Course Outline

I tackle one of the most critical and often overlooked part of building a successful career in the film industry: Networking. If you think success comes with who you know, think again.

  • We start with identifying your passion because nothing is more attractive to clients than an enthusiastic editor

  • We work on confidence and develop small tactics that will help you build more of it

  • Next is a comprehensive resource analyses. Who do you know and can get to that is in your immediate circle already.

  • We run through a rolodex framework where we find and target cold leads and continuously move them towards becoming viable contacts

  • We go through the steps of gaining tractions through networking, at events as well as through longterm relationship building


Sven Pape

Film Editor

I'm an ACE Award-nominated editor who cut for James Cameron (3D-Imax 'Ghosts Of The Abyss'), Mark Webber (Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee, 'The End of Love'), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Emmy-Winning 'HitRECord on TV'). Films I cut premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and played theatrically across the nation. I worked as Supervising Editor on several TV shows on networks like Bravo, E!, and Fox. I was the Go-To Editor for companies like Fremantle Media (American Idol) and cut pilots for them for more than five years. My YouTube Channel 'This Guy Edits' has over 475k subscribers and focuses on creative storytelling and editing. I taught Film Editing at Columbia College Hollywood, and I am a regular guest lecturer at the UCLA Film Extension. I now designed this course where I teach you everything I know about becoming a Go-To Editor.

What Students Have To Say

About The Editor's Survival Guide to Networking

“Thank you so much for the Networking seminar—I found it super helpful. I’m kind of shy, but you really helped me feel a lot less anxious about the whole networking process, and your ideas on how to approach so many aspects of it were super practical, easily implementable and really brilliant. Thank you again. I really appreciate it. ”

Diana Panfill

“Sven delivers high quality seminars that are engaging, interactive and informative. I've done two so far and have walked away with some new insights from each one. I highly recommend his seminars!”

Keith S.

““The Editor’s Survival Guide to Networking” is much more than just a workshop on networking. It gives you the tools you need to set yourself on the path towards achieving your goals, you only have to put in the effort to assemble all the pieces together. The advice and guidence to navigate your way through the film industry is invaluable.”

Adriana Sabau

“"No one wants to be sold, but everyone wants to buy". That's what caught my attention. I'm no marketer and I don't like to be one. But you have to market yourself, right? Learning how to connect with people and find clients the right way without a forced sales pitch, has been freeing.”

Kyle Heilig


Grab This Bundle Before It's Ga Ga Gone!!

  • The Go-To Editor 4.0 (Value $997)
  • The Filmmaking Formula (Value $97)
  • 1 Seat at any upcoming Live Webinar (Value $97)
  • Editor's Survival Guide to Networking (Value $197)
  • Secret Editing Hacks XL (Value $47)
  • Private Discord Access (Priceless)

Total Value $1,435

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The video footage, audio files and script pages provided in this course are for educational purposes only. 
Footage & edited scenes MAY NOT be publicized, sold, put on your reel, or used as work sample. See Terms of Service
The course features real success stories from me and other participants, but you should not expect the same results. Building an editing career (and/or becoming a go-to editor) takes hard work, dedication, and significant time. There is no guarantee that you will be successful or make any amount of money.