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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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LUANA becomes a FINALIST in another festival

The prequel to Danielle R. Erlich's multi-award-winning LEGACY entitled LUANA has been chosen as a FINALIST in another film festivals. It was chosen as a finalist in The Screenplay Festival's action-adventure category! The winners are TBD. LUANA seems it is following in LEGACY's"footsteps!
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Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 24th Win

THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Action Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film Awards (Sept 2018). That takes it to 24 wins, 4 seconds, 10 honorable mentions and 27 other official selections. The screenplay is optioned in a mid-six figure deal thanks to Max Timm at the ISA.

Danielle R Erlich's prequel becomes a FINALIST in two more festivals

The prequel to Danielle R. Erlich's LEGACY, entitled LUANA, has become a finalist in not just The South Carolina Underground Film Festival, but also in the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema - Milan!
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Steven Prowse’s THE CONCERT Notches Up 4th Win

THE CONCERT won Best Screenplay (Family) at the World Series Of Screenwriting. Synopsis - A group of kids try to prove their grandfathers' innocence of the largest theft of artwork in history.This is a family movie that focuses on family bonds and friendship and the sacrifices people are willing to make to preserve and protect them.  The story is inspired by true events - the theft of USD 500m of artwork from the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 which remains unrecovered to this day. One painting alone, Vermeer's The Concert, is currently worth over USD 200m.

JUNGLEBALL named a Quarter-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest

Steve Dini's script JUNGLEBALL was just named a Quarter finalist in the Final Draft Big Break competition. Previous high placements include a Finalist in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, a Quarter Finalist in The LA Screencraft Contest, a Semi-finalist in the Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood and an Award Winner in the New York International Screenplay Competition.
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LUANA continues to impress

The prequel to Danielle R. Erlich's LEGACY entitled LUANA was just chosen as one of the ten finalists in The Stage 32 Sci-fi/Fantasy Screenplay Contest!! The winner is still TBD.
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My script 'Fool' is currently a Final Draft Big Break Quarter-Final.

Neil Maclennan's script FOOL is currently a Final Draft Big Break Quarter-Finalist, and won the Scriptshadow 'Amateur Friday' competition, receiving great feedback: "FOOL combines two worlds you rarely see in comedy scripts these days. It gets the funny right AND it has something to say." 

THE CAREGIVER - Final Draft Big Break Quarter Finals!

Good news! Jason Goldberg's LGBTQ horror love story, inspired by Kafka and Cronenberg, which also placed in ISA Fast Track Top 50, just made the Final Draft Big Break quarter finals!

LUANA becomes a semi-finalist in two more festivals

Danielle Erlich's prequel to the award-winning LEGACY entitled LUANA has garnered two more semi-finalist placements with the winner still to be determined. One of them being at The Other Worlds Austin Sci-fi Film Festival, and the other at The Screenplay Festival.
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WHERE THE MEN ARE Wins Creative World Awards (CWA) Best Comedy Script

The ISA's Development Slate writer Wendy Wilkins, won the Creative World Awards Best Comedy Script with her screenplay WHERE THE MEN ARE. This is one of the many accolades Wendy has garnered for her work.
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Monaco International Film Festival - Angel Awards - Awarded.

Tina Czamota's two screenplays: COUNTRY INN, and DEAD & BREAKFAST, made Official Selection in the Monaco International Film Festival in 2017.
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Giancarlo Fusi's VIOLETTE HAYES Advances to Finals in Two Film Festivals

Supernatural short script VIOLETTE HAYES: A True Story was a finalist at L.A.'s Moving Parts Film Festival on September 15th and is a finalist in San Antonio's Creeper Film Fest's Screamplay Competition on October 6th. This is Giancarlo's second year selected to both festivals.
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LEGACY & LUANA continue to impress

Danielle R Erlich's LEGACY and its prequel LUANA were both chosen as semi-finalists in the Stage 32 Sci-fi/Fantasy Screenplay Contest.
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Danielle R Erlich's LEGACY garners another honor

Danielle R Erlich's LEGACY came in as a Top Finalist at The Burbank International Film Festival.
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Danielle R Erlich's prequel LUANA has garnered another honor

Danielle R. Erlich's LUANA which is a prequel to her multi-award-winning LEGACY has come in as a Top Finalist at FilmQuest. Watch out for Scorpius Magazine at The Sundance Film Festival where she was chosen to be featured in the Sundance issue of their magazine!
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Danielle R Erlich's prequel LUANA nominated for two more awards

The prequel to Danielle R Erlich's LEGACY SAGA entitled LUANA has been nominated for best overall screenplay, as well as Most Stirring Character at The Oaxaca Film Festival. Oaxaca is ranked as one of The Top 50 Film Festivals on the planet according to MovieMaker Magazine. This is Danielle R Erlich's 33 nomination and 43 selection for her fantasy saga.
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Giancarlo Fusi's FIRST OF APRIL performed at the New Normal Reading Series

FIRST OF APRIL, winner of Best Dark Comedy at both the Veer West Screenplay Festival and Oregon Scream Week, had at successful performance in front of a packed house at Sal's Comedy Hole in Hollywood on July 31st as a featured script of the New Normal Reading Series presented by the Latino Filmmakers Network and sponsored by The Black List and Final Draft.
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DEPUTY DOUGLAS in production.

Duncan Putney's short screenplay, DEPUTY DOUGLAS, has gone into production in Los Angeles with director/DP Eris Zhao under the new title, THE YULE DOLL
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Julia Skikavich's SURVIVORS: B.S. an Austin Film Festival second-rounder

Julia Skikavich's darkly funny, one-hour drama SURVIVORS: B.S. has placed as a second-rounder in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. The pilot has been hailed for its women-centric approach in tackling intractable social issues, centered around wholly relevant discussions tied to sexism, rape culture, the #MeToo movement, and the harsh realities of dealing with a serious medical issue and disability as a young, struggling professional.
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Quarterfinalist in the 2018 WeScreenplay TV Competition

Josh Sorokach's Pilot ROCK BOTTOM is a current quarter-finalist in the The 2018 WeScreenplay TV Competition.
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