Join us for a special ISA's Third Thursdays - New York as we present the next in our Panel Series: Adaptation and Justice through Art with Jess Hinds and screenwriter Jessica Blank. Creator of Meditative Writing, Jessica Hinds will moderate the discussion and audience Q&A. This event is free and open to all. You must register to be admitted.
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WHEN: September 19th, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Assemblage NoMad - 114 E 25th Street, 12 Floor, New York - near the 23rd Street Subway (#6 line)
Jessica Blank is a writer, director, actor, story strategy consultant, and coach. With her husband Erik Jensen, she is author of THE EXONERATED, a play based on interviews they conducted with over 40 wrongly convicted death row inmates across the United States. It was translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin and Japanese, and made into an award-winning TV movie adapted by Jessica and Erik, starring Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn and Delroy Lindo. Their documentary play AFTERMATH, based on interviews they conducted with Iraqi civilian refugees in Jordan, opened New York Theater Workshop’s 2009-10 Off-Broadway season, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, toured internationally for two years and was nominated for two Drama League Awards. They are currently developing HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC for feature film with Likely Story. Their next documentary play, about the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, will world premiere in 2020 at the Public Theater, directed by Jessica, with original music written and performed by Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.
Jessica and Erik wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of her novel ALMOST HOME (Hyperion, 2007), which premiered in 2018 and will be released by Vertical in 2019. They are at work on their second feature, an adaptation of their play HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC, for Likely Story. They wrote the pilot THE NEGOTIATOR for Gaumont TV (exec producer Tom Fontana) and have developed for television with Fox TV Studios, 20th Century TV, Avenue Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment, Virgin Produced, and Radical Media.
As a story consultant and coach, Jessica works with filmmakers, playwrights, television writers, screenwriters, novelists, and nonprofit and advocacy organizations. She is a Visiting Professor at the Juilliard School, an Adjunct Professor in the NYU-Tisch Graduate Film Program, and has guest taught at numerous colleges and universities. She was a founding mentor for the Writers Guild Initiative’s Veterans’ Writing Project and, through that project, has taught writing to vets and wounded veterans’ caregivers for eight years.
Jessica S. Hinds is an award-winning writer, teacher, and creator of Meditative Writing © . As a teacher Jessica has mentored thousands of writers including Sundance Award-Winning Filmmakers, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Stars, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians, Published Poets and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV, memoir, poetry, and music. She recently launched the artists community The Science and Art of Writing and is currently working on a book series The Prolific Writers' Guide: Meditative Writing. Book one of ten will be published this summer.
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Meditative Writing Created by Award-Winning writer and Yogi Jessica Hinds, Meditative Writing© utilizes neuroscience, cognitive behavioral training, neuro-linguistic programming, behavioral economics, psychology, evolutionary biology, and meditation to develop the most mindful and prolific writers capable of producing the most universal and novel stories.
Every workshop is built around the specific needs of those in the class - be it building stronger writing habits, discovering complex structure, eliminating procrastination, dismantling writers block, overcoming self doubt, unlocking the root of your blocks, inspiration on-demand, universal storytelling, enhancing creativity, eliminating distractions, authentic dialogue, character psychology, or any other area you need guidance with.
Meditative Writing has helped thousands of writers including Sundance Award-Winning Filmmakers, TV stars, Emmy Award-Winning Writers & Producers, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians & Record Label Owners, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Personalities, Published Poets, and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV writing, memoir, poetry, journalism, and music. Discover how your deepest wounds can be transformed into your greatest strengths.
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