SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE

With almost $20,000 in Funds, Equipment and Services to Shoot Your Sizzle Reel

NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!

Heat Up Your Career With a Sizzle

How can you stand out from other screenwriters?  Time is limited, so producers want a shortcut to understanding your idea! The Shoot Your Sizzle winner will get professional guidance to produce a proof of concept—or “Sizzle Reel”—for your screenplay just like the Writer/Director of La La Land, Damien Chazelle did with his first film Whiplash, which was Oscar Nominated in 2015.

“I’d written Whiplash as a feature, and that’s what I wanted to do. But, as it turned out, the producers’ idea was a brilliant one. Not only did it arouse interest in the project that hadn’t existed before, it also allowed me to get my feet wet, to fine-tune what I really wanted this movie to be.”  

– Damien Chazelle (Oscar Winning Writer/Director of La La Land, Whiplash)

You’ll receive almost $20,000 in cash and in-kind donations, covering Script Consultations and Development, cinematographer introductions, color correction, editing and more, all under the experienced ISA consulting producers guiding you through the process. When completed, you will have an excellent calling card that the ISA Development team will champion alongside your script to dozens of companies like Eclectic Pictures, ICM, Bohemia Group Originals and more.

day1-13-165
P1250514
day1-13-069

Grand Prize Winner Receives

Cash_circle

$5,000 in Funding to Shoot Your Sizzle

equipment

$7,500 in Post Production Services & Full Edit

consult

$5,000 in Mentoring From Consultant Producers

DevProgram_square

ISA Development Program Invitation (Priceless)

“Winning the Sizzle Reel contest has been a real game changer for me. I can’t thank Emerging Screenwriters enough for the gigantic leap forward this contest has afforded me. Unlike other contests, where a win brings the hope of producers reading your script, this one gives the winner a concrete tool to sell and promote their story. It’s been an eye opening experience and a real delight to work with such a great and supportive team of professionals!” – Jodi Levitan (Grand Prize Winner 2016)


First Time Filmmaker?

Our Consulting Producers will guide you through the process. 

mentors

Film Inquiry