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Shouting From the Rooftops - Another Week of Success

We continue to be astounded by our ISA writers and the successes they have achieved over the past year. It speaks volumes that they have continued to push forward even with the uncertainty and chaos of these last few months. As always, we are...
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2 Shopping Agreements Signed + More Good News

In many places around the world, the leaves are changing colors, Halloween decorations are popping up on doorsteps, and the smell of fall is in the air. This year is finally starting to wind down. And what a year it has been! Now that we're in the...
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Characters Drive the Fast-Moving Story in “Ford v Ferrari”

Ostensibly, the new film Ford v Ferrari is all about the true story of how the Ford Motor Company set out to best Enzo Ferrari’s prowess at Le Mans in 1966 through the help of two racing professionals, but at the end of the day, the...
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We Asked and You Delivered - Success Story RoundUp

We put a call out for your most recent success stories and wow, were we blown away! Our ISA writers are making moves and we couldn't be more excited. Each time we read a new ISA success story, it just further fuels our mission and...
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How to be Funny During a Pandemic

Mark Twain said that comedy is “tragedy plus time,” but where’s the comedy in the middle of the tragedy? And we’re all familiar with the concept of whistling past the graveyard. But how can you create comedy when you’re...
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Shouting From the Rooftops - Another Week of Success

We continue to be astounded by our ISA writers and the successes they have achieved over the past year. It speaks volumes that they have continued to push forward even with the uncertainty and chaos of these last few months. As always, we are...
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7 Things You Need To Know About Adaptations

I’m sure there’ve been many times when you’ve read that book, graphic novel, or even listened to a song and thought… that would make a great movie or TV show. The popularity and success of such works have created an...
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The Rise Of The Zoom Room. Will TV Writers’ Rooms Survive?

The pandemic has thrown the film and television industries for a loop; an all other industries for that matter. We are all united in our quest to carry on writing television in the age of social distancing. Many showrunners have chosen to go virtual...
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8 Keys to Writing a Marketable Script

1. ONE GENRE TO RULE THEM ALL I recently sat through a webinar where writers were given the opportunity to pitch their concepts. One lady stuck out to me because she described her project as a suspense, thriller, and comedy, with horror elements....
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“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” 7 Tips for Great Dialogue

Jacob Stuart's advice on writing dialogue for screenplays.Hollywood has a short attention span. Unlike writers, who may have all day to sit and ponder, plotting out their next script, or revising and revising a screenplay until their fingers are...
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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Screenwriting Career Never Takes Off

Often, I get asked: What are the commonalities you’ve seen among your writers who have broken in? What are the shared traits of working screenwriters? And, even more specifically, what are the most important things that a screenwriter can do...
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How to Write Action Description

Alex Southey explores five different kinds of action description, and how they dictate tone in a script. Many people tend to assume that because it doesn’t affect the final film, action description doesn’t matter very much. But this couldn’t...
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