"As a recruiter focusing on hiring for a leading entertainment, media, and sports agency, I can always trust that Kate’s referrals are high caliber talent, as I’ve hired a few previously under her tutelage, who are now thriving at the company.
Kate is truly the embodiment of what it means to be a successful, “fast riser” in the world of entertainment. ”
HR Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
"For anyone serious about advancing their career in entertainment look no further. Kate and her expertise are truly an investment worth your while! I began working with Kate privately after her seminar at UCLA. I was very impressed by her experience and accomplishments within the entertainment industry as well as her ability to tailor her advisement for each individual’s unique circumstances. She has truly been amazing. Within a few weeks, I landed a position in reception at CAA! Throughout the process, Kate would check in and support me until I officially got hired. She is very committed to her clients and I am so appreciative of all she has done to help me land my job at CAA. She went above and beyond for me and I couldn’t have asked for more in a mentor."
Spelman College '13
"Kate has gone far beyond the call of duty as a truly excellent mentor. After seeing her speak at Middlebury, it was clear that she gives the advice that other people won't. She enthusiastically provides genuine guidance, and doesn't sugarcoat the process of breaking into the entertainment industry. Over the past year, Kate put an enormous amount of time and effort into helping me land a job in the industry. I'm now in the mailroom at a top 4 agency! Thanks Kate!"
Assistant to MP Talent Partner, CAA
Middlebury College '14
"I was immediately impressed with the services that Kate offers and we worked together on the 'Art of the Interview'. I've never been fond of interviewing and she was wonderful in helping me prepare and execute a successful campaign. I had managed to get an interview at CAA and wanted to knock it out of the park. Together, Kate and I created a solid plan that worked and after our session, I was confident going into the interview (probably the first time I felt totally prepared and ready for anything). Within 48 hours I had a job offer. Kate has been through the process and knows the ins and outs of working in the industry. She really cares and takes an interest in helping others work toward their dream. Kate is an invaluable resource and I'm honored to have had the chance to work with her."
Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (Class of 2011)
"As a young, hopeful student trying to break her way into the entertainment industry, seeking advice and guidance from successful industry professionals is crucial. I’ve found that although there are a lot of professionals out there that are willing to help and give advice, there are very few people that will tell you exactly what you need to hear. Kate is one of those rare people. I was fortunate enough to attend Kate's “Phone Skills and Etiquette” entertainment workshop at the UCLA extension center, and I can honestly say that learning about how to roll calls could not have been any more fun! Kate was on fire, and her energy was infectious! She was passionate, engaging, and most importantly, she was extremely honest. Aside from helping us master the art of rolling calls, Kate spent time talking about her experience as a Hollywood assistant and really tried her best to paint an accurate picture of the reality of what it takes to be successful in the industry. As it turned out, I already had an interview set up with WME prior to attending Kate’s workshop, and I immediately reached out to Kate to set up a consultation. From helping me craft the perfect answer to everyone’s favorite “tell me about yourself” question to giving me helpful and constructive interview tips, it was extremely apparent to me how much Kate truly cared about helping young professionals in this industry. To my surprise, I was offered the internship position the next morning after my interview, and I would not have been able to make it happen without Kate’s advice and encouragement. Kate is one-of-a-kind, and anyone who is considering a career in entertainment would benefit enormously from her consultations and coaching. Kate didn't just give me pointers on how to ace my interview, she helped me find the confidence I needed to succeed. Thank you, Kate!"
"During my last semester of college, Kate guided me through all the steps to become a viable candidate in the industry and land the job I wanted. First, Kate turned my resume from one belonging to a teenager to one belonging to a professional, and I am so excited to now show it off! The night before my interview with WME, Kate and I spoke on the phone for an hour to prepare and review potential questions and answers, and the next day I landed the job! Kate has an unbelievable drive to help and sincerely cares about everyone she works with. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking for help with their resumes or for career advice. I am so grateful to you Kate, thank you so much!”
