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Squeaky Moore

Squeaky Moore is an independent content creator, producer, director, writer, and actress. As a mompreneur, she freelances as a development and pitching consultant and strategist. As a writer, director and producer, Squeaky’s mission is to enlighten, uplift, and inspire.

She recently authored a book for content creators after journeying to pitch her film and television projects 100 times. The book, #100Pitches: Mistakes, I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To, is a film and television pitching guide geared towards independent content creators and about her pitching journey, the do’s and don’ts of pitching television and film projects.

 

NO is not universal! Just because one network or executive producer says no to me, does not mean that my story sucks, doesn't mean it's not good or that I won't get anywhere in life.

You've got to sometimes be prepared to break the rules.

Questions I asked Squeaky Moore:

  • How did you get the name Squeaky?
  • What's driving you today?
  • Share with us 5 lessons that you discovered from this journey?
  • What's one piece of advice you received that stood out most?
  • Do you only coach content creators?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes people are making when pitching?
  • What's your mission for the book tour?
  • What do you think is going to be the best platform to promote this new book?
  • What's the one pitch strategy you'd coach if you had nothing else to share?

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Squeaky Moore's Bio

“One woman, many faces, one creator, many talents,” is how Squeaky Moore likes to describe herself. She is regarded as the pitch guru for independent content creators. Having been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Squeaky understands the business from every angle. Squeaky is an independent content creator, producer, director, writer, and actress. A mompreneur, she freelances as a development and pitching consultant and strategist. As a writer, director and producer, Squeaky’s mission is to enlighten, uplift, and inspire. Squeaky’s career path—one designed to artistically address socially conscious issues, invoke discussion for the greater good, to teach and inspire — lies at the very core of who she is, and is continually reflected in her work.

A Chicago native, Squeaky received an MFA from Roosevelt University’s Conservatory. A natural storyteller with a “gift for gab,” she began using her gifts in 1999, after she created and staged a variety show, “Ack Like U know”, which served as catalyst to her starting her production company, Moore Squeaky Productions. She later created an improv-based comedy show, “Guud Timez,” based on the 1970’s, “Good Times” TV sitcom, followed by staging, “The Ugly Man.”

Squeaky moved to New York City to pursue acting but would soon transition into fulfilling her true passion for writing, directing and producing after “64,” a project on father absent homes that she produced and assist directed, became a viral sensation. Your Black World described it as ‘Life changing and powerful.’ On the heels of “64”, Squeaky produced, “Father’s Day?”, a film that addresses the effects of absentee fathers; which debuted on the launch of Magic Johnson’s, Aspire TV Network. Some of Squeaky’s recent directing and producing credits include, The Positive Controversy,” a show in which she developed and is the show-runner, and her latest film project, “Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing,” a documentary film that explores depression and suicide in the African American communities.

She recently authored a book for content creators after journeying to pitch her film and television projects 100 times. The book, #100Pitches: Mistakes, I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To, is a film and television pitching guide geared towards independent content creators and about her pitching journey, the do’s and don’ts of pitching television and film projects, with interviews from executives in development at networks, and production companies, and independent content creators who have bridged the gap from being independent to the big and small screens. Squeaky is currently on a book-release tour, where she is both workshopping directly from the pages of her book, and, moderating a panel of industry executives in each city she tours.

If you ask Squeaky Moore what is next, she’ll tell you, “The sky’s the limit”. She is currently pitching several projects for television of her own, as well as, developing and pitching projects for others. Squeaky has been featured in Huffington Post, Centric-TV, Madamenoire, Bossip, The Examiner, News One, Amsterdam News, and forecasted a ‘woman to watch,’ in Ambition Magazine for her work as producer, director and writer.

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