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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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ISA 2021 Top 25 Writer Johnny Gilligan's TV pilot REVELATIONS tops Coverfly's The Red List for 1-Hour Sci-Fi pilots. His two other Sci-Fi pilots WOKE and SAVANT follow closely in #3 and #4 spots.
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Kim Hornsby's short screenplay, CHAT, ended the year in the top ten in Short Thrillers on Coverfly's Red List for 2020 after making it to the 2nd Round of Austin Film Festival. This was the second time Hornsby has had a script on the Red List and in AFF. A 20-page script of a woman's revenge on a serial killer, CHAT is unproduced but available.
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The mission of the Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project is to identify emerging writers from United States military backgrounds and provide them with the tools and insights to nurture their passion for writing and successfully navigate the entertainment industry.
Following its selection for the Frontières international co-production market at Fantasia back in July, Stéphanie and her production partner at Frenzy Films, Sean McConville, have just secured a deal with NYC-based Visit Films ( IT FOLLOWS, PRIMER, UPSTREAM COLOR,) to finance and distribute ICE which Stéphanie will also be directing.
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WUNDERLAND, Chris DeWan's TV series set inside a VR world, has been optioned by Vancouver-based Omnifilm Entertainment
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Chris DeWan's screenplay AVALON, a "gay, teen Shape of Water," has been optioned by Awesomeness/Viacom
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THE REAL THING was an Honorable Mention: Best Original Script, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (2020) Athens, GRC.
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THE REAL THING was a Finalist, Screenwriters' Network Screenplay Competition (2020) London, GBR.
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Starting off 2021 with a bang, both of ISA Top 25 2021 Writer Johnny Gilligan's one hour Sci-Fi TV Pilot scripts REVELATIONS and WOKE made the Final Draft Big Break Top 10 1-Hour Pilot list for 2020. The overall winner will be announced in the coming weeks.
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THE VOICE OF SANTA ANITA: THE LIMITED SERIES was recently optioned by Turn Left Productions in association with Caballo Productions, after producers read the first two episodes. Officials at Santa Anita Park have agreed for filming to take place at the historic Thoroughbred horse racing track in Arcadia, California.
Dale Winton and Lindiwe Suttle Mueller-Westernhagen's latest pilot POSITIVE LEE made it to the semis for both WeScreenplay and ScreenCraft contests. They were chuffed as it's the first time they've entered our script into any competition, and both times it came just shy of making the finals. Watch this space... or rather, this script.
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A new management company recently found LUCKY 13, FREEFALL, POWDERKEG and the TV pilot for THE DARK OF NIGHT on the International Screenwriters Association website and is now in negotiations with writer Denise Meyers to represent her material. Meyers is the 2019 inaugural recipient of a Sloan Foundation Development Grant in partnership with the Athena Film Festival and Barnard College, a development grant winner through the Stowe Story Labs and winner of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.
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Ted Campbell's feature writing and directing debut A DANGEROUS DEFENSE wrapped principle photography in Los Angeles this week. The indie thriller is produced by MarVista Entertainment and Shadowboxer Films. Next up, Ted is writing and directing another thriller for MVE. As well as directing his award winning heist thriller UNDERGROUND for Film Bridge International and New York based Choice Films. Ted was named a Top Screenwriter to Watch in 2018 and is a member of ISA's Development Slate.
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Virtual Reality Short Film MAN UNDER BRIDGE (writer/director) premiere at 77th Venice Film Festival, 2020
Jason Ginsburg co-wrote, co-produced, and performed in TALES OF TINDER, a comedy web series for Playboy.
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Jason Ginsburg produced the web series ASK THE ASTRONAUT with Mike Massimino for Science Channel: https://www.sciencechannel.com/playlists/ask-the-astronaut
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Jason Ginsburg was hired to write four low-budget screenplays, for production, all set in the same fantasy world. The first two films were based on existing pages and outlines. The last two were entirely his own ideas. The first film, The Sorcerer Beast, had its opening delayed by COVID, but will release this year. It stars Corey Feldman and Star Trek's Jeffrey Combs. IMDb: http://tinyurl.com/beastfilm. The second film, The Warlock's Curse, begins production this summer. It stars Michael Madsen. IMDb: https://tinyurl.com/warlockfilm
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Don Thompson's WWII Action-Drama KALTENHOUSE wins the Best Feature Screenplay Award at the New York Film Awards (December 2020). The script has also won other top awards at the Los Angeles Film Awards (2019) and Festigious Film Festival (2020). For more info regarding Thompson you can visit www.nextpixprods.com
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Tricia Lee's comedic drama feature script GOOD CHANCE was honoured on the 2020 Black List!
David Allen of Once Upon A Dream Productions found the script LAST FLAG ON OAK ISLAND and optioned it for audio production from writer Jordan Baines. David’s credits include “Woman on the Edge” and “Another Day in Paradise,” among others. This is Jordan’s first success through InkTip, and the script is still available for film production.
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