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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Producer Alex Azmi has hired Richard Willett to write a short screenplay with him from the producer's story.
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Following an introduction by the ISA Development Team and after reading Jordan's existential dramedy about a man slipping into alternate dimensions, Joe Wiggins of Intrigue Entertainment requested a general meeting as well as three of ISA Development Slate writer Jordan's latest projects.
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Denise A. Agnew and Marie D. Jones have sold their thriller screenplay HOUSE OF LIES to producer Peter Foldy. It is in preproduction in Oklahoma. They would like to thank manager Italia Gandolfo and agent JoAnn Carol of Gandolfo Helin and Fountain Literary Management for overseeing this process.
Kare Hawkes script WALKING ON THE WINGS OF BUTTERFLIES made the 2nd Round of the 2021 Screenplay Competition - top 20% 0f 14,600 entries!
Aaron Braxton's historical screenplay, THE PASSAGE OF SUN, about 3 brothers fighting the Convict Leasing System of railroading African American men into the prison system post Civil War has won the San Diego Movie Awards!
Announcing the eight artists selected for the 2021 Women at #Sundance | Adobe Fellowship! Created in 2020, this fellowship was formed by the Institute and @Adobe with the goal of nurturing, developing, & championing underrepresented voices. Read more here: sndnc.org/3jRpRtR Melody Cooper was named an ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to watch in 2021.
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Beasts of Prey, the first novel in a planned fantasy series, is being developed by Netflix as a feature film. Written by Ayana Gray, the story follows two Black teenagers who strike a dangerous alliance and head out on a journey to hunt down the vicious monster menacing their hometown, uncovering deadly secrets along the way. The book is due out Sept. 28 via Penguin Randomhouse. ISA Development Slate writer Melody Cooper has been tapped to adapt the screenplay. Bryan Unkeless’ Clubhouse Pictures will produce, with Scott Morgan set to executive produce. Clubhouse recently released Project Power with the streaming service as well as thriller Kate, which stars Mary-Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson
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Ted Campbell's indie thriller, new-noir HER FATAL FAMILY SECRET (aka A Dangerous Defense) premieres Friday 11/5 at 8/7c on the Lifetime Movie Network . Produced by MarVista Entertainment and Shadowboxer Films, Ted wrote and directed the feature earlier this year. Ted is a member of ISA' Development Slate and named as one of ISA's 25 Screenwriters to Watch.
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The animated tv pilot MANSPLAINO by Dava Whisenant & Steve Young has been chosen as the ISA Fast Track Fellowship Genre Winner for Animation. The female-driven satirical comedy was also chosen as a Semifinalist in the recent Austin Film Fest Screenplay Competition. MANSPLAINO was initially inspired by Dava's personal experiences on the film festival circuit with a documentary she directed, where she was frequently assumed to be the assistant of the film's star, rather than the filmmaker. Her co-writer, a former Letterman staff writer, witnessed this happening, and MANSPLAINO's main characters developed from there.
THE PECULIAR PREDICAMENTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER RATS won first place for Best Feature Screenplay in the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival (2021).
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Christian Hearn's Psychological horror THE KINDRED has been long listed for the Raindance Discovery Award at the 24th British Independent Film Awards.
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Olga Holtz has been selected to participate in the August 2021 Sidewalk Narrative Lab, a program of Stowe Story Labs, with her psychological thriller pilot DARK MATTER.
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A LABOUR OF LOVE, a feature by Olga Holtz based on a true story, was named to the Top 50 of the 2021 ISA Fast Track Fellowship XIV.
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Paul Neuman's animated screenplay FAIRY TRAIL is a quarterfinalist in the Creative Screenwriting Animation Screenplay Competition 2021.
Jerry Robbins screenplay CATCH THE BULLET has been produced by Lionsgate/Grindstone. The award winning script was directed by Michael Feifer and stars Jay Pickett, Peter Facinelli, Tom Skerritt, Gattlin Griffith, Mason McNulty, Cody Jones, Callder Griffith, Vernon Walker, Ardeshir Radpour, Rick Moffatt, Kevin McNiven and Peter Sherayko.
Julia Skikavich's darkly funny half-hour drama, HANG THE DJ, has placed as a quarter-finalist in Shore Scripts TV Pilot contest, and has advanced to consideration in the semi-finals.
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Won the Grand Jury Award at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles with SIN FRONTERA.
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John Killoran's fantasy rom-com SCHOOL NIGHTS was named to the Top 50 of the 2021 ISA Fast Track Fellowship XIV.
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Audience Award for Favorite Narrative Short at the Napa Valley Film Festival for SIN FRONTERA.
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