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How Do Dual Protagonists Function In Screenwriting?

Kevin Nelson • January 17, 2021

In the dramatic arts, Thespis of Icaria was the first known person to embody a character from a written play before a crowd, thus introducing the protagonist to the world.The protagonist is the main character of the story. They are the central...

Success Doesn't Happen Overnight

Karisa Tate • January 11, 2021

We're only in the second week of the new year and we're already so impressed by what our community of writers has been able to accomplish. If you're looking for success in 2021, don't be discouraged. The below writers didn't find success overnight....

A Little Inspiration to Get You Started in 2021

Karisa Tate • January 4, 2021

Cheers to 2021! A new year means new opportunities :) We are so excited to see where this new year takes the ISA Community and what amazing things together we will accomplish. Even though 2020 was a challenging year (that's an understatement),...

Announcing ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2021

Karisa Tate • January 4, 2021

ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2021 list has only been live for 72 hours and wow, are we BLOWN away by the responses and industry requests coming our way! Here are a few exciting things that have happened just over the weekend...

What Are Your Real Chances of Success

Corey Mandell • January 4, 2021

Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But what exactly are your chances of making it?  The answer might surprise you.The first thing we need to know is the size...

Another Successful Virtual Pitch Challenge

Karisa Tate • December 12, 2020

Wow! Another Pitch Panel & Pitch Challenge in the books! We were blown away by the submissions this round and it was hard to narrow down our top picks, but first...   One Important Thing Executives Look for in a Pitch:The...

Virtual Table Read Event - Offbeat by Marshall Gillson

Karisa Tate • November 19, 2020

International Screenwriters’ Association To Feature OFFBEAT by Marshall Gillson in Virtual Table Read Event, Directed by Randall Winston (Scrubs, Mixed-Ish). November 19th, 2020 – International Screenwriters’ Association has...

Something to be Grateful For

Karisa Tate • November 16, 2020

Thanksgiving is next week and the year 2020 is coming to a close, so we're taking stock of all that we're grateful for! This week, and every week, we're grateful for all you writers who keep honing your craft and continuing to excel. Even if you...

ISAConnect Spotlight

Karisa Tate • November 9, 2020

Today it's about our ISAConnect members. They have been making strides in the writing world and we want to give them a proper shout out.  If you've been thinking about joining ISAConnect, but you're not sure if you want to make the leap, maybe...

Your Voice Matters

Karisa Tate • November 1, 2020

No matter where you're at in the world, your voice and your story matters. Don't ever forget that. :) Words are powerful. They have the ability to bring about change. The below writers shared their unique voices with the world and look at the...

Shouting From the Rooftops - Another Week of Success

Karisa Tate • October 26, 2020

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...

2 Shopping Agreements Signed + More Good News

Karisa Tate • October 19, 2020

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...

Characters Drive the Fast-Moving Story in “Ford v Ferrari”

Jeff York • October 14, 2020

Ostensibly, the 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 film...

We Asked and You Delivered - Success Story RoundUp

Karisa Tate • October 12, 2020

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...

We're Celebrating Emerging Screenwriters!

Karisa Tate • October 5, 2020

Wow! It's been a week, heck, a year. Needless to say, we could all use a little good news!  So today, we're throwing it back to past emerging screenwriters' success stories in anticipation of the next season of Shoot Your Short...

A History-Making Night + ISA Success RoundUp

Karisa Tate • September 28, 2020

Last weekend, we celebrated the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards and history was made! Schitt's Creek SWEPT the Comedy category with a seven-Emmy record (nine if you include the Daytime Emmy Awards)! The show...

ISA Success Story RoundUp - Dedicated to RBG

Karisa Tate • September 21, 2020

This weekend was hard. That's an understatement. We lost one of the pioneering women for gender equality, we're still in the midst of a terrible fire season, the pandemic is raging on, and our country is more divided than ever.  To offer...

ISA Success Story RoundUp

Karisa Tate • September 14, 2020

Happy day! Is it too early to break out the bubbly? We're so excited to share some of our favorite success stories from this past week. We know that screenwriting is not an easy path and we continue to be amazed by these...

Peres Owino On “The Basket Weaver”

• September 7, 2020

Kenyan born, Peres Owino, award-winning storyteller’s directorial debut Bound: Africans vs African-Americans. It played several festivals around the world, winning the 2014 Women In Film- Lena Sharpe Award at the...

Wanna Make it in Screenwriting? Thick Skin is Required!

Lee Jessup • August 29, 2020

The other day a writer emailed me: I am gutted. The management company I sent my screenplay to (I never reached out to reps before) just emailed me that they didn’t connect with my screenplay and that it’s gonna be a pass for them....

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