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ISA's Third Thursdays - Portland CANCELED FOR MARCH

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Randall Jahnson is baaaaack at ISA THIRD THURSDAYS - PDX,  March 19!

We’re bringing back guest speaker RANDALL JAHNSON one year later because he has a whole bunch of new stuff to share, including: HOW TO BUILD A PITCH DECK and HOW TO ADD PIX TO YOUR FD SCRIPT. Randall’s produced credits include: Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip and episodes of the HBO series, Tales from the Crypt. Most recently: Narcos Vs. Zombies!

WHEN: Thursday, March 19 - 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. 

Our 3/19 DOOR PRIZES: 

  • 1 free entry to The Great American Script Contest
  • One free entry to Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
  • One free entry to First 15 Writing Competition from Page Turner Screenplays
  • 1 free Save the Cat Story Structure Software Package
  • 1 free entry to the British Independent Film Festival 

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 four 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 formusic, 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. 

 

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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.

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition is where your scripts are read directly by investors who buy projects and fund films at the studio level - domestically and abroad.  Investors or Funds may elect to option or purchase your script at any time regardless of whether or not your script places in the contest. All current and previous years winners and The Hot 100 Lists are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide. Your summary and logline will get exposure year after year. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai film markets.

Page Turner Screenplays Regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic background, Page Turner is focused on finding and supporting great original stories with a strong voice that grip the reader from the first page to the last. Whether the story you tell is a genre film or an indie pic, a network procedural or an edgy cable drama, we want to find the most compelling, unique, page-turning scripts out there. We are looking for scripts that we CAN’T put down. Send us your best. We look forward to supporting and helping you grow as a writer.
The FIRST 15 is a unique competition where your script will only be judged based upon your opening FIRST 15 pages.  This competition is designed to help you get your script in the best possible shape you can should you choose to use the notes option and if not to test your script in competition before you may be submitting to or to prepare you to be read by managers and agents.

Save the Cat! Story Structure Software is adapted from the Save the Cat! methodology to help screenwriters and novelists unlock the fundamentals of plot and character transformation.

British Independent Film Festival hosted at London’s famous British Museum.  Now in its eleventh year, the festival has grown to become one of the UK’s hottest events on the independent film scene.
Distributors, Sales Agents, Press and Film Financiers are all invited to the screenings and we have a high success rate of films securing UK distribution each year.
With a number of awards, including Best Feature, Best Short, Best Cinematography, Best Actress and Best Actor the event supports those involved both in front and behind the camera.
We accept films of all genres, both feature-length and short, including music videos and documentaries. We screen films from all around the globe and focus on quality over budget when deciding our Official Selection.  Red carpet, amazing cinema, incredible after-party, awards and distribution offers. What are you waiting for? Submit your masterpiece today.

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On December 16, 2019 Lindsey Grant said:

How about upcoming event?

Enquiring minds want to know....ya know?

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Hey Lindsey: We're on break until 2/20/20. Happy holidays!

On February 21, 2019 Lisa Parsons said:

So nice to see Mary, David, and Nancy again. I so enjoyed tonight’s speaker, a woman role model, who had so much to say. I won a door prize too, the workshop tribe book. Should be fun to delve into on a rainy evening. Thanks again and hope to see you at another ISA event soon.

Best, 

Lisa Parsons

P.S. Bill Johnson won a prize too for a submission to a contest.  Our lucky day totally.  Even gluten free cookies I like too

 

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Lisa, I don't know how I missed this, but thank you for joining us and I hope to see you at another event soon! Congrats on your book win. 

On October 19, 2018 Noah Hale said:

Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for holding this event. It was both informative and encouraging. I'm also a graduate of the NW Film Center School of Film certificate program and I took you holding it there as a definite sign that I should come. Of course, that sign turned to bright neon when I won the free entry for the Cinequest screenwriting competition as a door prize. Time for me to give one of my scripts another polish and submit it to Cinequest.

Thanks again,

Noah Hale

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Noah, thanks so much for joining us, and I'm thrilled you won the Cinequest prize! Good luck, and thanks again.

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