The Entertainment Business School (EBS) has been such a wonderful

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experience for me. There are a lot of business courses out there that teach you technical film industry terms and rehash the written rules of entertainment. And EBS does include classes on terminology, such as what an if/come deal is, what terms you should include in your contracts, and more. But what especially stood out to me about EBS is that it teaches the often overlooked art of “soft skills” in the business.
I’ve been to film school and worked in the business for a few years now, and still found immense value in the course because of the soft skills practice and encouragement from the amazing founder, Kaia Alexander. Much of what she teaches isn’t taught in film school, and so for many their only option is to learn these lessons the hard way. No longer with EBS.
These “soft skills” are truly what can make you or break you in Hollywood. Kaia teaches email
etiquette, how to build your working relationships, how to be assertive, how to handle the types of conflict that inevitably come up in Hollywood, how to build your personal brand, how to negotiate, how to pitch yourself as a person, and even just how to have the courage to ask for the scary things in the industry. Understanding these things is crucial to success in Hollywood,
and EBS brings in qualified speakers to expand on these topics.
I also want to note that Kaia Alexander, the founder, is an amazing person. She’s supportive and generous with her time and her connections. She makes sure to uplift diverse voices, and
teaches those who talk too much to sit back and listen. She’s a friendly, warm guide and is always open to constructive feedback. I knew from the first time I met her that she’s that rare, genuinely kind soul, and I’m so lucky that EBS is taught by her.

I would recommend this course for beginners and veterans in Hollywood alike, particularly if those soft skills are something you need to work on. And most of us do. You’ll be in for an important education, an open, communicative teacher, and an incredible experience.

Ajoké Adebesin
Ajoké Adebesin
Screenwriter

Kaia is a compassionate teacher that goes above and beyond to answer her

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student’s questions. So, I’ve learned a lot of valuable information like pitching, networking and negotiating from the weekly live class and coaching sessions.

Betsy Morris
Betsy Morris
Screenwriter, Winner AFF

In addition to all the essential business information she shares, Kaia drops these little wisdom nuggets.

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Lean into the wave to get your balance. Don’t take advice from someone who doesn’t have the results you want. Charming and honest are different lanes. There are no negative feelings, only unmet needs. Be curious before you’re furious. You don’t have a relationship with someone until you’ve laughed together. I have valued my time in Kaia’s course and recommend it without hesitation.

Veronika Gribanova
Veronika Gribanova
Screenwriter, Playwright

Kaia’s guidance has been indispensable this past year. Not only did she demystify many

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aspects of the writing business, she also introduced me to industry professionals, and helped me develop both my craft but my business acumen. She saw me through getting my first pilot optioned, to writing my first feature, and was always there for support and advice along the way. I am so grateful for the time I spent with Kaia, and feel blessed to know her and learn from her. She’s not only a sharp and generous guide, but a wonderful human being.

Alison Wroblewski
Alison Wroblewski
Writer

I worked with Kaia in career counseling over the course of a month. Her energy, advice,

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and encouragement helped focus my brand while formulating a strategic plan. With her wealth of knowledge, she challenged me to get out of my box and explore more opportunities into screenwriting that has not only helped my writing get stronger, but also create my path to a career.

Helen J. Darling
Helen J. Darling
Novelist

Individuals in any creative field can gain skills from Kaia Alexander’s Entertainment Business

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School. She generously shares volumes of insightful, actionable information that serves students at all stages of their careers. It’s not an exaggeration to say she’s reshaped my career trajectory.

Kristina Sullivan
Kristina Sullivan
Actor, Writer, Producer

The Entertainment Business School has provided me with a lot of very helpful information and my cohort

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classmates (my wolfpack!) are a diverse group of very talented people that I was able to get to know and learn a lot from. And, most importantly, Kaia is a kind teacher that is very supportive and encouraging to all of her students. I can tell that she really cares about us and wants us all to succeed. I would definitely recommend this program to everyone!

Ery De Jong
Ery De Jong
Producer, Filmmaker, Writer

Kaia’s courses are beyond any masterclass: they are hands-on, customized to your

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needs, and loaded with year’s worth of the kind of info you can’t get at any film school. She has created an incredibly rich, welcoming environment designed to help any student at any level – you’ll learn more than you could ever believe!

Denise Papas Meechan
Denise Papas Meechan
Writer, Director

Applying what I learned in the Entertainment Business League has more clearly

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defined my brand
as a writer, made me a smarter negotiator, and helped me direct my career vision. Kaia Alexander not only teaches the secrets of the industry, she creates a community— a “wolfpack”. Everyone feels like they have a team behind them after the class wraps.

Nidheya Suresh
Nidheya Suresh
Writer, Director, Producer

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kaia and the Entertainment Business School.

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I’d always been interested in stepping into the business side of the entertainment business, and put myself out there more, but fear always held me back. When I heard of EBS, I knew that it was the push I needed to finally put myself out there. I signed up for EBS immediately, and have no regrets whatsoever. I’ve learned SO much in the past 12 weeks, things that surprised, shocked and sometimes, downright scared me. Kaia is a compassionate teacher, who instructs by using kindness and empathy, as opposed to fear. I loved how she pulled from personal-professional anecdotes to make the lessons come alive. Her weekly personalized hot-seat sessions were the BEST. They provide you with a 20 minute, intense coaching session that will have you walk away with a fresh perspective and list of actions to further your career. Apart from all of this, I am also grateful for the #WolfPack I’ve found through EBS – a multi-faceted, talented group of women (and a man) whose passion and drive inspires me. PLEASE sign up for EBS. You will NOT regret it.

Will this be you?
Kaia Alexander

Kaia Alexander

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aia Alexander is the founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR and THE GOOD NIGHT. Her mentors are late comedian Garry Shandling, and novelist Tom Robbins. She’s an award-winning writer (Written in the Ashes about the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Harper Collins 2016), producer, and entrepreneur. Kaia is a passionate advocate for gender and racial parity: she created a group for women writers called Writing with Kaia that has members in 30+ countries. She also co-hosts the Entertainment Business Wisdom podcast with Sylvia Franklin. A surfer and ocean lover, she leads writer surf retreats and wild dolphin swims. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ.

Kaia with Judd Apatow

Kaia with Judd Apatow

Kaia with Kevin Nealon

Kaia with Kevin Nealon

Kaia with Katie Couric

Kaia with Katie Couric

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