SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive from LIONSGATE joins the ISA Fast Track
Undiscovered Writers of All Levels Wanted!
If you've got potential and passion for screenwriting, we want to find you.
Accepting Features & TV Pilots (Both run together to determine chosen fellows.)
The ISA FAST TRACK Fellowship V is offering TWO undiscovered screenwriters the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by EIGHT executives in Los Angeles. Plus, our chosen writers will work directly with the ISA Development Team for an entire year in an effort to Fast Track their careers.
"That was such an amazing treasured experience [with] both the mentors and you lovely folks. You do realise that you guys helped change my life... Honestly made a profoundly positive impact."
- Andy Byrne - (2016 Fast Track III Fellow)
Since Andy Byrne was chosen for the Fast Track Fellowship (III) for his sci-fi TV Pilot Disconn, he signed with literary manager, Chris Watkins of Catapult Entertainment Group, has been offered writing assignments, and is working on new projects including further development of Disconn.
FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS:
Mentors for Fast Track Fellowship V include:
- Jason Lubin - Story Editor, Motion Picture Group, Lionsgate
- Jamie Wager - Manager, CEO Capital Creations
- Morgan Long - Coordinator/Recruiter, Gersh
- Diane Drake - Author, Consultant, Screenwriter What Women Want
- Lee Jessup - Script Coach & Career Consultant
- Michael Hauge - Script Coach & Consultant
- More Surprise Mentors To Be Announced!
In addition to 8 Meetings with High Level Executives you'll also receive:
- Flight, Accommodations and Personal Driver to Meetings
- We throw a party in your honor
- You'll automatically be invited in to the ISA Development Program, which has helped 8 writers receive options or representation in just the past 18 months
- The TOP 50 will be submitted to ISA approved directors, producers, agents and managers upon request, and will be considered for the ISA Development Program.
Previous mentors include executives from:
TO QUALIFY: Simply submit your best screenplay(s).
Two writers from the TOP 50 will be chosen. The judging criteria includes overall script presentation, originality and marketability. We're looking for writers whose work represents a passion for story, and who the ISA feels will benefit from a development program with the mentors listed. The Top 50 may receive an additional request to complete a short questionnaire to help determine the final two writers.
Add additional screenplays to your application and save on the submission fees. This option is available on the ISA website only.
1 Screenplay = Standard Fee
2 Screenplays = Standard Fee for 1st screenplay plus $15 for 2nd.
3 Screenplays = Standard Fee for 1st screenplay plus $30 for 2 more.
OPTIONAL FEEDBACK IS AVAILABLE. Please select the type you prefer when submitting your screenplay. See FAQ for details.
Accepting unproduced FEATURES and TV PILOTS only, in ALL genres.
Please submit a logline and PDF of your completed original work(s). APPLY HERE
"I never will forget that my life started changing when you picked me for the Fast Track Fellowship. So much has fallen into place and I am forever grateful."
- Lily Mercer - (2016 Fast Track III Fellow)
“The fellowship was a great chance to meet a ton of people I would never have had access to.”
- Chris DeWan - (2015 Fast Track Fellow)
WHO ARE THE FAST TRACK V MENTORS?
Jamie Wager - Manager, CEO Capital Creations
Jamie Wager is a manager who has owned and operated his company, Capital Creations, for 8 years. He represent writers in TV and features, but focuses on the TV side of the business. His client Maria Ferrari, has recently been promoted to Executive Producer on The Big Bang Theory, where she's had a writing credit on close to 100 episodes. Other clients have staffed on shows including Justified, Private Practice, Allegiance, Chicago PD and Mad Dogs, among others. Clients have also had movies made at Lifetime and Hallmark, among others. Jamie started his career as a current programming executive at the WB, where he worked on shows including Hyperion Bay, DC, The Jamie Foxx Show and For Your Love. He was a development exec at 20th Century TV, working on Dharma & Greg, Futurama and King of the Hill. He also ran the TV department at Alcon Entertainment, where he set up many shows at multiple networks.
Morgan Long - Coordinator, Recruiter, Gersh Agency
A Coordinator in the TV literary department at the Gersh Agency. Morgan has a passion for development and loves assisting writers and creatives achieve personal and professional success in the fast-paced agency world. A native Texan, Morgan got her start in television at Televisa USA. While at Televisa USA Morgan worked in scripted development, where she worked closely with Lionsgate on shows like Devious Maids and Chasing Life. After years with Televisa USA, she moved to the representation side of the industry at the Gersh Agency. She and her department represent TV writers, directors, and non-writing producers.
Diane Drake - Screenwriter, Producer, Consultant
Diane's produced original screenplays include Only You, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei, and What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson. Her original script for Only You sold for $1 million, and What Women Want is the second highest grossing romantic comedy of all time
(Box Office Mojo). Both films have also recently been remade in China with major Chinese stars. Prior to becoming a screenwriter, Diane worked as the Vice President of Creative Affairs for Academy Award-winning director/producer Sydney Pollack. She's a member of the Writers Guild of America and recently authored her first book, Get Your Story Straight, a step-by-step guide to writing your screenplay. She's currently at work on a sitcom pilot, and does private story consulting and offers her own guided online courses exclusively through her website, www.dianedrake.com.
Lee Jessup - Script Coach & Consultant
Author of Michael Wiese Productions' Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career, Lee Jessup is a career coach for screenwriters, with an exclusive focus on the screenwriter's professional development. Her clients include WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated screenwriters, writers who have sold screenplays and pitches to major studios, best-selling authors, contest winners, staffed television writers, as well as emerging screenwriters just starting on their screenwriting path. After leaving ScriptShark, Lee began coaching writers full time. She has worked with writers all around world, conducting lectures, seminars, and private coaching sessions in cities such as Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. She has watched and helped her writers get signed for representation, get their first movie deals, manage their industry relationships, navigate the industry space and move their screenwriting careers forward.
Michael Hauge - Script Consultant, Author and Lecturer
Michael works with writers, filmmakers, marketers, business leaders, attorneys and public speakers, both in Hollywood and around the world. He has consulted on projects starring Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon, and for Overbrook Entertainment, where he consulted on the scripts for (among many others) I am Legend, Hancock, The Karate Kid, Suicide Squad, and Bright, which is currently in production.
More to come..!
Aspiring screenwriters need guidance from accomplished industry professionals. It can take years of networking to build relationships with top-level executives like these, especially if you don't live in or around Los Angeles. The ISA wants to help you "Fast Track" your success! APPLY TODAY
Feature - TOP 50 CONSIDERED - 03/22/2017
TV Pilot - Fast Track Fellows Announced - 04/19/2017
TV Pilot - TOP 50 CONSIDERED - 03/22/2017
- All Genres
TV Pilot [10-70 pages]
- All Genres