"I heard about Kate on a Facebook group, where she was offering free 15-minute resume consultations. I had just moved to LA and just started applying for jobs so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to hear what she thought of my resume. She really liked my resume and before I knew it, she had recommended me for a job at a top commercial production company in LA. Before I went to the interview Kate was incredibly resourceful and gave me a walk through of what the Interview might be like, as it was my first Interview in Hollywood. Unfortunately I didn’t get the job, however I decided to attend her free lecture a few weeks later, which really opened my eyes. I always thought that the studios run Hollywood, but I learned that in reality the talent agencies really are the ones running Hollywood. Back then, I was really struggling with having the connections to get a job, but after Kate’s lecture I realized I had one contact at WME and after I reached out, I was set up with an interview and within a few days, I had a job. I really couldn’t have done it without Kate as nobody in my family has any background working in the Entertainment Industry and I went to college in Washington DC, where most people decide to go to New York, rather than moving across the country. Kate really taught me what to expect and how to be part of the entertainment industry by telling her story to me and so many other mentees she has. When I heard she was going to DC for a trip, I asked her if she would want to speak at my alma mater American University, as I personally wish I would have known what to expect before moving out to LA. I can only recommend anyone who is struggling with reaching their goal in Hollywood to reach out to Kate Lupo. She can teach you so much and I wouldn’t be where I am right now without her! Thank you Kate!"
American University '15
"I can’t thank Kate enough for all the help that she provided me in landing a floater position at William Morris Endeavor. Our first discussion came only hours before I contacted the organization, and the advice she gave led to a complete overhaul of my existing resume. After making all of the necessary changes Kate had proposed, I emailed my resume to the company and was contacted to set up an initial interview the next day. Not only did Kate effectively target what she saw as errors in my resume, but she showed a true care for making sure that I was putting my best foot forward with this initial contact. Not to mention, all of this help came from our initial 30-minute introductory phone call!"
University of Delaware '11
"Kate’s personalized interview coaching session helped prepare me for the toughest questions and instilled a confidence in me that I had not had prior to her consultation. She is well-versed in the recruitment process and therefore provides constructive feedback on how to become a top-notch candidate in the industry. Thanks to her expert advice throughout my interview process, I was able to land a job at a top 4 agency in my last semester of college. For those who are committed to entering the business side of the entertainment industry, Kate is an invaluable resource who I highly recommend taking advantage of."
Syracuse University '16
"I recently moved to LA to work in film/TV production. After talking with Kate and doing my own research, I decided that working for a talent agency was the best place for me to start. I met with Kate in person for an hour and a half Mastermind Training session. We began by discussing my career dreams and then breaking down what the long term plan would look like to get there. It was fantastic to finally gain clarity on the specific positions I should be working towards within the Entertainment Industry. We then went through my resume and Kate helped me rephrase my relevant experience within the industry so that my resume would appeal to what talent agencies are seeking. To prepare for the interview process, we wrote out potential questions and answers and then went through a mock interview process. Hearing Kate's feedback to my answers boosted my confidence and helped me feel at ease when professionally discussing my strengths, weaknesses, past experiences, career goals, etc. I have two interviews at different talent agencies this week, and thanks to Kate's mentoring and guidance, I feel confident and prepared. She's charming, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and great to work with. Kate is amazing, I can't recommend her enough!"
"Kate is simply top-notch. Her tailor-made coaching, multitude of contacts, years of experience and wisdom, and genuine desire to HELP you, make her a shining light in an industry notorious for depleting everyone within it. She will make you a better analyst, strategist, and ultimately, an informed participant in the entertainment world. Thanks in large part to her, I landed a job at a premier talent agency less than 3 months out of college. Take the opportunity to grow with her."
University of Michigan
"Trying to cross over from the theater world in New York to TV in LA, I reached out to Kate, a smart, trusted friend, who I knew had quickly worked her way up in TV Lit at ICM, and been named by Variety as an “Assistant to Watch.” Not only did she help me land an interview at one of the big four agencies right away, but through talking to her, I got a good lay of the land out here and have been able to move quickly into TV Lit and from the agency world into Development."
