Let US Take YOU to the 22nd Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival
Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)
Flight & Lodging
A Live Table Read of Your Script
Table Read Director: Cady McClain
McClain is a two time Emmy Award Winning Actor, Director and Producer. Her credits include studio and independent films, network and cable television, New Media, Off-Broadway theater, and performance art.
Prior to your Table Read showcase, the director will personally meet with you to workshop your script with professional actors. You’ll also get the opportunity to pitch to over 200 Industry Professionals at the Hollywood Pitch Festival, and 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 Hollywood Writer Award
A Live Table Read of Your Script
All-Access Passes to the 3-day Hollywood Pitch Festival
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 get the opportunity to pitch to over 200 Industry Professionals at the Hollywood Pitch Festival, and consideration to become an elite member of the ISA Development Slate.
The one-on-one story session with J.V. Hart will include an analysis of the existing draft charting the characters’ journey and diagnostic recommendations, phone consultations during the rewrite utilizing the HartChart insights and J.V.’s analysis of the revised draft.
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
EXPOSURE through The Tracking Board website’s ISA Spotlight section, and a dedicated announcement submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
A COPY OF (Not Just) Another Book on The Craft of Screenwriting by Max Timm, Director of Education and Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association and Founder of The Story Farm.
ADDITIONAL PRIZES from the Top 10 and Semi-Finalist categories.
Top 10 Winners
HartChart Writer’s Tool Kit ($25 Value)
The HartChart story mapping tool is a tangible solution to your blank page fears. Following J.V. Hart’s process and protocol will transform your understanding of your story and get you to ‘The End’ without losing your sanity along the way. Whether breaking a new story, or tightening a draft, Hart shares his strategies with committed writers all over the world with a guarantee that you never face a blank page again.
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.