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ISA Presents: How To Get An Indie Film Financed And Produced - NEW DATE


Join us for the next in the series, ISA Presents: How To Get An Indie Film Financed And Produced.  

Join us for a no-holds-barred webinar offering honest advice on how to get a movie financed with writer/director Jerren Lauder and actor/producer Ryan Francis (Hook). They’ll be talking about their recent horror movie together, Stay Out of the F*cking Attic, giving real, actionable tips and tricks that you can implement in your writing to get the attention of producers and financiers.

They’ll be joined by some of the fabulous actors and crew from Stay Out of the F*cking Attic to talk about their own perspective and process as it relates to the writing.

WHEN: DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, June 17th 6pm PDT / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern (Check your TIME ZONE)
WHERE: ZOOM. A link will be emailed to registrants before the event.

To download ZOOM on your computer, go to or download the APP on your phone.

FREE To Participate! Everyone is welcome!


Jerren went to film school in Fullerton, CA, thinking he would be the next Terrence Malick. After making a 30-minute film entirely of wheat blowing in the wind, he said "NOPE" and started working on genre films instead, where his talents are better suited.  
He recently directed his first feature film, Stay Out of the F*cking Attic, for Top Dead Center Films. He has directed comedy, genre and animation content for Fox Digital, Machinima, and Super Deluxe.  He and his writing partner Jesse recently optioned their horror/revenge script, Borderline to Patriot Pictures and are currently being spotlighted on the ISA Top 25 Writers to Watch 2020 list.
Jerren’s a pretty good guy, ask anybody. Except his uncle Rick. That guy’s a liar. Jerren is repped by Matt Prater at Citizen Skull. 



Ryan has spent over 35 years in entertainment. He has worked with Academy Award Winners Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maggie Smith in Hook, and Emmy Award Winners Sela Ward and George Clooney on NBC's Sisters, which he was a series regular for its entire six-year run. He has also appeared in over 100 national commercials, having the lead role in selling products like Subaru, Coors Lite and Twix. Ryan's voice can be heard on the radio and television for McDonalds, Chevrolet, and Taco Bell, as well as promo spots for the CW network and CBS. He’s produced numerous short films and music videos, as well as the features, The Helix Loaded... and Just Another Day in the Neighborhood, a feature film shot entirely in one day for $10,000. Growing up on movie sets was a reality, one that continues today. He has also turned his sights on writing and directing. His first short film, Open 24 Hours, has received outstanding reviews and was selected to play at the Arizona International Film Festival, San Jose Short Film Fest as well as Dances with Films. Ryan also wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, Do Over which was acquired by FreeStyle Media and received a worldwide distribution deal available on all VOD platforms. He’s currently in the Lionsgate western, Hell On The Border with Frank Grillo and Ron Perlman and can next be seen in the indie horror, Stay Out Of The F**cking Attic. 


Morgan Alexandria is a Trinidadian, Southern American born and raised in Austell, Georgia. Prior to her acting career she fell in love with poetry and started performing in the city of Atlanta at various competitions and popular radio stations. However, she knew after her matriculation at Albany State University she wanted to pursue acting purely. During Alexandria’s stint with Theatre Assemble she explored a plethora of historically famous Black playwrights such as August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry and countless others. Exploring such work through the fundamentals of Method Acting. In 2104 she spent the summer furthering her training in NYC with Seth Barrish at The Barrow Group. That year Alexandria was cast in her first featured role as “Lena” on the popular CW show The Originals. She went on to appear in other minor roles on shows like, How to Get Away with Murder, Good Girls and films like Forever My Girl. After, relocating to Los Angeles Alexandria was cast in the digital horror series The Last One as “Aisha.” Her first lead role with BET. Summer 2019, she starred as “Chi Chi” in the Indie film Canceled, directed by Khomari Flash. Shortly after, she played “Tiffany” on OWN’s first original Christmas film, Carole’s Christmas alongside Kimberly Elise. Alexandria was also featured as “Kelly” on Lena Waithe’s new hit show Twenties. Ecstatic about her next film, she will be starring as “Imani” along side Ryan Francis in the upcoming gripping, horror feature film STAY OUT OF THE F-N ATTIC, directed by Jerren Lauder. Morgan currently resides in Los Angeles and is never without a bomb shade of lipgloss.  


Meg Cabell is a passionate Production Designer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up in St. George, Utah, she discovered her talents and love toward fine art, where creating beauty from an empty slate came naturally. Before she discovered her passion for film, she lived and worked in New York City where merchandising and creating window displays met her. Another form of art she fell in love with. While she was in school working on her BFA in Film and Media Arts, she designed plant and floral arrangements. Before she was even finished with school, she couldn’t help but jump right into Utah’s thriving film industry and let it scoop her up.

She has designed multiple music videos for artists like Real Estate and Tishmal, many commercials including some for Intermountain Health Care and Primary Children’s Hospital, and a hand full of short films and TV episodes. This past fall she had the opportunity to design her first feature film with director Jerren Lauder on “Stay Out Of The F*cking Attic”. It took Meg many years of exploration to finally discover that filmmaking is her destiny, and now that she’s found it, there’s nothing that can stop her!



Brian Sowell is a Los Angeles based cinematographer. He graduated from the film program at Columbia College of Chicago when cinematography was transitioning from film to the new digital format. While in school he worked as a camera assistant for small films and productions and as an electrician in independent theater. The feature films that Brian has shot (Beyond the Gates, Sequence Break, and Reborn) have secured distribution after being screened at film festivals including Beyond Fest and Fright Fest. He has shot music videos for Anthrax and Chelsea Wolfe. He has worked as a camera operator on the television shows State of Affairs, Criminal Minds, and Last Man on Earth, as well as on feature films such as The Disaster Artist, Annabelle: Creation, and Hatchet III. Most recently Brian was director of photography for the independent feature Stay Out of the F*cking Attic and for a pilot episode for the Adult Swim channel. When he isn’t on set, Brian can be found feeding popcorn to his dog, Bat, whose favorite movie is “Videodrome.”


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