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ISA's Third Thursdays - Nairobi, Kenya - LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 2019!


Join us for our FIRST EVER ISA's Third Thursdays – Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019!  REGISTER NOW!

Come meet other local filmmakers and have a chance to win a door prize! Join us for this fun evening of socializing, and let's build a community of screenwriters!  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.  Sponsored by Nickelodeon and Your Script Produced! 
WHEN: November 21st, 2019 - 7:00pm
WHERE: Arfa Lounge at 20th Century IMAX Cinema - Mama Ngina Street, 20th Century Plaza
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

DOOR PRIZES for the night include:

  • One free query letter evaluation from Dave Trottier (Author of The Screenwriter's Bible) 
  • One free entry to Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to The Great American Script Contest

PLUS:  All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest and every attendee will receive a 3-month ISAConnect membership. *Valid for Basic members only, not for use with current ISAConnect membership.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Wanjeri Gakuru of Rogue Film Society

Wanjeri Gakuru is a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker living and working in Nairobi. A cross-section of her writing has appeared in Transition Magazine, The Africa Report, Jalada Africa, LA Times Magazine, The Elephant and Msafiri, among others. She was selected as the 2018 Literary Ambassador for Nairobi by Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.

In 2018, Wanjeri was appointed Managing Editor of Pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada Africa. She co-wrote feature films, Supa Modo (2018) and Lusala (2019) as well as the pilot of a TV drama series, Country Queen (2019). Her directorial debut, the mocumentary short film, Get Laid has screened at Shorts, Shorts and Shots Festival in collaboration with NBO Film Festival (Kenya) and URUSARO (Rwanda).

She is a founding member of Rogue Film Society, a collective of multi-talented African actors, directors, producers, scriptwriters and thespians working in film, TV, theatre and advertising.


Rogue Film Society 
Jalada Africa

Rogue Film Society 


MEET YOUR HOST:  Nyambura M. Waruingi

Nyambura M. Waruingi is a cultural producer and disruptor with a career in film, television, theatre, and visual arts, spanning nearly two decades. She has worked with award-winning production companies, renowned public cultural institutions, and innovative film and visual arts collectives in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, USA, India, and Uganda.

Be it Nairobi, Delhi, Kampala, Montreal, Kigali, San Francisco, or Johannesburg, Nyambura works at the intersection of visual, literary, and cinematic arts, producing encounters that re-imagine our realities across mediums and platforms.

Nyambura’s focus is on excellence in transdisciplinary creative development, new media technologies, and inventive distribution.  And, she loves to gather people to enjoy all forms of creative and artistic expressions, curating festivals and exhibitions for transformative engagement. Come play!

Co-Host:  Mary Theru

Photography provided by: Lamek Orina



Your Script Produced is a Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize-winning film script for $250,000.00 and will purchase the grand prize-winning screenplay for $10,000.00.  The Winner will be included in the process of making the movie as a consultant and receive writing credit. 

Nickelodeon Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animated television. Basically, they write a lot and do cool things, all while being provided a salary!  There are two creative avenues to pursue: the General Track (12-months) and the Preschool Track (6-months). The Preschool Track was created to develop writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the preschool demographic. You bring the smart, funny, engaging stories and characters, and we’ll help you bring the preschool.

Cinequest Voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers, the 2019 edition of Cinequest will do as much with Film & Technology as ever while expanding to include additional creative experiences such as virtual and augmented realities, fashion, writing, television, dance, art & design, a creativity summit, and more! Cinequest presents over 130 World and U.S. premiere films, groundbreaking innovations, virtual and augmented reality experiences--plus fashion, writing, dance, art, and design integrations. Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest holds its annual Creativity Summit during the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival as well. Over 1,100 artists, innovators, and youth present from over 50 countries each year. 

Dave Trottier has sold, optioned, or developed numerous screenplays and screen stories for The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Pictures, York Entertainment, On the Bus Productions, Hill Fields (for ABC television) and New Century Pictures. Titles include Igor's Revenge (produced), Zorro the Gay Blade (produced, but not credited), The Muppet's Hockey Movie—The Comeback Kids (not completed due to Jim Henson's death), Ratman From Saturn, Kumquat, The New Musketeers, and A Window in Time. He co-wrote and co-produced the cult comedy, Hercules Recycled. More recently, he wrote A Penny Promise (produced; winner of awards at two film festivals) and sold Hemingway's Twin, an inspiring story about the Hemingway women.
As a teacher and script consultant, he has helped hundreds of writers sell their work, break into the biz, and win contests (including two Nicholl Fellowship winners and a National Play Award winner). Dave rated in the top 5% of the "Cream of the Crop" category of Creative Screenwriting's report "The Best Movie and TV Script Analysts and Consultants as Rated by Screenwriters."
His major work, The Screenwriter's Bible, is now in its seventh edition. He has authored 8 books in all, including Dr. Format Tells All, Double Your Creativity, and Two Screenplays.

Pipeline Media Group discovers and develops new writers and directors to connect with the entertainment industry. For over 20 years, the company has fostered the careers of emerging talent and given them personal introductions to Hollywood’s top producers. Divisions include Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, and Film Pipeline. Learn more about Pipeline Media Group and how to submit your material for review at

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.

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