ISA's Third Thursdays - Portland


Thu Jun 15 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Grinds & Vines Coffee & Wine Bar | Portland, OR

Don’t miss ISA's Third Thursdays PDX — the monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and television community.
About this Event

Don’t miss ISA's Third Thursdays PDX on June15, 2023 — the 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.

WHEN: Thursday, June 15th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event starts at 7pm.

WHERE: Grinds & Vines Coffee & Wine Bar — SE 35th & Yamhill, Portland OR Entrance on Yamill, in the basement of Sunnyside Methodist Church. Free on-street parking. Your beverage and food purchases help pay the rent!

All attendees receive $10 off entry fee code to the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.

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Meet your Hosts:

DAVID POULSHOCK is an award-winning Northwest screenwriter and filmmaker whose work includes: TV commercials and corporate films; the best-selling WEE SING kidvid series (Universal Home Video); the educational series MATHEMATICS ILLUMINATED and AMERICA’S HISTORY IN THE MAKING (Annenberg Channel), and many other projects. His original screenplays, TURBULENCE, THE EMPTY SEA, THE WAY OF DAVE, GIDEON’S REVENGE, THE HOUSE OF LOUIE and DOG DIRTY MEAN have won accolades from the world’s top screenplay competitions. His most current project, TERMINAL, was written in collaboration with Mary Andonian and Nancy Froeschle. Prior to his film career, David was keyboardist with the legendary Northwest cult band, Upepo (Oregon Music Hall of Fame). He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Academy and Chairman of the Willamette Writers Conference (2005). Reach David at

NANCY FROESCHLE is a Nicholl Fellowships winner for The Greater Glory, a true story set in WWI. Her optioned thriller, The Restoration, was a Writer’s Lab finalist and won the Writers Digest Screenplay Competition. She was hired to adapt a WWII story and a Vietnam War book to film with Martin Sheen attached to the latter. Enamored with TV, Nancy co-wrote Purgatory, a western pilot and 2021 Austin second-rounder; Blue Hour, a dark dramedy pilot and 2022 ISA Quarterfinalist; Funeral Club, a dark comedic pilot; and Lake Crescent, a co-written supernatural pilot based on a true story. In 2021, she was rehired to write the Vietnam book as a limited series. She's currently pitching Exit The Machine, a sci-fi thriller, and in May 2023 was hired to co-adapt a true whistleblower story into a limited series. In addition, Nancy has taught screenwriting to middle and high schoolers, loves mentoring young writers, and is a huge proponent of collaboration.

CHRISTINE AUTRAND MITCHELL is an optioned screenwriter and filmmaker, and an alumni of The Writers Lab with her feature THE FIELD. She’s ranked in top contests and fellowships like Austin, PAGE and Stowe Story Labs. Her pilot ANNING STATION is repped by Bohemia Group and she was recently hired to co-write a limited series. Christine’s genre and STEM-based TV and feature scripts highlight characters challenged by secrets along with their story’s unique settings, making her a grounded world-builder. She’s inspired by places she grew up, a Spanish island and a 900-year-old Austrian cloister, so outsiders are a common theme along with twists and turns. Christine has published short fiction and articles, is an editor, and consults on scripts. A former business consultant, casting director and producer, she lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.


Grinds & Vines is a black-owned coffee and wine bar with a laid-back vibe in the creative and eclectic Sunnyside neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Founded by innovator and lover of the arts, Leroy Barber, G&V is a social enterprise that gives 25% of all its profits to The Voices Project, an organization that aims to positively influence culture by training and promoting leaders of color.

NW Documentary is an arts nonprofit that teaches and supports documentary filmmaking and nonfiction storytelling through workshops, youth programs, and a supportive community space. NW Doc believe stories create community and they work hard to make tools and skills accessible to everyone. NW Doc is located next to Grinds & Vines in the basement of the Sunnyside Methodist Church.

Cinequest Our Partners at Cinequest Welcome you to the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition. Cinequest has enhanced what has made the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition uniquely powerful: prestigious recognition, inspiring events, access to industry leaders, and an empowering community of artists and producers. Cash prizes and additional benefits will be awarded to Winners. Cinequest accepts submissions of all genres and lengths.


Where is it happening?

Grinds & Vines Coffee & Wine Bar, SE 35th & Yamhill, Portland, United States

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