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Toy Monique Hawkins, a television executive and producer, has contributed to scripted and unscripted programming at Will Packer Media, a growing production company aimed at achieving similar successes as its feature focused sister company, Will Packer Productions.
Some of the programs under Toy Monique’s purview include AMBITIONS, BIGGER, READY TO LOVE, POWER STAR LIVE, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MILLBROOK TWINS, and NIGHT SCHOOL - a pilot derived from the box office feature hit of the same name.
Toy Monique, a Chicago native, made the transition to Hollywood from Information Systems, Database and Operations Management at Willis Towers Watson, a leader in outsourcing and technology solutions. Utilizing her B.S. from Northern Illinois University, Toy Monique mined success on nearly 40 client contracts and delivered technology solutions on 11-14 month schedules with budgets of up to $7M each and a global team of nearly 30 analysts, programmers and testers.
With an analytical and creative mindset, Toy Monique sought her Masters in Creative Producing from Columbia College Chicago then quickly earned her stripes as a full time intern, executive assistant, then coordinator…all within two short years while still working full time as a technology consultant with Willis Towers Watson.
Currently dedicated to her work in development and production, Toy Monique looks to make great strides in the entertainment industry - producing stories across all genres, settings and periods of time. As a strong believer in giving back while on the journey, Toy Monique mentors industry professionals, speaks and attends panels, hosts empowerment gatherings and supports independent filmmaking.
Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!
You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.
MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry!
MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.
MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!
MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!