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ISA Table Read Event - Park City 2020 WAITLIST


Join us on January 26th at The Sundance Film Festival for the celebration of the award winning script for the Table Read My Screenplay Competition. The event will commence with a hosted brunch followed by a live table read of the TRMS Park City Grand Prize winning TV pilot screenplay, Cloistered by M Rowan Meyer. THIS EVENT IS ON WAITLIST. Please come, and if there is space, we will get you in.

WHERE:  ChefDance - 427 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Doors open at 10:30am.
Brunch at 11am followed by the table read.

M Rowan Meyer - Cloistered

M Rowan Meyer is a writer, producer and performer based in NYC. His comedy pilot "Patient" is currently in post-production, set for release in the spring of 2020. The script won best half-hour teleplay at Cinequest Film Festival, Creative World Awards, The Great American Script Contest, Moondance Int'l Film Festival, and Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, as well as being named a finalist or semifinalist in over 25 other competitions. Published works include "Freak Week", co-authored with 2x New York Times Bestseller and E-Network star, Grace Helbig, "Tiny Fiction; a collection of 300 very, very short stories", and "Cancelled", a short play that has received over 10 productions across the country. Upcoming projects include producing and directing his short film "Capsule", finishing two new pilots and a play, and planning a wedding with his incredible partner, Matthew. Thank you to TRMS and ISA for this unforgettable experience.


The table read will be directed by Jerren Lauder.

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.


ChefDance Every winter the world’s most affluent individuals and list of influential media descend upon Park City, Utah for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. In 2004, the first inaugural ChefDance event was developed to coincide with the film festival, providing the perfect marriage of fine food and film. ChefDance events are held in the Memorial Building located at 427 Main Street in Park City. ChefDance invites great guests, companies and chefs to celebrate food, culture and people in an exclusive setting that promises great experiences, great connections and unforgettably great moments.

Lee Jessup is a career coach for screenwriters, with an exclusive focus on the screenwriter's professional development. Lee spent 6+ years as director of During her time there, Lee introduced hundreds of screenplays to entertainment industry professionals, and spearheaded a national Business of Screenwriting seminar series launched in partnership with Final Draft and sponsored by the New York Times Company.

Jessica Blank is a writer, director, actor, speaker, and coach on a mission to impact our world through the transformative power of story. Her work as a playwright, screenwriter, director, filmmaker, actor, author, documentarian, and TV writer has taken her from studio lots in Los Angeles to military hospitals in San Antonio; the mountains of Appalachia to refugee neighborhoods in Amman; Off-Broadway rehearsal rooms to policymakers’ marble offices. She's worked with TV producers, NGO founders, movie stars, thought leaders and filmmakers; in the New York theater, in Hollywood, and in universities across the country. Her work as a storyteller has impacted policy, moved high-level decision makers, even saved lives—and she's figured out how to do it from scratch, through trial and error (which means she can teach it to you!)

Script Studio (formerly Movie Outline®) is a cross-platform, award-winning creative writing application that was created to take the complexity out of the screenwriting process. Its intuitive design is based on the principle of step-outlining which allows you to plan your cinematic structure, develop characters and format your screenplay to the industry-standard guidelines scene by scene, providing all the tools a writer needs in a single cross-platform package. Since Movie Outline's release in 2004, it has gained popularity among writers for its user-friendly interface, practical approach to structure and intuitive design. It is now the foremost creative outlining tool and screenplay development package on the market, targeted at film-makers but highly adaptable for all writing disciplines.


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