Join us for the Re-launch of ISA's Third Thursdays - Austin, a monthly mixer for screenwriters and the entire film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win door prizes all in a fun, casual atmosphere.
WHEN: September 19th, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Celis Brewery - 10001 Metric Blvd.
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all
DOOR PRIZES for the night:
PLUS: All attendees receive $5 off an entry fee from Cinequest, 15% off an entry from Great American Script Contest, and every attendee will receive a 3-month ISAConnect membership. *Valid for Basic members only, not for use with current ISAConnect membership.
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.
SPECIAL GUEST: Jacqueline E. Smith
Jacqueline E. Smith is an award-winning author with several novels under her belt. One of which has been optioned for a film and is in production right now. Boy Band was published by Wind Trail Publishing and with a few scenes already shot, she and her director/ screenwriter are going to talk about the screenwriting process of adapting the book.
YOUR HOST: Kate Lauryn
Kate Lauryn is a screenwriter, children’s author, aspiring producer, and history lover from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After spending over three years in Los Angeles, she moved to Houston, Texas to serve through AmeriCorps with the BBHLF. She has helped with marketing and script coverage for production companies, such as Sonar Entertainment, and worked on a graphic novel for The Third Cartel. Now she wants to spread her passion for entertainment while writing screenplays, which have won and placed in several competitions, and participating in all types of filmmaking. Kate has a MFA degree in Writing and Producing for Television from Loyola Marymount University and a BA degree in Video Production and Creative Writing from Purdue University.
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!
Celis Brewery In the Spring of 1992, my father, Pierre Celis, flew from Belgium to the United States to start a new brewery in the great state of Texas. No one suspected that he carried something very precious, concealed in his tube socks. It was the original yeast strain Pierre had been using to brew his world-famous Belgian-style Wit beer for the past 30 years. And there was no way he was going to brew without it. The first Celis Brewery opened on July 11th in 1992. It was an immediate success. Turns out Texans really liked our beer! Before we “crazy Belgians” arrived, most Texans were drinking one of “the big three” brands on the market. The small craft breweries that we all know and love today simply did not exist. When Pierre Celis started brewing his beloved beer, he created a craft beer that changed everything. Exactly 25 years to the day it first opened, the legendary beer is back, better than ever at Celis Brewery 2.0. Along the way in the Spring of 2011, we lost my Dad. But Pierre’s spirit and his commitment to quality lives on—along with his original yeast strain. Welcome to the future, the legacy, the celebration, and the beer that started it all.
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 Script Con in Chicago (April) and in LA (June). Teaming with Chicago Comedy and Chicago Independent Film +TV Festivals, The Great American Script Contest is set to give you unbelievable access and connections to the industry. Ran by the same team behind CCFF and CIFF, Great American Script Contest brings decades of Hollywood experience, knowledge and real chances for you to make it in 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)