At The Popular MID-YEAR 


IDEAS IN 2020™" 



Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020 


Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30PM





Everything you need to know to take on the rest of 2020 

-- Presented by Sandra Lord, founder of the award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast®, Women Helping Women in Entertainment and the Los Angeles Film & TV Meetup (LAFTV). A Networking Expert, Master Career Strategist/Consultant/Coach and Former Talent/Lit Manager. Ms. Lord serves as consultant to professionals at various levels -- from ACADEMY®, EMMY®, VMA and Cine award winners and nominees to EMERGING content creators, talent and execs, who describe her services as "LIFE CHANGING."

(from Ms. Lord's popular "Networking & Strategizing Your Way to Success in Hollywood" seminars and workshops, as presented at USC, CSUN, Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Great American Pitchfest, Final Draft Screenwriters Showcase, The Greater Los Angeles Alumni Club for University of Miami, Scriptwriters Network, etc.)








looking to get to the next leveltransition into a new  area, start, advance, reinvent or resurrect their careers, businesses, projects ideas, eventsIMPORTANT!! This is specifically NOT for performers who are JUST looking to audition. NO FLAKES, PLEASE! ____________________________________________________ 


•  You are STUCK in neutral

•  You have gone as far as you could and hit a BRICK WALL

•  You are FRUSTRATED, spinning your wheels

•  You are looking to TRANSITION into a new area, start, advance,   
    reinvent or resurrect
your career, project or ideas

•  You need GUIDANCE and a FRESH PERSPECTIVE -- you have no idea
 the next step is or how to take the next step

•  You HAVE REPRESENTATION, BUT are still not getting the opportunities
    you desire

•  You LACK CONNECTIONS or don’t know how to effectively use the ones
    you have

•  You need to get better at NETWORKING

•  You have CONFIDENCE/SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES and self-defeating
 that are holding you back

•  You've been doing the SAME thing year after year with little/no results

•  You've PROCRASTINATED or complained all year long, the year before
    that... and the year before that...and know you definitely need a change

And MUCH more!



NOTE: This is an invitation to enjoy a NO-HOLDS BARRED, FREE SEMINAR & INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP PRESENTATION based on the 7-month-long workshop.

This FREE seminar will provide LOTS of information, PRACTICAL tools and  MOTIVATION to help you TAKE ACTION, TAKE CHARGE of your career direction & TAKE ON 2020 WITH GUSTO & CONFIDENCE ON YOUR OWN! 


This is NOT an invitation to join the JULY 2020-JANUARY 2021 workshop. (ALL workshop participants MUST be interviewed prior to acceptance into the actual paid program under Ms. Lord's direct guidance.) 


Seating for the -hour free seminar is limited and is on a 
"first come, first served" basis.






From wr
iters, producers, directors, production managers, script supervisors, composers, crew


“5 out of 5 stars!" Sandra Lord’s Career Strategy Workshop is the  best investment I’ve ever made in my TV Writing Career.  In her workshop, I learned strategic industry insights, self-marketing tools and a targeted networking approach that have directly led to me signing with my  Literary Manager and has attracted several A-List Producers to my work. I’ve paid top dollar to attend a lot of events, seminars and workshops designed to help you break into Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry. In terms of quality and tangible results, Sandra’s is by far the best.  There is NOTHING else like this in town" (excerpt from detailed 2-page testimonial of "11 major benefits" derived).   


- ROB WIESE -- Director-Animator-Previs Artist:
(previs: Black Panther; Spiderman: Homecoming; Pacific Rim: Uprising)

"Sandra's workshop is a must for any serious person looking to take their career to the next level (maybe even a few levels). In her workshop, I learned how to strategically and effectively plan all aspects of my life. No matter the goal, no matter the job, no matter the nature of a meeting, Sandra will teach you how to approach any professional or personal problem with an easy solution. Let it be known that this easy solution may force you to take a step of faith into something outside your comfort zone. However, without stretching ourselves, we will remain doing the same. Sandra's workshop helps you overcome that fear and confusion in order that you could open the flood gates of opportunities that are awaiting you in your career.  

