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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Writer/Director Dan Bronzite has just produced and directed his third short film ALL THAT GLITTERS — an ambitious drama fantasy telling a story of domestic violence over two timelines, starring Sophia Myles and Alec Newman and filmed in London during the COVID pandemic.
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Recognized as one of Hollywood’s top new writers, Tricia Lee has been named on the CAPE List (BlackList), Young &Hungry List, Athena List, Red List and BitchList.  MOTHER-DAUGHTER, her feature script, is a semifinalist in The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, grand prize winner Francis Ford Coppola's ZoetropeScreenplay Competition, top 14 finalist Universal Studios Writer's Program, winner Cinequest Best Feature Screenplay, winner WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Features, and selected for the prestigious ProducersGuild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop. 
The 2020 SoCal Film Awards recently named JANUARY 14TH Best Short Film for Season 11. Several awards were announced in various categories. The festival has screened more than 1,000 movies over the years, helping to give indie creators exposure on the big screen. Some of the more recognizable faces included David Morse and John C. McGinley in the short film, A.W.O.L. Tom Hanks was part of a documentary entitled Why Shakespeare? And Danny Trejo was the subject for a documentary about his life called Champion. The festival even served as the world premiere for All’s Faire in Love with Ann-Margret, Christina Ricci and Matthew Lillard.
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Ted Campbell's contained supernatural triller DEVIL WINDS was named as a Semi-Finalist in Stage32's Microbudget Horror Competition.
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Sam Thompson has officially signed a shopping agreement with producer James Smith (DRIVE, ENDERS GAME, MAN ON A TRAIN) for my script BLOOD SUGAR, after months of development.
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Award-winning screenplay FASTER THAN HORSES has been picked up by Film Seekers International, who will handle international sales for the film across all markets.
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From January to July of this year (2020), Jeff York was hired to help executive producers David Cormican and Dwayne Hill develop four different television series. Their production company is now in the process of pitching those shows to various networks and platforms in North America and internationally as well.
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The Mul Brothers screenplay, FASTER THAN HORSES, was officially selected for the Stowe Story Labs writing retreat (2020).
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The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), created by the AICP and the Directors Guild of America to bring women and other under-represented directors into commercials and marketing communications, has announced the five Fellows and 15 Finalists for the program’s 2021 cycle. They were chosen from a group of over 400 applicants, all of whom started their directing careers in other media--documentaries, dramatic shorts, music videos, among other formats. https://www.shootonline.com/news/commercial-directors-diversity-program-sets-lineup-5-fellows-15-finalists
Ted Campbell's thriller HARM'S WAY has placed as a Second Rounder in the Launch Pad Feature Competition 2020-2021.
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Melody Cooper has been hired to write an episode for 2020 The Insider on Twitch Channel, produced by Greg Grunberg and Diego Cantu, directed by Brad Savage and starring Wayne Brady, Jack Coleman, Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley.
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Hired to work on the second season of this horror anthology show. Melody wrote two of the 10 episodes.
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Melody Cooper was hired on season 22 on longest-running show of all time.
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Melody Cooper was selected for Sundance Episodic Lab's new Idea to Pilot program to develop a new pilot for a series, which will take place virtually over a period of 5 months and then in person in 2021.
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Starring two-time Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour in the lead role of Ruby, and two-time Silver Logie winner Jacqueline McKenzie as her daughter Sharon. RUBY'S CHOICE is a heartfelt and inspiring feature that was shot in Sydney during 2020. It also includes: Stephen Hunter (Hobbit) and Coco Jack Gillies (Maya the Bee).
Appropriately, WAITRESS #2 is now #2 on the Red List for Action Movies. This comes after a Coverfly exec recommended it, saying, "This is an action-packed script with the outrageous comedic sensibility...that takes the tradition of the over-masculine and egotistical male hero and turns it on its head."
REVOLUTION celebrated a successful festival run with an online table read featuring professional actors from the New York and Boston areas. Recently nominated for Best Short Screenplay at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, REVOLUTION follows Abigail Adams and James Somerset through a re-imaging of the events leading up to, and including, the American Revolution as they force the nation's founders to confront slavery and deliver life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all.
Robert Tobin's LOVE ON THE ADRIATIC has been optioned by Can It Productions.
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Robert Tobin's MAKING GONE has been optioned by CDR Productions.
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CHASING SPIELBERG was optioned by Closer Apart Productions, they have created a complete package, including trailer, in preparation for going out to the film industry with it.
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