Monday, November 13, 2017

ISA Third Thursdays are now in New York

Join us for our November 2017 Third Thursdays with the ISA in New York as we celebrate screenwriters. This event is sponsored by the Nickelodeon Writing Program. 

As usual for our Third Thursdays networking socials you will have a chance to mingle with your fellow ISA members, meet special industry guests, and win screenwriting career enhancing door prizes.

Sponsored by Nickelodeon - come have a drink with other screenwriters. Get inspired @ #NetworkISA / Nov 16, 6:30 PM / American Retro Bar & Grill.

Special guest: DMW Greer, creator, writer, director, filmmaker of Burning Blue.

DMW Greer
A United States Naval Academy alumnus and graduate of Oregon State University who grew up in a military family,  David flew ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare) helicopters in San Diego before his final military assignment which took him to New York City in the early 80’s as a Public Affairs Officer supporting the Navy recruiting effort. 

After leaving the Navy he wrote his first play, Burning Blue, a semi-autobiographical love story, which premiered at The King’s Head Theatre in 1995 before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket where the production received Evening Standard Award nominations and two Oliviers.  Subsequent critically acclaimed productions followed in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. 

He producted and directed a low budget independent feature adaptation of Burning Blue which he co-wrote with Helene Kvale and shot entirely in New York and Washington D.C.  It was released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2014 and can be found on cable and digital world-wide.   

OUT Magazine said this about the film:  “Greer goes beyond cheap insinuation and TV-style controversy to address the human side of a military / political topic… it’s like watching an improved version of Top Gun and A Few Good Men.”

Other projects include a film adaptation of Ibsen’s Ghosts and When You’re Not Looking, a contemporary Romantic Comedy set between Dublin & New York.  He shot a teaser/pilot of Ticket to Glory a dark-comedy, television mock documentary about misfortune and fame, in 2003. 

His play, Alice Virginia, starring the late Susannah York with Amanda Boxer and Andrew Halliday premiered at London’s New End Theatre in 2004 as part of their spring cycle of ‘New Plays About Strong Women’.

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