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What is MY RESOURCES?
What is MY TRACKER? How do I use it?
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VIEWS/REQUESTS are the screenplays you've submitted, and GIGS TRACKER are the Gigs you've submitted them to. It's the same information, available two different ways.
VIEWS/REQUESTS is also where you'll find requests from Industry Pros who may have found you through the Writer's Showcase. If you have a request waiting, it will say "1 NEW" next to the screenplay. Once you've viewed it, it will drop back to "0 NEW" but the information will still be there.
In this example, there are no new requests:
What is MY SUCCESS?
How do I get featured in the ISA Spotlight?
How do I upload my screenplay?
If you have a co-writer, click
A synopsis is not required, but we strongly suggest you have one ready. And remember that a synopsis should tell the story, and not talk about the story. Hit the major beats, and leave out commentary and opinion.
Screenplays must be in PDF format and no larger than 2MB.
You can upload a mock-up of a poster for your movie, or an image that you think represents your script. You can also commission a poster through
Please note: All artwork and images must be original or copyright-free. Do not use images from produced works that you do not own.
You can attach either a video or audio pitch for your screenplay here. Select the format of the file and add a link to either YouTube or Vimeo.
List anyone who has attached themselves to your project, such as actors or producers.
Click on any of the empty fields and a menu will drop down with your options.
We strongly suggest having your scripts at least registered with the WGA, or copyrighted.
This will make your work available in the
You should also have your screenplays shared to your
Congratulations! You’ve just added a screenplay to your profile. You’re done!
What is a DOCUMENT or SCREENPLAY LABEL?
What is a "movie poster"?
What is a "pitch" or "trailer"?
What does "Share this on my profile" mean?
How can I change my screenplay details after I already uploaded it to my profile?
I can't get my screenplay to upload!
How do I edit or delete a script?
Make any changes to your screenplay that you want to make, such as changing your logline or poster or adding Tags.
Select the screenplay you want to delete.
For BASIC members: Click on the RED TRASHCAN to the right. This is your “Delete” option. It will also remove all details associated with this script.
To delete a specific draft and keep all details such as tags, etc, first click on the RED PENCIL.
WARNING: PLEASE BE SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE YOUR SCREENPLAY. ALL DELETIONS ARE PERMANENT AND WILL ERASE EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALREADY SUBMITTED TO WRITING GIGS. GIG OWNERS WILL SEE "DELETED BY WRITER" WHEN THEY TRY TO LOOK AT YOUR SUBMISSION.
We recommend keeping earlier uploads if you've submitted them somewhere, and just adding your revised drafts to your profile.
How do I apply to a Writing Gig?
REGISTRATION DETAILS should already be filled in with your profile information.
If there is a co-writer on your screenplay, click on +ADD CO-WRITER and fill out their information.
The Writing Gig owner will have indicated what files they want to see. Select your screenplay, and the files from that screenplay will attach to your submission form. ONLY the files from the screenplay will attach - the screenplay itself won’t unless it has also been requested.
In this example, the Logline, Synopsis and Cover Letter have been requested by the Gig owner, and are the ONLY files that will attach to the submission:
Please note: Only ISAConnect members can apply to paid Writing Gigs. Basic account members can apply to non-paid and deferred payment Gigs.
Why can't I apply to a paid Writing Gig?
Why isn't my Writing Gig submission going through?
How can I keep my screenplay from being included with my Writing Gig submission? It's attaching automatically!
I applied to a Writing Gig but never heard anything back. Can I contact them to ask why?
How often do you update Writing Gigs?
How do I place a Writing Gig?
HOW TO POST A WRITING GIG
Log in to your account.
Hover your cursor over the GET CONNECTED tab in the red bar across the top of the page. Scroll down and click on WRITING GIGS.
On the right side of the page, click on +ADD NEW>>.
1. Under GENERAL INFORMATION, fill out all requested fields.
Put in the date you want your Gig listing to end. Please don’t leave your Gig open-ended. You can always re-list it again later if you need to.
