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Madelyn Hammond Pamela Rodi Women In Film is very excited to announce the first annual Women In Film Career Rehab, a day-long workshop designed to answer the tough questions behind how to achieve success in Hollywood. Co-Chaired by Madelyn Hammond (President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates/Former Chief Marketing Officer, Variety; named Hollywood’s Job Whisperer by Nikki Finke) and Pamela Rodi (EVP, Marketing & Publicity, Myriad Pictures/Career Advisor, FIDM), the workshop is open to people of all levels looking to find a job or make a change. If you are ready to cut through the clutter and figure out why your career isn’t happening the way you want it to, and what to do about it, Career Rehab is for you. So get ready for the most hands-on, informative career workshop in the marketplace today.

DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Come to Career Rehab dressed for the job you want!
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS
8am - 9am EXECUTIVE BOOT CAMP: NO PAIN / NO GAIN
An early-bird session for the very ambitious. Get a Job Fitness Evaluation from the Job Whisperer herself, Madelyn Hammond. Bring your current resume and a business card (if you have one. Limited to 8 people only.
8am - 9am REGISTRATION / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9am - 9:30am WELCOME TO CAREER REHAB
Introductory remarks from Career Rehab Co-Chairs Madelyn Hammond and Pamela Rodi and WIF's President Emeritus Jane Fleming.
9:30am BREAK

 

 

 

9:45am -10:45am

 

 

MORNING SESSIONS
Group 1: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
Does the way you present yourself accurately reflect the job you are looking for or want to do? Young or old, like it or not, potential employees judge us on how we look. Find out what your style says about you, and how to perfect, refine or change it.
MODERATOR: Carla Mathis, Co-Founder & President, Body Beautiful

Group 2: BRAND YOU
Do your materials tell your story? Learn what goes into a complete branding package, including your :30 second elevator pitch to take into the job market.
MODERATOR: Pamela Rodi, EVP, Marketing and Publicity, Myriad Pictures/Career Advisor, FIDM
PANELIST: Cheryl Brooks, Social Media and Digital Consultant

Group 3: HOLLYWOOD’S JOB WHISPERER: GET READY FOR WAR
Madelyn Hammond will discuss the tools you need to get the job you want. She’ll discuss how to craft your story, resumes and bios, online “face” and much, much more.
MODERATOR: Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates/Former Chief Marketing Officer, Variety
10:45am BREAK

 

 

 

11am - 12pm

 

 

MID-DAY SESSIONS
Group 1: TO HELL AND BACK
Brave souls tell what it’s like to be at the top, then hit bottom and emerge victorious. Be inspired and build courage from their stories of survival, resilience and humility.
MODERATOR: Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates/Former Chief Marketing Officer, Variety
PANELIST: Tracy Strann, Director, External Affairs, The Grammy Museum
PANELIST: Judith Parker Harris, Author, Producer, Entrepreneur

Group 2: CONSULTING IS NOT FOR LOSERS
Starting your own company can be scary, but with the right attitude and information, it might be the right ticket for you. Learn from those who have made it work for them.
MODERATOR: Cheryl Boone-Isaacs President, CBI Enterprises / formerly President of Marketing at New Line Cinema
PANELIST: Gary Shapiro Consultant / former SVP of Marketing at Sony Pictures
PANELIST: Mona Metwalli, President, MetaMedia Business Affairs, Inc.

Group 3: TEN WORST INTERVIEW BOO-BOOS AND TEN BEST INTERVIEW SECRETS
Learn how to ace that interview and avoid the most deadly mistakes.
MODERATOR: Pamela Rodi, EVP, Marketing and Publicity, Myriad Pictures/Career Advisor, FIDM
PANELIST: Cherie Crane, SVP Media & Research, CBS Films
PANELIST: Julie Lamb, Vice President Human Resources, Landmark Theatres
PANELIST: Ellen Goldsmith, SVP, Human Resources, FreemantleMedia, N.A.
 
12pm BREAK
12:15pm -1pm

GROUP THERAPY
SPEED PITCHING
Participants in Career Rehab will be selected from the group to step up and pitch themselves and their capabilities to an esteemed group of professionals.  You will have exactly three minutes to dazzle our panel of 'Simon Cowells’ – and get immediate feedback on your presentation.
MODERATOR: Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates/Former Chief Marketing Officer, Variety
PANELIST: Jane Fleming, Immediate Past President Women In Film/Partner, Amber Entertainment
PANELIST: Jamie Geller, VP, Kenn Viselman Presents/Former EVP Publicity, MGM and Sony
PANELIST: Risa Bramon Garcia, Director, 200 Cigarettes, The Con Artist
 

1pm - 2pm

  LUNCH AND VENDOR RESOURCE CENTER
You will be able to purchase lunch from a selection of premium LA food trucks that will be on-site, or you can brown-bag it. Also, you can check out the work from a select group of resume writers, business card, letterhead and web designers and others who can help you achieve your career goals.
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2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Group 1: LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Finally, a chance to ask those questions you’ve been dying to ask our career professionals.
MODERATOR: Gayle Nachlis, Executive Director, Women In Film
PANELIST: Corey Nathan, Principal, Nathan, McDowell & Rose, Inc. (Executive Search)
PANELIST: David Couper, Career Couch and Author, Outsider On The Inside

Group 2: OH, THE HUMILIATION, BETRAYAL AND SHAME!
Facing up to and owning your own experience is the first step to acceptance and moving on.
MODERATOR: Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates/Former Chief Marketing Officer, Variety
PANELIST: Dr. Miriam Reiss, Founder, Wisdom Coaching
PANELIST: Judith Parker Harris, Author, Producer, Entrepreneur

Group 3: YOU DO WHAT?
Women talk about their unusual jobs and how they got started.  Hear from those who took the road less travelled and love what they do.
MODERATOR: Pamela Rodi, Executive Vice President Marketing and Publicity, Myriad Pictures/ Entertainment Industry Liaison, FIDM
PANELIST: Chris Oliver, Film and Television Food Stylist
 PANELIST: Elaine Perliss, C.Ht., Hypnotherapist/Former Paramount & Sony executive
PANELIST: Heather Schmidt  Composer, Echo North Productions
3:15pm BREAK
3:45pm - 4:30pm GROUP THERAPY
TOWN HALL
Ask our group of experts all the burning questions you didn’t get to ask during the day.  This is your last chance to get the information, advice and inspiration you need to get released from Rehab.
PANELIST: Jane Fleming, Immediate Past President Women In Film/Partner, Amber Entertainment
PANELIST: Iris Grossman, Talent Manager at ICM and past President of Women In Film
PANELIST: Ivy Kagan-Bierman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb, LLP
PANELIST: Marion Rosenberg, O.B.E., Producer and Manager
4:30pm - 4:45pm WRAP UP AND FAREWELL FROM THE REHAB TEAM
 
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