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 alone:
- A TOP MANAGEMENT company reached out looking to connect with new writers as potential clients after seeing the Top 25 list.
- One of our Top 25 Writers was written up in the Associated Press, which has an audience of over 27 million readers.
- Another Top 25 Writer had her material requested by a known Industry Pro as a direct result of being named to the Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2021 list.
- One of our Top 25 Writers was written up in Deadline for a movie he wrote that just finished production and was directed by ISA's very own, Jerren Lauder.
This ALL happened within the past 3 days. Imagine what will happen over the next year as our ISA Development Team champions these gifted, emerging screenwriters and their work to our industry partners like MGM, Fuzzy Door, Miramax, The Cartel, Hoodlum Entertainment, Iron Ocean Films, Citizen Skull Productions, Writ Large, 1993, Scythia Films, Prospero Pictures, Atlas Industries, Simpson Street, Lucky Chap, Red Hour and more.
We can't wait to see what 2021 brings for them all, and we encourage the industry at large to look out for their names and forthcoming projects. Please help us give a HUGE CONGRATS to the below 25 screenwriters!
Presenting the Top 25
(Listed in alphabetical order)
Aiko Hilkinger (Graduated/Deal Memo/Award Winner)
Beth Hanna (Repped/Deal Memo/In Development)
Crystal Harris (Repped/Award Winner)
Danielle Nicki (Repped/ Award Winner/ Finalist AFF)
Desa Larkin-Boutté (Repped/ Deal Memo/Staffed)
Jeremy Dehn (Optioned/In Development/Stowe Story Labs)
Johnny Gilligan (Award Winner/Deal Memo)
Jordan Trippeer (Repped/Award Winner/Produced)
Kevin Bachar (Repped/Optioned/Produced)
Kimberly Truong (Repped/Finalist NBC's Writer on the Verge/Award Winner)
Larry E. Coleman (Award Winner/Deal Memo)
Lisa Jay (Repped/Optioned/Stowe Story Labs)
M Rowan Meyer (Produced/Award Winner/Optioned)
Marshall Gillson (Produced/Award Winner/Published)
Megan Swertlow (Produced/Award Winner/ Optioned)
Melody Cooper (Staffed/Sundance Ep Lab/Story Editor)
Michael Graf (Repped/Produced/Award Winner)
Michael Lipoma (In Development/Hired/Award Winner)
Oliver Warren (Hired/Optioned/Award Winner)
Paige VanTassell (Produced/Award Winner/Staffed)
Rachel Leyco (Repped/In Development/Emmy Winner)
Rachel Thomas-Medwid (Produced/Published/Award Winner)
Richard Giarraffa (Award Winner/Deal Memo)
Sonali Mehta (Repped/In Development/Story Editor)
Xavier Burgin (Repped/Emmy Nominated/Produced)
If you want to be considered for the Top 25 of 2022, now's the time to start preparing! Check out this helpful video to see what you need to do in the new year to be considered for the next list. :)