ISA in association with Creative Cypherproudly presents an industry panel on "The Nuts and Bolts of Getting your Screenplay Made", sponsored by Final Draft, Creative Screenwriting and Steele Wines. In honor and celebration of Women's History Month the panelists will all be female. The panel and Q&A will last 90 minutes after which please stay with us afterwards to mingle at our Third Thursdays event, with complimentary wine from Steele Wines.
WHEN: March 15, 7pm doors open / 7:30 – 9pm panel
WHERE: The Sanctuary, 1400 South Michigan Avenue
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all
About the Panel
On this panel we will discuss the innumerable ways to get a script produced, and through which we will inspire and educate our screenwriting community on everything from the importance of the screenwriting craft to screenplay contests, getting in front of representation and producers. The Chicago film and video community is alive and well with so many resources at your disposal to help you produce your own material through short films or sizzle reels and trailers. The industry today is much smaller and easier to navigate, and we’ll discuss ways to get and stay connected without having to move across the country. There isn’t one way to get a script made, and the ISA intends to enlighten our Chicago and Mid-western members on the many options and opportunities you have today. The panel will be moderated by Jayme Joyce, ISA Chicago's local coordinator. See below for more about Jayme.
- Flavia Borges, Co-Creator of "Menace"
- Sarah Alo, Co- Creator of "Menace"
- Sanicole, Creator of "Training Wheels", "Side Effects"
- Puja Mohindra -Creator of "Geeta's Guide To Moving On" on Open TV and "Friendly Confines"
Flavia is a writer, performer, producer and filmmaker. She is a co-creator for MENACE, a feminist microseries on Instagram. She was featured on Forbes as one of three female latinx creators producing straight-to-social content. Her work has been seen on Now This, Hello Giggles, Feministing and Chicago Reader.Sarah Alo
Sarah is writer, performer, director and producer. She is a co-creator, writer, producer, and director for MENACE, a microseries thatpremiered on Instagram.She wrote and directedLove at First Catcall, an original digital short, which premiered at iO Chicago. A stand-up comedian, Alò writes comedy for humans who don't hate women. Her work has been featuredon Forbes, Now This, Chicago Reader, Hello Giggles, and Feministing.Sandrel Nicole Young
Sandrel Nicole Young, also known in the filmmaking community as “Sanicole” is an extraordinary writer/director born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She received her film/video degree from Columbia College Chicago and is an active trailblazer in cinema by independently writing, producing, and directing a series of short films entitled, “Loose Change” (BHFF Selection), “The What Factor” (BHFF Selection), “The Color Of Acceptance” (Nationally Aired on African American Short Films), “Reflection”, “Text Tone” (BHFF and Aired on ABFF Aspire TV African American Shorts), “The City Hates Us” web series (Youtube), “Side Effects” (BHFF Selection, Amazon VOD and Streampix/Xfinity VOD) and her latest film “Training Wheels.”,also known in the filmmaking community as “Sanicole” is an extraordinary writer/director born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She received her film/video degree from Columbia College Chicago and is an active trailblazer in cinema by independently writing, producing, and directing a series of short films entitled, “Loose Change” (BHFF Selection), “The What Factor” (BHFF Selection), “The Color Of Acceptance” (Nationally Aired on African American Short Films), “Reflection”, “Text Tone” (BHFF and Aired on ABFF Aspire TV African American Shorts), “The City Hates Us” web series (Youtube), “Side Effects” (BHFF Selection, Amazon VOD and Streampix/Xfinity VOD) and her latest film “Training Wheels.”Puja Mohindra
Puja is an actor, writer, & producer. Her latest web series, “Geeta’s Guide To Moving On” was an official selection of the 2016 New York TV Film Festival and the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The first 3 episodes can be found on Open TV and the full Season One of 11 episodes will premiere on Open TV on April 25.
Prior to this, Puja co-created the comedic web series, “Friendly Confines,” which earned awards for Best Comedy Writing and Best Ensemble Acting at the 2013 LA Web Series Festival. Silk Road Rising produced a workshop production of her one-woman-play, "A Great Dive," in August 2015.
Puja is most often recognized for her digital media work, including “Sh*t White Girls Say To Indian Girls” and “To Ashton Kutcher, Love Kimmy Patel.” TV credits include: "Empire," “Chicago Med,” "Crisis," “Chicago Fire,” “Undercovers,” “CSI: Miami ,” “Three Rivers,” “Miami Medical,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “All My Children,” “Valentine,” and the HBO pilot, “1%.”Moderator Jayme Joyce
Jayme Joyce has been a key figure on several documentaries including the film, Finding Vivian Maier, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2015’s documentary category.Currently, she's making a documentary film about the restorative justice movement in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Behind the scenes, she's employing young men at risk from gun violence to help her tell this story.
In 2018 Jayme is launching a new social enterprise video production company, Local Legend Films, partnered with Free Spirit Media as the Fiscal Sponsor of the company and the film.Previously, Jayme co-owned and operated the video production company, Joone Studios, for 9 years. In 2014, she received the NAWBO Young Entrepreneur Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Jayme served on the board of the Chicago chapter of Women in Film from 2007 - 2011 and remained on their advisory board. For seven years she worked on staff during the Sundance Film Festival and she has also served as a Juror for the Chicago International Film Festival.About Creative Cypher
Creative Cypher is a conclave of content creators that have come together to champion diversity in the film industry by making it more accessible to independent artists. Creative Cypher has cultivated a network of tech -savvy multicultural millennials and Gen Xers who produce high-quality content and events. We provide a stage where diverse professionals can showcase their work, gain resources for project development,distribution, and education.
Founded in Chicago, by Troy Pryor, Creative Cypher has expanded services to Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York Miami, Austin, and Dallas.Within the three years, we’ve brought together more than 2000 artists, 150-plus companies, a mobil app, news station, unviversity programs, and multiple projects in production.