9th Annual

ISA Fast Track Fellowship IX

Add to Watchlist Qualify this Project
International
Submit Online
8581 Santa Monica Blvd. #438
Los Angeles CA 90069
USA
Phone: 8479223967
fasttrack@networkisa.org
http://networkisa.org/FastTrack

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature
TV Pilot

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Do you have a great script but don't have the access to the industry to move it forward? That's what we're here for.

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship gives two undiscovered screenwriters a direct line to meet with and be mentored by eight top executives in Los Angeles. We'll fly you to LA and provide you the experience of a lifetime by connecting you to top industry contacts seeking to work with writers like you. The two Fellows will also immediately be invited onto the ISA Development Slate and work directly with the ISA Development Team for an entire year in an effort to Fast Track their careers.

58 SCRIPTS ON THE ISA DEVELOPMENT SLATE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED OR OPTIONED!
Many more are out to top producers and many of these emerging screenwriters have received representation
as a result of getting onto the Slate.

--------

FAST TRACK MENTORS ANNOUNCED:

TOM NUNAN - Co-founder, Bull's Eye Entertainment (Crash)
As a former network and studio president, Nunan has helped both create and oversee entertainment companies including but not limited to: ABC, FOX, NBC-UNIVERSAL and THE CW. As a producer, he cofounded BULL’S EYE ENTERTAINMENT, a company best known for its Oscar-winning film, Crash, along with dozens of other projects.

CARLY WRAY- Writer (Mad Men, Mindhunter) Producer (Westworld)
Carly Wray is an award-winning television writer, producer, and screenwriter. A graduate of Reed College and USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Wray got her start on Mad Men, where she began as the writers’ assistant and ultimately won a Writers Guild Award for the show's final season. She has since written on The Leftovers and Mindhunter, and received her first Emmy nomination as a writer-producer on season two of Westworld. Wray is also the writer and EP of an upcoming feature based on the New York Times Magazine article "The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California's Wildfires.” Margot Robbie is attached to produce.

6 more mentors to be announced...

--------

2018 SUCCESS STORY:
Fast Track Fellow signs with same management as Barry Jenkins, the writer/director of the Oscar winning film MOONLIGHT

Sean Collins-Smith, one of our most recent Fast Track Fellows met executives at Silent R Management during his Fast Track week and signed with them just 10 days later.

--------

With the ISA Fast Track, you win the experience of a lifetime, a launching pad to a career with connections the normally take decades to create. When we fly you to Los Angeles, you'll build relationships that can lead to a paying career doing what you love! The ISA is here to give writers a shortcut to resources, support and experience that will aid in long-term career success. We encourage emerging screenwriters of all levels and backgrounds to apply.

1 Week in Los Angeles, 8 Amazing Mentor Meetings!

Accepting Features and Pilots. Multiple submissions accepted with reduced application fees.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

TWO FAST TRACK FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:

*Mentorship Week in Los Angeles featuring 8 meetings with studio and development executives and literary agents
*Airfare and hotel included
*Year-long script development and guidance
*Acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate
*One-on-one consultation with the Director of Education Max Timm
*A 12-Month ISAConnect Membership
*The Craft Course in Screenwriting
*Fellowship announcements to various media outlets

TOP 50 SCREENWRITERS:

The Fellows are chosen from the Top 50 writers we highlight prior to the big announcement, all of which receive The Craft Course in screenwriting ($99 Value).

Past fellows have had their projects optioned or have received representation from Catapult Entertainment Group, The Savage Agency, Indomitable Entertainment, Requiem Entertainment and more.

As an ISA Fast Track Fellow you'll get to create new relationships and ask burning questions with industry professionals from around Hollywood. Past mentors include those from: Funny or Die, Lakeshore Entertainment, Producers Guild of America, Gidden Media, ICM and more.

FAST TRACK WEEK: Los Angeles - November 13 - 17, 2019
* Mentors to be announced.

To begin your journey as a Fast Track Fellow, you’ll be flown to L.A. for a five-day stay in a beautiful hotel in the heart of Hollywood. Your week kicks off with a meet-and-greet with ISA Director of Development, Felicity Wren, and Director of Education, Max Timm, who will help you get settled into your new role and take you through the week's itinerary. They'll accompany you every step of the way as you have career-changing meetings with top industry mentors in a one-on-one setting. The week is capped off with a party in your honor during the ISA's Third Thursdays.

