Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles!
Don’t miss March's monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community at theOffice in Santa Monica in Association with We Make Movies.
We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. Join us for this fun evening of socializing!
WHEN: March 19th, 2020 - 7:30pm *ALL GUESTS MUST RSVP* If you are not on the confirmed door list, you will not be admitted.
WHERE: theOFFICE - 1347 19th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Door prizes for the night will include:
Please note: You MUST register in advance through the ISA web site to be admitted. If you are bringing a guest, they must also register. 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: CAROLINA GROPPA and JOE LEONARD
Carolina is a Brazilian born Emmy nominated producer living in Los Angeles. She produced the award-winning, and 2017 Emmy-nominated, documentary AUTISM IN LOVE, which explores how adults with autism find and navigate romantic relationships. It world premiered to rave reviews at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on PBS' Independent Lens series in January of 2016. The film picked up many awards, including Best Documentary at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and the Audience Award at Warsaw International Film Festival. In February of 2016, AUTISM IN LOVE was the recipient of the fifth annual Peek Award for Disability in Film by the Utah Film Center. The award pays tribute to artists who are positively impacting our society’s perception of people with disabilities.
Narrative feature films include MISS VIRGINIA, starring Uzo Aduba, the Netflix Originals GIRLFRIEND'S DAY and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. She had the pleasure of co-producing THE FEMALE BRAIN, Whitney Cummings' directing debut feature film. She recently produced CURATED, a short for Refinery 29's Shatterbox Anthology Series, directed by Gillian Jacobs which premiered at TIFF in 2018. You can see the full film on TNT.
In 2020, SYLVIE'S LOVE will world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Eugene Ashe, it's a beautiful period romance film set in the world of jazz in the late 50s starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha.
She is currently in production on a documentary about women in stand up comedy for FX for Campfire Films with director Andrea Nevins at the helm. Carolina has also produced numerous commercials for Sawhorse Productions, Colossal Youth, ContagiousLA, We Fly Coach, and Trailer Park.
Her passions include yoga, helping other women, giving opportunities to diverse storytellers from all walks of life, and indulging in copious amounts of wine and cheese.
Joe is from St. Louis, Missouri. He studied film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He has edited projects with Ryan Murphy, Lee Daniels and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. His first job in post-production was working for Danny Leiner. Joe wrote and directed the feature "How I Got Lost," and directed an epsiode of the Fox show "Star." Co-founder of We Make Movies, a film collective. Member of ACE, MPEG, DGA.
theOFFICE 1 room. 30 workstations. Unlimited coffee/tea/water. Phones on vibrate. Conversations outside. Founded by screenwriter/entrepreneur Aleks Horvat, we have been serving up a zen, distraction-free space for Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, journalists, students, designers and other creatives since 2004 (we’re one of the first co-working spaces in the country). Many of our members have been with us from the beginning. This is where they come to GET IT DONE.
We Make Movies boasts the first functional format for a member-funded, owned, and run film and television collective. Founded in 2009 in Los Angeles, WMM provides free workshops, discounted resources and services, educational industry events, and fosters an inclusive community of over 5,000 independent filmmakers, writers, and actors. We Make Movies empowers creative professionals who are developing and producing original works, and is also available for hire as an independent production company.
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 film festivals in Chicago (March) and in LA (June). Teaming with Chicago Comedy, LA Comedy Film Festival and Chicago Independent Film +TV Festivals, The Great American Script Contest is set to give you unbelievable access and connections to the industry.
The 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.
Page Turner Screenplays Regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic background, Page Turner is focused on finding and supporting great original stories with a strong voice that grip the reader from the first page to the last. Whether the story you tell is a genre film or an indie pic, a network procedural or an edgy cable drama, we want to find the most compelling, unique, page-turning scripts out there. We are looking for scripts that we CAN’T put down. Send us your best. We look forward to supporting and helping you grow as a writer.
The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages. This competition is designed to help you get your script in the best possible shape you can should you choose to use the notes option and if not to test your script in competition before you may be submitting to or to prepare you to be read by managers and agents.
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Ermantourage Cultivating the creative and conscious. Founded by Erman Baradi, Ermantourage is a collective of artistic individuals cultivating the “creative and conscious.” Priding itself on bridging entertainment and social good, the platform produces engaging film, television, and music panel and party events that additionally spotlight special causes. Ermantourage has touched several cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, London, and in 2019 will expand into Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. We have had over 40 events marking over 420 guest speakers in the entertainment industry.
To attend this event please upgrade your membership to ISAConnect.
Not only will you be able to submit to exclusive Events but you can
*Add an unlimited number of loglines to the ISA Showcase, searched by over 4500 Industry Pros looking for writers and screenplays
*Add awards, success stories, posters and more to your screenplays
*Receive exclusive discounts on most resources, including contests!
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)