Jen Tchiakpe

Jen Tchiakpe

Molly’s workshop is the best thing that could have happened to my creative, but shy, instinct. She helped me realize, very simply and quickly, that producing my own work, putting my own ideas into being is absolutely possible. Whatever seemed huge, impossible, only-other-talented-people-can-do-it type of thing, became “oh! I can do that!”. I find Molly’s biggest strength to be in her subtle ability to point out where your focus needs to be in that moment in time, for your specific goal, and what you should work on to keep it moving; giving her opinion without ever implanting her own subjective taste about what your project should be. She will help you define it, but it’s yours from beginning to end. The confidence and skills I’ve developed working with Molly have even changed the way I audition, and the way people regard me as an actor.  - Jen Tchiakpe

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Matt Kugelman

Matt Kugelman

With little more than a screenplay and a dream, I stumbled upon Molly's workshops, and I am so grateful! After taking an initial workshop, and continuing with one-on-one consulting, I am now fully in the trenches of an intense crowd-funding campaign!  Molly's guidance has catapulted my film project into pre-production and has likely saved me years of aimless wandering.  Wherever you are in your creative process, I've seen Molly inspire her clients to dream bigger and work harder to turn those dreams into attainable goals.  Molly is full of energy and experience, and knowing that she's got my back has really helped me in taking the risks that I need to take to make my film come to life! Matt Kugelman

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Laura Gomez

Laura Gomez

Molly's workshops provide a tool to focus our creative energy and give a clear purpose and game plan to follow, which is without a doubt the best way to fight an artist's worst enemy..."procrastination." The workshops are like a gym, and Molly is that personal trainer rooting for you and pushing you to do the work.  - Laura Gomez  

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Lee Kaplan

Lee Kaplan

By way of her thoughtful, insightful approach to producing and problem solving, Molly Pearson challenges me to be a better producer, a better actor and a better person. Minutes into my first session with Molly, I knew by the way she spoke and by the way she listened that I was in the right place. Molly's support for my project and for my ideas came swiftly and powerfully and underscored the importance of seeing my project through to completion. Months later, I can attest that Molly remains just as dedicated (if not more so) now to helping me move forward as she was the day we met. With guidance from Molly, I have experienced an incredible sense of empowerment as I learn to navigate the ups and downs of producing. I am certain that the tools I've gained will help me move forward with my current project and with many more to come. I recommend Molly and her workshops in the highest regard. - Lee Kaplan

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Cheryl Daro

Cheryl Daro

Molly’s workshop is really a major reason that I am successful in my career today. I’m based in Los Angeles, and it’s clearly very competitive in the acting arena; with so many people here pursuing the same thing, you really have to make yourself noticed in any way you can. With the tools I learned from Molly, I am able to use my creative energy to be proactive in my career as a performing artist and find new way to showcase myself. Molly’s approach to teaching you the steps of producing really instills confidence in not only the production side of your projects, but it also allows your artistic side to have a safe place to create. I really recommend working with Molly for ANYONE who has always had the idea, but didn’t know how to make it a reality. Molly has the heart and smart for helping YOU get that ‘creative itch’ SCRATCHED. - Cheryl Daro

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Derya Derman

Derya Derman

After producing my first full length play last year, I decided I wanted to further explore my prowess and interests in the field of producing, and Molly’s workshop gave me just the tools and (most importantly) the confidence I needed to take on this new venture! Molly is always super helpful, well informed, completely engaged and engaging, and she shares information that you can take with you and apply to anything! I now have a notebook FULL of treasured information that I am revisiting all the time, not to mention a fantastic network of support, and I’m learning to think creatively at every turn in the process. I DEFINITELY recommend this workshop to anyone remotely interested in creating their own work, in pretty much any field!   – Derya Derman

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Jeff Berg

Jeff Berg

As an actor, I am constantly be bombarded with classes and seminars, self-help gurus, networking events, image consultants and financial planners. I must admit, I’ve tested the waters with many of them. Unfortunately, I have also found out the hard way that they are often simply money-making schemes, old ideas wrapped into shiny new packages or simply a waste of time. Fortunately, the stars aligned and I happened to fall into the hands of Molly Pearson. At the time I was an ‘ideas man’ but without a plan. Molly enthusiastically grabbed my somewhat shapeless idea of a webisode and dramatically helped form it into a completely viable and exciting project. Her experience and knowledge as a producer combined with her no-nonsense approach and personal care turned each session into a not to be missed experience. With each session, I found myself becoming more and more excited and motivated about my project as Molly would toss us gem after gem of imaginative and incredibly practical ideas for our projects. I remember my first grade teacher’s name. I have a favorite college professor. And I’m sure that Molly Pearson will be a name that I’ll hold dearly to me as my career flourishes. - Jeff Berg

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Natalie Kim

Natalie Kim

If you are an artist who wants to produce a project and aren’t sure what to do, you must meet with Molly Pearson. Molly  has a no nonsense yet utterly inspiring approach empowering you, the artist. With Molly in your corner, you can accomplish anything you want. The only way you would fail is if you don’t try! I came to Molly with a half baked idea of a web series I wanted to work on but wasn’t sure how to accomplish it. Week by week, Molly  broke down what seemed like a huge task into something that was possible. Molly favors ALL the people in her workshop, and makes sure you get the individualized attention you need to bring your project successfully to fruition.    - Natalie Kim

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Kimberly Dillon

Kimberly Dillon

Molly’s workshops are packed full of information and she organizes it in manageable sections. She assigns homework and specific tasks tailored to your individual project’s status and needs. You always feel like you’re moving forward and that she’s in your corner while keeping you accountable! I love her ability to focus seriously on the matter at hand, and as a bonus – she’s funny, approachable and really cares about your success! If you are committed to getting your project off the ground, run to her NOW!    - Kimberly Dillon

