05/25/2023 - The 3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar, in partnership with US Bank and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, has announced nine selected fellows for this year’s program. “We look forward to ushering in a new group of Native Americans through our emerging writers program.” Announced Ian Skorodin, director of strategy of the Native American Media Alliance. “Each year, we see indigenous storytellers breakthrough creatively and professionally through this seminar.” The Native American Writers Seminar is a two-month intensive that supports emerging writers who are new to the film and television industry. This initiative provides new access for Native Americans to advance their career and develop their writing sample. All participants chosen for the seminar will workshop an existing script with accomplished and seasoned writers from motion picture and television series. The program provides intensive development workshops and is accompanied by rigorous writing sessions. In addition, the seminar provides representatives from prestigious fellowships and past participants of Native American Media Alliance writing programs. These speakers share insight into career development, professional growth and new writing opportunities.
Two Scripts by Sandi Jerome selected for Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinals
Two of Sandi Jerome's scripts, LAST HAND and FIRST MAN were select out of a record breaking 6,048 entries to be among the 320 that advance to the next round. There were both first drafts and will be entered again in 2023.
Use of Deadly Force by Sandi Jerome wins WriteMovies.com contest
Sandi Jerome is the First Place Winner of Writemovies.com A/Exposure Contest - Annually, this site is visited by over 250,000 producers, studio executives, director, actors, writers etc., from ALL over the world. People in Europe are especially keen on material penned by American writers.
Sandi Jerome selected as a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Project with Princess Quest - Animated feature
Sandi Jerome's animation script - Runaway Cricket is in production at BlackOrb.com by a first time producer. Written based on story by the producer at spec.
Available Books - seeking a publisher and/or literary agent.
Sleep Warrior - Aya, a pre-teen, starts sleepwalking, but in reality, her Cherokee ancestor, Clarissa, takes over her body at night to perform superhero feats. Think of Moana meets the terror of a new middle school. The flying horse and talking bears are fictional, but Clarissa is my actual Cherokee ancestor. 31K Middle Grade Fantasy.
I think the time is right for this type of book. On page 28 of Anadisgoi, the official publication of the Cherokee Nation there is an article about the Marvel Voices Heritage - Indigenous Voices that will have a Cherokee character in a future series. This is the artwork created by a member of the Cherokee Nation for Marvel Voices.
Murder at the Magic Kingdom - As a modern-day Enola Holmes, Wilma Wallaby is an aspiring kick-ass 13-year-old detective who has grown up being physically abused by her bully of an older brother. When she overhears a real murder being planned at Disney World, she must stand up against her sibling in her own crafty way before she is the one who gets murdered. 41K word Young Adult.
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Rhine River Cruising: A Viking Journey of Castles and Chocolate
After I started to book a Viking cruise, I found the decisions overwhelming. When to go? European rivers had level problems all summer during the drought. Where do we go? How do we get there? What do I pack? Which deck is better? It took a lot, but I figured it out with the help of a few Facebook groups. I kept so many notes that I put them in a free e-book on my website, but so many wanted a printed copy to take on the cruise. I agreed to publish this book to help others make the tough decisions that I did. This was the most significant travel expense I had ever spent; in the end, it was the best trip! We had many mishaps; missing luggage, a hurricane, and an airport closure – but we got through everything thanks to my careful planning and the wonderful people at Viking Cruises. I hope this book can help you along the way, no matter which cruise you pick. Order printed copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BM3XTVF6
Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom: A Walking Tour of Disney's Zoo
Did you know that Disney has a zoo? Although Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most beautiful theme parks in the world, it is also a fully functional zoo. Disney's Animal Kingdom is accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums which means this theme park has met or exceeded requirements in education, research, and conservation. This walking tour is meant to give you that zoo visit experience and encounter with the animals. Instead of dashing to the next theme park ride, why not spend a few hours learning about these amazing animals? You will enjoy a magical time with fascinating creatures large and small. This guide is meant to help you learn about each animal; their native habitat, what they like to eat, and for some – how they have become stars on Disney+ shows and Disney movies. Unfortunately, they can’t give you their autograph, but if you look closely; maybe you’ll see Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. This book also provides some tips on making your Disney’s Animal Kingdom visit magical including places to eat and get out of the heat, rain, or cold. I hope you enjoy this guide and your visit to the happiest place on earth. Click on picture to order or see all my books on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Jerome/e/B09S3RNRKL. This book is also available on Bookshop and Ingram (school orders) as ISBN 9781736034842. Barnes and Noble - Bookshop
Catch me if you can! Although this guide is not written as an internal control guide – or a means to protect your dealership from future theft -- the objective is to help you use both financial and operational reporting to monitor your dealership or group of dealerships. After hearing about the controller that stole over 10 million, I wrote this book to help management run better reports, not only to make more profit but to make sure everyone knows "we are watching you!"
