“The truth is out there” at ISA Third Thursdays PDX — October 17th in PDX — with Guest Speaker and X-Files writer Sara B Cooper! Don’t miss this one! It’s THE monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and TV industry professionals, and win door prizes, all in a fun, casual atmosphere.
This event is free and open to all.
Register now for:
Your chance to meet: TV & Feature writer Sara B Cooper, whose credits include X-Files, Sleepwalkers, Sanctuary, Continuum, Chicago Hope, House and more.
WHEN: Thursday, October 17th - 7:00 pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & Classrooms and South Park Restaurant*
NW FILM CENTER — 934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205 (10th & Salmon, NOT Whitsell Auditorium)
SOUTH PARK — Each event begins at NWFC then migrates across the street to South Park.
Special Guest: Sarah B Cooper
Sara B Cooper has worked as a writer and producer in one-hour television for over thirty years. Starting out as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, she wrote a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation on a whim. The script found its way into the hands of the producers of Star Trek and they brought her in to pitch, which started her writing career.
Not relegated to any particular genre, Sara has written for other sci-fi shows (X-Files, Sleepwalkers, Sanctuary and Continuum), police procedurals (Homicide: Life on the Streets, King, Ransom) as well as medical shows (Chicago Hope, House, Combat Hospital).
She has consulted on many projects on both sides of the American/Canadian border and is currently developing several pilots and a few features.
Sara has taught television writing at Carnegie Mellon University and is a writing coach. To balance out her writing and producing work, she teaches yoga and does horse massage.
Our 10/17 DOOR PRIZES include:
PLUS, every attendee gets a $5 discount on a Cinequest entry and $15 off entry from The Great American Script Contest.
Meet your Hosts:
Mary Andonian is a novelist and screenwriter based in the Northwest. Despite a few prestigious college degrees unrelated to writing (somewhere in there lies a dark story), Mary has authored the teen inspirational book, BITSY’S LABYRINTH (which she also adapted into a screenplay), and the screenplays TIME SHARE, GUARDIAN JOE, THE SOUND OF RAIN and FOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS. She is a former board member of Willamette Writers, one of the largest writers’ associations in the country. Over the years, her passion for writing inspired her to take on leadership roles at the group's annual Willamette Writers Conference, including Program Coordinator and Literary and Film Committee Co-Chair. In those roles, Mary collaborated with scores of Hollywood agents, managers and producers to arrange pitch sessions, seminars and workshops at the conference. Reach Mary at www.maryandonian.com
David Poulshock is an award-winning Northwest screenwriter and filmmaker whose work includes TV commercials and corporate films; the best-selling “Wee Sing” kidvids for Universal Home Video; the groundbreaking public television series, “Mathematics Illuminated;” the feature documentary “Raw Materials;” and many other projects. His original screenplays have won accolades from the world’s top screenplay competitions. Prior to his film career, David was keyboardist with the legendary Northwest cult band, Upepo, an Oregon Music Hall of Fame honoree. He has served as adjunct faculty of the Art Institute of Portland, Chairman of the Willamette Writers Conference and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Academy, and currently serves on the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA). Reach David at www.davidpoulshock.com
The Northwest Film Center is a non-profit media arts organization devoted to the exhibition of independent film, the education of audiences, emerging artists and youth, and the support of independent filmmakers . NW Film also is also home to Portland International Film Festival, the Northwest Filmmakers Festival and Fresh Film Northwest.
Southpark Seafood is a chic Northwest eatery featuring sustainable seafood, farm-fresh ingredients, and the area’s largest selection of oysters. Locally owned for 20 years, this iconic downtown Portland restaurant continues to be a definitive part of the city’s dining scene.
Nickelodeon The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers emerging television writers from around the world a paid opportunity to develop their craft and launch their careers. While in the Program, writers hone their skills, build a professional network and gain real-world experience in writers’ rooms for our critically acclaimed live-action and animated shows. Visit nickwriting.com for all the details and be sure to follow them on Facebook (@nickwriting) and Twitter (@nickwriting) for updates, tips, and giveaways!
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 has sold, optioned, or developed numerous screenplays and screen stories for The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Pictures, York Entertainment, On the Bus Productions, Hill Fields (for ABC television) and New Century Pictures. Titles include Igor's Revenge (produced), Zorro the Gay Blade (produced, but not credited), The Muppet's Hockey Movie—The Comeback Kids (not completed due to Jim Henson's death), Ratman From Saturn, Kumquat, The New Musketeers, and A Window in Time. He co-wrote and co-produced the cult comedy, Hercules Recycled. More recently, he wrote A Penny Promise (produced; winner of awards at two film festivals) and sold Hemingway's Twin, an inspiring story about the Hemingway women.
As a teacher and script consultant, he has helped hundreds of writers sell their work, break into the biz, and win contests (including two Nicholl Fellowship winners and a National Play Award winner). Dave rated in the top 5% of the "Cream of the Crop" category of Creative Screenwriting's report "The Best Movie and TV Script Analysts and Consultants as Rated by Screenwriters."
His major work, The Screenwriter's Bible, is now in its seventh edition. He has authored 8 books in all, including Dr. Format Tells All, Double Your Creativity, and Two Screenplays.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 25th-30th 2019.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDB Awards listing Qualifier.
Pipeline Media Group discovers and develops new writers and directors to connect with the entertainment industry. For over 20 years, the company has fostered the careers of emerging talent and given them personal introductions to Hollywood’s top producers. Divisions include Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, and Film Pipeline. Learn more about Pipeline Media Group and how to submit your material for review at pipelinemediagroup.com.
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.
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)