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ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles


Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles! Don’t miss October's monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community. This month's event is in association with SAG/AFTRA. Our Special Guests are writer Amy Fox and director, producer Greg Reitman. We will enjoy wine provided by Steele Wines. Sponsored by Your Script Produced and Nickelodeon. 

We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. Join us for this fun evening of socializing.

WHEN: October 17, 2019 7:00pm *ALL GUESTS MUST REGISTER* If you are not on the confirmed door list, you will not be admitted.

WHERE: General Assembly - DTLA - Brunswig Square - Student Lounge
360 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking:​ The best parking structure to use is at 350 E. 2nd Street. It is directly next door (to the right) of the GA building. The cost is $5.00 flat rate after 4pm

Door prizes for the night will include:

*PLUS, every attendee gets a $5 discount on a Cinequest entry and 15% off The Great American Script Contest entries!

Please note: You MUST register in advance to be admitted. If you are bringing a guest, they must also register. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, you must email to cancel. Please do not register if you cannot attend, this is a limited capacity event. You must be present to win door prizes.


Amy Fox

Amy Fox is an acclaimed screenwriter, playwright and educator, and a passionate advocate for elevating women’s voices in the arts and the workplace. Most recently she wrote the screenplay for Equity, the female-driven Wall Street film which premiered at Sundance 2016 and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. Amy's previous feature screenplay, for the Merchant Ivory film Heights, starring Glenn Close and Elizabeth Banks, also premiered at Sundance (2005) and was released by SPC. Fox’s plays have been produced by theaters in New York, including the Ensemble Studio Theater and Clubbed Thumb, and have been seen in London, Tehran, San Francisco, Austin, and St. Paul. Her work has been recognized by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Kilroys, and Women’s Image Network. Amy teaches screenwriting at NYU ‘s Graduate Film Program. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children. She is originally from Boulder, Colorado.



Greg Reitman

Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, executive producer, writer, author, activist, public speaker who combines an impressive background in film production, distribution, finance, alternative energy, marketing, business, and transformative thought. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment. Greg recently served as Executive Producer on the feature film, CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth which was released theatrically by Lions Gate (2019). Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Filmmaker” Greg produced the SUNDANCE Audience Award-winning feature documentary FUEL (“A vital, superbly assembled documentary” -- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times). FUEL played at dozens of film festivals, won numerous awards, was released theatrically and aired on CNBC. His latest film is the award-winning feature documentary film, “ROOTED in PEACE” (Reitman’s authenticity is what makes this film worth seeing” Herbert Paine, Broadway World) debut at the United Nations and features interviews with renowned personalities including Deepak Chopra, David Lynch, Pete Seeger, Ted Turner, to name a few. 



The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers emerging television writers from around the world a paid opportunity to develop their craft and launch their careers. While in the Program, writers hone their skills, build a professional network and gain real-world experience in writers’ rooms for our critically acclaimed live-action and animated shows. Visit for all the details and be sure to follow them on Facebook (@nickwriting) and Twitter (@nickwriting) for updates, tips, and giveaways!

Your Script Produced is a Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize-winning film script for $250,000.00 and will purchase the grand prize-winning screenplay for $10,000.00.  The Winner will be included in the process of making the movie as a consultant and receive writing credit. 

Steele Wines was born in Lower Lake in California’s Lake County. Jed Steele's vision had always been to make a number of different varietal wines in small lots, using minimally invasive winemaking techniques and allowing the vineyard and grape variety to dictate style. He launched the Steele and Shooting Star brands in 1992, created Stymie in 1999 and Writer’s Block (with his son Quincy) in 2002. Today Jed continues his vision by crushing 22 different varietals and producing 40 different wines, most in lots of under 1,000 cases. At Steele, they use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, and no extra additives or enzymes. During fermentation, they gently pump-over, use inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow as much as possible. All of this ensures that they don’t bruise the wine during its time in the cellar, which helps retain fresh aromas and flavors in the finished wines.

Dave Trottier has sold, optioned, or developed numerous screenplays and screen stories for The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Pictures, York Entertainment, On the Bus Productions, Hill Fields (for ABC television) and New Century Pictures. Titles include Igor's Revenge (produced), Zorro the Gay Blade (produced, but not credited), The Muppet's Hockey Movie—The Comeback Kids (not completed due to Jim Henson's death), Ratman From Saturn, Kumquat, The New Musketeers, and A Window in Time. He co-wrote and co-produced the cult comedy, Hercules Recycled. More recently, he wrote A Penny Promise (produced; winner of awards at two film festivals) and sold Hemingway's Twin, an inspiring story about the Hemingway women.
As a teacher and script consultant, he has helped hundreds of writers sell their work, break into the biz, and win contests (including two Nicholl Fellowship winners and a National Play Award winner). Dave rated in the top 5% of the "Cream of the Crop" category of Creative Screenwriting's report "The Best Movie and TV Script Analysts and Consultants as Rated by Screenwriters."
His major work, The Screenwriter's Bible, is now in its seventh edition. He has authored 8 books in all, including Dr. Format Tells All, Double Your Creativity, and Two Screenplays.

Cinequest Voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers, the 2019 edition of Cinequest will do as much with Film & Technology as ever while expanding to include additional creative experiences such as virtual and augmented realities, fashion, writing, television, dance, art & design, a creativity summit, and more! Cinequest presents over 130 World and U.S. premiere films, groundbreaking innovations, virtual and augmented reality experiences--plus fashion, writing, dance, art, and design integrations. Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest holds its annual Creativity Summit during the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival as well. Over 1,100 artists, innovators, and youth present from over 50 countries each year. 

Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 25th-30th 2019.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDB Awards listing Qualifier.

Pipeline Media Group discovers and develops new writers and directors to connect with the entertainment industry. For over 20 years, the company has fostered the careers of emerging talent and given them personal introductions to Hollywood’s top producers. Divisions include Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, and Film Pipeline. Learn more about Pipeline Media Group and how to submit your material for review at

HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

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