Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles! THIS EVENT IS ON WAITLIST. You will be notified if you are confirmed, ISAConnect members will be given first slots.
Don’t miss September's monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community at Canon. We will enjoy wine provided by Steele Wines.
We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. Join us for this fun evening of socializing.
WHEN: September 19th, 2019 7:00pm *ALL GUESTS MUST RSVP* If you are not on the confirmed door list, you will not be admitted.
WHERE: Canon Burbank - location info to be sent with confirmation
Door prizes for the night will include:
PLUS: All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest and 15% off entry fee from The Great American Script Contest
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: Jason Tobias and Michael Pogarian
Jason Tobias is an actor/writer, that has been building credits in Film and Television over the past 10 years. Landing roles on such popular shows as: "BETTER THINGS" (FX), "JUSTIFIED" (FX), "FRANKLIN & BASH" (SONY), "THE FOSTERS" (ABC Freeform), "NOTORIOUS" (ABC), "RUSH HOUR" (CBS), "NASHVILLE" (CMT). His Feature Films include: "DOWNRANGE" (Ryuhei Kitamura), "TERRORDACTYL" (Don Bitters and Geoff Reisner), "WEDNESDAYS" (J.Lee), "The UNRAVELING" (Thomas Jakobsen), and "Can't Have You" (Mark A. Altman).
In 2016, he wrote, produced and starred in "Star Wars: GENERATIONS" (Don Bitters III) and won for Disney / Lucasfilm at the Star Wars Celebration in London. Following up, he wrote, produced and starred in "REBELLION: A Star Wars Story" (Geoff Reisner), for the "Rogue One" (Gareth Edwards) world premiere in Hollywood.
Jason recently wrapped principal photography on F.E.A.R. (2019). A feature he co-directed with long-time friend and collaborator; Geoff Reisner. He additionally wrote, produced and stars in the film.
In 2016, he co-founded; 'Action Figure Entertainment', with friend and producing partner; Lucas Solomon. A production company capable of conceiving, developing and delivering, high concept Film and Television."
Michael Pogarian is a passionate producer and creative executive dedicated to fostering visionary storytellers with unique and authentic perspectives. He is currently the Manager of Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) at Universal Pictures, where he helps oversee all of the inclusive filmmaker initiatives at the film group to help identify and develop female and diverse talent, including the renowned and highly competitive Universal Writers Program and first-of-its kind Universal Composers Program. The GTDI team reports directly to Donna Langley, the Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Prior to joining Universal, he was a Creative Producer at Fullscreen where he co-created and oversaw the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, that brought together entertainment industry leaders including Common, Octavia Spencer, Lena Waithe and Taika Waititi with emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to create their signature work. In the first two years of the program he developed, produced and distributed ten short films that premiered on DirecTV Now and were accepted to notable international film festivals including SXSW, Outfest, Calgary Film Festival, Maoriland Film Festival and many others. During his time at Fullscreen he also developed award winning interactive digital content and social media series for AT&T Hello Lab, a collection of original and immersive entertainment created by, for and with Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Before that, Pogarian worked in unscripted development and production at Magical Elves and Zodiak USA. In 2012, Pogarian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television Production at Boston University.
Canon Burbank is the home for motion picture professionals looking for education, training, testing, and networking with industry colleagues. From lens to camera through post workflow to display, our state-of-the-art facility features a complete edit suite, 4K color finishing suite, twin camera prep and test bay and a lit shooting space. Canon Burbank also serves as a hub for expedited repairs performed by on-site certified Canon technicians. From the opening of the New York office in 1955 to the further development of imaging products today, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has been a leader in product development in the Americas.
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 nickwriting.com for all the details and be sure to follow them on Facebook (@nickwriting) and Twitter (@nickwriting) for updates, tips, and giveaways!
Steele Wines was born in Lower Lake in California’s Lake County. Jed Steele's vision had always been to make a number of different varietal wines in small lots, using minimally invasive winemaking techniques and allowing the vineyard and grape variety to dictate style. He launched the Steele and Shooting Star brands in 1992, created Stymie in 1999 and Writer’s Block (with his son Quincy) in 2002. Today Jed continues his vision by crushing 22 different varietals and producing 40 different wines, most in lots of under 1,000 cases. At Steele, they use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, and no extra additives or enzymes. During fermentation, they gently pump-over, use inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow as much as possible. All of this ensures that they don’t bruise the wine during its time in the cellar, which helps retain fresh aromas and flavors in the finished wines.
The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting by Jill Chamberlain is one of the highest-rated books on screenwriting on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. Author Jill Chamberlain is a screenwriter and script consultant who has fixed and fine-tuned scripts for major studios, for A-list screenwriters, and for many, many spec screenwriters. She is bringing her master class on the Nutshell Technique to LA on Sept 14-15 (nutshelltechnique.com).
I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It by Clarissa Jacobson is jam-packed with hard-earned knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie… and SUCCEED! The book covers everything from what festivals to submit to, how to maximize your money, secure an international presence, deal with rejection, gain publicity, harness the power of social media, what a sales rep does, and much more. Included are exclusive filmmaker discounts on services/products from the festival platform, Reelport, subtitling company, Captionmax, and promo merchandisers, Medias Frankenstein and The Ink Spot. Clarissa Jacobson created, wrote and produced the highly-acclaimed short, LUNCH LADIES, which went to over one hundred film festivals, won thirty-eight awards, and was distributed all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)