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ISA's Third Thursdays - Hartford


Join us for the FIRST EVER ISA's Third Thursdays - Hartford

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. This event is sponsored by Your Script Produced!
WHEN: May 16, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

WHERE: Republic at The Linden - 10 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106

HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

Every attendee will receive a 3 month ISAConnect membership. *Valid for Basic members only, not for use with current ISAConnect membership.

Plus $5 off entry fee from Cinequest for EVERY attendee! 

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. 
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: Cie Peterson - Director/ Content Creator

Cie Peterson is a native New Yorker, who began her actor training as a teenager at the renowned Gene Frankel Theatre in the Broadway district. After years of working sometimes as an actor, but mostly in a variety of roles as an NYC-based video freelancer, she emerged as an accomplished director and producer too. Her many directing credits include theatrical and video projects; If I Had a Dime, a warm, witty, grown-up cartoon series that she conceived, created, and wrote; countless showcases for Play On Acting Studio, the Farmington studio she founded and led for several years; the web series Beige on Both Sides, which received an offer for a production/distribution deal; and the recently released comedic digital series A Coupla Pros.
With all these projects — and many more in the pipeline — Cie knew that she needed to start her own production company, so in 2017 she founded Clouds and a Waffle Productions  While the company is quite young, her vast experience, multiple areas of expertise, and carefully curated team have been amassed over decades of working in the business. Clouds and a Waffle is a vehicle for doing what Cie does best: telling compelling stories. Regardless of the content, she brings a unique perspective to the art of visual story-telling, attended by an energy that is ceaselessly creative, indefatigably productive, and joyfully rigorous. Unearthing stories that need to be told and then telling them well… that is what Clouds and a Waffle Productions is all about.

Meet your host:  Wendy S. Wilkins

 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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