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Application Fee $75

Timeline

Regular Deadline:

Jan 23, 2018

Final Deadline:

Feb 15, 2018

Extended Deadline:

Feb 22, 2018

CATEGORIES & FEES

Extended Deadline
  • Standard Fee $75
  • ISAConnect Fee $70
Extended Deadline
  • Standard Fee $75
  • ISAConnect Fee $70

Announcements

TOP 50 CONSIDERED

Mar 21, 2018

Fast Track Fellows Announced

Apr 26, 2018

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION

 

6 of 8 AMAZING MENTORS ANNOUNCED:

Chelsea Beyl – Writer, Disney Jr. (Vampirina) – Peabody Award Winner, 2-time Emmy Nominee (Doc McStuffins)
Andrew Gerson – Creative Executive, Silent R Management
Navid McIlhargey – CEO, Vandal Entertainment – Producer 
Nick Terry – Manager/Producer, Zero Gravity Management
Sandino Moya-Smith, Production Executive, June Pictures (The Florida Project); Producer – Ocean’s 8, The Free State of Jones
Plus a manager from a top industry agency (A very special guest we can't announce at the moment.)

2 More mentors to be announced soon!

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship will catapult the careers of two emerging writers with industry pro exposure, continued script development and career guidance.


The Fellowship’s mission is to provide access to top industry professionals and the opportunity to build relationships it would normally take years to cultivate. The selected fellows will participate in a week of meetings in Hollywood with EIGHT top-level industry mentors and a full year of visibility through the ISA Development Slate.  After their week is over, the support continues with a full year of script consultation provided by The Story Farm. We are here to give writers a shortcut to resources, support and experience that will aid in long-term career success. The ISA believes in supporting screenwriters no matter who they are or where they came from, and we encourage writers of all levels and backgrounds to apply.

1 Week in Los Angeles, 8 Amazing Mentor Meetings!


 

    


TWO FAST TRACK FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:
  • Mentorship Week in Los Angeles featuring 8 meetings with studio and development executives and literary agents
  • Airfare and hotel included
  • Year-long script development and guidance
  • Acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate
  • One year of story consulting and script development with The Story Farm, including:
  • One-on-one consultation with the Director of Development Max Timm
  • A 12-Month ISAConnect Membership
  • The Craft Course in Screenwriting 
  • Fellowship announcements to various media outlets

 

TOP 50 WILL RECEIVE:


Past fellows have had their projects optioned or have received representation from Catapult Entertainment Group, The Savage Agency, Indomitable Entertainment, Requiem Entertainment and more. 

As an ISA Fast Track Fellow you'll get to create new relationships and ask burning questions with industry professionals from around Hollywood. Past mentors include those from: 



Mentorship Week: Los Angeles - May 14 - 18, 2018
To begin your journey as a Fast Track Fellow, you’ll be flown to L.A. for a five-day stay in a beautiful hotel in the heart of Hollywood.
Your week kicks off with a meet-and-greet with ISA Director of Development Felicity Wren and Director of Education & Outreach Max Timm, who will help you get settled into your new role and take you through the week's itinerary.
They'll accompany you every step of the way as you have career-changing meetings with top industry mentors in a one-on-one setting.

This Season's Mentors Include:
Chelsea Beyl – Writer, Disney Jr. (Vampirina) – Peabody Award Winner, 2-Time Emmy Nominee (Doc McStuffins)
Andrew Gerson – Creative Executive, Silent R Management
Navid McIlhargey – CEO, Vandal Entertainment – Producer on several film and television projects
Nick Terry – Manager/Producer, Zero Gravity Management
Plus a manager from a top industry agency! (More mentors to be announced)

Year-Long Script Development & Career Guidance
Once Mentorship Week is done, the real work of the Fellowship begins. You and your script will be championed to industry through the ISA Development Slate, which will push you to our roster of managers and agents for representation  and also share your work with production companies and major studios in the hopes of getting your script optioned.

You'll also receive a full year of Story Consulting & Script Development with The Story Farm along with a year membership to ISAConnect. With these resources you'll be able to continue improving your Fellow-worthy work, or create a brand new project that we can promote around town. The choice is yours! 

