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ISA's Virtual Third Thursdays

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 Join us for ISA's VIRTUAL Third Thursdays! 

Everyone is welcome!  Stay in your pajamas, grab your computer or phone and join us for a night of virtually socializing and discussions. 

We will be discussing the current state of the industry and the relationship between writer and director!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter; we’ll be giving away prizes there during the event!

WHEN: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT / 9:00pm EST / *PLEASE NOTE THE LATER TIME!
(Check Your Time Zone)

WHERE: Your own home! The ZOOM link will be emailed to you once your register!

To download ZOOM on your computer, go to https://zoom.us/ or download the APP on your phone.

SPECIAL GUESTS: LAMONT MAGEE and JEFF BYRD 

 Lamont is currently a Writer at BLACK LIGHTNING on The CW/Warner Bros.  

 

 

 

 

Jeff Byrd is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Once a protg of Spike Lee, Byrd started his film career by working on several of Lee's films including Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X and Jungle Fever. Byrd has directed more than one hundred music videos and numerous television commercials as well as feature films such as Jasper Texas, Seventeen Again and King's Ransom.  His latest film project, A Beautiful Soul, was in post-production and scheduled for release in 2012.  Byrd is currently directing Dynasty. Byrd is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

EVENT SPONSORS:

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition is where your scripts are read directly by investors who buy projects and fund films at the studio level - domestically and abroad.  Investors or Funds may elect to option or purchase your script at any time regardless of whether or not your script places in the contest. All current and previous years winners and The Hot 100 Lists are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide. Your summary and logline will get exposure year after year. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai film markets.

Cinequest f
uses innovation with the arts to empower great creations and to connect audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other—forging community, joy, and our future. Set in Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness, impact, and legacy result from applying this powerful integration of creativity and technology to inspire and transform lives. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and Picture The Possibilities global youth programs.

Micro Film Tournament A 16 film, 4 round tournament dedicated to micro-budget filmmakers who’ve made the most with the least. We wanted to do something different. The competition is laid out like a March Madness bracket, structured to resemble how a real world Consumer would choose to watch a film - 16 feature films compete for a Grand Prize and with a variety of rewards through each round, where 8 finalists screen their film in Los Angeles over 3 days.

Changing Face International Film Festival Launched in late 2016, the festival was started as a way to bring together filmmakers from all over the world to celebrate each others work. We also wanted to create a festival that was supportive of screenplays and screenwriters. Each year we have grown bigger and bigger. We started as an annual online festival but due to demand were able to expand to include monthly competitions in 2018. 2018 is also the year we were able to turn our festival into a physical event! The first ever CFIFF Annual Gala took place at GU Film House Cronulla, Australia and it was fabulous to see all the annual winner’s films up on the big screen. In 2019, after high demand, opened up CFIFF to feature films for the first time (our team was VERY excited).
Our goal for 2020 is to continue to create opportunities for our wonderful filmmakers. We’re also getting to work trying to expand our annual festival in November to include more screenings and screenwriting events!

The Dumbo Film Festival highlights both affirmed and emergent filmmakers by launching promising artists into the world film stage. The screenwriting competition is designed to inspire networking and connectivity by providing a valuable range of resources and opportunities that will help writers improve craft and advance industry exposure. Each reader is an experienced industry professional (award-winning writers, producers, managers and agents) who will evaluate each script based on the strength of plot, characterization, format, originality, style, dialogue, pacing and current market potential. Scorecards will be provided after winners are announced.

Page Turner Screenplays The Page Turner GENRE Competition is broken in to multiple categories for Features and TV Pilots. The GENRE Competition is broken into the following categories for FEATURES – SCI-FI/Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Historical, Action Adventure, Horror/Thriller, LGBTQ+, War & Westerns. Categories for TV PILOTS -  SCI-FI/Fantasy, Comedy, Historical/Period, LGBTQ+.
Each category will have their own top three placements. The top three of each category will then compete to be the Grand Prize Winner with placements for Second and Third overall. This allows writers more chances to win laurels for their projects in their own individual category before advancing to the final overall winner.

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