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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

These are the top success stories listed by ISAConnect Members. If you're an Industry Pro and interested in viewing the work of these emerging writers, please request Industry Pro status. 3524 Success Stories Listed.

After earning multiple accolades, DELIVERANCE, a short Sci-Fi thriller by Olga Holtz, has made Coverfly Top 3%, in addition to placing #5 Sci-Fi short of the year and #2 of the month on The Red List.
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Travis Seppala has signed with manager Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company. Kathy is currently out with Travis' thriller SPLASHDOWN, as reported by The Tracking Board.
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So happy to announce that Rowan has won the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge for the second year in a row. Out of a pool of over 1500 writers and after 4 two day challenges, his final round screenplay VAS DEFIANCE took home the blue ribbon. http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/ShSC/Challenge.htm
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After Jordan-Paige graduated from Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film, Television, and Games program in August of 2020, she set up an account with ISA and began submitting her scripts to writing gigs. Just over 6 months later, a production company reached out about one of her features, saying they liked the script and wanted to have a meeting. Long story short, after a great Zoom meeting, a few weeks later, a week before her 20th birthday, she signed a contract with them, selling them the screenplay to (if all goes as planned) be turned into a film later on this year! Thank you ISA for allowing screenwriters to show their work to producers and production companies so easily!
The ISA's Top 25 Screenwriter To Watch in 2021 recipient Desa Larkin-Boutté has been signed by Verve Talent & Literary Agency, and is thrilled to now be represented by Verve's Manal Hammad.
Jonathan Skurnik's screenplay THE SECOND COMING OF JOSH was selected in the Spring of 2021 for a Nostos Fellowship.
Big Thanks to the International Screenwriters Association for featuring ANTILLIA: CONQUEST GOLD in the ISA Spotlight. An Industry Pro took notice and requested a read! After some recent contest placements, ANTILLIA is now in the Top 3% of scripts on Coverfly, and #4 on the Red List for Adventure Pilots in the past year.
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Gerald Hanks's faith-based feature-length screenplay PRODIGAL won the 2021 Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays. The screenplay, based on a short story by Houston writer Oscar Salazar, involves a power struggle in a historically Black Atlanta church. Ethan, the newly-installed white pastor, struggles to keep his job when Marcus, the scheming associate pastor, uncovers a troubling secret from Ethan’s youth that could tear their congregation apart. The contest judges praised PRODIGAL's "themes of forgiveness and redemption perfectly exemplify the purpose of the Kairos prize in an engaging and culturally relevant way."
THE REAL THING was a Winner: Honorable Mention - Screenplay, Circus Road Screenplay Contest (2021), Sherman Oaks, California USA.
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ISA Top 25 2021 Writer Johnny Gilligan's 1 Hr TV Sci-Fi Pilot scripts REVELATIONS, WOKE and SYMBIONTS all make the 2021 Sceencraft Fellowship Contest Quarter-Finals.
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ISA Top 25 2021 Writer Johnny Gilligan's 1 Hr TV Sci-Fi Pilot script REVELATIONS takes second place at 2021 Write Movies Competition.
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Meg Swertlow's horror short film, WATCHER, premiered at the Horror Hound Film Festival on March 19th. Her other horror short, BLOOD WILL HAVE BLOOD, also played at the festival. But that's not all! Her microshort, JENNY also played the Naked Angels Film Festival in March. WATCHER was also recently accepted into the upcoming Panic Fest in April.
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After responding to an ISA Writing Gigs post, Desa was contacted by a director interested in the story. After meeting on zoom, they were able to connect on key thematic elements, and now the script is circulating in the hopes of securing financing.
Jay Silverman Productions has optioned Paul’s script ONE LITTLE PUSH, after it was submitted to an ISAConnect Writing Gig. Paul is currently developing the next draft with Jay and his team, who hope to produce the low-budget, inspiring drama film. The connection would never have happened if it wasn't for ISA Writing Gigs.
ISA Top 25 2021 Screenwriter Johnny Gilligan's 1 Hr TV Crime-Drama Pilot script REFORMED makes the Stowe Labs Fellowship Semi-Finals.
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Greg Beck was hired by Joyce San Pedro to rewrite the political action thriller NIGERIAN CONTRACT.
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Greg Beck is being managed by Shanese Williams of Bright One Management. Beck's Mid-Atlantic set crime drama pilot COPPERHEAD CONNECTION is currently being shopped by Williams to networks/production companies. The series is tentatively packaged with a director to be announced at a later time.
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One of Ryan Christiansen's fantasy screenplays; OF WITCHES AND KNIGHTS just made it into the semi-final round of Table Read my Screenplay; Genre competition.
The dark mind of an empathic serial killer is exposed in EMPATH, and has earned semi-finalist honors in the Table Read My Screenplay Genre competition for 2021.
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