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Compete in your own space! 7 Genre categories with 7 Winners!
We’re searching for exceptional feature/pilot screenplays in seven genre categories. One Genre Winner will be selected in each genre category to receive $2500 cash. Of the seven Genre Winners, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize and receive an additional $7500 and be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like:
The Top 7 Scripts Will Be Read by Top Agents, Managers & Producers
MJ Cabellero - Director Of Production at Blumhouse
MJ Caballero is a producer based in Los Angeles from Granada, Spain. MJ has produced all type of projects for platforms and networks like Netflix, Amazon, Discovery Channel, A&E and Nickelodeon. MJ recently worked as a Director of Production in Blumhouse Television, the production company responsible for titles like Sharp Objects, The Loudest Voice and The Purge.
Janet Jeffries - Dev. Executive at Lawrence Bender Productions) Good Will Hunting, Inglourious Basterds, Greta, Capone
Janet Jeffries has been an executive for Lawrence Bender Productions for 12+ years working in both features and television. LBP is an independent feature film company in Los Angeles, working with several independent financiers and sales companies. Next up, LBP has FONZO starring Tom Hardy in post-production and the Netflix feature THE HARDER THEY FALL is slated to shoot in 2020. It’s a period spaghetti western with an all black cast and a hip hop soundtrack to star Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors.
Bender/Brown is LBP's television company with projects in development with various streaming and premium cable networks. Credits include the Netflix limited series SEVEN SECONDS, Starz limited series FLESH AND BONE, and the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. Lawrence Bender has produced projects including GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, HACKSAW RIDGE, and GRETA. Janet is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.
Daniel Seco - Literary Manager at Schemers Entertainment
Daniel Seco is a literary manager at Schemers Entertainment, a full service literary management and production company based in Los Angeles, where he represents writers & directors for film and television. A former sports journalist covering U.S. Soccer, MLB, and the NBA, Seco began his Hollywood career in 2013 at Resolution. He joined CAA in 2014 where he worked in the motion picture literary department before venturing into literary management on the feature side at Writ Large in 2015 as a coordinator/junior manager. A series of consulting jobs including a stop at Netflix in its Original Film department gave way to Seco teaming up with Gavin Dorman at Schemers Entertainment as a literary manager in 2018. Seco is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Florida as well as a cancer survivor.
Audrey Knox - Literary Manager at Cartel
Audrey Knox is currently a manager at the Cartel, a management and production company with clients who have written on shows including LUCIFER, HAPPY!, BLACK LIGHTNING, and GROWN-ISH. Audrey worked her way up from Receptionist to Executive Assistant to Coordinator to Manager. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
more to be announced!
Categories: Feature / TV Pilot
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy
Grand Prize Winner
(Selected from 7 Genre Award Winners)
- $7500 Cash ($10,000 Total Including Genre Award Winnings)
- Invitation onto the ISA Development Slate, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year. Over 60 scripts from Development Slate writers have been produced or optioned.
- 1 Year ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- All Additional Category Prizes
Genre Award Winners
(7 Winners Selected from 7 Genre Categories)
- $2500 Cash Each
- Genre Winner's Scripts Will Be Read by Top Agents, Managers & Producers
- ISA Development Slate Consideration
- ISA Development Slate Evaluation (for a New Script)
- 12 Months ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- All Prizes from Finalists
- 3 months ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- Digital Copy of "(Not Just) Another Book on the Craft of Screenwriting"
Take Your Screenplay to the Next Level with ISA-Certified Professional Script Feedback
Screenplay competitions like Emerging Screenwriters are a great way to take a chance on your dreams through your creativity. However, unless you win the Grand Prize or one of the Genre Awards, you may never know how your script actually compared – and even if you do find success, you won’t actually know what it was about your script that caught the judges’ eyes and set you apart. That’s where Professional Script Feedback comes in.
In this business, doors only open every so often, so when you walk through you want to make sure you present the best version of what you have to offer. You don’t just want your screenplay to win a competition – you want producers and agents to read your screenplay and say, “I want THIS.” Script Feedback will give you that insight into those industry minds before you even get the appointment.
General Feedback (2-3 Pages) $59, normally $69 – You know your work inside and out, now it’s time to get a second opinion. We’ll read your full script, and you’ll receive a detailed personalized critique on what we see, what we think, and suggestions on where to go next. Focus on plot, dialogue, characterization, format, length, plot sequencing and how to focus the narrative. Plus, dialogue & character improvements.
Deep Dive (4-5 Pages) $79, normally $99 – This offers more than the General feedback with analysis on every aspect of the script. Examination of plot, character, format, marketability, etc. Suggestions and recommendations of other helpful screenplay resources.
ISA-Certified Script Readers are experienced industry professionals with a variety of success in screenwriting, producing, and literary management. They are here to empower you to improve your work based on their well-informed perspective and how it relates to the structure and technique contained within your script. We strive to give you something more than just a pat on the back; we’re here to propel your script to the front of the line.
(If you have posted a Writing Gig, please click the red GIG REQUESTS button to view your submissions. If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)