Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Boston, a monthly mixer for screenwriters and the entire film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win screenwriter door prizes all in a fun, casual atmosphere.
This event is free and open to all. All members of the greater Boston film and television community are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Dianne L. Grattan
Dianne Grattan is a writer and an entrepreneur. Her successful career in the world of corporate sales gave her 25 amazing years of experience and insight which she has carried over into her more recent ventures. Her heart is now deeply dedicated in developing her script for a new feature film called “It Happened in Ballard.” This current work is a labor of love for Dianne and hopes will also inspire others with its unique, time-travelling take on the hyper-connected modern world, a nostalgia inducing ride reminding us all about the things that truly matter.
Irv's background includes work in the federal Medicaid program where he created of one of the first national AIDS programs in the country. He also organized a professional working group to benefit Native Americans in the Northeast and improved access to transportation services, and served as regional branch manager and state liaison to several New England states.
Irv's current project Crazy Black Aliens is a comedy screenplay and the focus is on reverse race stereotypes.
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.
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.
Page Turner Screenplays Regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic background, Page Turner is focused on finding and supporting great original stories with a strong voice that grip the reader from the first page to the last. Whether the story you tell is a genre film or an indie pic, a network procedural or an edgy cable drama, we want to find the most compelling, unique, page-turning scripts out there. We are looking for scripts that we CAN’T put down. Send us your best. We look forward to supporting and helping you grow as a writer.
The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. This competition is designed to help you get your script in the best possible shape you can should you choose to use the notes option and if not to test your script in competition before you may be submitting to or to prepare you to be read by managers and agents.
The Writer's Guide to Writing Exercises from Page Turner Screenplays This book will change your writing. As writers and from managers, we have compiled all the writing exercises we have learned that WORK! We've left out the ones that don't and have focused on all that do. Deliberate practice will improve your writing, help you have breakthroughs and keep you from suffering from the dreaded writer's block. It's worked for us and it will work for you.
From this book, you will learn the exercises that Hollywood professional screenwriters use to improve their craft and to create breakthrough level writing. This book was compiled from our team's collection of personal writing exercises, learned either from managers, other writers or through experience. All of these exercises, in some way, contributed to their overall development as professional screenwriters who have won competitions, optioned and/or sold screenplays.
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