Why should I join the ISA?
Free registration will give you your own personal profile, and allow you to have all of your screenplays in one place - as well as your bio, your resume, and your personal accomplishments. But upgrade to a paid subscription - ISAConnect - and you'll find even more available to you.
If you're interested in learning more and signing up for a free Basic account, just go to https://www.networkisa.org/ to get started. You'll also have the opportunity to sign up for an ISAConnect account at the same time. Welcome aboard!
I forgot my password, what do I do?
I didn't get the password email.
I have my password, but I still can't log in.
You won't accept my phone number.
If you've been entering it in the usual American format - (xxx) xxx-xxxx - just remove the parentheses and hyphen, and it should save without any problems.
How do I clear my cache and cookies?
1. Go to your browser’s SETTINGS or HISTORY. The location should be somewhere in the upper right of your browser screen, but this will depend on the browser you are using. You may have to click on an arrow, a small gear, some dots or make a selection out of a list.
2. You should then have a choice to select a tab or button that says one of the following, or something similar:
3. Select the Privacy tab.
4. Select Remove All Website Data.
5. Click Remove Now.
How do I unsubscribe from the newsletter and other eblasts?
How do I delete my account?
How do I cancel my ISAConnect account?
I can't get my payment to go through.
1. Double check your payment method. It must be a valid credit card drawn on a U.S. bank, not a debit or prepaid card, and must be in US dollars.
2. Check your ISA Profile address. It must match the billing address on your credit card.
If these have been covered, you may then need to clear your cache and cookies. (Please see “How do I clear my cache and cookies?”)
If you continue to experience issues even after clearing your cache and cookies, next try accessing the site using a different browser, as switching browsers can often get you past a glitch. For example, if you normally use Chrome, try Firefox. Mac users have reported experiencing problems using Safari, but switching to Chrome worked.
If none of the above fix the problem, please send an email to
1. An exact description of what is happening when you try to pay.
2. Your operating system and version.
3. Your browser and version.
It would be a big help if you could provide a screenshot as well. Please be sure it includes the address bar at the top of the page with the URL visible.
What is the ISA refund policy?
Does the ISA use automatic billing?
How do I add a picture to my profile?
Scroll down to MY PROFILE PHOTOS.
Do I really need a profile picture?
My picture is warped and stretched. How do I fix it?
What are all those tabs on my Profile page for?
What is MY RESOURCES?
What is MY TRACKER? How do I use it?
A pop-up will ask you to verify that you want to send it. Click CONTINUE.
You'll see that SEND has changed to SENT. That's it!
I have a Success Story! How do I get it featured in the ISA SPOTLIGHT?
How do I upload my screenplay?
This is an example of a logline that doesn't stand out: "When her rich and powerful father doesn't approve, a young girl runs away with the poor boy she loves". It's completely generic.
What is a DOCUMENT LABEL?
For example, you may have a screenplay called John Doe. You can name your upload John Doe_Today's Date, or John Doe First Draft, John Doe 2nd Draft, John Doe Evaluation Slate Entry, etc. It's entirely up to you how you would like to name and organize the documents in your profile; we're just offering a way to make it a little easier.
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 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?
Why can't I apply for a Writing Gig?
I applied to a Writing Gig but never heard anything back. Can I contact them to ask why?
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 it automatically!
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to Writing Gig notifications?
Where can I read past newsletters?
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?
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 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)