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Feb 21, 2019


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Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York


Join us for Third Thursdays with the ISA in New York. 

We'll have special industry guests and door prizes for 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. Join us for this fun evening of socializing.

WHEN: February, 21st, 2019 7:00pm  

WHERE: NEW LOCATION - Signature Theatre Company - 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036


  • One free script entry to NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
  • One free script entry to FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION
  • 50% off 6+ pages of script development notes and free script entry from FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION

Please note: You MUST register in advance through the ISA web site to be admitted.  You must be present to win door prizes.  


Jessica S. Hinds is an award winning writer, teacher and creator of Meditative Writing ©. She wrote the award winning film, Stranger at Home, and best screenplay winner for The Mending Wall (Stonefair International Film Festival, Oregon Film Awards Gold Winner). She has been a finalist in over a dozen major competitions and festivals including the Austin Film Festival, O’Neill Conference, Made In NY Writers Room, The Van Gogh Award and The Heidman Award. Her plays have been developed and produced at theaters across the country including La MaMa, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick Playwright's Theater, Primary Stages, The Amoralists, The Flea, The Claque, and the New York Artists' Community. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.

As a teacher Jessica has mentored thousands of writers including Sundance Award Winning Filmmakers, Emmy Award Winning Writers & Producers, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Stars, Published Poets and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV writing, memoir writing, poetry, journalism and music.

She is the founder of The Crass Shaman, and The Science and Art of Writing, and is currently building curriculum for the Jnana Yoga School of New York. Jessica has built programming for various theatre companies and schools including Playwrights Horizons, The Jacob Krueger Studio, The Einhorn School of Performing Arts, and The New York Artists Collective.

Jessica has been a guest teacher & speaker at The Breakk with Karen Kirkland, The NYC Women Filmmakers, Stage32 house @ Sundance, The New School for Drama, The Truth To Power Podcast, The Curious About Screenwriting Podcast, the Write Your Screenplay Podcast and a dozen other Schools, Festivals and Conferences around the world from California to Indonesia.

Jessica is currently doing research for her upcoming books, The Neuroscience of Visual Storytelling, and The Meditative Writing Series (Book One to be published summer, 2018). Current projects include Soul Hunters (TV drama), The Persistence of Memory (feature), Who R U? (play), and Slutty Rainbow Bright (digital short series). She is a member of the 2017-2018 artist group The Collective with the 92Y.


New Media Film Festival Honoring Stories Worth Telling - All Ages, All Cultures, All Media. New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the hard working and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that diligently works to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed. Accepts all stories in text format (books, event scripts, reality etc.) 

Finish Line Script Competition Redefining 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! 

SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Festival New York is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, and human interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema. SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate, and crime.



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On February 06, 2019 Maggie Grant said:

Seriously guys? She wrote ONE (1) $13k short film???

Is this the best you can do???



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