106 episodes

Hollywood Wolfpack Look behind-the-scenes in the exciting careers of working pros, and find out their secrets to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment business. Join your host Kaia Alexander, writer/producer and founder of the Entertainment Business School. Find out why in this profession you need a wolfpack. Special guests include above-the-line writers, directors, showrunners, execs, actors, producers, attorneys and more.
For more information: https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/
About Host Kaia Alexander
Kaia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR, THE GOOD NIGHT, and HACHI: A DOG'S TALE. She was mentored by comedian Garry Shandling. She's an award-winning Harper Collins novelist, for her historical novel Written in the Ashes. As an animal lover and native of Southern California, there are always surfboards on her car and fur on her sleeves. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ. You can find out more about Kaia on her IMDB and Twitter @ThisisKaia
Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A

Hollywood Wolfpack With Kaia Alexander Kaia Alexander

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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Hollywood Wolfpack Look behind-the-scenes in the exciting careers of working pros, and find out their secrets to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment business. Join your host Kaia Alexander, writer/producer and founder of the Entertainment Business School. Find out why in this profession you need a wolfpack. Special guests include above-the-line writers, directors, showrunners, execs, actors, producers, attorneys and more.
For more information: https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/
About Host Kaia Alexander
Kaia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR, THE GOOD NIGHT, and HACHI: A DOG'S TALE. She was mentored by comedian Garry Shandling. She's an award-winning Harper Collins novelist, for her historical novel Written in the Ashes. As an animal lover and native of Southern California, there are always surfboards on her car and fur on her sleeves. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ. You can find out more about Kaia on her IMDB and Twitter @ThisisKaia
Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A

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    Screenwriter Bob DeRosa- Honing the Craft - the hit USA TV show White Collar

    Screenwriter Bob DeRosa- Honing the Craft - the hit USA TV show White Collar

    Where Bob DeRosa comes from, nice guys finish first. His screenwriting credits include Killers, The Air I Breathe, and the hit USA TV show White Collar. Along with frequent collaborator Ben Rock, Bob co-wrote Video Palace (the first narrative podcast from SHUDDER) and co-created the award-winning horror/comedy web-series 20 Seconds To Live. Their new audio drama Catchers is available now at Audible.com. When he’s not writing, Bob studies Kenpo karate and keeps his Little Free Library filled with good stuff. 

    x.com/thembob

    https://bobderosawriter.substack.com/


    Connect with your host Kaia all Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 



    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 40 min
    Things Every Screenwriter Should Know - Tips and Trends from Industry Expert Carol Kirschner

    Things Every Screenwriter Should Know - Tips and Trends from Industry Expert Carol Kirschner

    Carole Kirschner is a Hollywood business coach, public speaker, and writer. She runs two prominent programs for writers, one at CBS and the other at the WGA . the WGA Showrunner Training Program helps senior-level writer-producers and recent creators hone the skills they need to become highly effective showrunners. More than 150 new series have been created by alumni since the Program's inception. Carole created and runs the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, an eight month intensive that has helped to launch the careers of more than 100 diverse television writers.

    www.facebook.com/carole.m.kirschner

    twitter.com/CaroleKirsch

    https://www.carolekirschner.com/

    https://www.wga.org/members/programs/showrunner-training

    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 



    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 47 min
    State of the industry for writers in 2024 with Mark Blutman Television Writer/Producer

    State of the industry for writers in 2024 with Mark Blutman Television Writer/Producer

    Mark Blutman – Television Writer/Producer
    Mark is the writer/producer of such television series as Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World and Apple TV+’s Ghost Writer. He is also the writer of such feature films as Ten Wishes , Last Man on Earth and Friend of the Family. Mark has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.
    Mark’s Twitter: @BlutmanMark

    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 



    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Finish Line Founder, Jenny Frankfurt: How to Network Your Way to Success in the Business

    Finish Line Founder, Jenny Frankfurt: How to Network Your Way to Success in the Business

