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ISA's Third Thursdays - Madison


Join us for the lSA's Third Thursdays in Madison, WI!

Join us for this fun evening of socializing, and let's build a community of screenwriters! We will chat about the meaning of Legacy in your scripts. Get to the Thirsty Goat before 6pm to enjoy Happy Hour drink prices. This event is free and open to all. Producers, directors, actors and all other members of the film and television community are encouraged to attend.  

By attending this event, you are agreeing to ISA COVID Protocols

WHEN: September 15, 2022 6:00pm
WHERE: The Thirsty Goat - 3040 Cahill Main Fitchburg, WI 53711
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

All ATTENDEES will receive $10 off a script entry to Cinequest!




Rebecca Williams Spindler has been a lifelong resident of Madison. She has a degree in Communication Arts - Radio/TV/Film from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She's worked in radio and TV broadcast news. She's also produced short films. She's an author of short stories, a YA novel series (co-written with her daughter), and has a diverse portfolio of short and feature screenplays. She served as Vice President of the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum from 2010-2018. She's been mentored by script consultants: Lee Jessup and Jen Grisanti.  She was a scholarship recipient to the 2019 Rocaberti Writers Retreat in France. Currently, she's on a writing team of a TV series and developing a number of other TV and film projects.



Scott Markus has been working in various aspects of film and television production since 1997.  His work has taken him across America while working on set for “Lost,” “The Dark Knight,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshal,” “Stranger Than Fiction” and many more. 
Markus is also a published author, writing a historical/paranormal book about Chicago called “Voices from the Chicago Grave.”  His work in both production and the paranormal includes two documentaries on the unexplained, running the website, co-hosting and producing a radio show and being interviewed multiple times for Travel Channel's “Mysteries at the Monument.”
Markus currently has interest in developing original content for the web and continuing to work as an editor, camera op and drone camera op.  He’s very proud of his work for the International Screenwriters’ Association, where he works to try to connect writers to film festivals, classes & consultants.  He also covers festivals like LAFF, Sundance and Tribeca as a journalist.


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