  • Fast Track III Fellow, Andy Byrne’s, commissioned feature re-write is set for production in early 2018 with director/producer, Kevin Goetz (Scenic Route). Principal casting is under way. He also signed with literary manager, Chris Watkins of Catapult Entertainment Group, has been offered writing assignments, and is working on new projects including further development of his sci-fi TV Pilot, Disconn, which is currently under consideration by an A-list actor.
  • Fast Track II Fellow, Christopher DeWan, shortly after his Fellowship win signed an option for his TV project with Indomitable Entertainment. This script option and the news of his Fast Track Fellowship created multiple industry opportunities for Chris, including an almost immediate set of pitch meetings at Netflix and BBC America, among many others.
  • Since Lily Mercer was chosen for the Fast Track Fellowship III for her TV Pilot Drama No More Heroes, she's been asked to pitch her screenplay to a high profile executive and was offered the position of Producing Director for the Humanitas Prize Play Festival. She was a quarter finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship with her screenplay My Old Man.
  • Fast Track V Fellow, Patrick Holden recently secured the rights to Mirsada Buric’s Olympic story and is developing it into a biopic, and continues to take meeting across the industry due to the popularity of his Fast Track Fellowship sci-fi script, Helios Rising. 
  • Evan Cooper, Top 10 Fast Track II is signed to direct his screenplay The Will O Wisp starring Chrissy Metz and is signed with manager, Kailey Marsh (creator of The Blood List) who was procured just after placing in Fast Track.
  • David Baugnon, Fast Track II Fellow, was selected for the Top 50 of the Nicholl Fellowship with his screenplay Trip.
  • Melissa Birks, Fellow of the very first Fast Track Fellowship, signed with The Savage Agency.
  • Fast Track VI Fellows are well on their way with pending interest from industry reps they met at their November meetings.

 

Hear from Fast Track Fellows - Andy Byrne and Lily Mercer
 
Fast Track Testimonials

 

    

 

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Feedback Type

Additional Fee Added to Entry

  • ISA Intro Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes) $0 Normally $30: $0.00
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes) $0 Normally $55: $0.00
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes) $70: $70

Feedback Type Description

ISA INTRODUCTORY FEEDBACK
In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.


ISA GENERAL FEEDBACK
Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.


ISA EXTENSIVE FEEDBACK
Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.

Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to submit to the ISA Fast Track; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and application fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Previous Fast Track Fellows may not submit in any future ISA Fast Track Fellowship. 
  • Script must be the original work of the submitting writer and may not be encumbered by any third party.
  • Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Original full-length feature screenplays and TV Pilots only are accepted. Anything else, including but not limited to short scripts or web series, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Script submissions must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from the submitting writer's own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if the writer retains all rights to the work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission by the owner to adapt the material.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Screenplay submissions must be written by one writer only. Co-written material will not be accepted.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted by one writer, however if one or more screenplays of the same writer tie only one screenplay (the decided “best”) will be selected to determine the chosen "Fellow."
  • The writer understands that script feedback can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the final application deadline.
  • The ISA cannot guarantee feedback for your script will be received within enough time to resubmit during the same season.
  • Applicants must submit materials and payment online only.
  • Once a script has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts or corrections may only be accepted within 24 hours of the original application. A revised draft of a script may be accepted after 24 hours if it is entered as a new application with the appropriate fee.
  • Promotional discounts or waivers offered may only be utilized at the time of submission.
  • Promotional discounts or waivers offered may not apply on all submission platforms (i.e. Film Freeway, Withoutabox)
  • If a writer receives a Free Resubmission as part of a Feedback Promotion or otherwise, the Resubmission is valid during the same or the following Fast Track season. Free Resubmissions will not be honored in subsequent seasons.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Fellowship applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • The writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material to be submitted with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • Applicants awarded a place in the Top 50 or chosen as a Fast Track Fellow understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use his/her name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • Writers retain the rights to their screenplay.
  • Applicants are non-exclusive to ISA Fast Track and may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
  • No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed.
  • Connect Membership gift may only be used within 90 days and may not be combined with any current free membership. 
  • ISA will not be held responsible for mentor meeting cancellations or rescheduling. 
  • If Fast Track Fellows miss or are late to a mentor meeting, the ISA makes no guarantees to reschedule.
  • Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 70-120 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.
  • If applicant orders feedback a $1 per page fee may be charged separately over 120 pages, not including the Title Page, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.
  • Standard title pages should be included: listing the script title, name of author(s), telephone number, and email address. Applicants will not be disqualified if it is not included.
  • Under no circumstances should the writer include name or contact information within the body of the script.
  • ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.
  • Synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes and photos will not be considered. TV Pilot submissions may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes.
  • You accept without reservation that the submitted logline and screenplay will be reviewed by ISA staff and/or panel of Industry Judges for evaluation and that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to the submitted material, and the applicant hereby waives any claim that the ISA and FAST TRACK, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the submission, logline or screenplay.
  • There are no refunds for any reason after 24 hours from submission. 
  • The writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that Fast Track Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • To submit your materials and be considered you must agree to the Rules.

