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The sky is the limit when you follow the calling God put in your heart!

5X5 Productions signs Angela Breidenbach. ME! (Wahoo!)

Let me explain how all this works. My literary agent is still Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. That means Tamela represents my traditionally selling novels and non-fiction books. But now I have a new manager, JD DeWitt, who sells my work to filmmakers and television. Think movies and TV. I have a champion taking my screenplays and ideas to filmmakers and networks like Tamela does with my books. The contracts with my agent and manager help me professionally to grow my career by working with people who have well-established networks in the industry.

What is in my future with this new level in my career? The opportunity to expand my dream of writing shows and movies as well as books. This is something I’ve worked toward for a while now as I’ve been learning another aspect of creativity through visual media. This creative business is something I’ll always be learning. It’s constantly changing and evolving. Ten years ago this seemed like a far-reached fantasy. Today I’m overwhelmed with joy and amazement. You might see me at screenwriting conferences and you’ll also likely see me at writing conferences. In the meantime, I’ll let you know when something “pops” onto the screen, big or small 🙂

No dream is easy. It’s a constant work-in-progress lifestyle. In order to keep growing my career, it takes going to conferences, reading craft and industry books, listening to and voicing podcasts, building real relationships with people that have mutual goals, and a TON of discipline. Getting words written in the right format and turned in on time is super hard. Yet, the hardest thing to do while working toward a dream is saying no to other things. I’m not always good at saying no. But, I’m learning that each “yes” I say may take me away from my goals. I’m learning to respect the dreams God gave me by respecting other people have their own goals that don’t always have to include me. Once I realized it was about self-respect, and not being mean or selfish by saying “no”, I gained confidence and felt more at peace with a lot less guilt. People want what they want. Saying no isn’t disrespectful to them. It’s honoring the call God put on my life. So now I’m working hard to measure requests of others against that still, small voice I’ve too often stifled.

What about my genealogical studies, you ask?

Never fear. I’m still hitting the books hard with plans to graduate in 2019.

Is your dream being stifled? If so, what do you need to change to breathe life into your dream?

How do you decide whether to say yes or no?

Angela

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How to sell your book to Hollywood. Great information for authors who’d like their books to become movies as Angela Breidenbach of #LitUpRadio interviews JD DeWitt of Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference happening June 7-9, 2018 in Spokane, WA. Toginet’s Direct Link Page.

Website for Connecting Writers with Hollywood Conference:  http://CWWH2018.com

JD DeWitt on #LitUpRadio talks with Angela Breidenbach about how to sell your book to Hollywood

Social Media for Connecting Hollywood with Writers: 
https://www.facebook.com/adaptforfilm/ 
https://twitter.com/adaptforfilm

Tips on how to sell your book to Hollywood, and more:
Proper attendee pitching and connecting with speakers, producers, agents, and managers.
Ideas on how to prepare to meet Hollywood people.
How to show your work in the best light for the best results.
Bloopers from last year’s conference…(what not to do).
Getting to know the speakers and people taking pitches at the CWWH2018.com conference.

About the CWWH2018.com conference:#CWWH2018
CWWH brings together writers, producers, managers and agents. It is one of the most accessible and affordable conferences of its kind. In attendance are producers in search of their next project, film agents ready to take on new clients and pro-screenwriters prepared to teach novelists the art of screenwriting. At this conference, you will not be competing with hundreds of writers. We wish for everyone to feel like their voices are heard and provide an atmosphere of support and access. I am very pleased to announce that this year we are introducing Connect Groups! This is a small group setting where attendees will have an hour with our featured speakers, the topics will vary and be of valuable information. Perfect for authors who want to know how to sell your book to Hollywood!

Speakers

DIANE DRAKE Screenwriter/Author
Diane is an accomplished professional screenwriter, writing instructor, story consultant, speaker, and author.

DAVE TROTTIER Teacher/Script Consultant/Author
Dave is an award-winning teacher and in-demand script consultant, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible.

RICH COWAN Partner of North by Northwest Productions
Rich Cowan is a partner of North by Northwest Productions, a full-service film and video production company.

DAVID KATSMAN Literary Manager/Producer
David Katsman is a literary manager/producer at LINK Entertainment, and is based in Los Angeles.

STEPHANIE A. JOHNSON President
Stephanie A. Johnson is the President of Clover Entertainment, Inc.

MAX TIMM Director / President
Max – Director of Education and Outreach with the ISA, President of The Story Farm Development and Coaching service

LAURA BRADFORD Agent and Founder
Laura Bradford founded and established the Bradford Literary Agency.

FELICITY WREN Producer/Dramaturge/Consultant/Actor
Felicity Wren is the Development Director at International Screenwriters’ Association.

ROBIN MCLAIN Director of Operations
Robin McLain is the Director of Operations at 5 x 5 Media

SUZY SAMMONS President
Suzy Sammons is the President of Dove.org

JAN CLINE Emcee
Jan Cline is the Emcee for Connecting Writers with Hollywood

SHARI SMILEY Literary Manager
Shari Smiley is the Literary Manager at Gotham Group

RICH PELUSO Executive Vice President
Rich Peluso is the Executive Vice President of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).

JARROD MURRAY Literary Manager/Producer
Jarrod Murray is the Literary Manager/Producer at Epicenter

WILL FENDON Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner with Cast Iron Studios

About JD DeWitt: Founder and a literary manager, JD owns 5 Sons Media, a Literary Management Firm, representing authors and screenwriters. 5 Sons Media clientele are award-winning best-sellers with a well established readership. Primarily, we meet with potential clients based on referrals or at distinguished writers’ conferences. http://JDDeWitt.com

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

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New book club opens

Pencildancers New Book Club Opens April 19, 2018!

Lit Up Radio host, Angela Breidenbach, joins forces with Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer VanderKlipp to launch the Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew with our head librarian/archivist, Bree Herron, as admin of the new book club. This new book club and review crew or readers who enjoy historicals, romances, contemporary fiction, WWII fiction, devotionals, some cozy and suspense genres, and Christian living (otherwise known in the regular market as self help with Christian elements). In this episode, we invite you to join us for the 4-day launch party! You’ll also get to know each of the authors a little better and find out who Bree is and why she’s an integral part of the team to serve our readers in the book club.

When’s the party? All weekend April 19-22, the new book club opens with special appearances by the Pencildancers team for live video feeds. But commenting and entering for prizes will happen all day every day. Prizes include books, jewelry, and other surprises chosen at random. Note: Any prizes that require postal service will need to be to US addresses only.

How to join the new Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew: On Facebook, request to join the new book club and our Head Librarian will check in with you. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906448092770395/?ref=br_rs

Once you’re in the new book club, you’ll be able to access the party page.But in case you have a tough time finding it, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620146614769238/

Bree Herron’s website: http://BibliophileReviews.com

Diana Brandmeyer’s website: http://DianaBrandmeyer.com

Liz Tolsma’s website: http://LizTolsma.com

Jennifer Vander Klipp’s website: http://JenniferVanderKlipp.com

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

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