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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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OF WITCHES AND KNIGHTS has been selected as a Quarterfinalist status in Page Turner Feature and TV Pilot Competition
The ISA's Top 25 Screenwriter To Watch in 2021 recipient Desa Larkin-Boutté is co-writing an episode for Season Four of HBO's WESTWORLD.
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Inspired by my Breton heritage, my project BUGUL NOZ (aka THE NIGHT SHEPHERD in Breton) was one of eight projects selected to be showcased at the Filmarket Hub's Celtic Screen Talent Showcase during the Edinburgh International Film Festival in early August.
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DEARG DUE - THE RED THIRST (One-hour) · Horror: advances to the Quarterfinalist round of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition 2021. After her murder, an Irish woman takes on the role of the dreaded Dearg Due, a vengeful supernatural creature who travels through time to stop perverse men from committing crimes against women. ( Promising Young Woman meets Quantum Leap.)
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Screenplay Awards Network forwarded CLICK LIKE TO DIE Click to American High's acquisitions department for consideration.
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Development Slate writer L.E. Coleman's dystopian sci-fi - short script EBO, advances to the quarterfinals in the 2021 WeScreenplay Shorts Contest.
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The dystopian sci-fi - short, EBO advances to the quarterfinal rounds in the 2021 PAGE Screenplay International Screenwriting Awards.
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After completing IN SECTS during the WGA Michael Collyer Screenwriting Fellowship year, Alishan Valiani was invited by the ISA to join the Development Slate. He said "I look forward to the opportunity and hope to grow as a writer."
SWAG TOWN is being pitched directly to studios and streaming services with A-list actors and directors in addition to the very polished sizzle that was produced by New Street Pictures, Ltd.
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Valleywood Entertainment is setting up pitch meetings with several studios and streaming services for the political/crime drama, CONTINGENCY. They are attaching Emmy-winning directors and name actors and going directly to the buyers.
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Robert Mirek's feature length screenplay 1999 TRIP has placed among the Top 100 (#80) in the 2021 Capital Fund Screenwriting Competition.
SWIRL CITY, the sci-fi dystopian drama on the future of race relations, advances in the 2021 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Competition.
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THE GRANDMOTHER Screencraft Comedy Semi Finalist Top 4% A sarcastic grandmother fights a team of mercenaries all over an Amusement Park to rescue her three wily grandsons who have been taken hostage. DIE HARD meets HOME ALONE THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY LYNCH Top 2% To save his beloved job, a wisecracking Mail Carrier must rely on his suburban street smarts to unravel a snarky soccer mom's adulterous murder scheme. TED LASSO meets DOUBLE INDEMNITY Bob is an NYU Film Grad, former Stand Up Comic, and relentlessly passionate comedy writer.
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A sarcastic grandmother fights a team of mercenaries all over an Amusement Park to rescue her three wily grandsons who have been taken hostage. DIE HARD meets HOME ALONE Bob is an NYU Film Grad, former Stand Up Comic, and relentlessly passionate comedy writer. His scripts were most recently selected as a Stage32 Comedy Finalist, StoryPros Awards Finalist, 2X Screencraft Comedy SF, Page Awards Semi Finalist, and a Screencraft Fellowship QF. When not writing jokes he makes the World a better place by selling fences.
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A teen action comedy inspired by the 2019 Varsity Blues college admissions bribery scandal has recently placed in the semi finals for the 2021 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab and quarter finals for the 2021 ScreenCraft Screenplay Fellowship, the 2021 PAGE International Screenwriting awards, the 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition and the 2021 ScreenCraft Comedy Competition.
A week after joining ISA, Avery Rouda booked a Writing Gig working with the Kerbs team on a Mixed-Reality (XR) TV Series concept specifically designed for language learning (English, French, Spanish, Arabic). Exactly like a TV-series, they will shoot episodes (16 minutes) and seasons (One for every level of mastery). The plot takes place in a coffeehouse, where a dozen recurring characters help an expatriate (the learner) to be integrated, and to learn the language.Avery commented "Excited test my craft and hone my screenwriting technique for the immersive, 360 world of Virtual Reality Cinema. Thank you ISA for making this opportunity available to me. I am grateful and thrilled for this new chapter".
ELLA'S SECRET was staged for the first time in Seattle at the Ethnic Cultural Centre Theatre, University Washington., directed by Harris Freedman. The performances were co-sponsored by The International Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, the Ethnic Cultural Centre of the University of Washington and Yad Vashem. More recently, the play was successfully presented in London at the Baron’s Court Theatre, directed by Edward Davies. The play was also presented in Italy in Italian in Rome at Teatro Dell’Angelo Teatro Ridotto, the Spoleto Fringe Festival and Teatro Millelire, to critical acclaim.
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Inspired by true acts of resistance by teen girls in Nazi occupied Netherlands, this script has placed as a semi-finalist/Top 50 in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship 2021 and the 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition, quarter finalist in the CineStory Feature Fellowship 2021 and the Top 100 of Table Read My Screenplay 2021.
Childe Productions hired Michael Graf to do a page one re-write on their dramedy feature script they're producing.
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