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. 55 Success Stories Listed.

ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch in 2021 - Paige VanTassell is so excited to now be represented by Erin Morris at APA Agency.
ISA verified producer/director, Star Victoria, requests Bernadett Belinda York's WILD DATURA script. The emerging writer submitted to the industry pro's call on ISA's writing gigs for High-Concept, Female-Driven features and is considering after reading the film's logline and synopsis. The Drama, Western, Thriller is a unique narrative centered around a female couple's survival of the male-dominated Gold Rush era. Swirl Films is a leading independent film & TV production company focusing on diversity inclusion with projects distributed by Netflix, BET, Lifetime, etc.
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David Barbeschi applied for a writing gig listed on the ISA Writing Gigs Platform, and he was subsequently hired to write a one-season web-series. He has since received feedback that the client was very satisfied with his work on the 7 episodes.
Skye was recently hired for a rewrite of a feature film script for the Swiss-based production company, Cognito Films, after responding to an ISA Writing Gig. Working closely with both the very talented writer / director and the producers of the film, she has embarked on the path of further developing the A-Story, characters, and journey arcs. She is thrilled to be participating in this exciting project. Skye commented, "I can't thank the team at ISA enough for opening this door, and for the wealth of opportunities and support that they've provided me."
After submitting his pilot F-YOU! I'm a Teacher to an ISA Verified Writing Gig, Michael was added to the ISA Development Slate. F-YOU! I'M A TEACHER is a half-hour dramedy about a charming California-transplant high school teacher w/Tourette’s, who, by law, can’t be fired if he yells “Fuck You” in class. The kids love him, but that doesn’t stop the school board, judgmental parents, and pretty much all the churches within 50 miles from trying. Note: Michael has Tourette's, moved from California, and taught at a small country day school in Georgia.
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After receiving a record number of submissions, Table Read My Screenplay competition selected the true story of the HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS as a finalist. Soon after, Jayson's pilot script was featured on Coverfly's The Red List. Most recently, it was chosen as quarter-finalist in Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Competition.
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Thanks to ISA, my heavily awarded script PRAYER sold to an undisclosed (NDA) production company. As well, the success of PRAYER lead to two more hires, one for a faith-based feature, nearing completion, and negotiations now underway for a 10-epi dramatic series.
MiLa Media optioned The Edge of Darkness fall of 2019. MiLa Media found The EDGE OF DARKNESS through an ISA Writing Gig. Due to Covid19, plans for production and streaming will be postponed and hopefully completed in 2021. Currently Sony Screen Gems is interested in financing this screenplay.
Alex Azmi hired Richard Lasser to rewrite his short about Anna May Wong from a writing gig from the ISA Team.
After Datura Studios read Cannabiz, thanks to the ISA, they hired Shane to write a biopic feature about one of Houston's first African-American millionaires. This marks Shane's first official PAID job for a feature as a screenwriter. She started it at the beginning of the pandemic and is currently working on revisions with the intention of moving into development soon! THANKS ISA for the recommendation.
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Thanks to Felicity and the ISA, Shane has also made a great connection with Double Eye Studios. They have officially hired Shane to come on board as a writer for the larger-than-life, LIVE Interactive Virtual Reality Theater Performance: Finding Pandora. She is currently writing scenes and developing character's voices for the soon to be seen experience. Officially premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2020.
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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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Pablo was hired to co-write a feature, after submitting to an ISA Writing Gig. Pablo recently celebrated his success by saying "Pay the extra $10 a month is definitely worth it!"
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). An A-list British actor is joining the production now set to shoot in the UK in mid-2021.
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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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