If you are a producer with a script.

If you are a writer who needs feedback.

If you are serious about making a movie.



If you love movies.

If you love to read.

If you want a new career.


Hollywood Gatekeepers is founded by Carolyn J Carpenter and Doug Shaner.

Readers who Write.

To see Carolyn’s resume, CLICK HERE!

To subscribe to Hollywood Gatekeepers for additional downloads and information, CLICK HERE!

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Do you love movies?

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Do you like to read?

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Become a Reader!

 Click here to get started with a free guide!

Have you ever wanted to be a Hollywood Insider? 

Do you love movies? Do you like to read? Did you know there is an actual job where people read screenplays for a living?

Learn the secret to becoming a Hollywood Gatekeeper!

It’s true! Nearly all Hollywood film companies use “readers” to evaluate scripts before spending thousands, and even millions, of dollars on a motion picture.

Scripts are submitted to the companies and the reader is the first person to read and consider the project. Then the reader makes a recommendation to the company regrading the potential of the script becoming a popular movie. Hence, readers are often referred to as the “Gatekeepers” of Hollywood.

The bulk of the work is done online, which means you no longer have to live in Los Angeles to be a reader.

Yes! It’s an actual job. Click below to receive ongoing information about how to get started!

It all begins with a free guide…and then so much more!


Questions? Join our Facebook Group! Meet ya there!

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Are you an Industry Professional?

Are a Producer? Are you a Writer? Do you have experience as a Reader?

Would you like to be a Guest on the Hollywood Gatekeepers Podcast?

To be considered, leave your contact info and bio here:

Click here for more information about appearing on our show:  HGPodcastGuest

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Are You a Producer?

Are you setting up a film?

Are you polishing your screenplay?

Are you starting to raise money?

Is this you….? You’ve had your script covered and then cringed at the results? Have you heard your colleagues asking, “Where do they get these readers?”

Do you want to get your movie off the ground?

Before you spend a single dime on craft services….get an unbiased opinion.

Not from your mom. Not from an intern who really wishes they could be on set somewhere. Get an opinion. From a professional.


This is not a coverage service site. There are plenty of those. This is a training ground.


Again, this is not a coverage site.


We are elevating readers to be able to do GOOD COVERAGE.

We are creating….

A exclusive group of trained readers. Readers that want to be….. Readers.  They are excited about reading. What a concept.

Want to learn more?

If you are a producer and/or a writer and would like to learn more about hiring a qualified reader, leave your information here. We will be in touch! We are here to serve writers and producers. Readers are supposed to be part of a team. They are supposed to support the process. We are here to do just that.

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