Table Read Panel Discussion with Susan Brunig & Mary Lou Belli

Table Read My Screenplay • 9 months ago

The Surveillance of Ordinary Things is a fun and heart warming story of a middle-aged, suburban housewife who decides to run away and end it all until she stumbles upon an unplugged community of creative misfits and rediscovers the artist she once was.

Q&A with Susan Brunig, Emmy-Winning director Mary Lou Belli, Producer and ISA's VP of Development, Felicity Wren

Susan Brunig - Grand Prize Winning Writer
Brunig fell in love with Cinema while studying experimental film at Binghamton University but she fell in love with storytelling while working in Post Production at Pixar. Her screenplays have won multiple awards, most recently, the Table Read My Screenplay Genre competition with her indie drama The Surveillance of Ordinary Things. She’s an unflinching examiner of human behavior through the lens of story and is committed to the power and necessity of diverse stories and characters. Susan is a Cinestory Fellowship Winner, NYWIFT Writers Lab alum and Final Draft Big Break Drama Category Winner, focusing primarily on female-driven indie dramas.

Mary Lou Belli - Director
Two time Emmy award-winning MARY LOU BELLI has been directing television for over 30 years including NCIS New Orleans, Black Lightning, Bull, Legacies, Station 19, Sweet Magnolias, Pitch, Monk, Famous In Love, Devious Maids, The Quad, American Woman, and Hart of Dixie as well as Disney’s The Secret of Sulphur Springs, Ms. Pat, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sister, Sister, Girlfriends, and The Game. Her short film, Straight Eye for the Gay Guy won “Best Mini-short” at the California Independent Film Fest where she also premiered I Heard Something, a thriller that went on to play fests internationally. She has done ground-breaking work on web-series. Her award-winning short, America, played its 14th fest on its 4 continent at The Hague and won best short. Mary Lou served two terms as the Co-chair of the Women’s Steering Committee at the DGA where she also has served on the Western Director’s Council, presently she is on Leadership Council PAC and as an alternate to the National Board.

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