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ISA Verified Pro Seeking High School Comedy Features

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ISA Verified Pro seeking American high school comedies for mainstream network. They produce 4-6 r-rated high school features a year and are looking for something grounded yet original. Budget $4-8mm.

Tonally, they are looking for projects that are light and have plenty of laugh out loud moments. They are interested in new writers and new voices so are open to interesting and inclusive stories. Underrepresented sections of society are particularly appealing. Also, experimental storytelling or subverting genre tropes are also welcome.

For tone the following comps should be noted - Easy A, Booksmart, Superbad, The Breakfast Club. For alternative story telling devices, example comps include - Palm Springs, Ruby Sparks, 500 Days of Summer.

All unique and original voices welcome to apply! We support diversity across voices and creators, so we strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and female writers to submit. Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be English language. Please submit Logline, Synopsis, and Script.

When applying please write in the NOTE section (but not required):
- List of significant award wins (or add your profile link)
- Your country of origin (if not based in US)

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This gig is posted on behalf of an ISA Verified Industry Pro

NOTE: An “ISA Verified Industry Pro” is a respected industry professional/company with the means to fund projects that suit their mandate. They wish to remain private and have entrusted the ISA to vet content to send to them. We will disclose their contact information to you when your script has passed the first round and is requested by them.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please provide a brief logline of no more than two sentences. Your logline will be the first element our team will use to evaluate your submission. This is your calling card for your script, is it doing its job?

1. What is the central crisis driving the narrative, particularly in the second act?
2. Who is your main character and what is their emotional arc?
3. What is the general setting or tone of the piece?

If you are struggling to encapsulate these elements of your concept, then we recommend submitting your project for a logline review. Please also read this article and watch this video, then edit your logline. We encourage you to keep trying new versions of your loglines until you get more attention from producers. Loglines are that important!

Submit By: Aug 08, 2021