 - BO PALINIC -- Producer [Segment Producer, Associate Producer, Clearance Supervisor]

"After taking Sandra Lord’s CCS Workshop, I had a stunning realization that all these years working in the entertainment industry, I had been playing checkers, when I should have been playing chess. Sandra taught me to play chess. She is the Garry Kasparov (the world’s greatest chess player) of the entertainment world. She taught me brilliant strategies — realistic, achievable moves — to succeed, to create the best goals, and to achieve those goals. For instance, through her teachings and guidance, I was able to craft an effective [successful “cold”] email to an international best-selling author [about a project]. These are the kind of practical, results-oriented strategies that chess Grandmaster, Sandra Lord, teaches. I recommend her workshop 1,000% to those who are serious about achieving their goals and becoming successful.   
- MICHAEL THURSTON -- Reality TV Producer:
"Sandra’s dynamic workshop challenged me to expect much more from myself as I take my career into a new realm. Since learning and applying her strategies, I’ve more than doubled my professional network and began accepting jobs at the producer level.

 - NIKKI SYREETA -- Writer, Logline Specialist

"This course is Morpheus offering you the Red Pill and you take it…and now you can control the Matrix." 

- LAURA LEE BYRD -- Producer-Writer-Marketing Manager, Fox's 20th Television:
"PROFOUND; ENLIGHTENING; MAGNIFICENT! Sandra Lord's Career Strategy Workshop is life-changing! Sandra masterfully teaches you how to build your career, layer by layer. She has amazing insight into the entertainment industry and is a networking genius! You will receive the tools and guidance you need to greatly expand your network and create new, vital connections and significant opportunities. Best of all, the strategies learned in the workshop will re-define who you are as a person, inspiring you to set and accomplish your highest goals."

“Taking Sandra's Career and Business Strategies Workshop has been one of the best professional decisions I have ever made.  I made  more progress in my career in one year with Sandra Lord than I had in the last three without herSandra's workshop helped me focus and create the opportunities that I wanted. I'm now turning down jobs that I would have felt obliged to take in the past out of fear. expanded my professional network by approximately 800 contacts... I would recommend her workshop to anyone looking to move their career forward, no matter how far they have already come" (excerpt from detailed testimonial).
- ROBERT CARTLAND --  Composer:
"This FREE event provided more insight than some of the paid events I've attended. Sandra shared some terrific advice..."

- SHARI B. ELLIS -- Animation Writer, Production Manager:
"Sandra is a networking guru, and she gives students the tools to be more comfortable in their skin, so that networking no longer feels scary. I'm an introvert, and I can say honestly that because of Sandra's class, I’ve embraced the power of networking so completely that it’s actually become fun for me. She taught us to identify our value and to stop taking it for granted. In addition to giving us the tools for developing our confidence, Sandra teaches invaluable career strategy. We learned to identify and organize realistic plans for approaching people that are out of our league, and nurture those connections. And I saw results almost immediately. Using Sandra’s tools, I got responses to introductory and query emails. I had meetings with producers and showrunners in my field, and invitations to stay in touch with them. During the course of the class, the group project that I directed, co-wrote and co-produced has already won international awards, including one for Best VFX. Additionally, I polished the pilot script and pitch bible of my own animated television series. I also connected with high-level talent including two nationally-known comedians attached as voices. And now I’m signed with a literary manager and getting ready to pitch the show! Sandra is passionate about helping others, and I’m forever grateful to her for being so generous with her talent, experience and wisdom.

- MEERA KIM -- Creative & Co-Executive Producer & VR Producer
"Sandra Lord provided clear, concise and vigorous step-by-step guidance that radically changed the way I assess and approach both my personal and career goals.

