We're back! Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays in New Orleans! We'll have special industry guests for you to meet and door prizes to win. 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.
Door prizes for night include:
PLUS: All attendees receive 25% off entries to The Great American Script Contest and $5 off entry fee from Cinequest.
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: Lisa Arnold
A veteran of the film industry, Lisa Arnold is an award-winning Director, Writer, and Producer with over 25 years experience in Film, Television, and Stage. An advocate for family & purpose-driven films, Lisa strives to create stories that will entertain and inspire audiences through her visionary ability of storytelling. Her films include One Nation Under God, This Is Our Time, Letting Go, Facing the Giants, Flywheel, and Christmas Angel. Upcoming projects for Lisa and Check The Gate Productions include The Allotment, Fulfilled, Miss, Kid Combat, Virginia's Diary and in development are the television series - Helles Belles, Sisters, We Left Egypt and G.R.I.T.S. Lisa was honored by ICFF and KIFF as the recipient of the Outstanding Women In Film award. One Nation Under God, releasing later this year has won 33 film festival awards to date.
Your Host: David Margulis
David Margulis is a credited Writer, Producer, Director and Location Manager. Dave studied Directing at NYU and writing at UCLA and is dedicated to independent films and production. Often working on studio pictures but always welcoming independent films.
Dave has enjoyed success with the emergence of Louisiana becoming a first choice for film production. David works on large studio projects as a Location Manager and Scout, assisting Directors and Producers to see their scripts come to life by presenting visceral locations for their film to be shot. Among other large studio films, David scouted, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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.
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.
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.
ScriptLadder Tim Johnson is a Software Engineer at Disney who also loves to write. He combined both interests to develop ScriptLadder.com, a unique website that helps you visualize your screenplay with our patented infographics, host online table-reads, and share notes with colleagues. After writing several feature-length screenplays and a dozen short scripts, Tim knows it’s harder than you thought, but not as hard as you think. With a Pro-Level subscription, you can upload any number of screenplays and instantly see our unique visual analysis, host table-reads, and share notes online.
The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting is one of the highest rated books on screenwriting on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. Author Jill Chamberlain is a screenwriter and script consultant who has fixed and fine tuned scripts for major studios, for A-list screenwriters, and for many, many spec screenwriters. Jill is offering her Nutshell Technique master class in L.A. July 13 and Sept 14-15 - register at nutshelltechnique.com.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)