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ISA's Third Thursdays - New York


Join us for ISA's Third Thursdays - 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. This event is sponsored by Your Script Produced! and presented in association with Scriptertainment.

There will be popcorn and drinks and fun giveaways for all!  Free wine will generously be provided by Steele Wines
WHEN: June 20th, 2019 7:00pm 

WHERE: Channel V. Media 
167 W. 23rd St (At 7th Ave)
2nd Floor


  • 3-month Scriptation Industry Pro membership
  • 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 website to be admitted.  You must be present to win door prizes.  

SPECIAL GUESTS : Stephen Longsworth and Michael Pinckney

Stephen Longsworth 

Stephen Longsworth, Jr. is CEO of Scriptertainment, LLC. a Saibogu Tech company and works in Social Media advertising. He has worked in Digital Marketing & Social Media for the past ten years growing with the industry as it has evolved from a new medium to a dominant force.
In his previous career, Stephen has seven years of public relations experience, beginning with an internship at New Line Cinema, and crossing a multitude of client verticals. He did a stint as Partner of B.A.L.L. Out Media Group, a boutique sports & entertainment PR & Marketing agency. A writer by trade and desire, Stephen is written a poetry book he plans to self-publish and in the process of writing a movie script and podcast.  Stephen has been featured on for his development of Scriptertainment. He credits his team with the progression and recognition they have received thus far. 

Michael Pinckney

Michael Pinckney has over 12 years experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as Inside Man, Top Five, Broad City, The 25th Hour, 7th Heaven, The Best Man, Law & Order, and the academy award nominated film Precious. Michael made his feature film directorial debut with You're Nobody Til Somebody Kills You, a gritty crime-thriller Executive Produced by Spike Lee and distributed by Lionsgate. Michael has directed short films, commercials, music videos and PSA's for clients like Goodwill Industries, The NY Giants, The Brooklyn Borough President, Def Jam and 4mm Games. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men's Film Conference for his HIV film, The Candy Store and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film collection. His previous television project, The Trade, delved into the dark world of human trafficking. He's directed a variety of digital series from Black Actress to The Colors of Love in addition to Producing the award-winning digital series For Colored Boys - Redemption starring Tim Reid. 


HOSTED BY:   Jess Hinds

Jessica S. Hinds is an award-winning writer, teacher, and creator of Meditative Writing © . As a teacher Jessica has mentored thousands of writers including Sundance Award-Winning Filmmakers, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Stars, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians, Published Poets and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV, memoir, poetry, and music. She recently launched the artists community The Science and Art of Writing and is currently working on a book series The Prolific Writers' Guide: Meditative Writing. Book one of ten will be published this summer. Learn more about Jess at and




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.

Scriptertainment is the mobile app platform that launches scripts into the reading entertainment category. They provide the reader with a new form of entertainment they previously did not consider and a catalogue of material they previously didn’t have access to! They also provide the screenwriter with an outlet to build a fanbase for their writing, a new potential revenue stream, and an opportunity to show the studios that their film should be funded and greenlit. Studios will have access to a plethora of original scripts as a scouting grounds for new talent.

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.

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.

Steele Wines is led by owner and winemaker, Jed Steele, who some might say is a true legend in the California wine industry. Jed has been making wine for well over 40 years and his experience includes that as the original winemaker for Kendall-Jackson, as well as having produced wines from grapes in just about every wine region of California. Steele wines was founded in 1991. Today they bottle about 20 different varietals, but in low production runs, maintaining their great respect and need for the utmost in winemaking craftsmanship.

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On April 18, 2019 Herman Obuhov said:
Please, inform me about next event this year. I have 4 top quality scripts with the great plots and content according to the professional writers and editors. But 2 of it needs some editorial work. So, I'm no rush and I want to finish all my scripts first. Today is too late to go to NY from Connecticut and I have some plans.  



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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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