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ISA's Third Thursdays - Boston


Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Boston, a monthly mixer for screenwriters and the entire film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win screenwriter door prizes all in a fun, casual atmosphere. This event is sponsored by Your Script Produced!

This event is free and open to all. All members of the greater Boston film and television community are welcome and encouraged to attend.   

WHEN: May 16th, 2019   6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Park Restaurant and Bar - 59 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
THE PLAN:   Screenwriters, filmmakers, and other industry people in the room, chatting with each other, having fun, building the community is what it’s all about. Plus some good prizes!  
SPECIAL EVENT HOST - AMY WADE  (Filmmaker, Writer, Director & Actor)
. Welcome and Introductions
. Open discussion, your current project and goals (Publishing/production/etc)
. Do you have an industry connection you work with and would recommend to others.
DOOR PRIZES for the night include:

  • One paperback book, Dr. Format Tells All by Dave Trottier of Keep Writing.
  • One e-book - I Made A Short Film, Now WTF Do I Do With It by Clarissa Jacobson
  • $30 off your choice of a 14-point analysis or a master evaluation from Dave Trottier and Keep Writing. 
Meet your hosts:  

Dianne L. Grattan

Dianne Grattan is a writer and an entrepreneur. Her successful career in the world of corporate sales gave her 25 amazing years of experience and insight which she has carried over into her more recent ventures.  Her heart is now deeply dedicated in developing her script for a new Podcast series called “Not All Black & White/An Other Lifetime” This current work is a labor of love for Dianne and hopes will also inspire others with its unique, time-travelling take on the hyper-connected modern world, a nostalgia inducing ride reminding us all about the things that truly matter.

 Ike Zhang 

Ike Zhang is an artist and entrepreneur based in Boston, MA. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ike came to the U.S. to pursue his undergraduate degree at Amherst College. Having lived in Los Angeles working as an actor and screenwriter, Ike experienced first-hand the struggles and pitfalls that early stage artists go through. So in 2017, Ike co-founded the Boston Creative Collective, a creative talent management agency that helps to represent and grow emerging artists, especially those from diverse backgrounds. Currently representing 35 full-time artists and over 400 part-time emerging artists, the BCC has become a hub for up-and-coming musicians, models, photographers, cinematographers, actors and writers to gather and find jobs in Boston. Through artist business education and commercialization of their personal brand, the BCC helps incubate local talent and cultivate financially sustainable careers. Some of BCC's clients and talent have gone on to become contract photographers for Vogue and Paper Magazine, written and shot promotional videos for the record breaking Kickstarter campaign Sated, and designed for large multinational corporations! Ike still acts and writes, and is currently workshopping a few shorts and feature scripts.  

Event Sponsors:

Your Script Produced! is a Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize winning film script for $250,000.00 USD.  Open to anyone 18 years old or older across the world.

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.  

Dave Trottier and Keep Writing  Dave Trottier, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible, has sold or optioned ten screenplays (three produced) and helped hundreds of writers sell their work and break into the biz. He is an award-winning teacher, in-demand script consultant, and friendly host of

I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It is jam-packed with hard-earned knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie… and SUCCEED!  The book covers everything from what festivals to submit to, how to maximize your money, secure an international presence, deal with rejection, gain publicity, harness the power of social media, what a sales rep does, and much more.  Included are exclusive filmmaker discounts on services/products from the festival platform, Reelport, subtitling company, Captionmax, and promo merchandisers, Medias Frankenstein and The Ink Spot.  Clarissa Jacobson created, wrote and produced the highly-acclaimed short, LUNCH LADIES, which went to over one hundred film festivals, won thirty-eight awards, and was distributed all over the world.

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On April 08, 2019 Irvin Rich said:
I greatly enjoyed the last two ISA screenwriters meetings in Cambridge, MA.  So, I have nothing but regrets because I will not be able to attend the next two Third Thursdays in April and May.  Good luck to all and I look forward to receive the June invitation.



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On March 21, 2019 Sarah Brockmann said:
Is this a one-time event or is it closer to monthly? I was nearly triple booked for this afternoon so I couldn't make it, but I'd love to come another time, and to bring my brother, who is a computer animator out of RI. I really hope someone has an answer to my query.



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