Listen to SimonSays Entertainment's (Tony-winning producers of Porgy & Bess, Films: Mother of George, Night Catches Us, Blue Caprice_) Director of Development, April Yvette Thompson, talk about what makes a script compelling and why they would want to produce it.
April Yvette Thompson is a Tony-winning producer, writer & actor working across media.
FOUNDER/CEO of TheDreamUnLocked: Boutique Coaching for Actors, Writers & Dreamers W/25 years of teaching, acting, writing & advocating for people's dreams, April has the uncanny ability to help her clients find their personal transformation magic. April is a midwife of genius: helping u give birth to ur dreams & crossing the finish line to ur goals. The DreamingOutLoud Technique from April's Ted Talk: ReWrite Your Story, is the basis of her teaching method . • Writing is the way to focus ourselves in the present, on what's working & figuring out new ways to get around old problems
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