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ISA Verified Pro Seeking Diverse Experimental Crime/Drama Features

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ISA Verified Pro seeking diverse experimental crime/drama features with mass audience appeal. They are looking for a strong hook that would favor diverse casting. Budget $5-20MM.

Experimental storytelling devices are becoming more prevalent such as time travel, time loops, fairytale/biblical characters in a contemporary setting, the multi-verse or even a magical wish coming true. The producer is keen to see stories that take one of these devices and apply them to traditional crime/drama genres.

The producer is seeking features that are tonally or stylistically like the following comps - Snowfall, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sons Of Anarchy, Gangs of London, Mr. Robot.

All unique and original voices welcome to apply! We support diversity across voices and creators, so we strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and female writers to submit. Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be English language. Please submit Logline, Synopsis, and Script.

When applying please write in the NOTE section (but not required):
- List of significant award wins (or add your profile link)
- Your country of origin (if not based in US)

This gig is posted on behalf of an ISA Verified Industry Pro

NOTE: An “ISA Verified Industry Pro” is a respected industry professional/company with the means to fund projects that suit their mandate. They wish to remain private and have entrusted the ISA to vet content to send to them. We will disclose their contact information to you when your script has passed the first round and is requested by them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please provide a brief logline of no more than two sentences. Your logline will be the first element our team will use to evaluate your submission. This is your calling card for your script, is it doing its job?

1. What is the central crisis driving the narrative, particularly in the second act?
2. Who is your main character and what is their emotional arc?
3. What is the general setting or tone of the piece?

If you are struggling to encapsulate these elements of your concept, then we recommend submitting your project for a logline review. Please also read this article and watch this video, then edit your logline. We encourage you to keep trying new versions of your loglines until you get more attention from producers. Loglines are that important!

Submit By: Jul 18, 2021