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The ISA sponsored Table Read My Screenplay is proud to present the 2018 Austin Grand Prize Winners Showcase Event. 

We will be presenting excerpts from two award winning screenplays, performed by professional actors. Come kick back and listen, while supporting your fellow writers in the beautiful Citadel Club in the Driskill Hotel. Attendees will also be eligible to be our guest at the ISA Sponsored Heart of the Conference Party at 11pm.

Feature / TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner – Scattering Jake by Erica Tachoir
Logline: A young widow dumps her deceitful husband’s ashes down the sink in a fit of rage the night before a trip to scatter those ashes with his family and the woman who has his transplanted heart.

ISA Austin Writer Award Winner – The Plan to Find  Mr. Right by Victoria Brooks
Logline: An independent, single woman creates a “love success plan” using a data driven process inspired by a Ted Talks combined with modern day pop-psychology to level up her attractiveness. She finds a great partner, only to realize she’s lost herself in the process.

Showcase:
Venue: https://driskillhotel.com/meetings/venues/citadel-club/
Date and Time: Oct. 27, 2018 | 8pm – 9:15pm

Heart of Film Conference Party:
Venue – https://austinfilmfestival.com/festival-and-conference-aff/parties/
Date and Time: Oct. 27, 2018 |  11pm – 1am

Table Read Showcase
of Clean Slate by Josh Sorokach

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Between 4pm – 6pm
Rock & Reilly’s
Main Street, Park City, UT.


The International Screenwriters’ Association and Table Read My Screenplay are proud to announce two Showcase Special Events highlighting the Grand Prize Winners of Table Read New Orleans and Table Read Chicago 2017.

2017 TRMS New Orleans Showcase


Location
Three Keys Rm
Ace Hotel
600 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Date/Time
Sunday,  October 15th 4pm – 5pm.
Please note, there is limited space. Drinks Reception to follow.

What to Expect
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Join us for a table read of excerpts from the Feature/Pilot Grand Prize Winning Script, Going Sane by Gregory Wells & R.B. Ripley and ISA New Orleans Writer Award Winner Neuro Confinement by Rory White performed by professional actors.

5:00pm – 6:30 pm: After the reading join us in the VIP Lounge New Orleans Advocate for drinks and refreshments in celebration of the winners. Connect with the writers, actors, and meet some other like minded individuals in the film and TV industry.

2017 ISA Main Event & Showcase


Location
Upstairs Studio
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Date/Time
Saturday,  October 21st 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
Please note, there is limited space. Cocktail reception to follow at Red Lion Pub – 2446 N. Lincoln Ave.

Schedule of Events

12:30:  Doors open
1:00pm: Speaker – Jacob Krueger
Sell Your Script (Without Selling Your Soul)
2:30pm: Panel and Q&A “Changing the World Through Creativity” with Craig J Harris, Jacob Krueger, John McNaughton
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Table Read Showcase excerpts from the TRMS Chicago Feature Grand Prize Winning script, Boulevard by Julie Pedersen and full Short Grand Prize Winning script, In Case of Emergency by Molly Gardner
4:30pm Cocktail Reception to follow (cash bar)

Keynote Speaker Jacob Krueger
Jacob Krueger has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time.  The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio in New York City, Jacob is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director.

Jacob’s first produced movie, The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) won him the Writers Guild of America Paul Selvin Award and a Gemini Nomination for Best Screenplay.  The NBC film, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (And the Band Played On), and produced by Goldie Hawn, was based on life of gay hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard.  The film won Stockard Channing a SAG Award and her first Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Sam Waterston a Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Panelists

  • CRAIG J. HARRIS – A veteran TV Producer with numerous credits and hundreds of hours of produced programming, including  CNN’s Chicagolandand A&E’s The First 48, Craig J. Harris is also an award winning Writer, whose work has been recognized with five Emmys and a Telly Award.
  • JACOB KRUEGER – founder of Jacob Krueger Studio in New York City, Jacob is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director.
  • JOHN MCNAUGHTON – Director of films and television including Mad Dog and Glory, Wild Things, and Push Nevada.

The panel will be moderated by Scott Markus, the ISA’s Business Development Manager. Scott has worked in production LostThe Dark KnightForgetting Sarah MarshallStranger Than Fiction and many more. He is also a published author, writing a historical/paranormal book about Chicago called Voices from the Chicago Grave. His work in both production and the paranormal includes two documentaries on the unexplained, running the website WhatsYourGhostStory.com, co-hosting and producing a radio show and being interviewed multiple times for Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Monument.