    Jenny Frankfurt is the founder of The Finish Line Script Competition, currently in its 7th year. Prior to Finish Line and her work as a script consultant, Jenny was a film and television literary manager/producer at ICM, Handprint Entertainment and her own company, Highstreet Management. She has represented writers and filmmakers around the globe, specializing but not limited to breaking UK, European & amp; Australian writers and directors into the US market. She sold television shows (both reality and fiction), features and staffed television shows for over 20 years.
    Jenny began her career in representation after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts by working at the William Morris Agency in New York where she worked for a legendary film, tv and playwright’s agent, who represented such writers as Eric Bogosian, William Mastrosimone, Warren Leight, Eric Overmyer and Jon Robin Baitz.
    Jenny worked at ICM with clients such as Susan Sarandon, Louis Malle, Johnny Depp, Lasse Hallstrom and Will Smith. After deciding management would give her more freedom to produce and influence her client’s careers she started working with manager Rick Yorn and clients such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Claire Danes and Benicio Del Toro among others.
    Finish Line is based on the idea that rewriting is essential to being a successful writer and we provide development notes when requested in order for writers to rewrite and resubmit new drafts (for free) throughout the competition. This mimics a studio, network or production company process and helps the writer prepare for a serious career in the entertainment industry.
    https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/
    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 



    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 51 min
    Kyle F. Andrews: Your movie is funded, now what? The hustle of greatness

    Kyle F. Andrews: Your movie is funded, now what? The hustle of greatness

    Kyle F. Andrews is a Los Angeles-based producer, writer, and actor with almost two decades of experience in the business. An Emerson College graduate, he is one half of the creative team behind FilmFrontier Studios, whose recent debut feature production - the dramatic sci-fi/thriller THE VEIL - screened at Fox Studios before its 2023 festival run. The team has several projects in development, including features, narrative podcasts, and other media.
    Kyle is also the creator and host of MAKE YOUR SH*T, a creative empowerment podcast helping budding entertainment industry professionals to find their voice through interviews with those who have been there and done that. Kyle is attached as Consulting Producer to an hour-long pilot currently in development, and recently co-produced and story consulted on the award-winning audiodrama podcast A PLACE CALLED FAIRNECK.
    In addition to his professional artistic work, Kyle has almost a decade of experience as a freelance and contracted script development consultant. He has run several major screenwriting contests and development programs around the industry, and his client list includes television showrunners, celebrated authors, and Emmy nominees. Kyle is an artist first, who believes empowerment takes empathy, and empathy takes effort.

    www.filmfrontierstudios.com

    www.instagram.com/filmfrontierstudios/

    linkedin.com/in/kylefandrews

    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 

    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 41 min
    A conversation with the hosts of the Heat: Spotlight on Women podcast

    A conversation with the hosts of the Heat: Spotlight on Women podcast

    Heat, Spotlight on Women, By Women, In Hollywood is a new podcast hosted by Heather Fowler, Cari Sudmeier, Jennifer Mondfrans, Kiki Watkins, Marie Wetmore, and Sasha Wulf. With cohosts who are writers, actors, screenwriters, producers, directors and film scholars, each month we have a lively exchange designed to call out stellar work by women in all parts of the film and television industry and share the shows and films we’re most excited about and offer a curated list and custom snack. Our cohosts met in Entertainment Business School and are delighted to be here.

    www.hotredheadmedia.com

    www.heatherfowler.com

    http://www.jennifermondfrans.com/

    https://twitter.com/mariewetmore


    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 

    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Nelsteph05 ,

Packed with information!

I moved to LA in 2021 to finish my MFA in screenwriting. Once I graduated, I was lost. I knew how to write, but I didn't know anything about the current state of the entertainment industry. I didn't think this was a big deal until the WGA strike. I realized I needed to know how the entertainment industry works, not just how to write a great script. And I had so many unanswered questions. Who do executives want to work with? How can I contribute to creating a BETTER version of Hollywood? How do I build up my network of friends, mentors, and peers? Should I continue to enter contests? Kaia and her guests dive into everything you want to know (and more!). The guests provide a plethora of information you can't find anywhere else. If you want to work in the entertainment industry, this podcast is for YOU!

Varta T ,

Great insight into the industry

This is a wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to get deeper into the business and craft of writing. Kaia is a charming and insightful host and the guests range from up-and-coming writers to industry pros. Highly recommended!

Kathy Holzapfel ,

The inside view with an industry expert

I’m new to this podcast, and alternating between listening to the archives while trying to keep up with new episodes. Kaia’s a terrific host and the guests on the show are amazing and include a variety of writers, producers, and industry notables. Kaia also shares freely and frankly from her own considerable work experiences in the entertainment business. I especially enjoy the “This Just In” segments that cover the industry events and trends in this every-changing market. The podcast strikes a nice balance of encouragement and reality. Highly recommend subscribing!

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