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ISA Development Slate writer Denise Meyers screenplay FREEFALL has advanced to the ISA Fast Fellowship Top 50 and HOMEFRONT, a TV pilot set in World War Two (co-written with Todd Tavolazzi) is currently a WeScreenplay Pilot Quarterfinalist.
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The feature screenplay iCON by A. J. Bermudez, an ISA Development Slate writer, has been announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 PAGE Awards. In this cryptocurrency-centric revenge epic, a brilliant but disgraced programmer turns the tables on her former mentor, the egomaniacal billionaire who stole her code and destroyed her career. The script is currently available.
A NATIVE LAND, a crime thriller by Caitlin McCarthy, has reached the finals of the Mystic Film Festival's Screenplay Competition (winner TBA on October 24). This is on the heels of McCarthy's scientific drama WONDER DRUG heading towards production with Rhino Films, producer Stephen Nemeth, and Oscar-nominated director Matia Karrell.
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ISA Development Slate writer Larry E. Coleman's LITTLE BOYS, a drama dealing with childhood male sexual abuse, finished in the top 15% of the 2019 Nicholl Fellowship. The script, previously titled White River, also placed in the top 20% of the Nicholl in 2016. It was put away and submitted again after a rewrite and title change and moved further in the competition.
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The TV pilot about a bisexual guy juggling a secret straight/gay life has received some noteworthy award placements recently: second-rounder in the Austin Festival, and semifinalist in the ISA Genre-Busting Comedy contest.
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SHEDDING, a narrative fantasy feature about a cat that becomes human, is now available to stream on Amazon prime and across most VOD platforms. Erin produced this indie gem which was directed by Jake Thomas.
BUT FIRST took a first place prize at Cinequest. The experimentally drawn narrative about life before and after a morning cup of coffee won the music video category. The film was directed and co-conceived by Erin Brown Thomas and made through San Francisco Dance Film Festival's CoLabratory workshop with the National Center for Choreography at Akron University.
Timothy's pilot GOING AWAY PARTY was selected as a quarter finalist and has moved onto the semi-finalist round. Announcements on 10/30/21.
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Stephen Foster's dramedy screenplay was optioned by Yarn Spinner Entertainment in Canada. Kylie Garcelon set to direct and produce.
A J Thibault's screenplay HAL, THE SPUD KING OF JAPAN was crowned the WINNER in the third season of the ROYAL SOCIETY OF TELEVISION & MOTION PICTURE AWARDS. The full list of selected projects of the RSTMPA August'21 season is published on their website. This list is being shared with their social networks and sent to their mailing list of professionals from the film industry across the world and to international partners as well.
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The biographical pilot HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS by Jayson Crittenden is chosen as a "Top 50" finalist in ISA'S Fast Track Fellowship.
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Lee A Taylor's zombie western script - DEAD GULCH - was optioned in August 2021 by North40films. The plan is to get it turned into a movie in 2022.
ISA Development's Slate writer Ted Campbell's contained, thriller BLUE MOTEL has won 2nd Place in the Vail Film Festivals Screenplay Competition.
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ISA Development Slate writer Larry E. Coleman's adult animated comedy, THE MAGNIFICENT HARRY FLY, takes home the Golden Feature Award in the 2021 Script Summit Screenplay Competition.
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The write-for-hire screenplay David, an ISA Development Slate writer wrote in 2020, based on the challenge of writing a thriller involving diamonds set in both India and Belgium, has an Indian production company attached and is now casting its lead female.
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Less than six months after making his first animated short, EUREKA! and having it accepted at Ottawa International Film Festival, author David Creighton is ready to take the next step. Thanks to opportunities at OIAF, David was able to secure meetings with four major North American animation producers. David used the opportunity to pitch this series, Undying, to reps also attending the festival. Two of them have requested a pilot script to discuss further.
The 28th Annual Austin Film Festival advances Parannoyance in the Produced Digital Series Competition. If selected, the pilot will premiere during the month of October 2021. Follow the paranormal dark comedy online @Parannoyance https://linktr.ee/parannoyance
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American paranormal dark comedy mini-series PARANNOYANCE moved to the finals at the Paris International Short Film Festival. The project is being considered for a Best TV Pilot Award and will screen in August 2022 if selected. The series was created/written/produced by award-winning writer Bernadett Belinda York and stand-up comedian Kim Lupe-Smith.
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Just days after completing a new horror script - HELLBOX - Travis managed to find a home for this new contained, found footage project. He optioned it to Gino Alfonso of Ginome Films. Pitching to investors has already begun as well as talks about who would be great for the lead.
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Heather Ostrove's genre-bending adventure/horror RAVEN WINTERS AND THE SPIRIT VORTEX won Best Feature Script at the 2021 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. As part of winning, a full table read of the script will be organized, promoted and filmed!
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