Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles! This event is on waitlist. We encourage you to come, and if we can get you in, we will.
Don’t miss February's monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community at the WGA Foundation Library
We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. Join us for this fun evening of socializing. Wine generously provided by Steele Wines.
WHEN: February 20th, 2020 8:00pm *ALL GUESTS MUST RSVP* If you are not on the confirmed door list, you will not be admitted.
WHERE: WGA Foundation Library - 7000 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA
*Due to multiple events happening in the building on that evening, parking in the building lot is going to be very limited, if not impossible, so we advise you to Uber/Lyft, park on street or use nearby lots.
Door prizes for the night will include:
Please note: You MUST register in advance through the ISA web site to be admitted. If you are bringing a guest, they must also register. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, you must email Molly@NetworkISA.org to cancel. Please do not register if you cannot attend, this is a limited capacity event. You must be present to win door prizes.
SPECIAL GUESTS: SHANNAN E. JOHNSON
Shannan E. Johnson
After receiving her MFA in Film (Screenwriting, TV Writing, Playwriting, Creative Writing… whew, that’s a lot.) from Florida State University, Shannan E. Johnson became a junior creative executive in development and current programming at NBCUniversal at the Syfy Channel. It was there that she honed her skill to guide writers and producers from pitch to production on Alphas, Being Human, Haven, Sanctuary, and Warehouse 13.
In 2010, Shannan left Syfy to join a dance company. Big step, right? She has spent the last eight years as a full-time performing and teaching artist traveling to 48 states and more than 18 countries. Credits include: (1st National Tours) Amazing Grace, Ghost the Musical; (Regional) Dreamgirls, Sister Act, How to Quit Your Day Job; (Dance Companies) Step Afrika!, Sole Defined.
While being on the stage, Shannan continued her passion for facilitating writers through their roadblocks as The Professional Pen, a script consultant for emerging and established writers in all stages of the writing process. Shannan prides herself in helping writers fill holes, provide dimension to characters, and most importantly, cut cut cut the unnecessary crap. It’s your baby, yes, but the bathwater has to go. The Professional Pen provides development notes, pitch preparation, revisions, rewrites, and ghostwriting. Competitions include: (Finalist) AT&T Hello Lab, Warner Bros. TV Workshop, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Short Screenplay Competition, and Film Pipeline Short Script Competition. The Professional Pen is a writer for your writer.
Writer's Guild Foundation Founded in 1966, The Writers Guild Foundation is dedicated to promoting and preserving the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling. As a 501c3 non-profit, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Events programming, the Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer & Mentorship Programs, and the Shavelson-Webb Library—LA’s premiere library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.
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.
HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.
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.
Ermantourage Cultivating the creative and conscious. Founded by Erman Baradi, Ermantourage is a collective of artistic individuals cultivating the “creative and conscious.” Priding itself on bridging entertainment and social good, the platform produces engaging film, television, and music panel and party events that additionally spotlight special causes. Ermantourage has touched several cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, London, and in 2019 will expand into Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. We have had over 40 events marking over 420 guest speakers in the entertainment industry.
To attend this event please upgrade your membership to ISAConnect.
Not only will you be able to submit to exclusive Events but you can
*Add an unlimited number of loglines to the ISA Showcase, searched by over 4500 Industry Pros looking for writers and screenplays
*Add awards, success stories, posters and more to your screenplays
*Receive exclusive discounts on most resources, including contests!
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)