Join us for ISA’s Virtual Third Thursdays on Thursday, October 15th!
We are welcoming special guests, Colin Levy and Mike Sundy!
They will discuss the idea of passion projects: how they start, how they get off the ground, and eventually, how they can get sold. Colin and Mike are the creators of the new NBC Peacock series SKYWATCH with Seth Macfarlane attached as Executive Producer. The new series is based on Colin’s passion project of the same name that took six years to make and was funded by Kickstarter donations. Colin and Mike will share their insights into the making of the project and also share how the process of being acquired by NBC Peacock. We hope you’ll join us! For more information on Colin & Mike, check out: https://www.colinlevy. com/skywatch and https:// deadline.com/2020/08/peacock- skywatch-colin-levy-seth- macfarlane-1203023688/
Everyone is welcome!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter; we’ll be giving away prizes there during the event!
WHEN: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 – 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EST (Check Your Time Zone)
WHERE: ZOOM! A link will be emailed to you once your register. To download ZOOM on your computer, go to https://zoom.us/ or download the APP on your phone.
Colin Levy is a writer/director based in Los Angeles, currently adapting his ambitious sci-fi short film SKYWATCH into an original TV series for NBC’s Peacock, with Seth MacFarlane attached as Executive Producer. His 2018 documentary MY GRANDFATHER’S MEMORY BOOK was published as a NYTimes Op-Doc, and the animated shorts he directed for the Blender Animation Studio have amassed 15M+ views online. Previously he worked at Pixar Animation Studios, where he contributed to seven projects including INSIDE OUT and FINDING DORY.
Mike Sundy is a WGA screenwriter and author with a background in tech. As of 2020, Mike is co-writing some sci-fi thriller projects with writer-director Colin Levy, including SKYWATCH for UCP/Peacock. He has been a panelist at the Austin Film Festival, as well as a Feature Finalist (top 5 out of 6,500 scripts.) He was a co-founding member of the writers’ group at Pixar, where he worked for eight years. He also runs an independent children’s book publishing label called Legbug. Mike lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three daughters.
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