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ISA's Third Thursdays - Melbourne


Join us for the FIRST EVER ISA's Third Thursdays in Melbourne! 

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: The Ambitious Act 

315 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

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! 


  • One e-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: TBA

Meet your host:  BK Lyon

BK Lyon is a screenwriter, author, and entrepreneur. Trained by Warner Bros. Collegiate Writers Program, his heart is now deeply dedicated in developing scripts for film, television, and the web. Lives in Melbourne. Loves the weather. Hates the coffee. 



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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