- EVA G. SZIGRISZT -- Writer-Producer-Director: 

"Sandra Lord's Strategy Course will definitely stir things up. Just answering the initial questionnaire she so beautifully has put together is a life-changing experience. You really need to dig into the truth of who you think you are versus who you truly are, so you can to start working on actual improvement (not just in your career or profession but in your personal life). Three months applying Sandra's strategies and exercises and I hit the ground running! accomplished most of the goals I had set for an entire year!   My professional network has gone from 250 people to 1200 and I have had at least three meetings a week- all of them resulting in career advancement. I now have projects at Sony Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony TV, Sony Interactive- PlayStation, The Jim Henson's Company, I am writing a script for one of the biggest Hollywood stars (can't disclose names at this time), I am collaborating with a director that has many deals in place (Netflix, Amazon, etc) and the best of all, I am directing my first feature film!  Believe me, if you put the time and the work you'll definitely see results. No miracles sold. Just your own hard work. Only this time around you'll have the best in town giving you actual results-oriented strategies, guidance, applicable feedback and adviceThank you Sandra. You are truly the best!"   
- ADREANA ROBBINS -- Literary Manager 

Sandra Lord is a true entrepreneur, a dynamic speaker, and teacher. She’s generous with her knowledge and an inspiration for all that she’s accomplished and how she has transformed people's careers! Sandra lights up the stage! Her creative passion, energy, and enthusiasm are contagious! Her free workshop empowered me in just a few hours! I can only imagine what one can accomplish by taking her workshop or training in private! Thank you so much, Sandra! :)

- JANET SHERKOW -- Producer-Actress-VO

I was at your event [free seminar] on Sunday and I just wanted to let you know that your advice for when I call the studio was spot on. I made the call today and pitched the person directly that i wanted to talk to and it was all positive. I got to pitch three projects to the studio, so thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!


Life ALTERING. That’s my experience with Sandra’s workshop and the subsequent years after completion. Nothing has been the same for me. Once I learned the value of, not only setting goals, but strategically planning to reach them I was empowered to attain whatever I desired. The beauty of it to me is that what I learned is applicable in EVERY area of my life; business, health and fitness, relationships, personal finances, you name it. In fact, I have applied Sandra’s strategies in all of those areas. As a result of implementation and following through with what I’ve learned, my acting career has turned for the better and I’m currently in talks with some amazing individuals to start a film production company. I’ve also expanded my horizons — I’m in the beginning stages of launching an online health and fitness magazine and have also parlayed my resources into a thriving real estate re-development investment business. Even when there are rough patches I know I can strategically get out of them, I don’t panic I implement a plan. I truly could go on for pages upon pages of victories I’ve experienced since going through Sandra’s workshop. I’ve had no other experience like it!

- BEVERLEY GORDON -- Producer-Attorney-Former Studio Exec:
""NOT BE BE MISSED — A MIRACLE-WORKER FOR CREATIVES. SANDRA’S phenomenal workshop is a must do for anyone who wants to get specific tools to get their foot in the entertainment industry door or advance their career and reach a high level of success.”

- KIM CURRIER -- Comedy Writer & Producer:
"Thanks to the tools I learned in Sandra’s workshop, I got hired to write and produce a short film and was able to successfully negotiate for more money. Sandra finds what’s holding you back and teaches you how to get out of your own way to be successful in your career and life because it’s all connected.


I brought a solid set of experience, skills and accomplishments with me to these workshops but those things were all packed up like baggage. Sandra Lord’s strategy showed me how to open these packages up and sort out what was really needed for each step on the path to the next level, then how to plan a route forward. Working through Sandra’s class has given me a change in attitude that has helped me underpin my skills with improved personal marketing, while nurturing better new collaborations and existing professional relationships.  You get out of this workshop what you put into it and many times the outcome of an exercise isn’t obvious until you’ve had the experience. Giving 110% to all the homework—and there’s a lot of homework—pays dividends as there are no short cuts. Sandra doesn’t do the work for you. I already had a strong background in moving pictures before I started this course but nevertheless, Sandra’s strategy has changed my perspective on everything from the way I present myself, to the way I look at projects and to mapping out my career as part of a complete journey.