FAQs

Who are the mentors and what can I ask them?
All mentors are listed on the home description page as they are announced and you can ask them anything you like in the meetings. The time is yours, what you make of it is up to you, so plan ahead. You'll spend about 30 minutes - 1 hour with each executive over a 5 day period while in Los Angeles. 

Can I pitch my project in the meetings?
These are not pitch meetings. Unless they request you to pitch them it is your time to ask question about the industry and build relationships rather than sell your work. You will know after the meeting (or maybe even during) if the mentor is interested in working with you further.
 

What are the announcement dates?
TOP 50 Considered: March 21, 2017
2 Fast Track Fellows Announced: April 26, 2017 

When is Mentorship Week?
May 14 - 18, 2017

Is it one Feature writer and one TV Pilot writer that is chosen?
No, TV Pilots and Features run together. We are looking for the best writers overall, so feel free to submit both types of scripts as one writer.  

Who pays for the flight and hotel while in Los Angeles?
The ISA will cover your flight from anywhere in the world (up to $1,000 Domestically and $2,000 Internationally), plus hotel accommodations for 5 days in Los Angeles. 

What if I live in Los Angeles, can I receive cash for the flight?
Yes, you can choose to receive a $250 cash stipend to cover transportation costs, parking and other instead. 

What about the cost of the hotel?
You can choose to stay in the hotel or receive another $500 cash stipend, not to exceed $750 total for both flight and hotel.

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 and online payments via the ISA website. This includes all major credit cards.

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?
Yes.

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?
Yes, always!

Do I receive feedback with my submission?
You can order feedback for an additional fee. Choose your FEE TYPE to make your feedback selection at the bottom of the submission form.
- 1st 20 pages for an additional $35
- Full script with 3 pages of notes: $55
- Full script with 5 pages of notes: $120

When will I receive my feedback?
Your feedback will be emailed to you within 90 days of submitting your script, usually much sooner.

Can I re-submit a rewrite or corrected versions of my script if I haven't ordered feedback?
No, you must submit your screenplay as a new submission for the price of the current deadline fee.

What if I make a mistake and send the wrong script?
If you make a legitimate mistake entering and recognize this within 24 hours, email us here, and we'll send you instructions on replacing your screenplay: FastTrack@NetworkISA.org

Do I need to submit a logline? Synopsis?
Logline: YES / Synopsis: NO

Do you accept short screenplays?
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's the minimum/maximum permitted page length?
Features: 70 - 120 pages.  TV Pilots: 10 to 70 pages.

My screenplay is longer than 120 pages. Will it be disqualified?
No, but we urge you to stay within the guidelines. It’s rare that a good screenplay requires more than the standard number of pages. 

If I'm over 120 pages and receiving feedback, will my full script be read?
We are forgiving with a 5-page grace, however if you are at 6 or more pages over the maximum, you will be charged $1 for each page over 120 pages. You will be emailed to discuss and billed separately, or you are welcome to just have your feedback done on the first 120 pages of your screenplay at the normal prices.

What genres do you accept, and can I submit with more than one?
We accept all genres. We understand scripts can be categorized in many genres. You are welcome to submit in more than one genre, but another submission fee is required. These are the more common genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, and Horror

Do you accept 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 feature length screenplays and 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 screenplay?
You sure can and there's a discount if you enter them all at once:
1 Screenplay = Standard Fee 
2 Screenplays = Standard Fee for 1st screenplay plus $20 for 2nd.
3 Screenplays = Standard Fee for 1st screenplay, $20 for 2nd, plus $20 for 3rd.

