Third Thursdays with the ISA

Our regular Third Thursdays with the ISA is going online. Every ISA city is joining in so we will be at a new time, 2pm. Join us for a late lunch or early happy hour!

Special guests: David Wappel and Sam Thompson

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David Wappel is a Jersey-born, North Carolina-raised feature writer. Wappel’s work is featured in this year’s HBO New York Latino Film Festival in the film Long Gone By for which he wrote the shooting script. He has also story consulted on a number of documentary projects, including Quest of the Muscle Nerd.

Wappel’s latest screenplay, The Last Farm, was a Semifinalist at the Austin Film Festival in the HUMANITAS Originals Category and was also accepted to the Fall 2019 Stowe Story Lab as an Honorable Mention for the ISA Fast Track Fellowship. Wappel’s work often includes themes of sibling relationships, reluctant leadership, and private courage.

Non-screenwriting projects include the twitter handle @ScriptByShakes where Wappel translates famous movie lines into the Elizabethan tongue, as well as Lightning In A Bottle, an improvised film project.

David is part of the ISA Development Slate and an ISA Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020.



Sam Thompson is a 25-year-old 13X produced screenwriter/director from New Jersey. After graduating from West Virginia University, Sam moved to California, where he landed a reading job with Eclectic pictures, and then a job as a production coordinator with FilmLA. Fueled by an endless tank of enthusiasm, and armed with a relentlessly optimistic approach, Sam is in pre-production for his 14th short film, BLOOD SUGAR.

Sam is part of the ISA Development Slate.




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Here are ways you can help:
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Apr 16 2020


The Rendezvous


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2322 2nd Ave Seattle WA 98121
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