If you’re offering compensation, you must state the details clearly and up front. We recommend offering compensation of some kind.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WRITING GIG
Provide details of the Writing Gig, including such information as if it’s an off-site or remote gig, if it is for a permanent position or a one-time project, and the type of documents you’re looking for.
2. THE WRITERS WHO SUBMIT MUST PROVIDE
Check the boxes of the documents you want applicants to submit. You can request a Logline, Synopsis, Screenplay, Video or Audio Pitch, Resume, Samples and/or a Cover Letter.
3. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE WRITER
4. CHECK ALL TAGS FOR THIS WRITING GIG
Click SAVE AND SUBMIT. That’s it!
IMPORTANT: You won’t see your Gig published on the site right away. All Gigs must be verified first, and are then published one-by-one (or a few at a time, depending on how many are submitted). This ensures that each Gig is featured at the top for at least a little while, and gets individual attention. If you haven’t seen your Gig after a week or so, or if it’s time sensitive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I posted a Writing Gig. Why isn't it on the site yet?
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to Writing Gig notifications?
Why isn't my screenplay getting any views?
Consider making your screenplays available in your profile. While this may not seem to be a big deal, it can affect whether someone looking at one script will immediately know that you have others available.
Since that’s the first thing after the title that grabs a potential reader's attention, you want to be sure it’s as compelling as possible, and contains a hook that makes it something the reader can't ignore. Remember, your logline is competing with thousands of others in the WRITERS' SHOWCASE - many of them nearly identical.
Although it’s not required when uploading a screenplay to your profile, it’s generally a good idea to have one. If someone decides that your logline intrigues them, you might want to have the synopsis right there for them to read, as opposed to making them request it and then wait for a response from you. After all, they're interested now.
You definitely want to have as many appropriate and descriptive tags checked as possible.
Can you help me get an agent to sell my screenplay?
What happened to my stats? How can I tell how many times my script has been looked at?
How can I make my screenplay better?
How do I know someone won't steal my idea if I put it online?
We understand your concern, but it is a risk you choose to take when you submit your script anywhere to producers, big or small. We highly suggest registering your script with the Writers Guild, the U.S. Copyright Office, or other similar services in the country you wish to submit your work to.
How can I tell if someone wants to read one of my screenplays?
What is The Writer's Showcase?
How do I get included in the Writer's Showcase?
How do I get my scripts into the Writer's Showcase?
Why can't I see screenplays in the Writer's Showcase?
How do I get access to the Writer's Showcase?
How do I get Industry Pro status?
Please note that Industry Pro status is only granted to legitimate producers, directors, production companies, literary agents and literary managers, and all applicants must be vetted before access to the
How do I know your Industry Pros are legitimate?
What is the Development Slate?
How do I get into the ISA Development Slate?
What does it cost to participate in the ISA Development Slate?
Can I submit more than one screenplay?
Is there a limit to how many pages my script can be when submitting?
Does the ISA Development Slate accept writing teams or projects with co-writers?
I submitted for an Evaluation, does this guarantee I'll be invited onto the Slate?
When will I get my notes?
Who decides if I get onto the Slate?
How long will I be included in the Slate?
Once accepted onto the Slate, what is the process to participate?
When do I get an agent or manager?
What if I no longer want to be in the ISA Development Slate?
Can I be dropped from the Slate?
If I don't make it onto the Slate, can I get a refund?
Can I resubmit if I don't get accepted the first time?
I keep trying to enter a competition, but it's not accepting my submission.
I accidentally submitted the wrong draft of my screenplay. Can I replace it?
I made a mistake/left in a typo/need to change something about my entry.
I need to cancel my entry. How do I get a refund?
I purchased feedback. How long do I have to wait?
I entered a non-ISA contest and never heard anything back. Can you help me?
I'm having problems registering for an event.
Why don't you have an ISA Third Thursdays event in my city?
We're always interested in adding more cities to our Third Thursdays events! If you're interested in setting one up in your city, you can send an email to Molly@NetworkISA.org and she'll help you get started.
We've been adding cities from all over the world, so why not yours?
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)