Join us for ISA’s Third Thursdays – Chicago! Come join local writers and filmmakers to forge new friendships and explore collaborative opportunities. Let’s expand the Chicago community with a chance to win a door prize. Join us for a fun evening of socializing.
The September Speakers will include Chicago-based writer Jill Ross and learn about a new collaboration between ISA's Third Thursdays - Chicago and Creative Cypher.
Jill Ross, a 30-year airline industry veteran, wrote a series of children's books, The Shenanigans Series ©, and turned her passion into a stage and screenwriter. Jill loves to tell funny yet meaningful stories immersing herself in writing styles and formats to develop her storytelling craft. "There are so many stories inside my head that speak to different genres, age groups, and themes, and I want to get them all out," she explains with great enthusiasm. Join us for an inspiring discussion about the journey and craft of writing.
Creative Cypher is a creative family of dope artists worldwide. They provide access to resources, development, funding, and expand networks to ensure your ideas can become a reality. Their flagship programming consists of a mobile app, content creation, live experiences, and community outreach.
We appreciate the Indie Co-Lab for hosting the September meeting:
Indie Co-Lab is a co-working space dedicated to providing the most accessible way for Chicago filmmakers and creatives to unite. This hub, production space, lounge, and office fosters the creative spirit and collaborative environment.
7:00 pm - Networking Opportunity
7:30 PM - Speakers
Note new time and location
WHEN: Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Indie Co-Lab
2059B W Hastings St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(Near Roosevelt and Damen)
Note: The location is in the Eleven04 building in the rear of the parking lot next to 2059 W. Hasting.
DOOR PRIZES for the night include:
PLUS: All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest and 15% off entry fee from The Great American Script Contest.
You must RSVP via the ISA website to be eligible for prizes.
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 truly groundbreaking as she is one of ISA’s New Chapter Coordinators.
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