Heads up ISA PDX FANS, we’re taking August off! It’s summer and time for a break!
We’ve had a great run since kicking-off in October, with dozens of cool door prizes, great networking and camaraderie, and an amazing roster of award-winning guest speakers:
*Tim Williams, head of the Oregon Film Office
*Tim Rhys, publisher of MovieMaker Magazine
*Mike Rich, screenwriter (Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Secretariat)
*Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Sundance winning filmmaker
*Janice Williams & Darren Demetre, Producers (Confirmation, The Final Girls)
*Hal Cantor, TV writer (Fox Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television Showtime
*Randall Jahnson, Screenwriter (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro)
*Neil Kopp, Producer (Greenn Room, Hold the Dark)
*Cynthia Whitcomb, screenwriter (Buffalo Girls, Mark Twain and Me)
Check out our FB postings for past details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheISAPortland/
Much more to come! Watch for our fall line-up announcement coming soon!
Next PDX Third Thursdays PDX
WHEN: Thursday, September 19th - 7:00 pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & South Park *
934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205
* We begin at NW Film then migrate across the street to South Park.
Register for this FREE event at: https://www.networkisa.org/events/individual/view/ttportland
Plus, our 09/19 ISA event DOOR PRIZES include:
September Special Guest: TBD
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
Oregon Media Producers Association (OMPA)
OMPA is the champion of Oregon’s film, television and digital storytelling industry. Our members are the core of our state’s production resources. We grow Oregon’s industry by promoting the work of these members and advocating for them in state and local governments. We have a history of advocacy, articulating our value to key audiences – to national professionals and government. Through Source Oregon and other communication instruments and promotions, we provide national exposure for our members. We contribute to Oregon's culture of creativity as a green and economically powerful 21st Century industry that fuels desperately needed jobs and tax revenues. The key strength of OMPA is its network, representing every facet of media production throughout the state. OMPA members are Oregon's media production community, known for its spirit of fellowship and solidarity. https://ompa.org
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 Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live-action and animated television. Basically, they write a lot and do cool things, all while being provided a salary! There are two creative avenues to pursue: the General Track (12-months) and the Preschool Track (6-months). The Preschool Track was created to develop writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the preschool demographic. You bring the smart, funny, engaging stories and characters, and we’ll help you bring the preschool.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)