Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - London!
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.
WHEN: September 19th, 2019, 19:00
WHERE: The Silver Cross, 33 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2BX
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!
DOOR PRIZES for the night include:
PLUS: All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest and 15% off entry fee from The Great American Script Contest.
SPECIAL GUEST: Shantelle Rochester-Henry
Shantelle Rochester-Henry is an entrepreneur who first studied at LESCO in Media (moving Image) and went on to produce, direct and present her first programme in 2007 called ‘Urban Echo’ interviewing international senior music stars, which lead to MTV. She has won many awards for both her work and for the students she has mentored including ‘The Brooke Award’ 2010 and the ‘LA Film Festival’ student award. Shantelle continues to produce film and support women at her company ‘Ida Rose’ both behind and in front of the camera.
Shantelle will be talking about the business of film and how you can make your projects more appealing to producers, financiers, etc.
MEET YOUR HOSTS:
Sue Spenceley-Burch has lived in London for most of her life. She has a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham, where she specialised in Film, Radio and TV production. On graduating Sue initially worked in radio, later moving to television where one of her roles was to read and report on proposals and synopses for potential production. Sue has since studied screenwriting at the City Literary Institute in London. She is currently writing a TV series and is developing a number of other TV and film projects.
Christine Cawthorne is a content strategist and copywriter. She worked as a journalist at the BBC and a homepage editor for Yahoo before setting up her creative agency, Crocstar. She wrote her first story ’Jimmy the frog and Tommy the toad go for a picnic’ when she was 5 and is still hopeful it’ll reach classic status. Christine became interested in screenwriting after writing several short stories and is currently working on a feature film idea.
Daniel is a Cambridge-based writer working on spec.
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!
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.
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.
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.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)