- FAWAZ Al-MATROUK - Writer-Director: 
"I was feeling like I had lost momentum, my big dreams weren't coming true. But with Sandra's guidance, I learned how to set better goals, understand my brand, and grow my network. Now I've signed with an exciting new manager, reconnected with an A-list directing mentor, and written a promising feature to direct. PLUS I'm directing commercials full time, without feeling overwhelmed! This year's not even over yet, and I've accomplished all the ambitious goals I set for myself. Thanks to Sandra, everything is in place for a successful year ahead."  



Sandra’s class is one of the most inspiring and motivating classes you can find! With her perfectly thought-out systemSandra knows how to help you break all your self-sabotaging habits.  She pushed me over the edge where I just had to spread my wings and fly!  This class has been life changing for me. Not only in my career but also in my personal life.  I would recommend it to anyone in the industry who wants to get to the next level and who is ready to take their career in their own hands. I call Sandra a blessing for the entertainment world, the world is different with her in it. She brings people together and gets the best out of you.  Over the course of the classes I learned to express myself in a professional way, I became more organized and I know what it feels like to own the room.   Her monthly assignments help you develop a different way of thinking and adopt a more organized lifestyle.  That’s one of the big things I learned in this class, to plan my agenda and get things done! I am now creating projects with my team mates, thinking out ideas and collaborating on each other’s ideas. We just shot a sizzle reel for a tv pilot and we are planning to shoot a second one soon. The month I put exploring voice over work on my action board, I booked two professional voice over jobs. Thank you Sandra for all these valuable [tools]! I am so grateful that I could be part of your class! It’s been an amazing adventure (excerpt from detailed testimonial).

- TORY NELSON -- Director
"I thought I needed an agent, what I actually needed was this workshop... I'm advancing faster than I ever have in my career [as a director].  In fact with these strategies all working together my career has taken a 180 degree turn. ..Among other things, "Sandra coached me in preparation for my initial meeting with a leading commercial production company. With her help I was able to demonstrate my skills and separate myself for a highly competitive directing job.  Since then I've worked with this company on over a dozen projects, all based on that great first meeting..."

- JILL NARCISO -- TV Comedy Writer:
"This was an extraordinary, life-changing workshop not only for me but for the other workshop participants. We have all transformed into more polished, professional versions of ourselves with Sandra's help and her supreme knowledge of how to navigate and conquer Hollywood. I have personally accomplished more in six months than I have in two years--writing and producing a short film, applying to network fellowship programs, and tripling my network of contacts. Even after the workshop, I have several more projects to write and produce, along with a substantial network of peers, and I am continuing to advance my career forward every day."

- BRITTANY CLAY -- Writer-Director:
"I am so grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to take part in this year's CCS Workshop. At the end of 2016, I was new to Los Angeles and feeling frustrated with a career that was utterly stagnate. With the CCS Workshop, Sandra provided an interactive, and immersive, experience where I was able to grow, not only as a creative, but as a person. By learning how to move strategically, I gained more clarity in regards to focusing my efforts to efficiently achieve all of my goals. Now, I am working full time at a major entertainment company, I will have 3 creative projects finished by the end of this year, and, perhaps most importantly, I'm much more confident in myself and in my abilities. Thank you, Sandra, for supplying me with all of the tools necessary to take my career to the next level!"

