ISA’s Third Thursdays – Portland
January 17, 2019 — January 17, 2019
Thursday / 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Classes & Admin Offices
Start your New Year right with our 3rd ISA Third Thursdays, a monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and television community. Mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and TV industry professionals, and win door prizes, all in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hosted by Mary Andonian and David Poulshock.
After the guest speaker, Q&A and other activities, there will be door prize drawings including:
- A signed copy of Mike Rich’s new book, The Skavenger’s Hunt.
- One free hard copy of the book, Screenwriting Tribe by Daniel John Carey.
- One free script entry to New Media Film Festival.
Each event begins at the Northwest Film Center and then migrates across the street to South Park.
Pre-registration is encouraged, just use the “add class” button below to link to registration page.
The event is free and open to all.
Special Guest Mike Rich
Mike Rich’s screenwriting breakthrough came in 1998 when his script “Finding Forrester” was honored by the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship competition. Within weeks it was picked up by Columbia Pictures and was a holiday season release just two years later, starring Sean Connery and directed by Gus Van Sant. Mike’s second screenplay “The Rookie,” starred Dennis Quaid and Rachel Griffiths, resulting in both a commercial and critical success for Disney in 2002. The following year, Mike wrote the script for “Radio,” starring Ed Harris, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Debra Winger. He has been a contributing writer on “Miracle,” “Eight Below,” and “Invincible.” Mike’s works also include “The Nativity Story” and “Secretariat,” a Disney film which was released in 2010. In 2017, for the first time in his writing career, he worked in animation, writing the screenplay for Pixar’s Cars 3. And just last year, he wrote his first novel: a middle-grade book titled “Skavenger’s Hunt.” Mike and his wife Grace continue to make their home in the Portland area.
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
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