Will entering early increase or decrease my chance of being a finalist?
Entering early will neither increase or decrease your chance of being chosen, but it will save you money!

How will I know if you received my script?
You will receive an email confirming your submission immediately upon completing form and payment. If you do not, please email us here: FastTrack@NetworkISA.org

What if my script is optioned or sold after I submit to Fast Track?
As long as your script was not optioned or sold prior to the date you submitted, you are still eligible.

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 it’s in English. No other languages are accepted at this time.

Any other questions feel free to email us here: FastTrack@NetworkISA.org

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2017 FAST TRACK VI Results

Fellows: 

David Kushner with Bloodlands      |     Wendy Wilkins with Hometown

Special Mention:

David Johnson with Choke Job
Chris O'Neill with Affection

Aaron Yeung with Darlings


Top 50 Screenwriters:
(alpha order by last name)

Poly by Merridith Allen
The Redemption of Barry Jane by A.K. Anders
Hopeful Soul by Robert Axelrod
Tundra Kill | Ferocity | Edison's Ghosts | To Kill A Saint | The Treasure Kings | Blood Relative by Kevin Bachar
101 Ways to Become a Better Person by Megan Bacharach
4-F by Greg Beck
Wartime Revelations by Carlo Bordone
Mark of Cain by Edward Case
Tulsa '21 by Anita Collins
Blood on the Gold by Dennis DeBon
Default by Hannah Rae Dillon
East of Mecca by Sheila Flaherty
Rumpel by Lisa Garvey
Is Dad Dating Mom? by Alisyn Ghivizzani
Dependents by Ellie Goodman
Amazing Adventures by Jonny Greenwald
The Royal Nonesuch by John Gross
The Forgotten Slaves of Sand Island by Lisa Hagen
Foursome by Brent Hartinger
Afterliving by Dan Hass
The Third Law "Chirality" by Kenny Heidt
The Last Deer by Steven Hoerger
The Motherless Nanny by Sheila Jenca
Children of Hg by Noreen Jenkins
Choke Job by David Johnson
American Mata Hari by Timothy Kestrel
The Islander by Stelana Kliris
Rebellion by Sergio Kopelev
Bloodlands by David Kushner
The Great Pretenders by Jillian Lauren
Shitstorm by David Luz
Ivan's Hammer by Ben Maraniss
The Main Event...in America by Antwan McKnight
Statues of Liberty by Dean Mohr
Devil to Pay by Julie Moran
Man of War Pilot by Robbie Norris
Arthur and the Cat by Brian O'Connor
Affection by Chris O'Neill
Dietrich Danzig by John Pisano-Thomsen
13 East by Enrique Posner
Whitestone by Ian Roumain
Gone Postal by Christy Rust
Dreams of the Lovejoys by Peter Shinkle
The Fairy King by Steven Snell
Medea, South Carolina by Don Thompson
Bulldyke by Britain Valenti
Mr. Butterfly by J.R. Wicker
Hometown by Wendy Wilkins
Darlings by Aaron Yeung
Concrete Samurai | Shambhala by Ramon Zapata


2017 FAST TRACK V Results:

Fellows: 

Emily Tomson with Artesia      |     Patrick Holden with Helios Rising

Special Mention:
David Johnson with Choke Job
Troy Miller with The Hitch
Ted Campbell with Unravelled

 

Top 50 Screenwriters:

(alpha order by last name)


