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A Networking Event for Writers and Content Creators


"How to Land a Book Deal with a Traditional Publisher PLUS Receive a Literary Agent List!" 

*Anyone who registers will receive an up-to-date Agent List of 60+ book agents with contact information as a PDF promptly after event.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Westside Pavilion
Community Room B, Level 3 (Near Landmark Theatres)
10800 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

About the Event
 Do you have a completed manuscript or even an idea for a book? Would you like to gain insight into how to land a mainstream book deal with an advance? Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, this intimate Q&A style workshop will revolutionize your career as writer. Other topics that will be discussed include: writing a winning book proposal, querying book publishers and literary (book) agents, as well as self publishing options. All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker!

About the Speaker
Angela Marie Hutchinson is writer, producer, casting director and university professor who recently landed her first mainstream book deal with an advance from a traditional publisher that has published the literary works of John C. Maxwell, Max Lucado and other bestselling books from business and inspirational leaders. Hutchinson will take you inside the journey of securing her literary agent, landing her book deal PLUS practical tips and advice for writers at all levels. Previously, Hutchinson self published six books; she can provide those tips too as the Publishing Director for Hollywood & Vine Books. This May 2018, Hutchinson signed her book deal with the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in the U.S. The book's theme is based on Hutchinson's TEDx Talk, "Create Your Own Yes, When You Keep Hearing No." The official press release about the book is coming soon.

A Chicago native with 15 years of industry experience, Hutchinson has worked for MGM, Warner Bros. Television and the GRAMMYs. As a casting director, she has cast veteran actors such as Billy Dee Williams, Lynne Whitfield and Vanessa A. Williams. Hutchinson's first feature film that she produced, wrote and cast, "Hollywood Chaos," starred Vanessa Simmons and aired on Hulu. Additionally, Hutchinson directed and produced the PBS documentary, “H.U.S.H.,” about Hollywood’s Uncovered Sexual Harassment. In the last two years, Hutchinson has had over a dozen unscripted television shows optioned by various production companies in the US and Canada. Prior, she was repped at ICM.

In 2005, Hutchinson was elected as the first African-American president of the Scriptwriters Network, established in 1986. After serving a year tenure, she founded BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been helping entertainment professionals since 2005 pursue their careers with integrity, creativity and enthusiasm. An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Hutchinson earned her B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering. She also has a Cross-Media Journalism certificate from USC. As a former Los Angeles City Official, Hutchinson maintains an active role in her community. Currently, Hutchinson serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, teaching social media for business. In her leisure time, Hutchinson enjoys rollerblading and spending time with her rocket scientist husband of 15 years and their three young children.

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$60 for Non-BiH Members

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Founded in May 2005, BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Admission cost is tax deductible. Upon receiving your RSVP, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. Acceptable payments for the event include Check/Credit/Debit via the Paypal link above OR via Money Order payable to "Breaking into Hollywood" and send to 9595 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

*Our organization has a no refund policy. (i.e. We do not offer refunds-- not even for participant no-shows, speaker/topic changes or other unforeseen circumstances.) We do however offer event credits when appropriate, upon board approval. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

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-- Angela M. Hutchinson, B.i.H. Founder