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Thu, Apr 13



Demystifying TV Development

Does television development seem bewildering and confusing? Not quite sure the rules of the game and how television development really works? Join Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant Jim Arnoff in an immersive, interaction workshop where you will learn the roadmap, variations, and pitfalls.

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Demystifying TV Development
Demystifying TV Development

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT


About the event

Jim will share his experiences as a television packaging agent to give you the insider's insights as to how this all works. You will learn how to create the strongest package possible, how to access/create relationships with production companies/agents/managers, how to be best prepared for development meetings, what deals look like, the role of each of the players, and how to create powerful collaborations. Gain the knowledge and confidence to master the world of television development with ease.

Jim is a Certified Career/Business/Life Coach to the entertainment industry, small business owners, veterans in film and television, women in finance and NYU alumni. Jim is certified by the International Coach Federation and founded the Gay Coaches Collective/NYC.   Jim Arnoff consults as a talent agent having represented television production companies in developing and selling original programming. As a consultant, he shapes pitches, strengthens sizzle reels and works with producers to launch their own production companies.   He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and television packaging agent. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University School of Law and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. He leads workshops for Veterans in Media and Entertainment, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Alliance of Women Directors,  U.S. Military Academy, Writers Guild of America/East and West, Writers Guild Foundation/Veterans Writing Project, New York Women in Film & Television,  NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Tisch West Alumni, Gotham Film & Media Institute, NYU Arts & Entertainment Alumni Network, NYU LGBT Alumni Network, NYU Alumni Club of LA, The Entertainment Community Fund, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Women in Film, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, The Filmshop, Out Professionals, Fashion Group International and the Financial Women’s Association, Jim is an adjunct faculty member of the School of Visual Arts ("Pitching Your Scripted Television Series to the Industry Experts") featuring scripted showrunners and network development executives. He is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations. (Website:

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