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…

Our New Model For Pitch Workshops And Competitions

By Pete Machalek | June 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Saturday, May 21 at the Northwest Screenwriter’s Guild, Bill and I offered a workshop on powerful pitching, followed by a unique brand of pitch critique for participants in a pitch competition. In both the training and the judging, we tag-teamed as a writer/director to cover both the story being pitched, and you as the presenter…

Friday Night With A School Of Fish And A Flock Of Geese

By Pete Machalek | June 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

  I have to admit, I felt a bit like a fish out of water in a convention of screenwriters, where Bill seemed completely at home, swimming in the school of fish. That’s because Bill is a writer and I’m a director. It’s not like we don’t all talk about movies, but writers operate on…

NWSG: There And Back Again

By Dean Hyers | June 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Okay…we’re catching up on some sleep and some emails and it’s Bill’s wife’s (Robbye) birthday.  That means it’s probably going to be tomorrow before we’re able to share with you all the cool, fun, and amazing highlights of our recent speaking engagement with the Northwest Screenwriters Guild. BUT!  We wanted to make certain we shared…



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