PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE

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$5,000 in Funding

We’re funding your sizzle reel project with up to $5000 to help make it happen! You can use the money for actors, location agreements, additional equipment and more…

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Production and Post Production Services
($18,000 Value)

Your sizzle or short will be completed with complimentary Production and Post Production services including DIT and color correction by Chromacolor and editing by Real Reels.

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Mentoring from Production Consultants
($7,500 value)

Are you a first-time filmmaker? Our production consultants meet with you multiple times in person or via Skype, check in with you weekly, and support you through the hiring process and in creating an eye-catching reel from start to finish. You will have access to two consulting production managers, a consulting line producer and a consulting editor to answer all of your questions, plus referrals to Emerging Cinematographer Award Winners local to you.

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ISA Development Slate Invitation (Priceless)

With your brand new sizzle reel, the ISA Development Team will work with you to submit your projects to ISA vetted industry contacts, including agents, managers, and producers like Eclectic Pictures, ICM, and Bohemia Group Originals all in an attempt to take you to the next level. 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.

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Gorilla Scheduling & Budgeting Combo Pack

TOP 10

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StoryO 2 Story Outline Software
($80 Value)

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Digital Download of The Reel Truth by Reed Martin
($11.99 Value)

TOP 100

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ISA Development Slate Consideration

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6 Month ISAConnect Membership

(1 Year Membership for Grand Prize)

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1 Year Subscription to MovieMaker Magazine

Film Inquiry

1 Year Film Inquiry Society Membership

Everyone Who Enters Through Final Deadline

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Live Webinar: How to Win Contests and Influence Producers with WGA Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger ($150 Value)

Date of Webinar: March 20, 2018 7pm PST / 4pm EST

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Felicity Wren – Consulting Producer:

Felicity Wren is the Development Director at the ISA. Originally from London, she studied all areas of performance: writing, directing, acting technique, and script analysis for her Honors Degree, then finished her education with a Masters in Drama from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She formed her own Production Company: Unrestricted View in 1999, concentrating on theatre, new writing and comedy at their performance venue – The Hen & Chickens Theatre in London. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2011, she has continued acting, writing and producing, winning three performance awards in 2016, and producing nine film projects to date. She now devotes a lot of her time to the co-creation and management of the ISA Development Slate, working directly with the Slate Writers, and ISA Contest Winners, ensuring their projects get in front of eminent producers, managers and agents in Hollywood.

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Craig James – Consulting Producer:

Craig James is a writer, director and producer whose film projects have won numerous awards. Karma Cafe and Contract Killers placed in multiple film festivals and helped him land a manager in Los Angeles. His pilot Wrigleyville, which he created and co-wrote was hip-pocketed by a major agency in LA after placing at ITVFest. Unfortunately, the writers’ strike of 2007 interfered leaving him without a production deal but fortuitously pushed him to found the International Screenwriters’ Association. The ISA provides both enthusiast and professional writers the opportunity to advance their careers and improve their craft. Craig is passionate to see the ISA and its members propel their careers by opening doors with new and exciting opportunities brought on by the ISA’s incredibly devoted team.

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Molly Kasch – Consulting Producer:

Molly is an award-winning producer who has worked in television and film for over a decade. Molly’s most recent project, Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America, a feature documentary narrated by Katey Sagal, premiered at the Newport Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. It continued on a successful festival run and is used in education programs. Molly also produced a short film from the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, The Death of Toys starring Disney channel’s Kim Rhodes, which premiered at the Anchorage Film Festival. Molly’s award-winning shorts The Burger and The Right Turn now have international distribution. Molly’s passion for independent film and dedication to examining pertinent issues through media makes her a part of a generation of trail blazers making a difference.

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Scott Markus – Line producer:

Scott Markus has worked in film/TV/video since he started up his own production company at age 16.  He has gone on to work in production in various aspects on some of the largest productions, from Lost and Prison Break to Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Dark Knight.  He currently works as a camera operator and film editor in Los Angeles while also working at the International Screenwriters’ Association.