The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff by Nancy Bartley
Unravelled by Ted Campbell
Byron, the Pale Rider by Matthew Clingempeel
Eucalyptus |and| Quarry by Ash Corristine
Special by Jay Cundiff
Law of the River by Meagan Daine
Mount Pleasant by Cat Dale
I'm a Window by Ruggero Dalla Santa
A Fish For Rudy by Helen Darvall
The Resistance by Jon Davis
In The Company Of Strangers by Corey Deshon
Testament by Kerry Dye
Ripple by Heather Faris
The Twin Within by Gunnar Garrett
Ripple by Michele Giannusa
Cinderlands - Episode 101: Pilot |and| Dorothy Quinn by Marten Gisby
Dancing on the Elephant by Lisa Hagen
The Boy Who Had Three Arms |and| The Last Mile by Christian J. Hearn
Genuine Article by Lauren Hendler
Helios Rising by Patrick Holden
Over the Moon by Ted Janet
Choke Job by David Johnson
Charles Towne by Alston Jones
A Woman, Untitled by Charles Lane
Ashes In Lima by Jeff Lehman
The Red Girl by Anthony Liakopoulos
Traumatized by Kris Lippert
Epiphany by Wayne Mathias
Enemyway |and| Waikiki by Patricia Meyer
The Hitch by Troy Miller
Delicate Flower by Ryan Moore
Talk Therapy by Thomas Moore
The 49th Day by Craig Peters
Hidden Eyes by Yolanda Powell
Playmates by Rob Putnam
Edge of the Earth by Seth Renshaw
Beneath Your Eyes by Dan Rivais
With Friends Like These by Jason Ryan
Farm Fresh by Jon Schabl
Butterfly Children by Melanie Schiele
Body Blows by Colin Scott
The Ex Factor by Gary Sharp
We Come in Peace by Michael Snow
Hello Love by James Tapp
Artesia by Emily Tomson
Huckster by Benjamin Tsai and Jess Kroll
The Indestructible Light of Rose Lewis by Melissa Vitello
Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 by Bill Walker
Boxed In by Matthew Walker
Sheltered by Brad Waskewich

 

2016 FAST TRACK IV Results:

 
Fellows:

Hennah Sekandary with 48 Hour Fire      |      Adam Fidler with Etched in Stone: Forged

 

Special Mention (in alpha order by script):

 

Matthew Schutt with Convergence

Ron Peer with Donuts with Jerry

Susan Turley with The Frozen Lakes 

Vicki Peterson with Zoe and the Zebra

 

Top 50:

 

48 Hour Fire by Hennah Sekandary
Autopilot by Sam Butler
Bad Grapes by sasha siljanovic
Beneath Your Eyes by Dan Rivais
Biddies by Andrew Babick
Binge by James Mason
Bridge Keepers Pilot: Semmum Pretium by Breanna Barton-Shaw
Bronte by Yolanda Powell
Callisto by Robert Fagin
Convergence by Matthew Schutt
Cryptomeria by Blair Donahue
Darlings by Aaron Yeung
Donuts with Jerry by Ron Peer
Drone World by Dianna Zimmerman
End of Days by Sonja Verpoort
Escape from Sudan by antoine tardif
Etched in Stone: Forged by adam fidler
Eve by Angela Bourassa
Fabulous Disaster by Michelle Cutler
Fly Away by Chaz Pruchnicki
Galpagos by Lukas Hassel
Gitches by kelly byrnes
Good Guy with a Gun by Tyler McMahon
Henry Wallace by Michael Long
Hunters Pointe by Scott Liapis
In the Picture by Alex Benedon
Inheritance by Michael Curtis
Intelligents - Pilot by Scott Reynolds
Last Resort by George Covic
Loser Says What by Elizabeth Quinn
Lucidity by David Sueiro
Medicine Show by Christina Wollerman
Melodrama by Dustin McManus
My Mother's Daughter by Trudy Handel
Party Killer by Robert Fagin
Rise Of The Sun by James Visconti
Salt and Her Skin (Pilot Episode) by Michael Easton
That Bitch Is On the Patio by Anthony Giambusso
The Amazing Doctor O by Nancy Ellis
The Between Place by Marcus Leighton
The Chair by Richard Long
The Consultant by David Fairhurst
The Courage Inside by Melissa Emery
The Frozen Lakes by Susan Turley
The Same Face by Erik Santos
The Storm King by Vin Morreale
Through the Glass Darkly by Lauren Fash
Touts by Claire McGowan
Underground by Ted Campbell
Zoe and the Zebra by Vicki Peterson 

 

 

2016 FAST TRACK III Results:


Fellows:
Lily Mercer with No More Heroes      |      Andy Byrne with Disconn

Special Mention:

Steen's Folly by Jeffrey Gold 

Waterloo by Chuck Griffith

Up in Flames by Jason Kessler
 

Top 50 Screenplays:

