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Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)
Prior to your Table Read showcase, an established director is guaranteed to personally meet with you to workshop your script with professional actors. As an elite member of the ISA Development Slate, the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of 1 year to continue getting you and your script in front of more Producers, Literary Representatives and other Industry Executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others.
ISA Austin Writer Award (Feature or TV Pilot)
Prior to your Table Read showcase, an established director is guaranteed to personally meet with you to workshop your script with professional actors. You’ll also receive consideration to become an elite member of the ISA Development Slate.
Shorts Prize Winner (Includes Web Series Pilots)
Your winning short will be recorded by professional actors and posted as a podcast on the ISA’s Curious About Screenwriting Network.
You will be considered for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate where we will share your script and podcast episode to ISA approved Industry Pros and new media outlets including AwesomenessTV and more. If you produce your short script within 18 months of winning, we’ll cover your entry fee towards three major Hollywood short film festivals.
All 3 Winners Also Receive:
CAREER COACHING with Lee Jessup. Over the past 20+ years, Lee has mentored established and emerging screenwriters in film, television and new media, while also consulting and instructing for major networks and studios
ADDITIONAL PRIZES from the Top 10 and Semi-Finalist categories.
Top 10 Winners
Short or Web Series Pilot Top 25
Go beyond the basics of screenwriting, forget all of the fancy vocabulary, and let’s get your script finished! Receive immediate access to all lessons, lectures, and audio, and the material provided within this full development screenwriting course will help you build your script, one step at a time. This course allows you to work at your own pace and finish a script in less than 12 weeks! You can start and finish whenever you like.