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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Christian Lybrook's 1950s thriller feature script DEAD DON'T SPEAK has been optioned by producer Noah Lang ("The Climb") with the Witchcraft Motion Picture Company. The script, about an obsessive deputy’s investigation into a history of abducted girls in a small ranching town is slated to bring production in the summer of 2021 with Canadian director Justin Oakey ("Fire in a Cold Season") on board to direct.
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Written well before the pandemic and the George Floyd murder, SWIRL CITY is a dystopian sci-fi script about the catastrophic race wars which came on the heels of protest and how an interracial couple with the help of an AI helped saved humanity.
But this one goes to 11... THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY LYNCH was recently selected as a Unique Voices Screenplay Competition Semi Finalist which gives the Robert Rossetti working class romantic comedy a total of 11 contest placements!
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Megan's short quarantine film, JENNY has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 International Quarantine Film Festival
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Selected to be in Women in Film's Mentorship Program in the Transitioning From Career to Creative Circle
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Fang, was a runner up in the Burning Love Screen Play Contest.
The clever and deliciously dark dramedy UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES has advanced to the semirfinals round of the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. "Undoubtedly, this is an honor, given the high caliber of screenplays in the competition," says screenwriter Dominic H. White. "The story is getting traction in top tier competitions, I believe, because it confronts the challenges of today's society in an accessible, profound, and humorous way."
After Datura Studios read Cannabiz, thanks to the ISA, they hired Shane to write a biopic feature about one of Houston's first African-American millionaires. This marks Shane's first official PAID job for a feature as a screenwriter. She started it at the beginning of the pandemic and is currently working on revisions with the intention of moving into development soon! THANKS ISA for the recommendation.
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Thanks to Felicity and the ISA, Shane has also made a great connection with Double Eye Studios. They have officially hired Shane to come on board as a writer for the larger-than-life, LIVE Interactive Virtual Reality Theater Performance: Finding Pandora. She is currently writing scenes and developing character's voices for the soon to be seen experience.
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VIOLENTA was selected as one of 15 International projects to be developed at the Venice Biennale College Cinema International Development Lab class of 2019-2020.
ALTA CALIFORNIA is an historical action-adventure drama, set in the California mission era. A young mixed-blood, Paco Palido, haunted by the ghost of his murdered, unbaptized, “heathen” mother, is "saved" by Franciscans and is now a mission guard. He finds himself a stranger in his own land. He struggles to find his place in a world filled with hypocrisy, cruelty, divisiveness, and the impending collapse of the native peoples of Alta California. A "period" piece about a forgotten segment of American history.
John Doble’s screenplay, THE AMEN SISTERHOOD, received the prestigious Humanitas New Voices Award. Established in 2010, the Humanitas award recognizes new work that inspires more compassion, peace, love and dignity in the human family. Working with his Humanitas mentor John has created in SISTERHOOD the story of five women fighting to drive the drug dealers out of their inner-city neighborhood.
ROTU, the VR story-narrative gaming experience was officially selected by the Cannes Film Festival 2020 in the category of: XR DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE. Shane was the writer for this piece. She is responsible for brining the characters to life with dialogue and direction as well as setting the stage for the gaming experience.
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Shane was recently named the category winner in the Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards for her half-hour drama pilot, Cannabiz. This is an interesting success worth noting due to the fact that the half-hour drama format is still a very new, niche, not often used, format. Yet, Shane still pulled through with a win, beating all the other traditional hour-long drama screenplays submitted.
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Shane Elizabeth is the runner-up in Script Pipeline's 2019 Next Great Movie Project. She beat out 804 other submissions for the second place award for pitching her logline and pitch for DEAF NO MORE. A movie she is now developing under the guidance of Script Pipeline.
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Thanks to the amazing Table Read My Screenplay event at the Sundance Film Festival of Shane Elizabeth's award winning script, she has been hired by a VR company to write for them. The CEO and COO of ROTU Entertainment attended the table read of her script, CANNABIZ. They were so impressed, they followed up with her post Sundance and gave Shane her first official "paid writing gig." Shane wrote the script for their arcade version of the first installment for their VR game they have been developing for the past 10 years. In addition, Shane also served as the Script Supervisor on set during production and assisted the director in directing the actors. Her words will soon be heard, seen, and played in arcades all across the U.S. come 2020.
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(March 31, 2020) - JANUARY 14TH was officially selected for the April 2020 season of the Indie Short Fest. Hundreds of film submissions were received from 48 countries. Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition. Indie Short Fest is a Gold verified Filmfreeway, an IMDb award list qualifier, and a partner of Independent Shorts Awards and IndieX Film Fest.
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JANUARY 14TH was named an Official Selection of the Accra Indie Filmfest in Accra, Ghana. Fifty-five films will be showcased in the festival which will be held virtually on July 20-26. This marks the second year of the festival. The festival received 4,00 submissions from all over the world and JANUARY 14TH was the only film selected from the U.S.
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LaChris Jordan's short film JANUARY 14TH was an official selection for The Pan African Film Festival, held in Los Angeles on February 11-23, 2020. This was the World Premiere of LaChris's short film JANUARY 14TH.
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