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ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles

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Join us for  ISA's Third Thursdays - Los Angeles! Don’t miss July’s monthly mixer for screenwriters and the film and television community under the beautiful summer sky on the patio of The Parlor.

We'll have special industry guests and door prizes. Join us for this fun evening of socializing. This event is in association with Indie Film Hustle.

WHEN: July 18th, 2019 7:00pm  *MUST RSVP*

WHERE: The Parlor - 7250 Melrose Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90046

Door prizes for the night will include:

  • 3-month Scriptation Industry Pro membership
  • 1 year membership to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
  • 1 free entry to The Great American Script Contest
    1 free entry to Vancouver International Women in Film Screenplay Competition
    1 Free one-year Pro-Level subscription to ScriptLadder
  • 1 copy of The Nutshell Technique: Crack The Secret of Successful Screenwriting by Jill Chamberlain.

PLUS:  The first 50 attendees will receive a free screenwriting book. And ALL attendees receive 25% off entries to The Great American Script Contest and $5 off entry fee from Cinequest. 

Please note: You MUST register in advance through the ISA web site to be admitted. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, you must email Molly@NetworkISA.org to cancel. Please do not register if you cannot attend, this is a limited capacity event.  You must be present to win door prizes.  

Special Guests: Alex Ferrari - Indie Film Hustle

Alex Ferrari has been in the film industry for over 25 years and has worked on well over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes. His personal films have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world.  Many filmmakers have walked through his doors over the years and he has had the pleasure of a front row seat to see how all these projects start and finish. Alex has worked with Sundance, SXSW, and Academy Award™ winners as well as the beginning film student. Some projects make it but many never see the light of day. 
Alex created Indie Film Hustle to share what he's learned over the years as a writer, director, producer and post-production/VFX supervisor. IFH is here to give you the REAL DEAL. The truth on how to make it as a filmmaker in this crazy and sometimes brutal business.

 

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Indie Film Hustle was created to share what Alex Ferrari has learned over the years as a writer, director, producer and post production/VFX supervisor. IFH is here to give you the REAL DEAL. The truth on how to make it as a filmmaker in this crazy and sometimes brutal business. IFH's approach to the biz a bit raw and real. That's because they care about their fellow artists and filmmakers. IFH has seen and personally made many missteps over the years and wants to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes.

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.

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.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

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.

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.

ScriptLadder Tim Johnson is a Software Engineer at Disney who also loves to write. He combined both interests to develop ScriptLadder.com, a unique website that helps you visualize your screenplay with our patented infographics, host online table-reads, and share notes with colleagues.  After writing several feature-length screenplays and a dozen short scripts, Tim knows it’s harder than you thought, but not as hard as you think. With a Pro-Level subscription, you can upload any number of screenplays and instantly see our unique visual analysis, host table-reads, and share notes online.

The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting is one of the highest rated books on screenwriting on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. Author Jill Chamberlain is a screenwriter and script consultant who has fixed and fine-tuned scripts for major studios, for A-list screenwriters, and for many, many spec screenwriters. Jill is offering her Nutshell Technique master class in L.A. July 13 and Sept 14-15 - register at nutshelltechnique.com.

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On June 20, 2019 D. A. Stenard said:

I cannot attend tonight's event, but i hope I am on the mailing list!

have fun tonight!

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On June 07, 2019 Peter Myers said:

WHERE IS YOUR EVENT ON THE 20TH IN LOS ANGELES?

PETE

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On April 18, 2019 Lily Mercer said:
Sorry - I can no longer attend.  But I know there is a waiting list so I hope whoever goes in my place has fun!

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On November 07, 2018 Xavier Mendoza said:
Great to meet new people

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On August 11, 2018 Janet Carey said:
I do not live close enough to Pitch my screenplay but I wish I could

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On April 17, 2018 Sainte DeLude said:
Looking forward to meeting new people!

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