ISA SPOTLIGHT

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. 3926 Success Stories Listed.

ISA Development Slate writer and Screenwriter to Watch in 2021 Ailko Hilkinger has secured a Manager, she says 'One of my main goals of 2022 was to sign with a manager, and as of this week, I am officially represented by Alison Mann at Fourth Wall Management. It's still a strange thing to hear myself say, but I am incredibly grateful, excited, and pumped to start this amazing partnership and continue to grow, learn, and expand my career.'
PARANORMAL RESCUE, a dark comedy screenplay by Veronica R. Tabares, is an official selection of the Die Laughing film festival.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Adam Patcher's thriller BLACK BAGS, which was optioned through an ISA listing, filmed in May 2021. Starring Laura Vandervoort and Olesya Rulin, directed by Josh Brandon, and also written by Angela Bourassa, it is currently finishing post-production and represented by sales agent Artist View Entertainment. More news soon!
Don Thompson's screenplay adaptation of David Dessauer's book 'Harper Lee and Me' has been nominated for Best Feature Screenplay at the Pop Con Indiana 2022! Thank you Pop Con! More info about the conference is here: https://popcon.us/ The script was developed on assignment through an opportunity posted by the ISA.
More SuccessDown Aroow
CITIZEN DETECTIVE, a one-hour true-crime pilot by Hillary Stringer and Matthew Davis, was selected as the PNW category winner at the 2022 SIFF Bigfoot Script Challenge.
This feature screenplay, based on the life of Mary Harris Jones, who took on the moniker Mother Jones as a labor organizer, was selected in mid-April 2022 as Best Feature Screenplay in the History/Period Piece Category in WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival. Just a few weeks later a fledgling film festival based in London - the Crown International Film Festival - selected this screenplay as Best Screenplay in Crown's IFF Monthly Screenplay Competition.
Rebekah McKendry's cosmic horror film, GLORIOUS will have its world premiere this summer at Montreal's genre-bending Fantasia Festival. The film stars Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Creepshow). Goldberg (Stay Out of the Attic) produced alongside AMP International, Christian Armogida and Fallback Plan Productions. The film will be released exclusively on Shudder on August 18th.
More SuccessDown Aroow
LONDONAUTS Semifinalist, Creative Screenwriting Animation Competition 2021
More SuccessDown Aroow
THE PASSAGE OF THE SUN, Aaron Braxton's historical drama about 3 brothers fighting the Convict Leasing System of railroading African American men into the the Alabama Prison System in order to continue slave labor post-Civil War, has placed SECOND in the 100 Screenplays Screenwriting Competition. "This screenplay is bigger than me. It warms my heart that it is doing so well!" said Braxton on his placement.
More SuccessDown Aroow
TRUE STORY OF THE PERFECT 36, time travel screenplay inspired by an actual historical event written by Veronica R. Tabares, is an official selection for the LA Independent Women Film Awards.
More SuccessDown Aroow
In Spring 2022, MAESTRA was awarded Best Feature Screenplay at the Paris International Film Festival! It also continues to remain in the Top 1% of all projects listed on The Red List.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Phillip E Hardy's Horror/ Thriller feature script PURGATORY STATION has been signed on a one-year option deal with an actor/director who recently appeared in the Netflix series Inventing Anna.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Todd Foley and his writing partner have recently signed a shopping agreement with Creative Screenwriter Productions, LLC for their thriller/horror script CABIN CLEANSE. The script was found through an ISA Writing gig.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Anderson Boyd's crime saga THE LEASE OF NATURE was a recent second rounder in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship as well as a Semi Finalist in the Action & Adventure Plus Genre Busting Competition!
More SuccessDown Aroow
SPENCER, 1928, an exciting family-friendly fantasy feature by Veronica R. Tabares, was named quarter finalist in the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay competition.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Todd Foley is represented by Doreen Holmes at Integral Artists.
More SuccessDown Aroow
Linda Jane Butler was Nominated ( one of 5 scripts) in the 'Best Shorter Film, TV Pilot or Play Script' category with GRAND THEFT POST-MORTEM.