Producer Neil Kopp rocks the house at ISA’s Third Thursdays, PDX— June 20th! Don’t miss June’s monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and television community. Learn, network, and win door prizes in a casual environment — then mingle at SouthPark afterward.
This is a rare opportunity to meet one of Portland’s most prolific feature producers, NEIL KOPP. A Portland native and winner of the Independent Spirit Producers Award, Neil’s credits include: Paranoid Park, Old Joy, Night Moves, Certain Women, Green Room and Hold the Dark (Netflix), to name a few. Neil will share his take on screenwriting vis-à-vis current trends in the film biz.
WHEN: Thursday, June 20th - 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.
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Plus, our 06/20 ISA event DOOR PRIZES include:
Special Guest: NEIL KOPP
Neil Kopp is a film producer whose projects include: Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and Certain Women (2016). He also produced Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (2007), and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room (2015) and Hold The Dark (2018, Netflix). Neil recently finished shooting Reichardt’s First Cow, which is currently in post. He has several other projects in various stages of development and produces with Anish Savjani through their company filmscience. Neil lives in Portland.
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
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.
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.
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.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)