Carole M. Kirschner

Carole Kirschner, Director of the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program, the CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program and the Humanities New Voices program, has a passion for helping writers, producers and executives break in, stay in and move up in the entertainment industry.

Having worked as a senior level television development executive for eighteen years (including her posts at CBS and as head of Steven Spielberg’s first Amblin Television), Carole has heard over 3,000 pitches, bought hundreds of projects and was involved in developing dozens of television series.

Now an international speaker and entertainment career coach, she teaches creative professionals how to navigate the often mystifying field of show business. Through her popular workshops, Carole teaches real world strategies so writers and producers can thrive in Hollywood.

Her book, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment, published by Michael Wiese Publishing, is assigned as a textbook in film/television classes at various colleges and universities throughout the U.S.