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Super Controller Guide1-2-3
Do you want to switch from being a “bean counter” to a “Super Controller", Office Manager, or CFO? Are you new to the industry? This guide which is a compilation of Sandi’s popular Super Controller 1, 2, and 3 books lets you learn step-by-step on how to do things in the automotive, truck, RV dealership like measure technician productivity, reconcile parts inventory and find shortages, create benchmarks, understand the sales department and for the accounting office - ways to make your job easier - how to reconcile floor plan, close the books in 3 days, calculate days supply of used vehicles - and so much more! Do you need more time in your day? Are you doing your office tasks the easiest way possible? This guide includes over 300 tasks that Super Controllers should be doing Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or during the Close and who should do the task by skill level. The employees and expenses sections have job descriptions and pay plans for this industry. There are dozens of free spreadsheets that can be downloaded with the instructions in the guide. . Order Kindle version on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B09YYJ93ZV
Profit Account Guide
The Profit Accounting Guide shows you how to become a profit-focused dealership manager, gives you exercises to do on your own, and a special hands-on section to learn Excel better. Learn how to determine your dealership’s breakeven point and ways to increase service, parts, and sales gross and reduce expenses. It discusses parts shortages and technician productivity. Help you increase office productivity by eliminating time wasters. It is the written version of Sandi’s popular 2-day Profit Accounting Academy. Order Kindle version on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B09YYJ93ZV
Princess Quest by Chandra Jerome based on a screenplay by Sandra Jerome
I wanted to learn how to write novels, so during the Covid lockdown, I had my yoga instructor granddaughter, Chandra, learn how to convert screenplays to novels. She converted my award-winning screenplay Princess Quest into a novel. My best friend, Laura and granddaughter, Tulaasi did the amazing color graphics. Click on the Look inside at Amazon to view them.
About Princess Quest; Kira, the fearless preteen princess of the mythical kingdom of Latavia, has trained her whole life to rule until her father remarried and a male heir was born. When the new prince is kidnapped, Kira becomes a suspect. Kira and her childhood friend, Henry, must lead a quest through the Forbidden Lands to save her kingdom, prove her loyalty, and discover her heart. They encounter twin trolls that want to eat them, a monstrous mountain that won’t let them pass and a poison snake bridge that threatens their lives. But these dangers are not what they must fear the most. An exciting tale for all ages!
Sandi Jerome is a writer and graduate of UCLA’s Advanced Screenwriting program. Her screenplay, Runaway Cricket, is being produced as an animated musical by BlackOrb.com. Her middle-grade book, Sleep Warrior, is on Coverfly’s Red List as the #3 Animated Manuscript. Two of her scripts, Last Hand and First Man were Quarterfinalists in Nicholl’s Fellowship. First Man was converted to an hour-long TV pilot and a Quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Winter 2022-23. Another pilot, Delta Pi is a comedy about the first girl to pledge to a prestigious law fraternity and was Quarterfinalist Scriptapalooza and Second-round at the Austin Film Festival.
Sandi is an enrolled and blood member of the Cherokee Nation. She hopes to get the word out about the history of her people - but in a fun and smart way. Sandi likes to create Native American characters that are memorable, engaging, and non-stereotypical. Most of her scripts have a Native American part - for many, the lead is a female, Indigenous person. She is currently working on She Wolf, which is a Twilight-type teen fantasy romance. It is about the Dakota character from Sleep Warrior, moving back to the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. He is then attacked by a young female wolf cub - and falls in love for the first time – with the wolf.
Sandi is an avid women’s soccer fan, and her latest TV comedy, Aim Me, involves AI and soccer. She has coached, played, and refereed soccer for over twenty years. She grew up on a farm in Escondido and loves designing edible gardens and doing botany experiments. Her early fascination with science and the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating station inspired her to write an action script, Use of Deadly Force. Her husband was a technical writer in the nuclear industry and ensured its authenticity. Sandi aims to help emerging producers and directors get their projects to the screen.
She is a native Californian, born in Santa Ana. She belonged to a Science and Technology group and helped develop a volunteer Web on Wheels program that brought email to residents of assisted living centers. This inspired her body-switching comedy – Time for Lily, which was a First-Round Finalist in Script Magazine Open Door Contest. As a computer programmer, she has been granted two patents for software design and recently sold her software company. She wrote a script, Last Woman, that involves the multi-universe and technology gone awry. Sandi was the first editor of Digital Dealer and wrote computer software reviews for major publications and numerous published computer guides.
Sandi is a Disney fan and certified Disney expert and wrote Murder at the Magic Kingdom as a young adult novel. Her love of Disney’s stories inspired her to write Princess Quest, a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza. Trained as a feature screenwriter, Sandi has been concentrating on learning TV writing and comedy and now has four pilots ready with 10 future episodes planned.
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