You are ready to kick your project into high gear. Yes, I would love to support and work with you!
To work with artists in between my own projects that I’m excited to be producing and writing, I have limited coaching hours available. But! I’m sure we can find time so please just fill out the form below, tell me what your needs are, and I will know how to follow up and get you scheduled asap!
I know you are eager to create… so let’s get started!
This is an ongoing workshop co-taught by Johnny Sanchez and Heidi Marshall. This intensive and immersive 2-day workshop will inspire, invigorate, and FOCUS you on creating your own work.
WHO IS THIS RIGHT FOR? Anyone, at any phase. Particularly useful for anyone without a clear idea or actually initiating or developing ideas for projects.
COST: $325/2 day weekend
For complete details and upcoming dates, read more here.
This is an ongoing group coaching session to move your project forward with support specific to where you are at with your project. Johnny leads the group with expert advice and support. Meets twice a month, for 3 months. Limited to four participants per group.
WHO IS THIS RIGHT FOR? Alumni of Actors As Creators weekend workshop
COST: $250/month, 3 month commitment
*includes 2 one hour private coachings
For complete details and upcoming group dates, read more here.
Some people feel they need either regular or sporadic sessions with a coach to get their project either into motion, or across the finish line. Johnny’s personal experience of producing and writing films will save you time and get you straight to the punch sooner!
WHO IS THIS RIGHT FOR? Anyone, at any phase. Coaching sessions do NOT include analysis of scripts, but instead focus on your next steps to take to move towards production. (For script analysis, please see below for script development tips!)
To schedule a private coaching session, please fill out the form below.
So many creators make one simple mistake – working really hard to produce a script that is not yet finished. You don’t want to be in the production phases realizing that you have holes in your script and NOW you have to fix it. I strongly encourage every Creator to thoroughly take the time to find the holes in your ship before you set sail!
The best way to do this is to get objective readers on your scripts. I recommend submitting to any of the screenplay/webseries script festivals or groups and paying the extra dollars to receive COVERAGE from the readers. Coverage will give you major insights about what is working and not working.
TOP GROUPS FOR SCREENPLAY COVERAGE THAT I RECOMMEND ARE:
Some of the reputable groups that offer coverage (aka analysis) are
1.) Black List (www.blcklst.com)
2.) Spec Scout (www.SpecScout.com)
3.) Austin Film festival (https://austinfilmfestival.com/submit/coverage-program/) — they are one of the top ones in the whole industry for coverage
4.) We Screenplay (https://www.wescreenplay.com/coverage/)
If you still need to strengthen your script, you can also of course take screenwriting classes for more inspiration and guidance on strengthening the script.
In NYC, I recommend Jacob Krueger Screenwriting Studio, Ela Thier’s screenwriting classes at Independent Film School, and Save The Cat books and weekend workshops.
Johnny is a multi-hyphenate (actor+writer+producer). As an actor, he’s worked with such directors as Steven Soderbergh, Michael Bay, Sidney Lumet, Frank Oz, Arthur Hiller, John Badham, Hugh Wilson, etc. As producer, he co-produced the critically acclaimed film FIND ME GUILTY directed by Sydney Lumet (Academy Award Honoree), starring Vin Diesel and Peter Dinklage; and EVEN MONEY starring Academy Award Winners Kim Basinger and Forest Whitaker. Most recently, Johnny produced MUSCLE directed by Heidi Miami Marshall and Executive Produced by legendary filmmaker Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, Bowfinger, What About Bob?). MUSCLE has played over 30 festivals and won 6 Awards. Johnny has written and is producing a Feature Film, AMBER, with Heidi as Director. He also is currently producing two other feature films, including a thriller film franchise, VIVISECTION. www.JohnnySanchez.com