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After reading a couple of Gabe Berry's scripts, Moe Najati with Stalker Films, hired him to write a short dark drama he was interested in pursuing. The film has been produced and is currently being submitted to festivals.
LaTaveya Vault's pitch was chosen from the several hundred submitted to the ISA. LaTaveya was able to virtually pitch her script to industry professionals and gain valuable insight and advice that will be extremely helpful on her pitch journey. She said, "This experience was one of my most memorable, I learned so much."
ISA Development Slate writer Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid's script ON THE LAST DAY is a 2022 semi-finalist in the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest and a top 15 Finalist in the 2022 Short Scripts Film Fund Contest (pending further advancement).
Following the spec script's placement in last year's Genre Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition announces WILD DATURA amongst its 2022 winning finalists. The project continues its momentum in the Western and Drama categories and is honored to be recognized by this esteemed contest for a second time.
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Kirk Young's UNTITLED OCEAN TELEPORTER PROJECT placed as a top 10 finalist in the horror/thriller genre for Emerging Screenwriters.
After receiving an Honorable Mention in ISA'S Diversity Initiative for Kaiju Stepson, Minda Wei has signed with ISA's Development Slate!
After winning a contest with her screenplay THE BODY OF CHRIS a judge from that contest hired Erin to adapt a book into a feature which will be getting a theatrical release.
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Development Slate writer Marcus Stricklin's short film script "99" was recently selected as one of the 15 Finalists for the 2022 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund.
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Development Slate writer David Keith Miller has been hired by Creative Tank to write a thriller based on their treatment.
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A throwback to the days of the X Files and FRINGE, Larry E. Coleman's sci-fi tv pilot, PEMBROOK, joins the Official Selection list in this year's Script Summit Screenplay Competition.
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Andres Pearson's script THE DEAD CHIP SYNDICATE has been selected for the screenwriter showcase at Pinewood Studios, England, in July 2022.
LITTLE BOYS, a character-driven drama written by Development Slate writer, Larry E. Coleman, advances to the quarterfinal round in the Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition.
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Kaiju Stepson gained momentum on Twitter as Minda moved from Austin to LA (featured on Tze Chun and David H. Steinberg's pages). Mitchell Bendersky of Gramercy Park Entertainment reached out to Minda and set up a general at Fox Animation with development exec Jazmine Hill.
Chris Courtney Martin will be releasing a short collection of 30 poems and 2 personal essays, titled "THE BOOK OF I.P. (Idle Poems)" with independent publisher Alien Buddha Press. The collection is described as "ironic in concept, sincere in content"-- with each individual work representing a screen story Martin hopes to see produced. The book will be available for purchase on Amazon on June 16th, 2022.
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L J Sellers script KAREN THE SPY placed as a top 10 finalist in the comedy genre for Emerging Screenwriters.
Kristi Barnett's screenplay 39 DAYS was purchased by Libertine Pictures. The script has been re-named THE RAFT and is currently in development with other writers. A feature film about a woman stranded in a life raft with her mutating boyfriend, sold to Libertine Pictures with Neil Cross as Executive Producer/Co-Writer.
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Sandra Bucy's screenplay DEADLY PROMISES produced by Tolian Productions, won 98 festival awards from 2020 to 2021. It is distributed by Green Apple Entertainment, and can be viewed on Amazon Prime, Tubi and U.K. based Reel Women's Network. Story by Thomas Crouser Jr., and Julian Crouser.
LES PETITES GARCES places as a Top 10 Finalist in the horror genre category out of 3,000 submissions.
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