ISA Spotlight: Fast Track Fellow & Rising Star, Melissa Birks (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Mar 1, 2016 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Melissa Birks

Having been chosen as one of our first (of two) Fast Track Fellows, Melissa Birks remains one of our most sought after writers in the ISA's Development Program. She has recently signed with AJ Harris of the Savage Agency and her serial killer thriller project Uncaged is currently being shopped around town as a Jack The Ripper origin story.


Melissa may be relatively new to the screenwriting world, but her work and extensive experience as a journalist has helped shape and assist her in her development as a story teller. The ISA is excited to see what 2016 brings Melissa, and we will continue to support her new projects as much as we can. In this interview, Melissa discusses her thoughts on the unconscious bias toward female writers and how she has pushed through the barriers by simply being the best writer she can be. Be impossible to ignore and prove that your talent supersedes any prejudices (conscious or not) within this screenwriting business.