Laurie Moderates for I.S.A.

Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Mysteries co-editor Laurie Lamson recently had the honor to become a moderator for the International Screenwriters Association teleconferences.  These have been great conversations useful both for screenwriters and authors in general.

Two of ISA’s recent speakers were Now Write! Screenwriting contributors – Chris Soth and Steve Kaplan.

Laurie also interviewed Jeff Bollow of Fast Screenplay and moderated a lively conversation with Gary Shusett aka Professor Logline of Sherwood Oaks Experimental College about how to pitch your screenplay.


The ISA Teleconferences are free so just sign up on the ISA website to stay informed about upcoming guest speakers.

March 3, 1pm pst – next isa teleconference with Corey Mandell (sign up)

Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

I.S.A. Exclusive: Chris Soth

Why TENSION is the key to every story…and every movie. How Chris sold his spec screenplay and how they’re sold today. Why a coach and mentor is vital to writing your best screenplay, getting it sold, and getting it made!  (listen now) 

I.S.A. Exclusive: Steve Kaplan

The 8 myths of comedy.  The Comedy Perception Test. And the 8 Hidden Tools of Comedy. And answers to burning questions about writing, directing or performing comedy.  (listen now)


I.S.A. Exclusive: Gary Shusett

Gary explains his philosophy on pitching and how to pitch more than just your story. Very honest feedback on pitches and instant ‘pitch repair’  that helped guide participants to create a word for word alternative pitch. (listen now)

I.S.A. Exclusive: Jeff Bollow

Jeff is a producer/director, author, film festival organizer and public speaker. He has been in the film industry since age 12, starting as an actor before doing nearly every job in production (including experience in development, post-production and distribution). Through his production company, Jeff has reviewed over 15,000 project submissions, and has edited, assessed or mentored over 350 projects.  (listen now)