The ISA will be vetting/reading scripts for our creative partner in search of Rom-Coms and Ensembles (like Crazy Rich Asians) and Elevated Comedies (like Game Night). This producer/partner has a great relationship with a major streaming company looking to expand these genres, as well as a partnership with a major star’s production company. They are looking to make projects within the $25-50 million budget. For Romantic Comedy and Ensemble-Film submissions, think Crazy Rich Asians, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia, Destination Wedding, etc. Scripts with great leads surrounded by lovable, funny and relatable characters, usually with some kind of destination or trip involved (but that’s not imperative). For Elevated Comedy submissions, think Game Night, Tag, Booksmart, The Hangover, Horrible Bosses, and Office Christmas Party. Holiday movies that fall under these specific parameters will be looked at but only if they are holiday rom-coms or holiday elevated comedies. Looking for big, broad comedies with a clear, effective hook. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT looking for action-comedies.
We are actively seeking films with female and/or diverse leads, but that’s not a deal-breaker. Priority also given to diverse writers and unique voices. Very big bonus to writers and projects with a pedigree. Meaning, if your project or you/yourself have won or placed highly in multiple contests or fellowships, or have been produced in the past, please notate that when submitting (it is not a hindrance if you have not). Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be in English language.
When submitting, please include a synopsis and thoroughly developed logline – please do not only write a tag line or tiny TV Guide blurb. We want to know your concept and hook within the logline. We will narrow our selection from the synopsis and logline then request scripts.