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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Both of ISA Development Slate writer, Dale Winton's, TV comedy pilots (POSITIVE LEE & SAUSAGE 'N SUSHI) are second-rounders at Austin this year. This is straight after becoming a Finalist at this year's Page contest.
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ISA Development Slate writer, Rachel McClard is thrilled to have signed with new manager, Christian Rodriguez of AAO Entertainment.
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Success in the Table Read My Screenplay competition has been a goal for Lita for awhile, knowing the benefits and gratification of hearing one's words lifted off the page by professionals. Lita and co-writer/sister Amanda entered their pilot script, The Work, in the Park City, Austin and Genre TRMS competitions. These entries nurtured and developed the project, with feedback from each driving new rewrites. The Work did a little better each time, as a Semifinalist, Top 100 and finally Grand Prize Winner! After meeting with the ISA Development Team, and discussing their work, aspirations and future projects Lita and Amanda are thrilled and honored to have now been invited on to the ISA's Development Slate of top tier writers.
Two screenplays by Thomas Yungberberg (UNSTUCK and I BRING THE SWORD) have both placed as semifinalists in the Emerging Screenwriters Competition in the Suspense and Adventure categories respectively. The screenplays have garnered attention outside the competition as well, and are being read by interested parties. Both screenplays are available to read and are hosted on the ISA's website.
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Colin Scott and Khris Burton's staggering true story about the sole survivor of the 1902 Mount Pelée eruption on the island of Martinique is a finalist for the NY-based Orchard Project's first inaugural Adaptation Lab.
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Anderson Boyd's in-development screenplay THE TIME TRAVELER'S GALA heads to Ireland in October as part of the inaugural Connemara Writer's Retreat from Stowe Story Labs.
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The Montana Film Office has awarded BEASTS UNDISCOVERED a six-figure Big Sky Film Grant for production in the state of Montana. The film, a feature comedy based on an award-winning screenplay co-written by Jeremy Dehn and Cat Dale, received the largest Big Sky Film Grant given to any production in 2022, which helped put it on course for principal photography in summer 2023 in and near Bozeman, where Cat also teaches film production at Montana State University. Jeremy is attached to direct, and Cat attached to produce, with Jim Henson's Creature Shop attached and building creature effects, and Myriad Pictures acting as Executive Producer. Casting is underway now. For more information, visit BeastsUndiscovered.com
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ISA Development Slate writer Xavier shadowed showrunner, Jordan E. Cooper, on Season 3 of BET+ The Ms Pat Show. | Paramount Viewfinder Program
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Development Slate writer L.E. Coleman's sci-fi horror script, TALL MAN SHORT MAN, makes the Official Selection list in the International World Film Awards.
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Connected by Alberto Medina of WME, Jordan Trippeer met with produced horror director Barden R. Duemmler to dig into and strategize for her contained horror sci fi feature IN UTERO.
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Tom attended London Screenwriter's Festival in his capacity as a producer, hearing pitches form other writers, and scouting for talent.
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Deadline.com announcement August 30, 2022: ‘First Kill’s Sarah Catherine Hook To Star Opposite Zak Steiner & Greer Grammer In Khanlarian Entertainment’s Film THE GHOST TRAP, Westworld’s Steven Ogg Also Set’ https://deadline.com/2022/08/sarah-catherine-hook-steven-ogg-join-film-the-ghost-trap-1235103569/
Kathryn gives a hearty cheers her pirate adventure TV Pilot THE OCEAN'S OWN has placed as one of two scripts in the QuarterFinals of the Emerging Screenwriters Action & Adventure Competition 2022! After Cordelia discovers she is an Accursed, a mortal claimed by the Ocean and gifted with the power to manipulate water. She must flee her island home as a pirate to keep her secret or face a fate worse than death: others using her gifts for total destruction. It’s BLACK SAILS meets SHADOW AND BONE.
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Xavier shadowed director, Mary Lou Belli, on Season 2 of BET+ series, Sacrifice.
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Julia Skikavich's female-centric serialized crime drama, MISSING PIECES, has placed as a quarterfinalist in The Emerging Screenwriters Suspense Screenplay Contest. The serialized crime drama’s gritty pilot has been hailed as a "kick butt script" that's "thoughtful" and "thrilling". MISSING PIECES has repeatedly been cited as a "high stakes story that will keep the audience invested."
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Rapsodies' script HEL, THE LAST SAGA based on Mythic Games' board game, won the award for best unproduced Fantasy Script earlier this year. Competing with winners from other genres at the Indie Cinema Award in Helsinki in August, Hel, the saga won.
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ISA Development Slate writer Rowan Meyer’s drama/sci-if feature DEATHLESS was optioned by NYC based company Besties Make Movies. https://www.bestiesmakemovies.com
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Brian Schwab's horror-comedy, 'Out of the Woods,' was named an OFFICIAL SELECTION at this year's HorrOrigins Film Festival out of Tucson, Arizona. This is the second film festival for which 'Out of the Woods' was selected. The script was selected and went on to win at the Richmond Film Festival, being awarded BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY. Official nominees for the HorrOrigins Film Festival have yet to be named.
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Colin Scott and Khris Burton recently received the the largest writing grant to date for their historical thriller WITH LOVE LIKE LAVA from the Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (Martinique Film Commission) for 2022.
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ISA Development Slate writer Jordan Trippeer has been hired to co-write a sci fi action feature called MUMBAI X by producers at The Verve Circle. This comes directly after she successfully co-created a series called COMING OUT WITH THE HELP OF A TIME MACHINE with director Naman Gupta. The series' proof of concept has screened at over 40 festivals and won 11 awards so far. The Verve Circle is producing. It is currently out to talent, with Karan Soni (Deadpool, Miracle Workers) attached as the lead.
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