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Adam Laupus

Adam Laupus

Molly’s workshop came highly recommended to me but I delayed signing up because I was skeptical about my ability to produce my own ideas. I am happy that I proved myself wrong!  In one session with Molly, a tiny idea became a full-fledged short film project currently in production. Molly is a practical, inspirational and endlessly helpful mentor. I feel my course as an artist has taken a major turn, leading to more creative and artistic fulfillment. I cannot praise this workshop enough… sign up now before you talk yourself out of it!  Breathe life into your ideas!  - Adam Laupus

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Jamie Askew

Jamie Askew

When I came to Molly's workshop in July/August 2011 I only knew that I wanted more control over my acting career and creative life.  I had no other vision.  I had no script, no story, no idea, no clue.  By February 2012 I was shooting a short film that I wrote, produced and was starring in.  And in November 2012 I premiered my film at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.  None of that would have happened without Molly's clear and concise guidance, unrelenting enthusiasm and total support.  I got there by following the process and using the tools that Molly lays out in her workshops, and fine tuned in her extension workshops.  I also learned so much by listening to the trials and tribulations of the other producers in the workshops.  Molly always gathers a group of people who are creative, supportive and totally passionate.  After every session I walked away with total confidence in my ability to take the next step. Was it easy? Never.  Was it totally thrilling, empowering and joyful? YES! Jamie Askew

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Adrienne White

Adrienne White

Molly is the reason I've taken control of my creative life. As an actress, I've often felt like I didn't have control over how I was cast or seen.  Because of Molly, I'm in the middle of producing a short film that's put me in charge of my acting career. In the past, I've had great ideas but no follow-through.  I didn't know how to bring my stories and projects to fruition, and I'd usually get bogged down either because I wanted to make the "right" move next and didn't know what that was, or I'd be distracted by a shiny new idea, or I'd get frustrated because the project wasn't where I wanted it to be.  Molly helped me make a plan I could actually see to completion, and kept me on my game in a way the was empowering and encouraging - I didn't know I was capable of work of that caliber.  Molly didn't let me settle for less, as an actress or producer, and she is THE reason I've found my artistic voice.  -Adrienne White

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Hugh Scully

Hugh Scully

The first thing that Molly teaches you is that your inspiration to create your own work provides the fuel to produce. This workshop was the only place I ever found out how to raise money with integrity and certainty. I had already produced one short film which I financed myself. I wanted to do another short but the prospect of hitting the family coffers for another $4K was just a bad idea. It is a bad idea. Molly has much better ones. I learned about fiscal sponsorship, fund raising, and other technical and logistical aspects of funding my project including resources on the web that work. I learned to be the voice of my project. To be proud of what I was doing and get the financial support I needed without zealous bravado or fake self-deprecation. More than anything I learned a mindset that making a project come to life is in itself creative, exciting and fun. Once you get rolling it sort of nurtures itself as the world embraces you in ways you never thought possible.  Now I have a production company, a movie in the can, a network of good folks to work with, and the confidence and knowledge to do it again and again. I sought a sustainable way to bring my films to life and I learned how to realize these imaginings in Molly’s production workshop. I highly recommend it.   – Hugh Scully

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Pia Haddad

Pia Haddad

I cannot thank Molly enough. I always wanted to start my own production company but thought I could never do it on my own. A few months later, I launched the company and produced a successful reading series. Molly gives you achievable goals, adapted to your own way of working and is a true problem-solver. Nothing seems impossible. I am so grateful for what the workshops have done for me and am so excited about the future. - Pia Haddad

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Angela Razzano

Angela Razzano

Before studying with Molly, I had no prior experience producing, let alone organizing and leading a new not-for-profit theater company. Thanks to her teaching, I felt comfortable executing a budget, negotiating contracts with venues, running auditions, orchestrating a fundraiser for 200+ at Tavern on the Green, and producing our first show! She knew to combine the logistics of producing with relational aspects, clearly deciphering dynamics between producers and directors, actors, and playwrights; and not only delineated principles of the business, but also an opportunity to exercise the practicalities. All of this was offered with the optimism and inspiration any client  would be grateful for. Molly’s role as a teacher/consultant extended further than the workshop, never hesitating to make herself available to her students even after our last session. Needless to say, I have much appreciation for Molly!  - Angela Razzano,

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J.T. Arbogast

J.T. Arbogast

Molly’s guidance helped prepare me to be a first time actor/producer better than any book could. From discussions and advice regarding marketing and detailed analysis of budgets and schedule, to dissecting fundraising letters, to advice on avoiding the easy mistakes, she kept me on track and help me reach a long time goal: bringing my musical to New York. What I appreciated most about Molly was that each client’s project was treated individually and given very specific attention. Molly brings a knowledge that spans the mediums of film, web and stage and, unlike a cookie cutter seminar; she creates a room in which each project receives the specific guidance needed to be successful. – J.T. Arbogast

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Alyssa Renzi

Alyssa Renzi

Before working with Molly, I had no idea where to start. I knew I wanted to make a film, but where did I begin? Molly works with each individual person to make a plan that works best for wherever you are at in the process. You can come in with just a story concept or with a fully completely script. Either way, you are able to make a plan for how to get it done. Molly has so much insight and knowledge in multiple creative mediums, so you are not only learning about film or theatre; you are gaining knowledge of all types of art that can come in handy in the future. What’s even more amazing is how many connections you make from the workshop. Molly guides each person through their individual project but you also become a part of a group of people really passionate about their craft and their creative work. It really is an amazing experience.  - Alyssa Renzi

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