Taylor Reaume Speaks To 50 Film Book Authors In Los Angeles, CA.
Over the past year or so I have had the pleasure of working directly with the largest film book publisher on the internet, http://www.MWP.com. Michael Wiese, owner and founder of MWP, is an amazing person to know. He is knowledgeable, patient, wise and successful as a business man, and a teacher.
Below is an except from his homepage that will give you an idea of what he does. Michael first came to me in 2009 as a referral from a colleague in Santa Barbara. Michael’s main concerns revolved around his frustration with stagnant traffic levels at his site, and the inability to quickly and easily add content to his site.
I explained to Michael about how I could help him by way of a professional WordPress installation and community portal. About 11 years ago I started a community web site for musicians…perhaps that story is best summed up by Michael Wiese’s speech introduction on Saturday…I’ll let the introduction Michael’s is giving tell that story:
Anyhow, I explained to Michael about the community web site building experience I have and he decided to have me build him a community web site for his Film Book Authors. I have to applaud Michael for his faith in my skills, and according to his recent comments, he is extremely happy with the outcome. Our goal is to continue to grow the web site and implement new strategies for building traffic to the site over the next few years.
Community web sites, and the user generated content that comes with them, are perhaps one of the best ways to build a strong presence on Google and other major search engines. The new community web site at http://www.mwp.com/community enables Michael’s authors to collaborate on ideas, upload videos into their profiles, add blog posts and most of all it grows brand loyalty.
Long story short, Michael was very impressed with the way the site turned out, and as a result invited me to speak at his upcoming closed door, invite only (woohoo ! Exclusive! ) Film book author workshop, (3rd Annual MWP Publishing Summit) this Saturday June 19th in Venice Beach, CA.
Of course I accepted his offer, and here I am now, compulsing over my speech. This is, after all, probably the largest crowd I have yet to speak for. My experience with hosting my SEO Workshops every Thursday (a free community service I offer) here in Santa Barbara has really helped me to gain a better handle on my speaking skills. I am excited to meet this challenge and potentially meet some interesting film book authors, new friends and new business partners.
If you are a film book author, I would highly encourage you to check Michael Wiese’s site at http://www.MWP.com
I am pasting the homepage content below for you. If you know of any book writers who might find this resource useful, please do let them know. Thank you!
What Is This Site All About?
MWP (Michael Wiese Productions) is the world’s leading publisher of books on screenwriting and filmmaking. It started in 1981 when Michael Wiese wrote and published the first book in what is now a line of over 130 books. Our goal is to provide information and inspiration on all aspects of filmmaking to students, emerging filmmakers and professionals through the brightest minds in the creative community.
Who are the authors?
Our authors and consultants come from the hard-knock school of production as well as America’s esteemed film schools. They know what they are talking about because they write screenplays, they direct and they produce. They understand all elements of the moving picture. Some are working directors, cinematographers, editors, commercial and corporate producers, animators, film professors, screenplay writers, DVD producers, special effects supervisors, mythologists, psychologists, writing gurus, sound designers, script format software designers and game creators.
MWP authors have directed, edited, consulted on the script development or made major contributions toSaturday Night Fever, Grease, Rumble in the Bronx, The Lion King, Fight Club, Beauty and the Beast, War Games, Stakeout, Bird on a Wire, Romancing the Stone, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, The Graduate, Cool Hand Luke, Chinatown and many others.
What Else Do Your Authors Do?
MWP authors write for the New York Times, Variety, Wired, Premiere, the Houston Examiner, Film Threat and Scr(i)pt Magazine. MWP authors teach at UCLA, USC, The American Film Institute, The New School, San Francisco State and at schools around the world.
MWP authors have won countless nominations and awards, including Emmys®, Oscars® and Director’s Guild Awards. They’ve worked in all the Hollywood studios, in commercial and independent production companies and in post-production houses throughout the U. S. Their work includes studio and independent feature films, network television, digital movies, music videos and documentaries.
Collectively, they’ve written hundreds of produced TV scripts, screenplays and sold dozens — including two million dollar script sales to Steven Spielberg and Disney
One of Hollywood’s Best Kept Secrets…(shhhh)
While it’s one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets, many top writers, directors and producers study with our authors to gain that competitive edge. They know that there is always more to learn, always another skill to sharpen. So, if you attend a workshop or seminar with an MWP author, you may find yourself sitting next to someone with major credits who is there to learn more. MWP authors have trained thousands of professionals through their seminars and workshops in the U.S. and throughout the world including Japan, Germany, Spain, England, Indonesia, Finland, Poland, Ireland, France and Italy. Their books are used in over 600 film courses worldwide.
All of this is to let you know – you are in good hands.
May you enjoy our books and the assistance of our authors, many of whom are available to consult with you on your projects. Onward and upward.
The MWP Community Welcome to The MWP community, the premiere Internet destination for aspiring film book authors and screenplay writers. Becoming an screenplay writer is a dream shared by millions of people worldwide. But most have a limited knowledge of how to break into film book writing.
In the competitive world of screenplay writing, talent and ability is not enough. Serious and dedicated writers need every advantage available to them. MWP is a leading provider of film book resources. We provide high quality book publishing platform for established writers while guiding the careers of beginning writers through easy to follow tools, tips, and helpful writing hints. Join MWP’s online film book writer community today.
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