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Have you ever felt resistance and don’t know why? Or thought “I just don’t get it! Why isn’t this happening for me?” Chances are you’ve got a blind-spot—something you can’t see that’s holding you back and keeping you from accomplishing your goals! If you feel fear, frustration or overwhelm and can’t put your finger on it, then you need to join me for my FREE Tele-Class How to Uncover Your Blind-Spots and Super-Charge Your Career.
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Writer/Producer/Literary Consultant Brad Brad has written for all media, done consultations for worldwide clients when he was V.P. at Chris Vogler’s Storytech, and has been writer-producer for PBS. Brad created the series North Mission Road, which ran six seasons on truTV.
Date Recorded: 10/06/12
Gary Shusett, aka “Professor Logline,” is a producer who has been assisting up-and-coming writers and filmmakers for more than thirty years. Gary returned to the I.S.A. to help writers’ create more effective pitches for their projects.  He addressed pitches live on the teleconference as well as loglines provided by email beforehand. For help with your logline, contact Gary at: sherwoodoak@aol.com.
Date Recorded: 07/07/12

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