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ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles

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Join us for  ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles! Don’t miss June’s monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community. We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. The first 50 people will get a free screenwriting book. Join us for this fun evening of socializing. This event is sponsored by Your Script Produced!

WHEN: June 20th, 2019 7:00pm  *MUST RSVP*

Please note: If you are not on the RSVP list, you will NOT be let into the venue – no exceptions

WHERE: The Phoenix LA - Patio 

8480 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048

Valet parking is available for $10 starting at 7pm

Door prizes for the night will include:

  • 3-month Scriptation Industry Pro membership
  • 1 year membership to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
  • 2 free entries to the Finish Line Script Competition
  • 2 50% off entry /6+ pages of notes from Finish Line Script Competition
  • 1 free entry to 2020 VIWFF Screenplay Competition

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

Please note: You MUST register in advance through the ISA web site to be admitted. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, you must email Molly@NetworkISA.org to cancel. Please do not register if you cannot attend, this is a limited capacity event.  You must be present to win door prizes.  

Special Guests:

Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis - Writers of Five Feet Apart and The Curse of La Llorona

 Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis became writing partners in 2012 after meeting in the Twin Bridges Screenwriting Salon run by Joe Bratcher and Judy Farrell.  Their first project together was adapting the Jack Kilborn action-horror novel, Afraid.
In 2013, their script Elsewhere made the Black List and the next year they were hired to write an English-language remake of Sleep Tight (Spanish: Mientras duermes, "While You Sleep"), a Spanish thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Balaguer.
In 2015, Daughtry and Iaconis sold a thriller pitch, The Children, to New Line Cinema which became The Curse of La llorona premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in 2019  where it was revealed to be a part of The Conjouring cinematic universe. It has earned over $120M worldwide on a production budget of $9M.
In January 2017, Daughtry and Iaconis sold a young adult-themed pitch, Five Feet Apart, to CBS Films.  The film was released in 2019, directed by Justin Baldoni and starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.  Five Feet Apart has made nearly $80M worldwide on a production budget of $7M. A novel based upon the screenplay has become a number-one New York Times Best Seller.

Daughtry and Iaconis were included in 2017 The Young and Hungry List and are currently writing the screenplay based on the social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig for CBS Films.  The film will follow the true story of how a couple adopts what they believe to be a five-pound pigmy pig, which then grows to 650 pounds, inspiring the local community and millions of online followers in the process.

Update:  Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis have signed on to pen the screenplay for Netflix’s film adaptation of the children’s fantasy-horror book, Nightbooks, by author J. A. White. The pic is being produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House Pictures and Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen of MXN Entertainment.  Congrats!

 

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. 

Scriptation Founded by a television writer and script coordinator, Scriptation is the #1 PDF annotation app for film and television professionals. It supports all common annotation types including highlights, drawings, notes, free text, images, sound recordings, and more. Combined with its proprietary note transferring algorithm, Transcription, which analyzes script changes and intelligently transfers a user’s annotations into each new draft, Scriptation is the only paperless solution built for the entire production crew.

Finish Line Script Competition
redefines 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!  Our screenplay consultants will provide comprehensive development notes (5-6 pages) on your screenplay or pilot, for as many drafts as you choose, focusing on the fact that the STORY and WRITER are KING. Just as with development execs at studios, production companies or networks, we will go through draft after draft with you to get your script into TIPTOP shape. With the Finish Line, winning is always within reach, perhaps only a draft away.

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member-driven, not-for-profit society, which addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in the production and dissemination of screen-based media. We approach our goals by working with a range of partners to increase funding, employment, and promotional opportunities for those identifying as women. We offer professional skill-based training and create opportunities to further women-led projects. We present and publicly celebrate the achievement of women in screen-based media, primarily, but not exclusively, through The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

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.

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On June 20, 2019 D. A. Stenard said:

I cannot attend tonight's event, but i hope I am on the mailing list!

have fun tonight!

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On June 07, 2019 Peter Myers said:

WHERE IS YOUR EVENT ON THE 20TH IN LOS ANGELES?

PETE

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On April 18, 2019 Lily Mercer said:
Sorry - I can no longer attend.  But I know there is a waiting list so I hope whoever goes in my place has fun!

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On November 07, 2018 Xavier Mendoza said:
Great to meet new people

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On August 11, 2018 Janet Carey said:
I do not live close enough to Pitch my screenplay but I wish I could

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On April 17, 2018 Sainte DeLude said:
Looking forward to meeting new people!

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