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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Official Selection for Original Pilots. This script was given a live table read at the festival.
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This film is in development and scheduled to shoot in 2021, with the Jim Henson Creature Shop attached to create creature effects, some of which are already completed. The production has raised a significant amount of initial investment, and partnered with a renowned producer/sales agent currently working on casting, pre-sales, and completion of financing. Co-writer Jeremy Dehn is attached to direct.
Beth's post-pandemic supernatural thriller THE REAPPEARANCE is currently a quarterfinalist in Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Competition, which puts it in the top 3% of submissions. Beth's psychological thriller THE TAR was a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition, placing it in the top 20% of submissions.
Steven's newest script EMPATH earned semi-finalist honors in the 2020 StoryPros International Screenplay Competition.
Larry E Coleman's screenplay SWIRL CITY, a dystopian sci-fi drama and social commentary about life after the race wars advances in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.
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One of the ISA's 'Top 25 Screenwriters in 2021', Oliver Warren, was recently commissioned to write an original pilot script for LA-based Euramco Pictures, a YA-thriller series called ICARUS SQUAD. Producer Renato Romano is keen for the series to enter production in 2021, and Oliver can't wait to see it brought to life.
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Lisa Jay has been recognised by Coverfly, and has been sent out as an endorsed writer to their industry contacts.
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Kimberly Truong was selected to be a part of a small, exclusive group of writers who are showcased on the Imagine Impact Creative Network and Marketplace.
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Kimberly Truong was a Staff Writer for the live, annual CBS Diversity Showcase. She had two sketches into the final show.
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Xavier Burgin was chosen as a finalist for the HBO Short Film Competition.
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Olde E, a script directed by Xavier Burgin was chosen as a 2020 finalist for Film Pipeline's Short Film Competition. 
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Xavier Burgin shadowed the directors on Season 6 of American Horror Story through Ryan Murphy's Half Fest Director's Program.
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Xavier Burgin, Thomas Wright, and Trey Moe were accepted into the inaugural Sundance New Voices Lab.
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Rain Story's book THE ADVENTURES OF WILLOW & OLIVER,  has been awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Middle Grade Fiction by the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (2020).
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M. Rowan Meyer's screenplay LEMONLIGHT won Best Comedy Pilot at AFF this year, and his feature DEATHLESS was a Second Rounder.
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Kimberly Truong is working with a production company to pitch her concept to various studios in the US.
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Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker/Actress Rachel Leyco closed a deal as sole writer on an upcoming undisclosed independent feature film screenplay based on a true story.
Sonali Mehta's screenplay MOTHER has been optioned by RUND FILM in Vienna.
Paige VanTassell has just been hired as an Associate Writer for Wonderstorm, the company behind the Emmy award-winning animated fantasy show, The Dragon Prince.
Michael Graf's quirky coming of age sports story, THROWING HAMMERS, was one of five screenplays selected as part of the Screenwriting Residency Program at the Bahamas International Film Festival. It's the second script for Graf to receive the honor.
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