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Barbara Schiffman :
is a veteran story analyst and creative producer. She has been a popular speaker/panelist at Hollywood pitchfests and writing groups, and has also served as a long-distance teaching assistant for Professor Will Akers' Screenwriting 101 courses at Vanderbilt University since 2008. For over 2 decades, she's been an active story analyst/reader for major and indie production companies and literary agencies including Miramax Films, HBO Original Films, Dreamworks, Harpo Films (Oprah's production company), Scott Rudin Prods., Kennedy Marshall Prods, CAA and UTA. She's also consulted for a wide range of independent producers, directors and writers on their scripts in development or pre-production. Barbara's a member of the Story Analysts Union (MPEG Local 700) and the Television Academy (ATAS). She's also a life/career coach, and has led entertainment career breakthrough groups as a coach/trainer in person for Flash Forward Institute and via webinar for Rubicon Results Institute. In addition, she's co-written several screenplays and has also optioned scripts, books and true stories for her own production company, LiteraSee Films.