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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. 44 Success Stories Listed.

Terence Brody's screenplay RENOVATE MY HEART has been optioned by Oren Kamara, with Fade To Black Films. He found the script through ISA "Writing Gigs." Kamara intends to go into production in September. Thanks ISA!
I'm thrilled to announce that Oren Kamara of Fade to Black Films, who found my low budget thriller feature BLACK BAGS via an ISAConnect writing gig to which I submitted, has now optioned the script, with plans to shoot in Oklahoma as soon as it's safe to do so. This will be my first script to make it to screen, and I couldn't be more pleased and grateful to ISAConnect for this amazing resource!
Christopher Sirmons Haviland's science fiction parody CODE & CHEMISTRY was a 2001 Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project screenplay contest managed by Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg's Amblin' Entertainment.
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MiLa Media optioned Edge of Darkness in the fall of 2019. MiLa Media found EDGE OF DARKNESS through an ISA Writing Gig. It will be streaming on Amazon come 2020.
Following up on the ISA Fast Track III and PAGE International wins, Andy was commissioned to re-write and existing screenplay for director/producer Kevin Goetz (SCENIC ROUTE). A director has been attached and principal casting is under way. With production due to start early 2018, stay tuned for further announcements!
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Eve Noel's Love in a Dungeon, named as a finalist on 12/13/2015 at the Courier Awards.  This is her 9th award and we are sure more is to come.  Love in a Dungeon is a short that takes place inside the dark world of New York's train dungeon where a chance meeting of two lonely people ends up in a romance.  
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After making Zulus - The Crown of Thorns Semi Finalist in Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards I was invited to the Academy Nicholls Fellowships in Screenwriting at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater and it was awesome! I met and received encouragement from the winners to keep writing and entering industry competitions, enchanted by the LIVE cast readings. I carried myself like I was The Beatles invading America and I look forward to visiting Los Angeles again!
Director Kyle Lavore optioned Allen's short comedy script 'That Smell' after he replied to a post on the Writing Gigs page. The completed film has already screened at several International Film Festivals. Most recently it was selected for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's New York Short Film Showcase on Sept. 27.
Screenwriter Tara Hall's hour-long pilot "Privates" makes it to the top 50 of ISA Fast Track fellowship in 2015.
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Jo Hannah responded to a CONNECT request for a screenplay by Actress / Producer Dawn Davis, who was looking for a script with a strong female lead. As a result of the connection, and further discussion, HELLS CANYON was optioned, and is now in pre-production.
Joe was hired to scribe the action juggernaut "Layers of Lies" with Ramin Sohrab of Sonram Productions.  This story follows a prodigal son and his European fiancée to his native home of Iran, where his betrothed is kidnapped and he must go on a life-threatening quest to not only find her, by discover why she was abducted.  
The screenplay is a semi-finalist in the 2016 WeScreenplay (a division of WeTV) Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition. It was also named as a semi-finalist in the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. From the Heart Productions awarded the screenplay fiscal sponsorship in 2015. 
Originally from Venezuela where he starred in the number 1 TV series across several countries Cesar De La Torre had the idea of putting together a feature based on the recent revolution's history in Venezuela. After pitching the idea to Frank Floyd they came up with a true events fictional drama, Nosotros El Pueblo, We The People. The feature sheds light on the revolution from Hugo Chavez's failed coupe attempt to his death while holding Presidential office. Many true life political figures and their sotrylines are included in the feature. To give a vision to the realities of the past and current state of the countries citizens, a fictional drama based on several families living in the country and how their lives are affected by the revolution is in the story. It has been promoted by WildSound Festival....
Work-for-Hire celebrity biopic feature film job accepted and completed from a posting originally on ISA. Job was posted in December. We had both worked for Nasser years ago on a few other projects, but found this particular job via an ISA Writing Gig e-mail. Script has been finished, accepted and should go into pre-production within the next few months. Thanks ISA!
Matt O'Connell's real-time horror/thriller LOVE'S REMAINS was selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.This brings LOVE'S REMAINS' total contest placements to nine. Previous competitions to recognize it include Final Draft Big Break, The Tracking Board, Screencraft, The Aura Screenwriting Awards, The Writers Store Spotlight Competition, and more.
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After teaming up for the short, Blossoms of Faith, via an ISA Writing Gig post and was hired by TX Productions, TX has optioned second script by Patricia White, Following Phil - an anti-bullying story whereby tweens learn the only way to stop the pain of bullying is though acceptance.  Patricia is honored to be working with such a team of dedicated professionals once again.
ABOVE THE CURVE posted a Writing Gig on the ISA website requesting TV plots to be produced as "live on stage" at the Above The Curve Theatre. Garry Kluger's TV pilot  "OFFICE HOURS" was selected and will be part of Pilots On Stage in March 2015. 
Magi Hart posted an Ad on ISA calling for a Dari Translator, getting a Translator and Option Agreement for her script, TAKE TEA AND TALK, with Morteza Ahmadzadeh, and backed by the Mandegar Group, Afghanistan.  
Utilizing ISA's Writing Gigs section, John Witcher applied and was hired to be part of a team assembled by You Go Far Productions LTD.  John and his team will work together as writers to create a video game and other content. Without the ISA's Writing Gigs section, John wouldn't have come upon such an opportunity, and is excited to get started on his new endeavor.
Raymond Just's supernatural thriller is painting the town red. "The Crimson Confession" began the 2014 season by winning the Best Feature Screenplay Award at the London Independent Film Festival, before garnering an honorable mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, taking Third Place in the Write Movies 36 Screenwriting Competition, and winning the Grand Prize of the Vortex: Best Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.  The Pasadena, California-based writer says he is "absolutely thrilled " with the reception the feature script, a supernatural thriller set in Victorian London, has thus far received. The Crimson Confession is Raymond’s first foray into screenwriting.