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ISA Free Teleconferences

The ISA is lucky to host a master of comedy for a FREE teleconference! Peter Mehlman will discuss different types of humor and various comedy genres, how to find the humor in a situation, what he learned from working with Larry David on Seinfeld, how he cultivates his own creativity and develops ideas, the importance of outside interests and enjoying your own projects, and more.
Regular Registration:04/26/14Class Begins:04/26/14

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Q & A with Jeff Bollow (ISA Sponsored)
Jeff is a producer/director, author, film festival organizer and public speaker. He has been in the film industry since age 12, starting as an actor before doing nearly every job in production (including experience in development, post-production and distribution).Through his production company, Jeff has reviewed over 15,000 project submissions, and has edited, assessed or mentored over 350 projects.
Date Recorded: 01/28/12
So many writers are seeking a formula for success, but don’t know the truly essential ingredients. Combine a powerful concept with self-knowledge and industry awareness for a real recipe for success. Discover and develop these components and then harness the extraordinary power of using them in concert to advance your career to the next level in this teleconference with producer Barri Evins.
Date Recorded: 02/01/14


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Short Sharp Film Festival Developing a screen culture for the Coffs Coast region by providing a creative stepping stone for existing and budding local filmmakers CALLAMARO LISA AGENCY LITERARY AGENCY Through her boutique company, The Callamaro Literary Agency, Lisa Callamaro represents screenwriters, directors, and film rights for books. Cine Tirol Offering location services and production incentives, Cine Tirol is the door to the beauty of Austria and The Alps New York City Short Film Festival Showcasing provocatie and entertaining short films from around the world Balinale International Film Festival Indonesia's premier international film festival, open for all submissions.  Sweet 180 A New York based talent management and production company. Run by manager and owner, Lillian LaSalle, Sweet 180 represents actors, writers, directors and composers. National Writers Union The NWU works to advance the economic and working conditions of all writers.  Our members also directly benefit from the many valuable services the Union offers—including grievance assistance, contract advice, and much more—while actively contributing to a growing movement of professional freelancers who have banded together to assert their collective power. STONE MANNERS AGENCY

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Long Island Film Festival Long Island Film Festival Blacktie Screenplay Competition, discovering and promoting independent filmmakers Paramount Studios The year 2012 marks an exceptional milestone for Paramount Pictures - our 100th year in show business. Though this extraordinary accomplishment makes Paramount one of America's oldest motion picture companies, there have been no signs of slowing down, and Paramount and its movies are stronger than ever. From visionary epics to heart-wrenching romances to blockbuster franchises, all created by the best talent and filmmakers in the business, Paramount has set the standard in cinema for a century and continues to deliver the highest caliber of entertainment to audiences worldwide. Film Commission Chile Home to almost all the existing climates on the planet, Chile offers location services and economic incentives for those interested in shooting there LARRY GROSSMAN & ASSOCIATES Larry Grossman & Associates in Beverly Hills, CA is a private company categorized under Editorial Services South Dakota Film Festival Featuring films shot in or by filmmakers from the Greath Plains region (SD, MN, ND, IA, WY, MT, NE) Shoreline Entertainment Shoreline Entertainment is one of the longest running independent film production companies and international sales agencies. SHAPIRO-LICHTMAN, INC. 1010 Lexington RdBeverly Hills, CA90210310-859-8877 PARADIGM

Paradigm has established itself as a leading entertainment talent agency, guiding the careers of an elite roster of actors, musical artists, directors, writers and producers.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans. Wisconsin Film Film Wisconsin is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the film, television, commercial and electronic gaming industries in Wisconsin. Burbank International Film Festival Celebrating diversity in cinema from filmmakers of all kinds from around the world
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