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ISA's Third Thursdays -Lexington - LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 2019!


Join us for the first ever ISA's Third Thursdays - Lexington, KY!

Come meet other local screenwriters and 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 Your Script Produced and Nickelodeon. 
WHEN: November 21st, 2019, 7:00pm
WHERE: Bistro Cafe in Joseph-Beth Booksellers - 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503
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:  Silvio Wolf Busch

Silvio Wolf Busch is a German-born American screenwriter/filmmaker/actor. He began his career as a stuntman in California where his extensive Equestrian skills landed him stunt roles alongside actors like Charlize Theron, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, James Spader, Kiefer Sutherland, Darryl Hannah, and many others. Eventually, the acting bug bit him and he soon garnered recognition for his charismatic presence and acting talent. Silvio achieved critical acclaim on award-winning productions big and small and was selected several times to star alongside Hollywood’s brightest.

More recently he appeared opposite such stars as Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames, Luke Goss and alongside hot young stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the Box Office Hit, The Fault In Our Stars which grossed $300 Million Dollars worldwide. Silvio has a broad range and loves physical roles, his military background and martial arts skills enable him to do virtually all of his own stunts. There are several exciting films scheduled to be released later this year that show him in the lead, most noteworthy the suspense thriller Ghost Beyond by director Michael Givens.

More recently he has taken up the mantle of director and put his knowledge of WWII history to the test in the film project, The Last Mission which Silvio wrote, directed and also stars in. 




Award-winning author and filmmaker Stephen Zimmer is founder of both Seventh Star Press and the Imaginarium Convention, along with being a proud Kentucky Colonel, who always strives to help other independent creatives on their own paths.  With 16 books in print and 23 titles available in eBook formats, Stephen’s literary works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels, The Rising Dawn Saga, The Fires in Eden Series, the Hellscapes short story collections, the Harvey and Solomon steampunk tales, the YA/Dystopian series, The Faraway Saga, The Rayden Valkyrie Tales, and the Ragnar Stormbringer Tales.
His visual works as a screenwriter and director include the fantasy genre TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart, as well as a number of short films in several genres, and one feature, the supernatural thriller, Shadows Light.
In addition to his writing and filmmaking activities, he is the co-host of The Star Chamber Show podcast and The Creative’s Cauldron VLog on the Seventh Star Press YouTube channel.


Holly Phillippe is a lover of nature who tries to inspire others. A retired nurse and advocate for Fibromyalgia Research and  Holistic
Health, she is owner/operator of Holistic Holly's Healing Helpers. In addition to Holly's medical background, she is co-publisher at
Seventh Star Press, co-director and convention organizer for the Imaginarium Convention, co-host of both The Creative's Cauldron's Vlog and The Star Chamber Show podcast, and was a producer on the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot production.
Holly considers herself a closet writer and has been a lifelong avid reader.



The Imaginarium Convention made its debut in 2014 and is now heading into its 7th year with a central focus on providing creative writers and other creative talents educational, networking, professional, and mentoring opportunities. In 2019, The Writer Magazine named the Imaginarium Convention the best writing conference in Kentucky and the 2nd best writing conference in the Southeast USA. Imaginarium maintains an inclusive all genre welcomed atmosphere, supporting creative writing in all forms, embracing Game Development and Film/TV production,
including programming content in each of these areas, a gaming room, and an independent film festival with juried awards. Three days filled with over 130 panels and workshops provide creative individuals of all levels of skill and experience, an abundance to choose from, to develop skill-sets to further their professional and artistic journeys.

Nickelodeon The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers emerging television writers from around the world a paid opportunity to develop their craft and launch their careers. While in the Program, writers hone their skills, build a professional network and gain real-world experience in writers’ rooms for our critically acclaimed live-action and animated shows. Visit for all the details and be sure to follow them on Facebook (@nickwriting) and Twitter (@nickwriting) for updates, tips, and giveaways!

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. 

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

Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers is a great place for a business breakfast, lunch with friends, or a romantic night out. Our deliciously refreshed menu features popular specials now available every day. We also have starter plates for two that are perfect to share over a glass of wine or your favorite beverage.

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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