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ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS SCHOOLLIVE
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 9 week certification program with Kaia.
- Limited Class Size
- Live with Kaia
- 1-1 Career Coaching
- 2 Cohorts/Year
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ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS MASTERY
We created this course as a primer to the Entertainment Business School. We get it: you have a busy schedule, work, kids, family, other commitments –but you still need the information. You don’t want to compromise your dreams, and you’re ready for a career breakthrough that delivers results. In this asynchronous, evergreen program you get to access the most important entertainment business elements, without the live coaching. We created the Mastery to be easy on your wallet, and your schedule. You’ll learn: Entertainment Business 101, Branding, Community Building (Networking 2.0), Pitching, Financing, why you need a wolf pack and more. Includes workshop sessions with real students.
- Asynchronous for Global Access
- Learn Anytime / Anywhere
- Actionable Business Training
- Lowest Cost
- No Live Career Coaching
- No Time with Kaia
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It was such a pleasure working with you, Kaia. ~ Ashley Judd, actress, activist
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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.
How-To Twitter for Your Career
The entire entertainment industry is on Twitter. Deals go down on Twitter. Careers are forged. Reps are found. You should be using it to your advantage! Here’s how. Learn Twitter tips and secrets to crafting your bio, banner, pinned tweet, and how to direct message industry pros. An imperative up-skill for online networking for all above-the-line creatives, especially writers.
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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.
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Real People. Real Results.
Kaia gave me invaluable insider knowledge on how the industry works, as well as how to use
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.
The Entertainment Business School (EBS) has been such a wonderful
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.
Kaia is a compassionate teacher that goes above and beyond to answer her
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.
Screenwriter, Winner AFF
In addition to all the essential business information she shares, Kaia drops these little wisdom nuggets.
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.
Kaia’s guidance has been indispensable this past year. Not only did she demystify many
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.
I worked with Kaia in career counseling over the course of a month. Her energy, advice,
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
Individuals in any creative field can gain skills from Kaia Alexander’s Entertainment Business
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.
Actor, Writer, Producer
The Entertainment Business School has provided me with a lot of very helpful information and my cohort
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
Producer, Filmmaker, Writer
Kaia’s courses are beyond any masterclass: they are hands-on, customized to your
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
Applying what I learned in the Entertainment Business League has more clearly
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.
Writer, Director, Producer
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kaia and the Entertainment Business School.
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?
aia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR, THE GOOD NIGHT, and HACHI: A DOG’S TALE. She also worked for late comedian Garry Shandling. Kaia hosts the popular podcast, Entertainment Business Wisdom, with industry guests. She’s an award-winning Harper Collins novelist for Written in the Ashes, and recipient of the prestigious United States Congressional Youth Leadership Award. Also a writer/producer, she’s a passionate advocate for gender and racial parity in Hollywood. As an animal lover and native of Southern California, there’s always surfboards on her car and fur on her sleeves. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ.
aia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and the Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on many feature films including JUST FRIENDS (with Ryan Reynolds), PEACEFUL WARRIOR (with Nick Nolte), THE GOOD NIGHT (Gwyneth Paltrow & Penelope Cruz), and HACHI: A DOG’S TALE (with Richard Gere). She worked for and was mentored by comedian Garry Shandling. She’s an award-winning novelist for her book about the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Written in the Ashes (Harper Collins). As a writer/producer brand is badass, adventurous women. A passionate advocate for diversity, parity and inclusion, Kaia created several scholarships to her programs as well as mentorships for women worldwide. If you ever corner her at a party, be sure to ask her about her passion for surfing. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ.
Kaia with Judd Apatow
Kaia with Kevin Nealon
Kaia with Katie Couric
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