In my role as a creative executive; entertainment career coach; creator of the CBS Diversity Writers Program and Director of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, I’ve hired and mentored hundreds of talented, ambitious entertainment professionals who’ve blasted through barriers to achieve success in Hollywood.

What do they all have in common?

They know that to break in or move up in the entrainment industry you need blazing hot material, a dynamic personal story, plenty of contacts, and the support and guidance of an insider.

That’s where I come in.

Working with me gives you an edge.  I’ve been on the other side of the desk, bought hundreds of projects and seen every mistake. I’ve made some of my own along the way, climbing the ladder to more than one dream job.  I know what it takes to succeed in Hollywood and I want to share it with you so you can realize your own entertainment career goals and dreams.

“Carole’s advice during our very first meeting dramatically changed the course of my career. She helped me look at my dreams in practicalities and she’s been my advantage ever since. At every step of the way Carole’s thoughtful, un-censored expertise has been the difference for me and I’m very grateful to be the benefactor of her incredible insight and experience.”
Vera Santamaria, co-executive producer, BoJack Horseman

throughout my career, I’ve…







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Alan Ball

Vince Gilligan

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“For me, working with Carole was the final link between meeting and actually staffing. She knows the “who”, “what” and “why” of the industry, which makes her coaching and advice invaluable. Carole also has both the kindness and the talent to wrangle the particular brand of “crazy” which is writerly anxiety. For that I am grateful, and a career-long client.”
Shernold Edwards, producer, Hand of God

My Book

  • HOLLYWOOD GAME PLAN won’t just teach you how to get a foot in the Hollywood door — it will teach you how to bust that door down.”

    This book is my way to encourage you to take a risk and follow your dreams. But you don’t have to do it alone…

  • Get Your Copy Here

  • HOLLYWOOD GAME PLAN is a fantastic, eye-opening read for anyone navigating a career in Hollywood and perfect for young filmmakers.”
    — Rachel Feldman 
    Professor, MFA Program
    USC School of Cinematic Arts


“I just received my first write-up in Variety! … [Carole’s] advice to stop playing it safe with my writing led to this script. And it changed my life.”
Dani Bailes, 2017 WriteHer List


Film Courage Interviews

INSIDER TIP: Every power player in this town got to where she or he is because somebody helped in the beginning. Consequently, most people are willing, if you do a decent “ask,” to sit down with you. Of course there are some jerks who would rather eat dirt than lend a hand, but they are few and far between.
Hollywood Game Plan