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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

These are the top success stories listed by ISAConnect Members. If you're an industry pro and interested in viewing the work of these emerging writers, please request Industry Pro status.

Danielle Erlich LEGACY'S prequel LUANA making waves

As of now LUANA, Danielle Erlich's prequel to the multi-award-winning screenplay LEGACY has been selected 10 times, nominated 6 times, and won 1 award. Logline: After her parents are murdered, the last dragon whisperer — a 16 yr old grieving teenager named Luana — goes on an epic quest to avenge their deaths and rescue her village from blood-thirsty banshees.
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Danielle R. Erlich's fantasy saga entitled LEGACY multiple honors

As of now, the first installment in Danielle R. Erlich's LEGACY SAGA has won 14 awards, and 27 total nominations. Logline: When a bullied teenager seeks refuge by an Irish castle, he travels to a magical world where his father is king. But the king is missing, and it's up to the son he abandoned to rescue him
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True crime drama COWBOY BOB receives Honorable Mention in LaunchPad Feature

Melissa Emery's screenplay COWBOY BOB, was honored by LaunchPad. The story is set in Texas in the 1990s, when a single and lonely middle-aged woman robs banks dressed like an old male cowboy, at first to pay off crippling medical debts, but then to fulfill her yearning for adventure (based on a true story)
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Ted Campbell's UNDERGROUND Stowe Story Labs' Final Draft Fellowship

Ted Campbell's crime thriller UNDERGROUND has been awarded an Honorable Mention for Stowe Story Labs' first Final Draft Fellowship. 
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Phil Parker Hired to Write WWII Action/Drama Script

Phil Parker's screenwriting career took a big step up this week when he was hired by Toil Films to write a WWII action/drama script with a very timely theme. Toil Films has had previous projects at the Cannes, SXSW, Sundance and New York Film Festivals and is currently producing a major project about Martin Luther King, Jr. with some Hollywood heavyweights attached. This marks Phil's second major script contract for this year, proving once again why he earned a coveted spot on ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018 List.
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BEFORE DISHONOR Optioned, and Hired for a new writing gig.

Travis' award winning short script BEFORE DISHONOR has been optioned by award winning director-producer Lorenzo Albertini who then also hired Travis to do a full re-write of his existing short project already in pre-production.
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Casey Laing takes Best Sceenplay in Two Categories At Indie Gathering!

CHASE & THE PANDA has been honored with Best Screenplay for a Web-Series, while FIRST DATE has taken Best Screenplay in the category of Comedy-short at The Indie Gathering Film Festival in 2018.
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GET MARRIED OR DIE Distributed by 108 Media

Robert Tobin's feature film script STOREFRONT was produced in 2017 as GET MARRIED OR DIE and distributed world-wide by 108 Media.

Horror Screenplay Success For THE CARGIVER

Jason Goldberg's Horror Feature THE CAREGIVER -secures a shopping agreement with a top Horror Production Company. THE CAREGIVER was in the top 20% Nicholl Fellowship, also quarter finalist in ScreenCraft Horror Competition, and quarter finalist with Scriptapalooza Fellowship!  Goldberg is waiting to see if it moves further with Screencraft and Scriptapalooza! Another of his scripts 700 FEET is also a quarter finalist in ScreenCraft's Horror Competition, and he waiting to see if it made semi finalist in the next round.

Votiv Films to Shop IRON MAIDEN

Travis Opgenorth's female-driven WWII actioner IRON MAIDEN will be taken out by Votiv Films to prospective financing and production partners. Justin Lothrop, Votiv Films' Head of Development, became interested in IRON MAIDEN after reading Travis' award-winning action-thriller THE POACHER through the ISA Development Program. This is Travis' second feature shopping agreement. In 2016 Travis' action-thriller RANGER CREED was shopped by producer David Harris (Security). Travis also recently finished a writing assignment for Sixth Sense Productions (THE FIRST GRADER), scripting a dramatic thriller inspired by true events. #stillnotrepped
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CHASING THE LEMON makes Semi-Finals in Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood

Mary Goldman's comedy feature CHASING THE LEMON progressed to the Semi-Finals in Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood, where the winning writer gets a live table read, and the chance to attend the Hollywood Pitch Fest.
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UNHOLY TOLEDO makes Quarter-Finals in Page International

UNHOLY TOLEDO, a period crime drama by Mary Goldman & Tim House makes Quarter-Finals of the Page International Screenply Competition. Set in Prohibition Era Toledo, Ohio,UNHOLY TOLEDO tells a story of friendship, determination and adventure as our two main protagonists, Louie and Tuffy, come up against the infamous gangster, Yonnie Licavoli and the Purple Gang. It was inspired by our grandfather's life as a slot machine runner in Toledo.
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PIGJUICE Takes Best Screenplay At LAFA

Casey Laing`s family screenplay, PIGJUICE continues to impress as it takes Best Feature Screenplay at The Los Angeles Film Awards!
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Andy Byrne's DISCONN wins 2nd place Table Read My Screenplay- London!

Andy is also a 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellow for Disconn which is currently gaining industry interest. DISCONN is a low-key, social sci-fi following the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product - Neura - to manage and medicate their lives. Her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this utopia. Ultimately, her desire to disconnect may destroy precisely what she'd sought all along...  
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Geoffrey D. Calhoun listed as one of the top 100 Indie Screenwriters

Geoffrey D. Calhoun was listed in the 2017 Top 100 Indie Screenwriters by Del Weston, the Director of the Action on Film International Film Fest.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/top-100-indie-writers-in-world/id1198087251?ls=1&mt=11
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Sci-fi feature DISCONN is a PAGE 2016 Semi-Finalist

DISCONN follows up the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship win and 2nd place at Table Read My Screenplay - London with a semi-finalist spot in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. The placing puts DISCONN in PAGE's Top 25 Science Fiction features.  
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Geoffrey D. Calhoun Places in Scriptapalooza

Geoffrey Calhoun placed as a quarterfinalist in 2014 Scriptapalooza "Silver Dollar"
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Christopher Blackwell's 'Double Vengeance' a finalist in LAMA

New thriller is a finalist in the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2016. 'Double Vengeance' won an Honorable Mention.
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Christopher Blackwell's 'Double Vengeance' - quarterfinalist in Stage 32

Christopher Blackwell's 'Double Vengeance' is a quarterfinalist in Stage 32 Happy Writer's feature contest.
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Christopher Blackwell's 'Double Vengeance', quarterfinalist in Page Awards

An eartly draft of Christopher Blackwell's 'Double Vengeance' placed in the top 10 percent in the prestigous 2016 Page Awards.
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