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ISA's Third Thursdays - Austin

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Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays  - Austin, a monthly mixer for screenwriters and the entire film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win door prizes all in a fun, casual atmosphere. Sponsored by Nickelodeon and Your Script Produced.

WHEN: October 17th, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Celis Brewery - 10001 Metric Blvd.  

HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!

DOOR PRIZES FOR THE NIGHT INCLUDE:

  • One copy of Dave Trottier's, Dr. Format Tells All
  • One free script entry to Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
  • One free entry to Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to The Great American Script Contest

*PLUS:  All attendees receive $5 off an entry fee from Cinequest.

Please note: you must register in advance through the ISA web site to be included in the drawing for door prizes. You must be present to win door prizes.

SPECIAL GUEST:  GERALD HANKS

Gerald Hanks is a screenwriter, script consultant, film critic, and screenplay contest judge. His feature comedy script, Scaredy Cat made the finals of the National Lampoon Comedy Gold screenwriting contest.  He has appeared on writing panels at the Comicpalooza convention in Houston and at the Louisiana Comic-Con in Lafayette. He has worked with numerous clients in developing their stories and ideas into screenplays. His screenwriting advice blog, Story Into Screenplay, is one of the Top 50 Screenwriting Blogs, according to Feedspot.

 

 YOUR HOST:  KATE LAURYN

Kate Lauryn is a screenwriter, children’s author, aspiring producer, and history lover from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After spending over three years in Los Angeles, she moved to Houston, Texas to serve through AmeriCorps with the BBHLF. She has helped with marketing and script coverage for production companies, such as Sonar Entertainment, and worked on a graphic novel for The Third Cartel. Now she wants to spread her passion for entertainment while writing screenplays, which have won and placed in several competitions, and participating in all types of filmmaking. Kate has a MFA degree in Writing and Producing for Television from Loyola Marymount University and a BA degree in Video Production and Creative Writing from Purdue University. 

 

 

EVENT SPONSORS:

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. 

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 nickwriting.com for all the details and be sure to follow them on Facebook (@nickwriting) and Twitter (@nickwriting) for updates, tips, and giveaways!


Celis Brewery In the Spring of 1992, my father, Pierre Celis, flew from Belgium to the United States to start a new brewery in the great state of Texas.  No one suspected that he carried something very precious, concealed in his tube socks.  It was the original yeast strain Pierre had been using to brew his world-famous Belgian-style Wit beer for the past 30 years.  And there was no way he was going to brew without it.  The first Celis Brewery opened on July 11th in 1992.  It was an immediate success.  Turns out Texans really liked our beer! Before we “crazy Belgians” arrived, most Texans were drinking one of “the big three” brands on the market. The small craft breweries that we all know and love today simply did not exist. When Pierre Celis started brewing his beloved beer, he created a craft beer that changed everything.  Exactly 25 years to the day it first opened, the legendary beer is back, better than ever at Celis Brewery 2.0. Along the way in the Spring of 2011, we lost my Dad.  But Pierre’s spirit and his commitment to quality lives on—along with his original yeast strain. Welcome to the future, the legacy, the celebration, and the beer that started it all. 

 

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. 

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.

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 pipelinemediagroup.com.

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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On June 14, 2018 Margie Walker said:
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