What Exactly Does SagePresence Do For People, Anyway?

By Pete Machalek | August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

As partners in a still-young company, Dean and I find ourselves again in the midst of a conversation about what exactly it is we do for people. After seven years in business, on top of another two years of operating a screen-acting training program, we know we’ve helped a tremendous number of people and organizations,…

SagePresence Pitch Training Pays Off: NWSG Screenwriter Gets Optioned!

By Dean Hyers | August 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Betty Ryan and Carinn Mammen had their script, ‘The Guy’s Girl’ optioned by Ruthe Rosaler, Head of Production at Empire Entertainment. This is their first option.” Wow. I spend much of my day in front of the same computer screen I am writing from now.  That certainly is not a complaint because that means I…

Incarnation At The Ritz Theater – A Public Reading

By Pete Machalek | July 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, July 8, SagePresence, along with the ScreenWriter’s Workshop, Fredrikson Byron P. A., and Best Buy sponsored the summer Script Night event with a public reading of INCARNATION, the latest Dean & Bill joint feature film project, read to an audience of 200+ movie buffs. SPECIAL THANKS: We are very grateful to John Stout of…

Energetic Women Live Up To Their Name

By Pete Machalek | July 6, 2008 | 3 Comments

Dean and Pete were invited to Chicago to speak at Energetic Women’s inaugural national meeting last month. A brainchild of Stephanie Menning of the Midwest Energy Association, Energetic Women is a brand-new organization comprised by women who are excited to be in the energy field, who recognize that their relative numbers in the field are…

Sages Rock With The Great American Pitch Fest!

By Pete Machalek | June 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s been an amazing week in LA for Dean, Bill and SagePresence. Bill was a headliner at this amazing festival, which offers a day of speakers and intensive seminars, followed by an unprecedented pitchathon where over a hundred real movie industry companies take pitches from screenwriters looking for their big break. I happened to be…

Who Can Use SagePresence?

By Pete Machalek | June 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing how often we talk to people about what SagePresence has to offer, and they suggest a fit for a population of people who fall outside of our primary target markets. Here are some of the suggestions we’ve gotten recently: * Lawyers. It’s so important for them to create convincing arguments, make meaningful connections…



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