Screenwriters & Filmmakers —
Don't miss 2019’s 5th installment of Third Thursdays with the ISA - Portland event - May 16!
This month’s mixer for Portland area screenwriters and filmmakers features guest speaker screenwriter and educator, RANDALL JAHNSON, whose produced credits include: Dudes, The Doors, The Mark of Zorro, Sunset Strip and episodes of the HBO series, Tales from the Crypt. Also featured: a short presentation by OMPA (Oregon Media Producer’s Association)!
WHEN: Thursday, May 16th - 7pm
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.
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Plus, our 05/16 ISA event DOOR PRIZES include:
WHEN: Thursday, May 16th - 7pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & Classrooms and South Park Restaurant*
NW FILM — 934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205 (10th & Salmon NOT Whitsell Auditorium)
SOUTH PARK — Each event begins at NWC then migrates across the street to South Park.
Special Guest: Randall Jahnson
Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 34 years. He has delivered scripts for both large and small screens; in both studio and independent realms; in genres ranging from horror to historical. He’s worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Spike Lee, Alec Baldwin, Brad Pitt, and the late Jonathan Demme.
Among his produced credits are the punk rock western Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, the Norwegian indie, Dryads - Girls Don’t Cry, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt.
He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at
the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards. Most recently, he has completed two episodes of a forthcoming horror series on Amazon Latino, and adapted for TV, You Know Your Way Home, a memoir by psychic Suzanne Jauchius.
Way back in the 1980s Jahnson directed music videos for Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Stan Ridgway, and the legendary Minutemen. Continuing with his love for music, he founded independent record company Blue Yonder Sounds. The label
released four albums: Civilization and its Discotheques by The Fibonaccis; Bigger than Breakfast by Portland’s Slack, Motel Cafe by poet Michael C Ford, and Three Gals, Three Guitars by LA grand dames, The Del Rubio Triplets.
Jahnson grew up in Carlsbad, California before it was Legoland. He graduated from UCLA’s film school in 1982. In 2007 he moved with his wife and son to the Portland, Oregon area where he continues to write and teach screenwriting at the
Northwest Film Center. www.randalljahnson.com
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
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.
Katra Film Series is dedicated to discovery, exhibition and promotion of quality emerging cinema, providing a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work in front of a live audience and to network with likeminded industry professionals. Every season we curate a selection of quality films, web series and digital works where the audience votes for one project to advance to the final rounds. Regardless of who wins each season all works will be considered for the Year-End Grand Finale Event where the top works will compete for over 10K in prizes at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn, NY.
Changing Face International Film Festival aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators. CFIFF was started as a way to bring together filmmakers from all over the world to celebrate each others work and to create a festival that was supportive of screenplays and screenwriters. Their goal for 2019 is to continue to create opportunities for wonderful filmmakers.
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.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)