Success Stories

“…I owe a great deal of my success… to having spent time listening to Carole’s insight, advice and expertise.”

“Carole Kirschner is one of the most knowledgeable people in this business. Combined with her unparalleled generosity, this makes her one of the great mentors one could ever have. Certainly, I owe a great deal of my success, opportunities and outlook on show business to having spent time listening to Carole’s insight, advice and expertise. Hers is truly a rare talent.”
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Showrunner, The Get Down (Amazon)Comic Con

“I would not be here without Carole Kirschner, that is a fact.”

“I would not be here without Carole Kirschner, that is a fact. As an extremely green screenwriter out of USC, I had no idea how to properly network or sell myself. Carole saw my potential and I am grateful she took me under her wing, guiding me through those vital early steps in my writing career. If I ever faced any major decision about what to do, I would turn to Carole and her advice was always spot on and beneficial. I can honestly say I’ve trusted this woman with my career and she has never let me down.”
Akela Cooper, Writer/Producer, American Horror Story

“Carole’s mentorship… equipped me with the inside baseball to impress and get that important first option pick-up.”

Working with Carole might have been the single most defining factor in taking my career from aspiring to working writer. Her mentorship elevated my craft and taught me to present well in pitch-, showrunner- and executive-meetings which ultimately lead to me getting into the Humanitas New Voices Program, the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and my first Staff Writer position. On the job, it was again Carole’s mentorship that equipped me with the much needed inside baseball to impress and get that important first option pick-up. In a time where some mentor young writers with only their own (producing) fees in mind, having an unbiased cheerleader like Carole in your corner makes the world of a difference and I couldn’t be any more grateful to have her support.
Greta Heinemann, Story Editor, NCIS: New Orleans

“…most importantly, she made me think of what my unique and individual contribution could be…”

“Carole Kirschner offered invaluable advice and insight into the complicated and often opaque world of the TV industry. She helped me navigate the various stages of breaking into the business, of understanding the importance of the community of writers, producers and executives around me, and, most importantly, she made me think of what my unique and individual contribution could be to this exciting and blossoming world of television.”
Leonard Chang, Co-Executive Producer, Snowfall (FX)

“After working with Carole, I go into meetings with a real confidence… that strategy has helped me land four gigs.”

I had no idea how to navigate a meeting with an executive, agent, or showrunner before Carole mapped out the how-to of it all for me. Her advice to mine your whole life for stories that might help you connect to the people you’re meeting with — and illustrate how you’re right for the material — has proven invaluable to me. And the tips she’s given me on how to steer a meeting back on track when it starts to go off the rails have definitely come in handy. After working with Carole, I go into meetings with a real confidence that I know how to present myself to a variety of people — and that I have the tools to make sure I hit a few crucial points to make my case for why I’m the best fit for the job. And so far, that strategy has helped me land four gigs.
Niceole R. Levy, Exec Story Editor,  Shades of Blue

“Carole’s advice… dramatically changed the course of my career.”

“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, Producer, Playing House

“…working with Carole was the final link between meeting and actually staffing…”

“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

“She is my go-to industry guru…”

“I’ve been blessed to have Carole’s help at every step along my career – from the CBS Writers Mentoring Program to the WGA Showrunners Training Program. When I sold my first pilots, I called my agent, my husband, then Carole. She is my go-to industry guru because she not only understands what it’s like to be a studio and network executive, she also understands what it’s like to be a creative artist.”
Kam Miller, Pilot Writer, CBS, Fox, Syfy, Author, The Hero Succeeds

“She provides honest feedback and actionable advice that… catapult your career to the next level.”

“Carole is a stellar and supportive individual that is an absolute dream to work. She provides honest feedback and actionable advice that will help catapult your career to the next level. In a very short amount of time, she taught me how to crystallize my brand, improve my personal effectiveness and devise innovative ways to expand my professional network. She helped me truly understand what it takes to sell work, get staffed, navigate the industry and be taken seriously. You would be hard pressed to find a better mentor or career consultant in Hollywood. I would highly recommend her to any entertainment professional in the business.”
Michael Perri, 2012 NHMC Writing Fellow Participant, 2012 Young and Hungry List Award for the TV Dramatic Pilot, Nexxus

“Spending just one hour with Carole is worth the price of admission.”

“In spite of creating a number of successfully produced shows, pitching has been a particular phobia of mine.  Carole’s tips were like a light blub going off.   I’m much more confident about my pitching skills because of her advice. Spending just one hour with Carole is worth the price of admission. She helped me see where I am and where I want to be.  Better still, I have a plan to get there.”
Jennifer Holness, Showrunner, Shoot the Messenger

“…Carole should be your first stop!”

“If you are thinking about moving to Hollywood, Carole should be your first stop!  Her in-depth insights into what this market requires, honed from years of living in the Hollywood trenches, truly transformed the way I will market myself now and in the future.”
Nicole Demerse, Writer

“…your career will thank you for it.”

“Working with Carole is a tremendous boost. She helps you focus in on what you’ve got, clarify where you’re going, and gives you the insight to get there. If you get the chance to work with her, your career will thank you for it.”
Jenn Engels, Writer

“She has incredible knowledge… and is a tremendous pitching coach.”

“Carole helped to really hone the skills of the participants in the Banff Festival/Canwest Showrunners program giving them strong strategies to use in pitching to broadcast executives. She has incredible knowledge of what it takes to make an effective presentation and is a tremendous pitching coach.”
Anne Marie Varner, Vice President Development, Frantic Films