Carole Kirschner spent 18 years as a senior level television development executive, including stints as a comedy development executive at CBS and Vice President of Steven Spielberg’s first Amblin Television department. During that time she heard over 3,000 pitches, bought hundreds of TV pilot scripts and developed dozens of TV series.
She’s currently the Director of the CBS Diversity Writers Program and the WGA Showrunner Training Program, as well as an entertainment career coach, author and international speaker/workshop leader. In her roles as Program Director, she’s sat across the desk from hundreds of hopeful writers and been instrumental in helping them take their careers to the next level. As a career coach and workshop leader she's mentored hundreds of talented, ambitious entertainment professionals who’ve blasted through barriers to achieve success in Hollywood.
In her entertaining, informative workshops she educates and inspires entertainment professionals, from beginners to seasoned professionals, on everything from breaking into the business, pitching, writing a killer TV pilot, how to give a great meeting and giving an overview of the U.S. Showrunner Television Model. In her hands-on practical workshops she teaches participants how to navigate the entertainment industry, break through barriers and take their careers to the next level.
Her book, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment is published by Michael Wiese Publishing.