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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Chris Courtney Martin will be releasing a short collection of 30 poems and 2 personal essays, titled "THE BOOK OF I.P. (Idle Poems)" with independent publisher Alien Buddha Press. The collection is described as "ironic in concept, sincere in content"-- with each individual work representing a screen story Martin hopes to see produced. The book will be available for purchase on Amazon on June 16th, 2022.
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L J Sellers script KAREN THE SPY placed as a top 10 finalist in the comedy genre for Emerging Screenwriters.
Kristi Barnett's screenplay 39 DAYS was purchased by Libertine Pictures. The script has been re-named THE RAFT and is currently in development with other writers. A feature film about a woman stranded in a life raft with her mutating boyfriend, sold to Libertine Pictures with Neil Cross as Executive Producer/Co-Writer.
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Sandra Bucy's screenplay DEADLY PROMISES produced by Tolian Productions, won over 80 awards overall in multiple film festivals.
LES PETITES GARCES places as a Top 10 Finalist in the horror genre category out of 3,000 submissions.
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BRING YOUR WORDS: A WRITERS' COMMUNITY ANTHOLOGY is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems, Kathryn and nine of her very talented writer friends put together and were selected for publication by Fifth Avenue Press. The manuscript is a real ink and page book available for purchase at all major retailers! Kathryn is absolutely delighted their once crazy idea to have each other's work side by side is now a reality.
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Mugs Cahill has been selected as a 2022 participant in RIFF’s annual Talent Lab which will be held during the Reykjavík International Film Festival. RIFF presents new and progressive quality films, supports innovation in filmmaking, and fosters social and cultural dialogue between international filmmakers and industry professionals.
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After a month of meetings and multiple offers, Joseph Mwamba officially selected Kate Prentice at 42 to be his first-ever representation. His new manager Kate will be joined by coordinator Doorie Lee. Joe is already taking meetings and being sent out for staffing consideration. The British-based management and production company, 42 currently represents Jesse Armstrong (creator of Succession), Julian Fellows (creator of Downton Abbey, The Gilded Age), & Chris Chibnall (creator of Broadchurch, showrunner of Doctor Who); actors Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella, Morgane Polanski, & Nicholas Hoult; and directors Charlie Booker (creator of Black Mirror) & Aoife McArdle (Severance).
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Proud to announce that RAVEN WINTERS AND THE SPIRIT VORTEX has won best unproduced feature script written by a woman in the New York International Women Festival!
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THE GHOST TRAP, a Maine lobstering novel by Kay Stephens was optioned by Khanlarian Entertainment to become a feature film. Kay was then hired to adapt the screenplay.
ISA Development Slate writer and Screenwriter to Watch in 2021 Ailko Hilkinger has secured a Manager, she says 'One of my main goals of 2022 was to sign with a manager, and as of this week, I am officially represented by Alison Mann at Fourth Wall Management. It's still a strange thing to hear myself say, but I am incredibly grateful, excited, and pumped to start this amazing partnership and continue to grow, learn, and expand my career.'
PARANORMAL RESCUE, a dark comedy screenplay by Veronica R. Tabares, is an official selection of the Die Laughing film festival.
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Adam Patcher's thriller BLACK BAGS, which was optioned through an ISA listing, filmed in May 2021. Starring Laura Vandervoort and Olesya Rulin, directed by Josh Brandon, and also written by Angela Bourassa, it is currently finishing post-production and represented by sales agent Artist View Entertainment. More news soon!
Don Thompson's screenplay adaptation of David Dessauer's book 'Harper Lee and Me' has been nominated for Best Feature Screenplay at the Pop Con Indiana 2022! Thank you Pop Con! More info about the conference is here: https://popcon.us/ The script was developed on assignment through an opportunity posted by the ISA.
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CITIZEN DETECTIVE, a one-hour true-crime pilot by Hillary Stringer and Matthew Davis, was selected as the PNW category winner at the 2022 SIFF Bigfoot Script Challenge.
This feature screenplay, based on the life of Mary Harris Jones, who took on the moniker Mother Jones as a labor organizer, was selected in mid-April 2022 as Best Feature Screenplay in the History/Period Piece Category in WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival. Just a few weeks later a fledgling film festival based in London - the Crown International Film Festival - selected this screenplay as Best Screenplay in Crown's IFF Monthly Screenplay Competition.
Rebekah McKendry's cosmic horror film, GLORIOUS will have its world premiere this summer at Montreal's genre-bending Fantasia Festival. The film stars Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Creepshow). Goldberg (Stay Out of the Attic) produced alongside AMP International, Christian Armogida and Fallback Plan Productions. The film will be released exclusively on Shudder on August 18th.
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LONDONAUTS Semifinalist, Creative Screenwriting Animation Competition 2021
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THE PASSAGE OF THE SUN, Aaron Braxton's historical drama about 3 brothers fighting the Convict Leasing System of railroading African American men into the the Alabama Prison System in order to continue slave labor post-Civil War, has placed SECOND in the 100 Screenplays Screenwriting Competition. "This screenplay is bigger than me. It warms my heart that it is doing so well!" said Braxton on his placement.
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