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Third Thursdays with the ISA - Cleveland


Join us again for Third Thursdays with the ISA in Cleveland! 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 21, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

WHERE: Brooklyn Branch - Cuyahoga County Library
4480 Ridge Road • Brooklyn, Ohio 44144

HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

Featured Guest:  Joann Hess, award winning screenwriter and ISA Connect member.

JoAnn Hess is a multi-award winning, optioned screenwriter who who writes dramas and thrillers that involve consequential stakes, complex characters and powerful secrets. Her stories revolve around the socially-disenfranchised, those whom society has forgotten, who struggle to find a place in the world. Her work is highly demanded by producers and has written several scripts on paid-assignment in Crime Drama, Thriller and Action/Thriller genres.

JoAnn was named one of ScreenwritingU’s, “Most Recommended Writers of 2014.”

JoAnn’s scripts have placed in numerous, prestigious award competitions including PAGE Awards (2017 FINALIST; 2016 Semi/Quarterfinalist; 2014 Quarterfinalist), Final Draft’s BIG BREAK (2016 Semi/Quarterfinalist), New Hope Film Festival 2014 WINNER, Cleveland International IndieGathering Film Festival: 2016 Best Feature Script, 1st Place Dramatic/Comedy; 2014 1st Place: Action/Thriller Script, and more.

Along with FRAMER, The Devil's Dandruff (JC Pictures, LLC) is set to film with Peter Field (World War Z, Edge of Tomorrow) directing. Fakers (JC Pictures, LLC) has Tom Delmar (SNATCH) attached to direct. She has produced two short films, DEBRIS (2015) and the multi-award winning, OUR FATHER (2014), starring Michael Gross.

Door Prizes for the Night include:
  •  One free script entry to NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
  •  One free script entry to FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION
  •  50% off 6+ pages of script development notes and free script entry from FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION

Please note: you must register in advance through the ISA web site to be included in the drawing for door prizes. You must be present to win door prizes.

Meet your host:  Mary Davis


Writer's Coach and Script Consultant. Coaching provides support and direction as you develop your skills and your writing process. Consulting on your script involves a line by line study of your script that takes your script from good to great and helps you develop your understanding of what it takes to get your idea onto the page and onto the screen.



Event Sponsors:

New Media Film Festival Honoring Stories Worth Telling - All Ages, All Cultures, All Media. New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the hard working and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that diligently works to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed. Accepts all stories in text format (books, event scripts, reality etc.) 

Finish Line Script Competition Redefining the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win. With the guidance of a seasoned script consultant, you can work on your rewrites AFTER submitting your script to the competition and then, after reviewing their notes, RESUBMIT your script to us, having improved your draft and thus bettering your chances to WIN! 


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