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ISA's Third Thursdays - London

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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: February 20th, 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:

  • One free entry to The Great American Script Contest
  • One free entry to Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
  • One free entry to First 15 Writing Competition from Page Turner Screenplays
  • One free eBook copy of The Writer's Guide to Writing Exercises from Page Turner Screenplays

SPECIAL GUEST: MARC ZAMMIT

Actor and director Marc Zammit - who was our special guest last summer - will be returning to tell us about the HUGE success his crowdfunded film ‘Homeless Ashes’ has had since then. To date, the film has won a massive 11 film festival awards and is currently showing in cinemas across London.  https://www.filmandtvnow.com/independent-film-homeless-ashes-lands-uk-cinema-release/  

                         

 

 MEET YOUR HOSTS:  

Sue Spenceley Burch

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

Christine 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.

 

Beattie Slavin 

Beattie is the arts correspondent for a local magazine, but has aspirations to be a screenwriter. She says she "has many ideas, and story arcs in my mind but I lack discipline. I’m working on it."

 

 

 

EVENT SPONSORS: 

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.

The Writer's Guide to Writing Exercises from Page Turner Screenplays This book will change your writing. As writers and from managers, we have compiled all the writing exercises we have learned that WORK! We've left out the ones that don't and have focused on all that do. Deliberate practice will improve your writing, help you have breakthroughs and keep you from suffering from the dreaded writer's block. It's worked for us and it will work for you.
From this book, you will learn the exercises that Hollywood professional screenwriters use to improve their craft and to create breakthrough level writing. This book was compiled from our team's collection of personal writing exercises, learned either from managers, other writers or through experience. All of these exercises, in some way, contributed to their overall development as professional screenwriters who have won competitions, optioned and/or sold screenplays.

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On June 13, 2019 Shiva Sawyer said:

Yaaaaay!

Missed you guys.

Look forward to seeing you on the 20th.

Shiva

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