Thursday, June 14, 2012

**The Total Mogul Hollywood Power Weekend**

Every now and again an idea comes along that just knocks our socks off. Last week I got a call from Steve Longi, long-time producer from Permut Presentations (Face/Off). I first came across Steve about 12 years ago when he read a comedy spec of mine. Steve's recent credits include Struck by Lightning, starring Glee's Chris Colfer (which was just picked up for distribution by Tribeca,) Prayers for Bobby, which stars Sigourney Weaver and was nominated for two Emmy awards, and the upcoming The C.O. for Walden Media, to be directed by Randall Wallace (Braveheart.)

Earlier this year I'd sent Steve our Writers on the Storm top ten scripts (alas, he passed). But then he called to pitch me an idea: The Total Mogul Hollywood Power Weekend. It's not a pitch fest. It's not a seminar or a panel discussion or Q + A. What it is is 3 days of immersion into full-on HOLLYWOOD, the way the big boys roll. Needless to say, I was hooked.

We're going to check in to the ultra-swanky Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel -- the hottest industry hub in town -- for three days of education, history, partying, power lunching and connecting. Steve's Rolodex is about a yard thick; we're anticipating a steady stream of industry friends coming by all weekend long to hang with us. Mimosas poolside with producers? Check. Dinner at the legendary Musso and Frank's and then mingling with industry at the Roosevelt Spare Room? Yup. We'll also be filling all that out with tons of Hollywood lore, useful and practical knowledge and no-BS strategies from me, Steve, and our guests.

This literally just dropped into my lap. So what could I say but hell to the yes?

Anyway, we're still working out the deets (it will likely go down in September.) We're limiting the number of seats to ten. And this will be a premium event, so it won't be cheap. But for writers, producers and other creatives looking to bust down that door lickety-split and get a taste of the Hollywood dream and how to make it reality, well, here it is.

Website coming soon, but until then, if you want to be on the very short list, just shoot me an e-mail at info (at)

--Jim C.