Here's your opportunity! Submit your 90 second verbal pitch videos to be considered to pitch during the ISA Virtual Pitch Panel on Nov. 17, 2022. Past industry panelists have included execs from Warner Bros., MGM, Zero Gravity, Empirical Evidence, 1993, SAGindie, Lit Entertainment Group and more. Several ISA Pitch Challenge winners have gained representation, had meetings with execs and had script materials requested after pitching at the event.
3 Grand Prize Winners
Pitching Live to Industry Pros
Pitch Challenge Winner Crystal Harris is now managed by Matt Prater of Citizen Skull Productions after meeting him at the Pitch Panel. View Success
MGM Executive, Sandino Moya, requested materials from two Pitch Challenge winners.
Gramercy Park Literary Manager, Mitchell Bendersky requested materials with two Pitch Challenge winners.
All three season one Pitch Challenge Winners secured a meeting with a top Literary Manager.
When is the announcement date?
Winners Announced: Nov. 7, 2022
When is the ISA Virtual Pitch Panel?
The ISA Virtual Pitch Panel will take place on Nov. 17, 2022.
Are the pitches in person?
During Covid and/or until further notice, all pitches will be virtual.
Do you accept submissions via snail mail?
No. In an attempt to be green, we’re not accepting hard copies via the postal service. We’re accepting online submissions via the ISA website.
Do I have to submit a pitch for an already completed script?
Yes, we would like you to be able to field questions regarding your story and send it if requested by an executive.
Do I have to submit my script as a PDF?
Yes, and if you aren't sure how to create a PDF our staff is happy to help.
Should I include my title page with my screenplay?
Yes, you should include your title, your name, telephone number and email address.
Can I submit a screenplay under a pen name?
Can I submit with a co-writer?
Yes. Prizes will be issued per project, not based on the number of writers.
Must my co-writer be present for the pitch?
This is a personal decision between you and your writing partner, however pitching duos have had great success in the past and we always encourage a well-thought out, cooperative pitch by both writers.
Does my script have to be registered?
No, but we DO recommend registering your work with the WGA and/or the Library of Congress Copyright office.
Does the writer maintain rights to the screenplay?
Do I need to submit a logline? Synopsis?
Logline: YES / Synopsis: NO
Do you accept short screenplay pitches?
No, not at this time.
Will my screenplay be accepted if it’s not in the traditional format?
Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. Scripts should be standard length.
What genres do you accept?
We accept all genres. We understand projects can be categorized in many genres.
Do you accept features, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments or synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries or spec scripts for existing TV series?
No, we’re sorry; we do not. We accept ORIGINAL narrative sitcom or hour-long TV pilots only.
Can I submit an adaptation of a book or play?
Absolutely, as long as you have full rights to the material and either are the author or have a written agreement with the author allowing this script to be written and marketed.
Can I submit more than one pitch proposal?
You sure can. Just remember that the script for each must be complete upon entry.
Will entering early increase or decrease my chance of being a finalist?
Entering early will neither increase or decrease your chance of being chosen.
How will I know if you received my entry?
You will receive an email confirming your submission immediately upon completing form. If you do not, please email us here: Contests@NetworkISA.org
What if my script is optioned or sold after I submit to the ISA Pitch Challenge?
That's ok! If you are selected, you may still participate in the pitch panel event for some valuable practice and feedback, as long as doing so does not conflict with your agreements.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter?
Yes, and we look forward to reading your work. Please just make sure the script and the pitch are in English. No other languages are accepted at this time.
Any other questions feel free to email us here: Contests@NetworkISA.org