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ISA's Third Thursdays - Lexington CANCELED FOR MARCH


Join us for the 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.  
WHEN: Thursday, March 19th, 2020, 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 entry to The Great American Script Contest
  • One free entry to The Imaginarium Independent International Film Festival
  • One free entry to Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
  • One free entry to First 15 Writing Competition from Page Turner Screenplays
  • 1 free Save the Cat Story Structure Software Package
  • 1 free entry to the British Independent Film Festival 




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, freelance editor, 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 and lover of film.



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.

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.

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.

Save the Cat! Story Structure Software is adapted from the Save the Cat! methodology to help screenwriters and novelists unlock the fundamentals of plot and character transformation.

British Independent Film Festival hosted at London’s famous British Museum.  Now in its eleventh year, the festival has grown to become one of the UK’s hottest events on the independent film scene.
Distributors, Sales Agents, Press and Film Financiers are all invited to the screenings and we have a high success rate of films securing UK distribution each year.
With a number of awards, including Best Feature, Best Short, Best Cinematography, Best Actress and Best Actor the event supports those involved both in front and behind the camera.
We accept films of all genres, both feature-length and short, including music videos and documentaries. We screen films from all around the globe and focus on quality over budget when deciding our Official Selection.  Red carpet, amazing cinema, incredible after-party, awards and distribution offers. What are you waiting for? Submit your masterpiece today.


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