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FSS Ep 10 - Jon Ronson & Being Tailed by a Secret Society

Jon Ronson has lived a life more exciting than one you'd think a writer could live.  He gotten up close and personal with the likes of self-appointed superheroes, countless psychopaths (both in prison and in the boardroom) Nazis, Islamic Extremists, and even the Insane Clown Posse.  He and a young Alex....

What is ISA Connect, with ISA Founder Craig James

Ever wonder what you get from the ISA's Connect membership? Take 10 minutes and join Craig James in all of the details and unique benefits that come from the ISA's inexpensive, $10/month upgraded membership - benefits that Basic members do not receive. Here's your chance to get to know all about what yo....

Chelsea Winstanley - Oscar Nominated Producer of JOJO RABBIT

Life with Caca - by Carolina Groppa In this week’s chat, we discuss putting yourself first, self care, and the importance of letting creative ideas run their course. Case in point, JOJO RABBIT was a long labor of love that started in 2011. ....

Interview with Writer/Producer, Jon Adler, His True-Story Horror Feature

SYS Episode 323This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Jon Adler. Jon Adler co-wrote and produced the Thriller Dead Sound (2018) which is based on a horrific true story he and his friends endured. He goes into detail about the real events and how they made that vision into a movie. ....

ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUBMIT OPENS: At 2pm PDT on May 13th after A Class On Pitching with Sheila Hanahan TaylorCLOSES: Deadline Extended Through Midnight PDT on Sunday, May 17th Are you ready to pitch your script to a panel of industry professionals? Here's your opportunity! Submit your 90 second videos to be considered to pitch live....

Dallas International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

The 14th annual Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, is the largest in North Texas, committed to providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television, screenwriting and digital media.Through the 2020 Broaden Your Horizons screenwriting competition, presented....

Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition (Action, Horror, Mystery)

New Season - Compete in Your Own Genre!Entries Accepted in These Genres: Have a DRAMA, COMEDY, or HISTORICAL/BIOPIC script? Enter those here.For a Limited Time - Add an ISA Development Evaluation for Only $99 _____________________6 Genre Winners will receive $1000 cash each and one will be selected as the Table Read Grand Prize Winner for a ....

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

GRAND PRIZE WINNING EMERGING SCREENWRITERReceives CASHSTORY SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIPSCRIPT READS BY INDUSTRY REPS Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career.The new season of the Emerging ....

The ISA Is Here For You - A Reminder from Craig James

In these strange and difficult times, it's important to be reminded that you are not alone. The ISA is a community of writers and creatives who are all focused on one thing - to create. In spite of how the world is changed in such a short time, creation won't stop - it can't stop. And it is your responsibility as a creative creator to continue....

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to discover and support the most original and innovative screenplays from emerging and established screenwriters from around the world.Credits of our screenplay competition readers/judges include: -script reader previously for Warner Brothers, assisted in creative development at New Line Ci....