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Development Program Will Champion Your Material to Industry Pros

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$10,000 Cash Prize

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WINNING SCRIPT CONSIDERED BY:

Morgan Long – Requiem Entertainment
Previously a Coordinator in the TV literary department at the Gersh Agency, Morgan Long has a passion for development and loves assisting writers and creatives achieve personal and professional success as a literary manager. A native Texan, Morgan got her start in television at Televisa USA. While at Televisa USA, Morgan worked in scripted development, where she worked closely with Lionsgate on shows like Devious Maids and Chasing Life. After years with Televisa USA, she moved to the representation side of the industry at the Gersh Agency. She and her department represented TV writers, directors, and non-writing producers. Most recently, Morgan has launched her own independent literary management company titled, Requiem Entertainment.

Adam Rejwan – REJ Entertainment

Adam Rejwan is a former associate of Damon Lindelof and broke into the business by collaborating on Star Trek Into Darkness, Tomorrowland and The Leftovers. He also worked for writing/producing team Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, as well as Slingshot Global Media before launching REJ Entertainment. Adam combines his experience working with top writing talent and industry executives to deliver a dynamic approach in managing and developing writers’ careers.

Justin L. Ross – EVP Bohemia Group Originals
Justin Ross was born and raised in the Midwest. He began his film career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, working on spec for director Maguy Cohen (12 Years a Slave; Ghost Protocol, second unit direction). Mr. Ross moved to New York where he joined Intrinsic Value Films first as a script reader and shortly thereafter as Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including prolific producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and Sir Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions as well as the estates of authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick to name two. Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals (the recently formed production arm of international talent management company, Bohemia Group) as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016. He lives in Los Angeles and continues to write, connecting his two passions: good people and great stories.

Top 6 Receive Cash Prizes Plus

Full Scholarship to Robert McKee’s STORY Seminar in N.Y. or L.A.

We Will Spotlight Your Success to ISA Approved Industry Pros

Consideration for Acceptance into the ISA Development Program

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$60 Value

A Full Development Screenwriting Course You Can Take From Home.

 6 Months Free Access to Producers, Agents and Managers with ISAConnect.

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ISA Development Program

Our Purpose:

This specialized program was created to develop and support emerging screenwriters who have yet to secure an agent or manager, while helping writers better navigate this highly competitive business to find a path to break through. Our mission is to ultimately help you get represented and sell your work.

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Your project will be submitted to ISA approved agents, managers, production companies, producers and more at no expense to you.

8 writers in the program have signed with an agency or had their work optioned in the past 7 months.

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Uniquely among screenwriting gurus, Robert McKee explores the entire universe of dramatic writing across media, revealing pathfinding story principles beyond formula and cliché . Numbered among his former students are 36 Academy Award winners, 164 Emmy Award winners, 19 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award winners and 16 DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award winners (participating at seminars before or after their awards; winning for writing as well as other disciplines).

The notable writers and actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, Akiva Goldsman, William Goldman, Joan Rivers, David Bowie, Kirk Douglas, John Cleese, Russell Brand among many others have taken his seminar.

“Everything I know about story structure, I learned from Robert McKee. End of story.”

-Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby)

“Robert McKee is the Guru of Gurus.”

Peter Jackson (Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit)

“Storytelling is the most powerful way
to put ideas into the world today.”

–Robert McKee

“McKee teachings are the Law of the Land at Pixar”

Pixar Touch (Toy Story 1,2 & 3)

FUN FACT: In the Charlie Kaufman-penned film Adaptation, McKee was portrayed by the Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox. What did Robert McKee think of the portrayal? “I thought it was wonderful. I loved it.” See interview here.