- CHRISTIANNA CARMINE - Actor-Director-Writer

UPDATE JAN. 2017: "I wanted to thank you for all I learned from you last year, and update you on some things.  Last year, your workshop gave me the impetus to drop my commercial agent. I signed with a bigger and better agency and yesterday booked a national commercial. Not my first national but one of the biggest I've ever booked. On Wednesday, I also booked a film which shoots next month. But the biggest win of all? Was shadowing the director on the set of a new TV show for the last few days. In fact, I was typing my original email to you during the live taping of the show. At the end of the taping, the show runner came up to me, hugged me and said, "anytime you want, you come back." Because of CCS, I spent last year [methodically strategizing], meeting people, getting myself in FRONT of as many people as I could; and that changed my life- and my future.  Thank you for all your hard work! Hope you're enjoying the new CCS class of 2017!" DEC. 2016 -- "A year ago, I was spinning my wheels in my career. I found myself taking workshops for inspiration, but not really applying anything I was learning. I was floundering, calling myself a filmmaker simply because I had made a few films. After being rejected from the larger Film Festivals, I allowed my latest film to sit on the shelf, collecting dust. I didn't have a website, updated business cards, or a plan of action. How was I going to be a director if I couldn't even direct myself?  I saw an email from a student of Sandra's singing the praises of the Career Strategy Class and it caught my attention. I was intrigued. Who was this Sandra Lord? What she possibly tell me that I hadn't already heard? How could she help me help myself? I was skeptical, but also didn't have any answers, so I decided to attend her end of year seminar. As I listened to Sandra, I distinctly recall telling myself, "I don't care how much this thing costs, I need to be in Sandra's class". It was the best decision I could have made for myself that December 12th 2015." 


"Sandra's workshop was invaluable in my 2016 quest to change the course of my career, and my business, as well as my attitude towards life.  I gained a great deal of confidence, stopped letting the script of self-doubt run through my head to the degree that it was holding me back and  gained a great deal of tools and strategy that I can use towards pursuing my goals and that can [also] be applied in all aspects of [my] life. I have an improved, marketable composer reel, and developed great supplemental marketing materials; I’m currently in discussion to score an exciting feature documentary as well as a television drama; received a “best music” award nomination  at an international music film festival in Montreal; expanded my music business and moved to bigger studio space; completed five music collaborations renowned singer, Chika Horii; increased my profile and expanded my network by about 150 new connections; after years of procrastinating, finally took the steps to graduate from CSLB with my MM Masters of Music in composition; completed two Ironmans.  Overall, I have a better sense of what I need to do to achieve my goals. I have more confidence and a better sense of what I bring to the table, and what I want in my career." 
 - MELINDA GRACE -  Actress:
"You changed my life, Sandra, and your assignments led me to other amazing life-changing people and experiences."  [LANDED the "agent of my dreams;"  increased auditions and callbacks including a Reese Witherspoon movie and a show on Lifetimedeveloped talents I didn't know I had (like standup comedy); lost weight; developed and performed solo performance showmonetized YouTube Channel; finished projects I started, such as production on an "interview-format" web series, formerly on BidChat, now on YouTube, etc.]” 
 - RON COHEN - Producer:
“I went through the 22 goals I put together for the first class and I have achieved 13 of them, and, for the most part, all of the ones that were really important to me (some of the others were goals that have changed or are not on my list anymore). Among them are: Raised the money and produced the low budget feature comedy (still have 5 day of pickups, but got most of the film is in the can); Raised the money and shot the sci-fi short...; I am starting to be viewed in the industry as a respected Producer who fights for his team, which was one of my major goals this year; Am in the middle of Line Producing a really amazing Documentary; there are others, but wanted to let you know how much this class, the other members in it and your support has meant to me and how far along I have come (which to be honest, when I went back to look at my list I was really surprised.” 
 - JUDITH SMITH - Strategist:
"One may be accomplished, one may think they know, and one may not be aware of what they do not know or what they are not doing. It is a process that needs guidance and tools. That's what the attendees got. There were award winning folks there, with packages - looking how to get to that next step of acceptance, get their work out there for review - - and the 'signature' query letter that could open doors. 2 1/2 hrs was just the tip of the iceberg - but you can get more if you avail yourself of that personal interview. Yes, she personally interviews each applicant. There were success stories of those who have taken the workshop and even one of them was on the panel - doing work now with icons she had just envisioned working with in the past. If you did not attend, find out how you can get involved. Sandra is the consummate of professional expertise who will assist you to take successful steps to where you want to go and be - - IF YOU APPLY AND PUT IN THE EFFORT."