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FOR FOUNDERS, BY FOUNDERS

HELLO, I'M JOEL

I work with studios across the world, collecting all the insights founders need but are too busy to grasp.

Then I make them actionable.
20
Years
Founder at Impossible Pictures
10
Years
Advisor to leading studios
383
Studios
40+ countries worldwide
1
Mission
Helping studios thrive

ABOUT JOEL

Decorative
Experience
For 20 years, I helmed Impossible Pictures.
People often marvel at what my studio achieved and ask, “What one thing most unleashed your studio's superpower?”

My answer: Mastery of the business side.

Since exit, I’ve been helping all the world's founders do what I did: Produce your most brilliant creative work by running a thriving business.
Expertise
I help studios become great through applied positioning, pitching, pricing, and sales.
How I work:
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How Small Studios Grow

If you are unsure where to start, watch my webinar showing real-world examples of overcoming ephemeralization a.k.a. "the race to the bottom."

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TRIBUTES

Guys and gals, listen to Joel Pilger. We repositioned ourselves under his guidance and thinking. It has changed our success rate dramatically for the better.
PJ Richardson
ECD & Co-Founder at Laundry
The Jumpstart accelerator was an eye-opening experience. It was the compass we needed to find our own path and take Animagic to the next level.
David Calderon
Co-Founder and ECD at Animagic
Joel has that rare combination of experience, charisma, and a natural ability to explain complex ideas in a simple way. He’s kind of a unicorn.
Joey Korenman
Founder at School of Motion
Last night when I posted there were immediate responses from everyone all over the world, including you. Before I asked anyone for help, everyone just gave it.
Amanda Russell
Co-Founder & CD at Cream
Bottom line, our industry is stronger and better because of Joel Pilger.
Ricardo Roberts
Co-Founder and EP at BIEN