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Curious About

Curious About

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ISA Spotlight

The ISA’s inaugural Fast Track Mentorship Program chose two writers to participate in meetings with six industry executives, Melissa Birks was one of the writers chosen with her project, Uncaged – a thriller set in the 19th century and touted as a light...
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One of two chosen writers of the ISA’s inaugural Fast Track Mentorship Program, Martin was a professor of law at UC Hastings College and professor of psychiatry at UC Medical Center, and the Langley Porter Institute. As a career forensic psychiatrist he has...
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Despite Lucy’s young age, she has been lucky enough to learn directly from the “big ones” such as, Syd Field, Robert McKee, Linda Seger, Michael Hauge, and John Truby. As well as from the Mexican Academy Award nominee, Guillermo Arriaga, and was Paula...
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With her script Mouth, Kimi won the Grand Prize at the prestigious 2015 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition. MOUTH explores the notion that in a sense, all relationships are somewhat transactional. The title is derived from Sam Shepard and Patti Smith’s...
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Edward Klau is from Miami and has lived in Los Angeles since 2000. When not working as a producer in reality television, he has written twenty six screenplays including Brights, the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest, Park City....
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A Harvard grad, Derek Asaff pursued a general business degree in college but quickly realized that writing and literature was his real passion. Eventually gravitating toward the screenwriting realm, Derek focused nearly all of his time on educating himself on the...
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As an actress, she recently recurred as Trixie in season 3 of FX's Emmy-winning show Justified. She works frequently in independent film, and projects she's appeared in have screened at dozens of festivals, including Tribeca, AFI, New York International Film...
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The term “young writer” doesn’t necessarily mean “young in age”. A young writer is simply someone who is still early in his or her career and pushing forward in their own creative growth process. Technically speaking, we as writers...
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A veteran TV comedy writer and producer, Gloria Calderon Kellett joined me to talk about…well, to talk about so many things! A comic and performer at heart, Gloria’s personality shined while chatting with her about the highs and lows of the TV writing...
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Ed Klau was named the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY contest. The Table Read staff flew Ed out to Park City during the recent Sundance Film Festival, put him up in a posh little hotel and showed him around the beautiful ski and winter...
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The ISA has been lucky to have hosted some wonderful guests for these podcasts, and we look forward to even more insightful and inspiring interviews, but this interview happens to be one of our more enlightening. Lewaa Nasserdeen is a staff writer on the series, The...
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The ISA is excited to include Luke Jaden as part of our Curious About podcast series of interviews. In this interview, Max Timm – the Dir of Community Outreach with the ISA – holds possibly one of the more inspiring interviews yet. Luke is a 19...
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Greta McAnany is an award-winning producer, writer and storyteller. After graduating from USC, Greta formed her own production company and received a grant from the Thorton Foundation in Los Angeles to produce a feature documentary about childhood obesity, entitled Bite Size....
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Rachel Goldberg is an award-winning writer/director and one of eight women selected to participate in AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. There she created her short film, NEIGHBORS. NEIGHBORS has screened at close to twenty film festivals, including...
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Tinge trained as a doctor before turning her passion to filmmaking. Her short film Shadowscan won a BAFTA and her first feature, Junkhearts, starring Eddie Marsan won awards at the London Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. Tinge currently has three features...
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Named to the Independent Film Channel’s list of emerging "Icons", Tracie Laymon is an independent screenwriter and director hailing from Austin, Texas. Her previous projects have won numerous jury awards at South by Southwest, Memphis International Film...
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Laura Gómez is an actor, writer and director based in New York City. Recommended by the Jacob Krueger Studio (www.WriteYourScreenplay.com), Laura plays the role of Dominican inmate Blanca Flores in the Netflix original hit series, Orange is the New Black, and...
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Karin Partin Wells writes about the shit that everyone has to go through but no one talks about. Her comedy TV pilot Overdue, about how to be a mother when you fail to have a child of your own, was a 2014 finalist at Sundance, Scriptapalooza and Austin Film Festival....
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Amy is an American living it in Oxford, England with her husband and two sons. This is her 26th address to date, having lived in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Italy, and all over the US. Amy’s education & background are in theater, having received a degree from...
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Sitting in the Eccles Theater at Sundance in 2014 waiting for the movie Whiplash to start was uneventful. I knew nothing about the movie that I was about to see, and to be honest I was probably playing Words with Friends right up until the moment the lights went down. For...
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