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ISA's Third Thursdays - Sydney


Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Sydney on September 19th. 

Come meet other local filmmakers and have a chance to win a door prize! Join us for this fun evening of socializing, and let's build a community of screenwriters!  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. 
WHEN: September 19th, 2019, 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
WHERE: Shakespeare Hotel - 200 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia (upstairs, 2 Table Room).
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

DOOR PRIZES for the night include:

  • 2 free entries for the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
  • 1 free entry to The Great American Script Contest

PLUS:  All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest and and 15% off entry fee from The Great American Script Contest.  Every attendee will also receive a 3-month ISAConnect membership. *Valid for Basic members only, not for use with current ISAConnect membership.

SPECIAL GUEST: Melvin Tsui - Composer and Sound Designer.

We know that film is a visual medium, but it is also an auditory medium. We invite Melvin to discuss how keeping music and sound in mind can help to create memorable film and television.

Melvin is a film and video game composer, who likes to create epic battle tunes for fun under the secret alias Melvin 'Tsui'. He's also an avid lover of Studio Ghibli and their filmography. You can catch his work on


YOUR HOST: Rod Fernandez

Rod has been writing creatively and technically for nearly a decade. He was a corporate high flyer which only recently decided on an about-turn, away from the corporate world, to truly pursue his first love: Writing.

Rod wants to support a thriving community of writers in Australia and lift the film industry in Australia as a whole.




Nickelodeon 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!

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 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.

The Great American Script Contest will be bringing not only legit and first-rate chances for you to connect with industry decision makers, agents and producers in Los Angeles, but also provide opportunity to network at live events in Chicago and LA. Script Con will not only be one of the best opportunities for you to get your writing seen and discovered, finalists will all be part of the physical film festivals in Chicago (March) and in LA (June). Teaming with Chicago Comedy, LA Comedy Film Festival and Chicago Independent Film +TV Festivals, The Great American Script Contest is set to give you unbelievable access and connections to the industry.



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