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As part of Max Timm's ongoing solo podcast, The Craft, this week's recording discusses how to approach submitting to screenplay contests, and what you should know before doing so.Here is a little snippet from the podcast:"So...
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There is a lot to know about the film festival world, and who better to discuss the ins and outs than the festival director of HollyShorts, Daniel Sol? In this interview with the ISA's Max Timm, a deep look is given into how festivals work select their films, what it means to...
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As usual, our wine sponsor for this episode was the ever-so-tasty Steele Wines, and the helpful sponsor who gets the word out for and about us, Table Ready My Screenplay. The Table Ready My Screenplay - Park City contest is taking applications now, so hurry over to their...
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A strategy for submitting to screenplay contests with the founder of the International Screenwriters' Association, Craig James. If you plan on submitting to contests, learn from the best - the ISA! We cultivate a list of the best contests and provide access to them via our...
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The ISA's Director of Education and Outreach, Max Timm, sits down with industry friend, confidante, and Tracking Board's Director of Operations, Jorge Gonzalez.Tracking Board has a wealth of success stories that have come from their Launch Pad contests, and Jorge Gonzalez...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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In a 2017 edition of the ISA Spotlight, the ISA Development Program is highlighting six of our star writers in conversation with the co-head of the Development Program, and writing coach, Max Timm.  Get To Know Hennah: Hennah Sekandary was raised in...
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I cannot stress enough the importance of educating yourself. It seems so simple and could spawn a reaction of, "duh". Of course education is essential. You never hear a point/counterpoint or debate over whether or not education is important. We all know it is, but I...
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Like most writers, an experienced life inevitably translates to a natural and gifted storyteller. Chelsea Watkins as been pursuing the arts for most of her life - from actively chasing the dream of being a dancer at a young age, to acting and screenwriting, she has since...
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To celebrate Women's History Month, the ISA is featuring three of our rising stars and recent contest winners. Spotlighting female writers, producers, and filmmakers is happily (though slowly) becoming the norm in Hollywood and we couldn't be happier to be able to share...
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Episode #102 Interview With Screenwriter Jared Frieder Jared talks about his screenplay, Three Months, and the various contests that he won with it and how his Black List table read came about.
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With her script Mouth, Kimi won the Grand Prize at the prestigious 2015 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition. MOUTH explores the notion that in a sense, all relationships are somewhat transactional. The title is derived from Sam Shepard and Patti Smith’s...
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As an actress, she recently recurred as Trixie in season 3 of FX's Emmy-winning show Justified. She works frequently in independent film, and projects she's appeared in have screened at dozens of festivals, including Tribeca, AFI, New York International Film...
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One of two chosen writers of the ISA’s inaugural Fast Track Mentorship Program, Martin was a professor of law at UC Hastings College and professor of psychiatry at UC Medical Center, and the Langley Porter Institute. As a career forensic psychiatrist he has...
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The ISA’s inaugural Fast Track Mentorship Program chose two writers to participate in meetings with six industry executives, Melissa Birks was one of the writers chosen with her project, Uncaged – a thriller set in the 19th century and touted as a light...
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Mark Robertson trained as an actor at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, after which he appeared in numerous stage plays and London West End musicals. Since turning to writing full time, Mark has become a prolific writer on various UK television...
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Despite Lucy’s young age, she has been lucky enough to learn directly from the “big ones” such as, Syd Field, Robert McKee, Linda Seger, Michael Hauge, and John Truby. As well as from the Mexican Academy Award nominee, Guillermo Arriaga, and was Paula...
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A Harvard grad, Derek Asaff pursued a general business degree in college but quickly realized that writing and literature was his real passion. Eventually gravitating toward the screenwriting realm, Derek focused nearly all of his time on educating himself on the...
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Edward Klau is from Miami and has lived in Los Angeles since 2000. When not working as a producer in reality television, he has written twenty six screenplays including Brights, the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest, Park City....
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Learn the writing strategies to get your script ready to win the big contests, and learn how to use these contest wins to advance your writing career. Screenwriter and script consultant, Mark Stasenko, will enlighten us on the ins and outs of the screenwriting contest...
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