Carter just started what she calls “a
fabulous new job” in
Los Angeles “as a program coordinator for Writer’s
Boot Camp, a career development program for film and TV writers.”
Of course she had an ulterior motive for
visiting, she said. “It's
part of my job to find cool people to put in our programs.” Carter
explained that Writer’s Boot Camp (WBC, she called it)
doesn’t advertise, so it’s always on the lookout
for writers, established or learning.
“Anyone who wants to pursue a career in film and/or
television writing should understand that writing is a process
time and effort to master,” Carter said. WBC is unique
in its focus on the idea that “full conceptual development
is the essential step in writing a great, industry-worthy
in its ability to give writers a process and a set of tools
they can use to accomplish this again and again.
WBC is especially helpful,” Carter said, “for anyone
who is already working as a writer in the film industry and
wants an environment where he or she can improve his or her
craft or learn new tools for activating his or her writing.
It’s also useful for anyone who has a writing deadline
approaching, and who needs assistance in brainstorming ideas
or organizing to work most efficiently.”
The WBC provides many services to people who have a passion
to write or a project they have always wanted to write, but
who have never known how to start.
WBC is for “Anyone who has an interest in finding out more about how
to write a screenplay and what the industry expects, or who just wants to learn
some tools that will help him or her become a more effective storyteller,” Carter
Carter identified several WBC clients who are top names in
the television and screen writing industry, regular writers
of such popular TV series as
and Sex in the City.
Regular enrollees generally range from writers on current network programs
to first-timers and include working and well-established actors and directors
to develop their own script ideas,” Carter said.
For those who are new to writing, “ Carter continued, “or who aren't
as interested in making a career out of it, WBC is also one of the safest places
to start because the program is entirely process rather than content oriented.”
Carter clearly loves her new job. “It's an exciting opportunity for me,” she
said. “I'm in a creative environment that I love, and plugged into many
of the best connections within the entertainment industry.” She added: “I
love this place, and I would love to talk about the program and its benefits
with anyone who's interested.”
To reach her, write to Cari Carter, Program Coordinator,
Writers Boot Camp, 2525 Michigan Ave. Bldg. i, Santa Monica,
CA 90404, or e-mail her