A Vision Of Angels by Timothy Jay Smith

Absolution by Brian Gerber

Across The Pond by Andrea Harding

Affection by Chris O'Neill

Big Red by Brennig Hayden

Blue Death by Pamela Kay

Braid by Mitzi Peirone

Brights by Edward Klau

Disconn by Andy Byrne

Escaping Bellview by James Kicklighter

Finding Distance by Jodi Levitan

Ganbaru by Todd Maetani

Get Lost by Daniela Amavia

Glimpse by Glenn Acosta

Greek Surf by Jeanmarie Fenrich

Hell Hound: The Legend Of Robert Johnson by Giancarlo Fusi

Life As An Island by Ben Morton

Mexican/American by Michael Hahn

Misprints by Adam Preston

Modern Day Moses by Judy Nogg

Musashi & The Geisha by Stephen Kelly

Nate Of America by Robert Wooldridge

Nellie Bly: Reporter At Large by Lily Mercer

Neuro Confinement by Rory White

No More Heroes by Lily Mercer

Once Upon His Shoe by Pamela Kay

Quantum Effects - Pilot: My First Time by Neal Wiser

Quarterback Queen by Larry Woldenberg

Rebels by Alexandra Swenson

Saving Liberty by Harvey Yazijian

Silver Alert by Deana Costner

Six Letter Word by Lisanne Sartor

Sovereign Citizen by Craig Peters

Spirit Of Revenge by Paul Myerberg

Spirited Encounter by Kathy Meyer

Steen's Folly by Jeffrey Gold

Taking Christmas by Kyle  Wilson

Talk Show Host by Jake Blandford

The 49th Day by Craig Peters

The Aviatrix by Stephen Kelly

The Creed by Charles Fisher

The Elixir Of Pablo Garcia by Brian Gerber

The Empty Sea (aka The Fix) by David Poulshock

The Fossetts by Roman Howell

The Jungle by Rachel Beard

The Summer I Shrank My Grandmother by Anita Brandt Burgoyne

Up In Flames by Jason Kessler

Wake, Willow Dragon by Nell Scannon

Waterloo Pilot by Chuck Griffith

With All Deliberate Speed by Marcus Herzberg



2015 FAST TRACK II Results:

Fellows:
David Baugnon with The Messiah Project      |      Christopher DeWan with Wunderland

Special Mention:

7th Son by William Maurer

Ballerina Girl by Evan Cooper

Incurable by Jeff York 

Live From Mars by Christopher DeWan 

Sabira’s Awakening by Marcus Herzberg 

Sleeping Beauty by Tony Boland 

The God Box by Bill Karl  

The Puppy Cure by Michael Compton

Top 50 screenplays:

7th Son by William Maurer
A Fire in the Mind by Ken White
An Honorable Profession by Andrew Irvine
Ballerina Girl by Evan Cooper
Case of Darkness by Stephen Hoover
Chaos by Kevin Taft
Confessions by Stephen Hoover
Grace by Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel
Hollywoodland by Andy Froemke
In The Cut by William Maurer
Incorruptible by Levi Bailey
Incurable by Jeff York
Last Train Home by Greg Vellante
Little GPS by John Kim
Live From Mars by Christopher DeWan
Lorenzo's Passion by Kathleen Twomey Wahed
Love's Remains by Matthew O'Connell
Nate of America by Robert Wooldridge
Never Stop Living by Bryan Caron
Nineveh by Rob Jacobsen
Private by Tara Hall
Sabira's Awakening by Marcus Herzberg
Saving Alleluia by Anne Katherine
Self Help, "Pilot" by Julie Livingston
Sight by Chance Muehleck
SkyBurner by David Baugnon
Sleeping Beauty by Tony Boland
Solomon's Bane by Helena Derett
Sugar Daddy by Michael Compton
Sugar Land by R.B. Ripley
Thaw by A.C. Abbott
The Book of Revenge by David Miller
The Boys Who Cried Wolf by Kevin Taft
The Choir by Luke Birch
The Contest by Andrew Irvine
The Fallout by Andrew Stylianou
The God Box by Bill Karl
The Messiah Project by David Baugnon
The Night Witches by Steven Prowse
The Puppy Cure by Michael Compton
The Sins of Lucky Foster by Greg Vellante
The Soul of the Murdered Kingdom by Wiktor Grodecki
The Untamed by Clayton Emery
Through the Cracks by David Rocchio
Tiger in the Woods by James McNulty
Torpedo Run by Farrin Rosenthal
Tree of Lies by William Simon
Two Entangled by Dawn LeFever
Wonderland by Daniel Baig
Wunderland by Christopher DeWan