ISA & Wscripted Virtual Third Thursdays: Creative Collaboration Panel

International Screenwriters' Association • 5 months ago

Please join us for our favorite night of the month when we host ISA's Virtual Third Thursdays. This month's event is in Association with Wscripted, an online platform for women and women-identifying writers to share their work and connect with decision-makers in the entertainment and publishing industries.


Learn how to choose the best creative partners for your project

Hear some best practices in navigating positive collaboration


Finding the right writing partner, producer, or other creative collaborators can make or break your project. We will have an engaging discussion on creative collaboration, covering some dos and don'ts of building and working with a team to tell authentic and powerful stories.


Moderated by Rebecca Katz

Katz has over a decade of experience in scripted and unscripted storytelling as a development executive and producer for independent film production companies and arts organizations in Los Angeles and New York. Her core work revolves around fostering and collaborating with underrepresented content creators to bring culturally significant stories to global audiences. She is currently the Head of Talent Development at Wscripted and consults at Film Independent, helping to run their Episodic Lab, Producing Lab, Screenwriting Lab, Fast Track Finance Market, and Sloan Foundation initiatives. She spent 6 years at Sundance Institute as Manager of Creative Producing & Artist Support in the Feature Film Program where she helped identify and cultivate emerging writing and producing talent. She was also part of the Programming team for the Sundance Film Festival and served as ShortsLab Manager, overseeing all logistics for short film workshops in 7 cities across the US. Rebecca received her BA from Tufts University and her MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.



Wscripted is an online platform for sourcing and curating excellent women and women-identifying writers and literary works for decision-makers working in Film, TV and Publishing. Wscripted aims to revolutionize talent discovery by expanding the talent pool and increasing opportunities for women writers worldwide.




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