Join us for ISA’s Third Thursdays – Chicago!
Meet local filmmakers; win a door prize! Join us for this fun evening of socializing, inspiration, and community building with screenwriters and local filmmakers!
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: March 19th, 2020 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Galway Arms - 2442 N Clark St, Chicago (2nd Floor)
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!
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DOOR PRIZES for the night include:
*You must RSVP via the ISA website to be eligible for prizes.
SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA
MEET YOUR HOSTS: Gerald H. O’Connell and Sheabria Gill
Gerald H. O’Connell
Gerald H. O’Connell is a screenwriter in development with an eye on producing and directing. A native Chicagoan, he completed a year-long improvisation program with Player’s Workshop in 1995 and held minor roles on and behind the stage in local theater productions. In October 2001, the fledgling 48-Hour Film Project in Washington DC provided opportunities for Gerald to act and learn the many aspects of film production. More recently, Gerald has produced several short indy sci-fi films and writing his first sci-fi feature. Armed with degrees in business and economics, he has built a career outside of his creative endeavors in data analytics and consulting.
Sheabria D. Gills in an Emerging Screenwriter with a passion for Directing and Producing. A Chicago native, she has her first Suspense/Thriller Feature Film as well as her newest project, a Comedic TV Pilot, and many more upcoming endeavors. Her writing and creativity are genuinely groundbreaking as she is one of ISA’s New Chapter Coordinators.
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