After your week in LA, you'll receive a Year-Long Script Development & Career Guidance
Once Mentorship Week is done, the real work of the Fellowship begins. You and your script will be championed to industry through the ISA Development Slate, which will push you to our roster of managers and agents for representation and also share your work with production companies and major studios in the hopes of getting your script optioned.

You'll also receive a one-on-one consultation with the ISA’s Director of Education and Founder of The Story Farm, Max Timm, along with a year membership to ISAConnect. With these resources you'll be able to continue improving your Fellow-worthy work, or create a brand new project that we can promote around town. The choice is yours!

FAST TRACK FELLOW SUCCESS STORIES:

Melissa Birks signed with The Savage Agency.

Andy Byrne’s, commissioned feature re-write is set for production in 2018 with director/producer, Kevin Goetz (Scenic Route). He also signed with Catapult Entertainment Group, and his pilot Disconn is currently under consideration by an A-list actor.

Evan Cooper, Top 10 Fast Track screenwriter has signed with manager Kailey Marsh (creator of The Blood List) and is in production on a $2,500,000 film he wrote and will direct.

Christopher DeWan signed an option for his TV project with Indomitable Entertainment, which prompted an almost immediate set of pitch meetings at Netflix and BBC America, among many others.

Chris Watkins signed with Catapult Entertainment Group and has 2 films in production with name actors.




“The fellowship was a great chance to meet a ton of people I would never have had access to.” - Chris DeWan - (2015 Fast Track Fellow)

"Despite entering many screenplay competitions that boasted a judging line-up of 'connected professionals' and winning on over twenty occasions, not one substantial follow-up had come of them. I was close to putting down the quill permanently. However, after posting my scripts on NetworkISA out of the blue Max got in touch about one of them, sent a long pick-me-up email after I told him I was about to give up and within a month had hooked me up with a Hollywood production company that is a great fit for the script. After first having a shopping agreement we are now negotiating an option agreement. This would never have been possible without Max and the Development Program." - Steven Prowse, Writer/ISA Development Program Screenwriter


"The ISA has been instrumental in the momentum of my career. By submitting my projects to high level companies and executives, I have received exposure that propelled me to the next level. I have a team working for me. I love the ISA and their superhero director of outreach, Max Timm!" - Jamie Anderson, Writer/ISA Development Program Screenwriter

"The Development Program truly walks the walk. Their belief in screenwriters is not just lip service. They not only care enough to help develop your scripts but then they help get them into the hands of managers and production companies. It goes so far beyond what other screenwriting websites do, some of them which do a lot, but the ISA does more." - Jeff York, Writer/ISA Development Program Screenwriter


"I thought winning and placing in a number of national screenplay contests would open the doors of Hollywood immediately. It didn't. But it did introduce me to Max Timm and the great people at the International Screenwriters Association. More than just another writer's group, the ISA promoted my screenplays to their wide range of connections, including film producers and even literary managers looking for my style of writing. They also made logline suggestions, along with ways to make my screenplays more marketable. I'm proud to be an ISA member, and to work with a group who works hard for writers on the rise." - Vin Morreale, Writer/ ISA Development Program Screenwriter


"The ISA has been extremely passionate about helping my career reach the next level. They've been sending my samples all around town, getting industry eyes on my work. They're support has been invaluable!" - Derek Asaf, Writer/ISA Development Program Screenwriter

ORGANIZERS

Danielle Green

GENERAL RULES

All writers from all countries are welcome to submit to the ISA Fast Track; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and application fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Previous Fast Track Fellows may not submit in any future ISA Fast Track Fellowship.

Script must be the original work of the submitting writer and may not be encumbered by any third party.

Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.

Original full-length feature screenplays and TV Pilots only are accepted. Anything else, including but not limited to short scripts or web series, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Script submissions must be an original screenplay or teleplay.

Screenplays adapted from the submitting writer's own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if the writer retains all rights to the work.

Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission by the owner to adapt the material.

Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.Screenplay submissions must be written by one writer only. Co-written material will not be accepted.

Multiple submissions are accepted by one writer, however if one or more screenplays of the same writer tie only one screenplay (the decided “best”) will be selected to determine the chosen "Fellow."

The writer understands that script feedback can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the final application deadline.

The ISA cannot guarantee feedback for your script will be received within enough time to resubmit during the same season.

Applicants must submit materials and payment online only.

