Decision-Maker Meetings: How to Bypass Gatekeepers & Connect with High-Level Studio Execs, Financiers, Producers & Agents – with VC-Turned-Producer Mara McCann!

Event Date March 24, 2022 @ 11am - 12pm PST (2pm-3pm EST)
Location ONLINE - so you can take it from ANYWHERE!
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Hi everyone,


Here’s info on a great, all-new FREE MASTERCLASS coming up:  DECISION-MAKER MEETINGS:


It’s being taught by VC-Turned-Producer Mara McCann!


Details are below – as always, feel free to forward if you know any entertainment professionals or up-and-comers who might be interested!


Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!




Jeffrey R. Gund

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Mara breaks down techniques filmmakers can use to
book high-level meetings with financiers, studio execs, and reps!


with LIVE Q&A!


THURSDAY, March 24th, 2022

11am – 12pm PST (2pm-3pm EST)

ONLINE – so you can attend from ANYWHERE!


Hey, filmmakers!


You’re talented, but… Literally, NO ONE CARES.


At least, that’s how it feels, right?  You work hard, you write a script, you win an award, you make a film, you get into festivals… aaaaannndddd nothing.   Again.


Instead of giving up, you try harder, writing more scripts or making more films and just praying that somebody with decision-making power will “discover” you and give you the career of your dreams.


Of course, deep down you’re pretty sure you’ve got no shot, because as every gatekeeper tells us, it’s all about who you know, right?  WRONG!


Let me let you in on a little-known fact:  


There is a magical place where decision-makers at the very top of the entertainment industry are hanging out and literally waiting for you to reach out to book a meeting with them!


I’m talking film financiers, showrunners, studio executives, producers, agents, and managers!


You probably think I’m bat-sh*t crazy.  And you wouldn’t be the first, lol!   but this magical place is real – and I can prove it…


My name is Mara McCann. I’m a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist who got bit by the showbiz bug and left a lucrative career to follow my filmmaking dreams.


In the VC world, everyone knows that the next big thing can come from ANYONE, ANYWHERE, at any time – so it’s essential that serious decision-makers make themselves available for meetings.


Here’s a mind-blowing fact for you:  high-powered entertainment industry professionals work the exact same way!


If you learn how to connect with them (the right way), then you and your creativity can finally be seen by people who are actually in the position to make your vision a reality.


That’s where our DECISION-MAKER MEETINGS masterclass comes in!


This LIVE online masterclass will teach you:
•  How to get to top decision-makers at networks (without a pitch deck or warm intro)!
•  How to create an authentic profile that gets investors & executives reaching out to YOU – even if you’re completely unfamiliar with the platform we’ll be teaching you about!
•  How to have meaningful intro Zoom meetings with high-level executives that can give your career a quantum leap (before you have an A list resume on IMDB)!
•  How to leverage the “Network Effect” to turn decision-makers into vocal advocates for you and your career (even if you’re a newbie filmmaker)!
•  PLUS:  Live Q+A & Strategy Jam Session!! Pepper us with questions related to getting meetings with decision-makers, presenting your creative idea on zoom, building meaningful & lasting professional relationships, screenwriting, filmmaking, film festivals, film financing – we’ve done it all and we GOT you!


STOP waiting to get noticed and START taking action to make yourself known!


We invite you to register using the link below!  Can’t wait to meet you!



Be sure to mention when you register for the FREE MASTERCLASS at the special link below, and get 15% OFF if you decide register for the FULL COURSE (a group coaching program).  Of course, there’s plenty of great information in the FREE MASTERCLASS, but if you love it and want to learn more, be sure use the special link below when you register so you’ll be eligible for the discount!



Register NOW for the FREE MASTERCLASS at the link below so you’ll be eligible for future discounts:


Got any questions you want us to try to cover?  Email them to:





Mara is a LinkedIn Expert and creative business strategist with 15+ years of experience specializing in emerging tech, mentorship of start-ups, and partnership development. She has managed key investment partnerships for companies in big data, mobile and smart machines. She was on the business development team at one of the top innovation labs in New York, as well as the acting advisor to the founder of a Silicon Valley early-stage technology investment incubator, who is now listed in the top 50 futurists worldwide.


She has coordinated and organized numerous events in the tech and film community in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, including Tribeca Film Fest and Sundance.  This past year, Mara was chosen as one of 40 entrepreneurs for a select residency for future thinkers and social activists at Sundance.  She is a frequent speaker on podcasts about building companies, filmmaking, and entrepreneurship.  She is currently building an entertainment Hub on LinkedIn’s event platform, Hub.


She runs masterminds and masterclasses for filmmakers and entertainment professionals using basic start-up and sales principles to get film financing leads, high-level executive meetings, and distribution deals.  She is passionate about building teams, community, and stories with impact.


Originally from Iowa, her common-sense and down-to-earth approach matches seamlessly with the authenticity of success of many of her past clients.  She is active as an actress and filmmaker.  Currently, she resides between New York and the Berkshires.



Justin Giddings is an award-winning actor, writer, and director who got sick and tired of waiting for permission to be creative. Despite success as an actor on shows like Shameless, Nashville, Pretty Little Liars, and General Hospital, Justin decided to get behind the camera.  His and his partner’s first two shorts played at over 100 film festivals around the globe, winning multiple awards and best-ofs and gaining distribution and development deals with Gaiam TV and Gunpowder & Sky.  Justin’s short script The Peregrine won Slamdance’s Screenplay Competition in 2020.


While he continues to work as a writer and director, Justin also has the distinction of being the Kickstarter Guy, the #1 crowdfunding coach for filmmakers.  He’s coached over 235 clients, helped raise $8.7 million, and has a 97% success rate.  He’s an official Kickstarter Expert, a Forbes Business Coach, and regularly teaches with organizations such as Film Independent. The empowerment of a filmmaker to totally control their creative expression in the world continues to drive Justin’s coaching and educational work.



Register NOW for the FREE COURSE at the link below so you’ll be eligible for future discounts:





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