Former Assistant, UTA
"As an experienced entertainment professional, Kate was instrumental in both preparing me for the agency business and putting me in a position to secure a highly competitive trainee position at a top-four talent agency. Having made the steep climb from the mailroom to being named coordinator of ICM's TV Literary department in less than two years, her honest insight and practical knowledge (not to mention her substantial industry connections) were truly invaluable. Furthermore, her positivity and enthusiasm make her a pleasure to interact with. I'd highly recommend her consultancy to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the challenging yet greatly rewarding field of entertainment."
Claremont McKenna College
"Kate's impact in mentally and emotionally preparing me for interviewing with premiere talent agencies, including ICM, WME, and UTA cannot be overstated. She has the scoop on inside knowledge of each agency and industry professional, targeted resume guidance, specific interview questions and much more. I can confidently say that the offer I received from UTA is due in large part to her consultation and support."
"I first met Kate when we both worked at ICM Partners a few years ago. Since then, she has been an invaluable resource for career consulting. Not only is she skilled at resume building and amending, she also formulates a game-plan to help you reach your career goals. Besides having the knowledge and connections for the entertainment industry, she is also incredibly passionate about helping others. Her enthusiasm is infectious and the extra push is very welcome in the exhausting job hunt.
In an industry of more questions than answers, Kate is a welcome voice of reason and positivity. Thanks for all your help!"
Former Assistant, ICM
"Wow! Where would I be without Kate? Definitely still trying to figure out how to crack the code and get a position at an agency. After speaking with her on the phone for the first time, I knew I made the right decision. From improving my resume, to giving me advice on the difference between the industry in Los Angeles and New York, Kate was always there with any questions or help that I needed. Within a few weeks, I had interviews at ICM, WME and APA. We set up a call and spoke for over an hour on how to succeed in an interview. I am now working full-time at APA and I can 100% say that if it were not for Ms. Lupo, I would still be searching for ways to get my foot in the door!"
UMASS Amherst '14
"Finding my school to be fairly limited in terms of resources for students pursuing careers in entertainment, I couldn’t have been more excited when I stumbled upon Kate’s website. After working with her for several months, I can honestly say she deserves her reputation as the Go-To expert in helping college kids break into Hollywood. Consider Kate your entertainment industry fairy godmother. She imparts invaluable wisdom on: building a resume that highlights the specific experience and skills HR is looking for, writing a cover letter that separates you from the rest of the pile, and preparing you for questions to expect during your interviews. You really can’t put a price on what Kate brings to the table: she strips away the secrecy of the application process and puts you inside the head of a Hollywood hiring manager."
"After I moved out here not knowing a soul and having no industry connections other than a few family friends I found a posting on Facebook for Kate's services. When I met with her she gave me tons of helpful tips and revamped my resume to make it standout to entertainment companies. Kate also took my interview skills to a new level with one-on-one mock interviews and calls before every big interview I had. The night before my 3 Arts interview we practiced countlessly on the exact conversation I was going to have and a week later I landed a job in the mailroom at one of the top Management/Production companies in the industry. Kate's amazing at what she does and every minute spent with her was extremely beneficial to my job hunt!"
Fordham University '14
"Kate is amazing! She was an enormous help to me every step of the way in my search last spring for an internship in the film industry, and she played an integral role in my landing a position working for a prestigious film producer in the heart of Los Angeles. From her meticulous resume and cover letter advice to her invaluable interview tips, Kate brought enormous enthusiasm to everything that she helped me with. She also provided me with numerous valuable opportunities to learn about the film industry, including her e-book, a conference call with industry professionals, and one-on-one talks with her. Kate is extremely knowledgeable and fun to work with, and provides a personalized approach for each of her clients. I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a career in entertainment!"