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What is MY RESOURCES?
What is MY TRACKER?
You can keep track of your Writing Gigs
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?
What are those icons next to my name when I login?
How do I upload my screenplay?
If you have a co-writer, click
This is an example of a generic logline: When a good cop discovers his partner is dirty, he has to decide between his friend, his badge and maintaining the peace in a city on edge.
There are no details. Who are these cops? What is the partner doing? Why is the city on edge? How is this script different from all the others with similar loglines?
This is an example of a better logline: Discovering that his long-time black partner is accepting bribes in exchange for evidence-tampering on behalf of a black drug kingpin, a white detective is forced to make a decision that should be easy - uphold the law - but that could also set off riots in a city already heavily charged with racial tensions.
Now you know details that not only tell you about these cops, but also what the stakes are and why this script is more interesting than the others.
(Please note: You cannot have a logline by itself. Your logline must be attached to a completed screenplay.)
We have free Podcasts that can give you some pointers, and it never hurts to take a listen. These are some of the best:
Jacob Krueger's Seminars And A Brand New Fix Your Pitch
Wine Wednesdays - Episode 57 "It's All About Your Loglines"
Mastering the Logline with Barri Evans & Max Timm
The ISA has also recently added a Logline Review service for writers who would like to improve their loglines. Having someone with expertise look at your loglines can be very helpful!
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, including images of actors.
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.
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.
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.
How can I make my screenplay better?
How can I tell if someone wants to read one of my screenplays?
How can I tell how many times my script has been looked at?
Can you help me get an agent to sell my screenplay?
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.
My scripts have won awards. How do I tell people?
My scripts have placed in contests. Can I list those, too?
My contest isn't on your list. Can you add it?
What is a Success Story?
How do I add a Success Story to my profile?
Under MY ACCOUNT, scroll down and click on MY SUCCESS.
From there, you can create an entry under MY AWARDS, LISTS or MY SUCCESS STORIES. Just click on +ADD NEW to add your screenplay to the category of your choice, and fill out the required fields.
How do I get featured in the ISA Spotlight?
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 Showcase
How do I know your Industry Pros are legitimate?
What is the ISA Development Slate?
How much is a Development Evaluation?
How do I get into the ISA Development Slate?
When will I get my notes?
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?
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?
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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?
What is the ISA Fast Track Fellowship?
How much is it to enter the Fast Track Fellowship?
Who are the mentors and what can I ask them?
Do you pick one Feature writer and one TV Pilot writer?
Do you accept submissions via snail mail?
Should I include my title page with my screenplay?
Can I submit a screenplay under a pen name?
Does my script have to be registered?
Does the writer maintain rights to the screenplay?
What if my script is optioned or sold after I submit to Fast Track?
Do I get feedback with my submission?
What can I submit?
Can I submit more than one screenplay?
What if I make a mistake and send the wrong script?
How about page count?
If I'm over 120 pages and receiving feedback, will my full script be read?
Who pays for the flight and hotel while in Los Angeles? What if I already live in Los Angeles?
I don't live in the United States. Can I still enter?
How do I get the Four Free Contest Entries?
HOW IT WORKS:
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?
Where can I find my Contest records?
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 Gigs and internships.
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?
3. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE WRITER
4. CHECK ALL TAGS FOR THIS WRITING GIG
Click SAVE AND SUBMIT. That’s it!
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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?
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(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)