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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. 2975 Success Stories Listed.

EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, based on a true story about the desperate fight to protect endangered black rhino from poachers in the Eastern Cape, won second place for the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay - Park City competition. Meyers, who is the inaugural winner of the Sloan Foundation grant for screenwriting in partnership with the Athena Film Festival, is developing a sizzle reel to support the screenplay and the book it is based on.
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The Athena Film Festival in partnership with the Sloan Foundation present a table read of the inaugural winner of the Sloan Foundation grant for screenwriting at the ten year anniversary of the Athena Film Festival. Tickets are free. RSVP with the following link. https://athenafilmfestival.com/film/lucky-13-reading/
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DESTINATION has received some international recognition at festivals in 2019. Here are the stats: FINALIST/WINNER - Seoul International Film Festival - Seoul, South Korea; OFFICIAL SELECTION - Wallachia Int'l Film Festival - Bucharest, Romania.
THE GUIDE has received some international recognition at festivals in 2019. Here are the stats: FINALIST - White Unicorn International Film Festival - Kolkata, India; SEMI-FINALIST - Australasia's Film Festival of Time: Ancient Futures - New Zealand; OFFICIAL SELECTION - Seoul International Film Festival - Seoul, South Korea; TOP 100 - Shoot Your Sizzle (Emerging Screenwriters) - Los Angeles.
Spirit Halloween was optioned by TURNER LATIN AMERICA/WARNER MEDIA
Eric Jeske's screenplay, Avalanche finishes in top 5 of Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, Avalanche has won the Grand Prize in Stage 32's 2019 Feature Screenwriting Contest
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, "The Devil's Footprints" has just won the grand prize award in the 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest.   
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, SAVE THE PRINCESS advanced to the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, SAVE THE PRINCESS advanced to the Semi-Finals of ScreenCraft's Sci-Fi Contest.
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, SAVE THE PRINCESS advanced to the Finals (Top 10) of Stage 32's Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest.
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Eric Jeske and Collin Watts' screenplay, ORCHID'S DAWN advanced to the Semi-Finals of ScreenCraft's Action & Thriller Contest.
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, AVALANCHE advanced to the Second Round of the 2019 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
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Eric Jeske's screenplay, AVALANCHE advanced to the Semi-Finals (Top 25) of the Page International Screenwriting Awards in the category of Thriller/Horror.
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From over 2000 scripts, FASTER THAN HORSES was selected as the runner-up to the ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition.
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Chris Mul's feature ASTRAL is now available to watch exclusively on Hulu (US) and Netflix (UK).
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Chris Mul's ASTRAL had it's world premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Best Feature and Chris Brinker Award (Debut Director).
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Andrew Hilton, aka The Screenplay Mechanic (screenplaymechanic.com) put WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S III on his annual "Lugnut List" of his 10 favorite scripts of the year. Selected Notes: "will absolutely standout in the feature world, both with its premise and the writers' unique voice." "showcases an original voice and an outside-the-box creativity that's truly rare."
Samuel Bernstein won a prize at the NY International Screenplay Awards in 2019. Amy Sullivan the ISA's Development & Outreach Manager introduced him to Omar Mortaza at Standing Bear Productions. Omar hired Samuel to write a screenplay based on an incredible true story set in the UK. This would never have happened without ISA!
Dale Winton's latest pilot about a bisexual guy secretly juggling a traditional straight life with a more hedonistic gay one is through to the final round! (Script and pitch deck available.)
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