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Exciting ISAConnect Member Success Stories

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Won the Grand Jury Award at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles with SIN FRONTERA.
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John Killoran's fantasy rom-com SCHOOL NIGHTS was named to the Top 50 of the 2021 ISA Fast Track Fellowship XIV.
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Audience Award for Favorite Narrative Short at the Napa Valley Film Festival for SIN FRONTERA.
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Panavision awarded Iz Gutierrez with the Panavision Filmmaker Grant in support of his film Sin Frontera.
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Mugs Cahill has been named the overall Feature/TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Competition for her original one-hour mystery drama NANTUCKET.
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ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch Peres Owino is currently part of the writing team bringing Netflix's hybrid docuseries AFRICAN QUEENS to life. The show has a 2 season order and is produced by Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nutopia. Jada Pinkett Smith is set to executive produce.
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ISA Development Slate writer Peres Owino is excited to have had her short script STRAY produced and screened as part of HULU's Bite-Size Halloween Season 1.
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Development Slate writer, Larry E. Coleman's animated dramedy, THE MAGNIFICENT HARRY FLY, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Scriptation Showcase Script Competition.
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Greg Beck has signed a shopping agreement with Emmy nominated producer Joanne Rubino (Hatfields and Mccoys, Brando, and Sun Records) for a limited series adaptation of Ed Falco's (author of The Godfather prequel novel The Family Corleone) historical crime novel Toughs.
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Meyers was named one of two 2021 Fast Track Fellows by the International Screenwriters Association for her feature screenplay, FREEFALL, an action/adventure film that reimagines the D.B. Cooper hijacking as the work of a recently fired stewardess and an air traffic controller. Meyers shares Fellowship honors with along with Alan Jenkins, a law professor, for his screenplay, SCOTUS.
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ISA Development Slate writer Denise Meyers screenplay FREEFALL has advanced to the ISA Fast Fellowship Top 50 and HOMEFRONT, a TV pilot set in World War Two (co-written with Todd Tavolazzi) is currently a WeScreenplay Pilot Quarterfinalist.
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The feature screenplay iCON by A. J. Bermudez, an ISA Development Slate writer, has been announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 PAGE Awards. In this cryptocurrency-centric revenge epic, a brilliant but disgraced programmer turns the tables on her former mentor, the egomaniacal billionaire who stole her code and destroyed her career. The script is currently available.
A NATIVE LAND, a crime thriller by Caitlin McCarthy, has reached the finals of the Mystic Film Festival's Screenplay Competition (winner TBA on October 24). This is on the heels of McCarthy's scientific drama WONDER DRUG heading towards production with Rhino Films, producer Stephen Nemeth, and Oscar-nominated director Matia Karrell.
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ISA Development Slate writer Larry E. Coleman's LITTLE BOYS, a drama dealing with childhood male sexual abuse, finished in the top 15% of the 2019 Nicholl Fellowship. The script, previously titled White River, also placed in the top 20% of the Nicholl in 2016. It was put away and submitted again after a rewrite and title change and moved further in the competition.
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The TV pilot about a bisexual guy juggling a secret straight/gay life has received some noteworthy award placements recently: second-rounder in the Austin Festival, and semifinalist in the ISA Genre-Busting Comedy contest.
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SHEDDING, a narrative fantasy feature about a cat that becomes human, is now available to stream on Amazon prime and across most VOD platforms. Erin produced this indie gem which was directed by Jake Thomas.
BUT FIRST took a first place prize at Cinequest. The experimentally drawn narrative about life before and after a morning cup of coffee won the music video category. The film was directed and co-conceived by Erin Brown Thomas and made through San Francisco Dance Film Festival's CoLabratory workshop with the National Center for Choreography at Akron University.
Timothy's pilot GOING AWAY PARTY was selected as a quarter finalist and has moved onto the semi-finalist round. Announcements on 10/30/21.
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Stephen Foster's dramedy screenplay was optioned by Yarn Spinner Entertainment in Canada. Kylie Garcelon set to direct and produce.
A J Thibault's screenplay HAL, THE SPUD KING OF JAPAN was crowned the WINNER in the third season of the ROYAL SOCIETY OF TELEVISION & MOTION PICTURE AWARDS. The full list of selected projects of the RSTMPA August'21 season is published on their website. This list is being shared with their social networks and sent to their mailing list of professionals from the film industry across the world and to international partners as well.
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