Once a script has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts or corrections may only be accepted within 24 hours of the original application. A revised draft of a script may be accepted after 24 hours if it is entered as a new application with the appropriate fee.

Promotional discounts or waivers offered may only be utilized at the time of submission.

If a writer receives a Free Resubmission as part of a Feedback Promotion or otherwise, the Resubmission is valid during the same or the following Fast Track season. Free Resubmissions will not be honored in subsequent seasons.

Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.

Fellowship applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.

The writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material to be submitted with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.

Applicants awarded a place in the Top 50 or chosen as a Fast Track Fellow understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use his/her name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

Writers retain the rights to their screenplay.Applicants are non-exclusive to ISA Fast Track and may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.

No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed.

Connect Membership gift may only be used within 90 days and may not be combined with any current free membership.

ISA will not be held responsible for mentor meeting cancellations or rescheduling. If Fast Track Fellows miss or are late to a mentor meeting, the ISA makes no guarantees to reschedule.

Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 70-120 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.

If applicant orders feedback a $1 per page fee may be charged separately over 120 pages, not including the Title Page, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.

Standard title pages should be included: listing the script title, name of author(s), telephone number, and email address. Applicants will not be disqualified if it is not included.

Under no circumstances should the writer include name or contact information within the body of the script.

ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.

Synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes and photos will not be considered. TV Pilot submissions may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes.

You accept without reservation that the submitted logline and screenplay will be reviewed by ISA staff and/or panel of Industry Judges for evaluation and that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to the submitted material, and the applicant hereby waives any claim that the ISA and FAST TRACK, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the submission, logline or screenplay.

There are no refunds for any reason after 24 hours from submission. The writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that Fast Track Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.

To submit your materials and be considered you must agree to the Rules.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All writers from all countries are welcome to submit to the ISA Fast Track; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and application fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Previous Fast Track Fellows may not submit in any future ISA Fast Track Fellowship.

Script must be the original work of the submitting writer and may not be encumbered by any third party.

Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.

Original full-length feature screenplays and TV Pilots only are accepted. Anything else, including but not limited to short scripts or web series, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Script submissions must be an original screenplay or teleplay.

Screenplays adapted from the submitting writer's own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if the writer retains all rights to the work.

Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission by the owner to adapt the material.

Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.Screenplay submissions must be written by one writer only. Co-written material will not be accepted.

Multiple submissions are accepted by one writer, however if one or more screenplays of the same writer tie only one screenplay (the decided “best”) will be selected to determine the chosen "Fellow."

The writer understands that script feedback can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the final application deadline.

The ISA cannot guarantee feedback for your script will be received within enough time to resubmit during the same season.

Applicants must submit materials and payment online only.

Once a script has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts or corrections may only be accepted within 24 hours of the original application. A revised draft of a script may be accepted after 24 hours if it is entered as a new application with the appropriate fee.

Promotional discounts or waivers offered may only be utilized at the time of submission.

If a writer receives a Free Resubmission as part of a Feedback Promotion or otherwise, the Resubmission is valid during the same or the following Fast Track season. Free Resubmissions will not be honored in subsequent seasons.

Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.

Fellowship applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.

The writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material to be submitted with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.

Applicants awarded a place in the Top 50 or chosen as a Fast Track Fellow understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use his/her name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

Writers retain the rights to their screenplay.Applicants are non-exclusive to ISA Fast Track and may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.

No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed.

Connect Membership gift may only be used within 90 days and may not be combined with any current free membership.

ISA will not be held responsible for mentor meeting cancellations or rescheduling. If Fast Track Fellows miss or are late to a mentor meeting, the ISA makes no guarantees to reschedule.

Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 70-120 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.

If applicant orders feedback a $1 per page fee may be charged separately over 120 pages, not including the Title Page, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.

Standard title pages should be included: listing the script title, name of author(s), telephone number, and email address. Applicants will not be disqualified if it is not included.

Under no circumstances should the writer include name or contact information within the body of the script.

ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.

Synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes and photos will not be considered. TV Pilot submissions may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes.

You accept without reservation that the submitted logline and screenplay will be reviewed by ISA staff and/or panel of Industry Judges for evaluation and that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to the submitted material, and the applicant hereby waives any claim that the ISA and FAST TRACK, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the submission, logline or screenplay.

There are no refunds for any reason after 24 hours from submission. The writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that Fast Track Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.

To submit your materials and be considered you must agree to the Rules.