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Emerging Screenwriters - Shoot Your Sizzle Call for Entries

Friday, January 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Los Angeles, California - USA
Winners Announced: May 2018

In the Spotlight today is Emerging Screenwriters - Shoot Your Sizzle, presented by the International Screenwriters' Association. The Shoot Your Sizzle winning screenwriter will receive professional guidance to produce a proof of concept-"Sizzle Reel"-for the winning screenplay. The Grand Prize winner will also receive $5,000 USD for filming, $18,000 in production and editing services, Gorilla Scheduling and Budget Package by Jungle Software, and most notably, mentoring from consultant producers.

Damien Chazelle, Oscar Winning writer/director ofLa La LandandWhiplashshares, "I'd writtenWhiplashas 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." Jodi Levitan, Grand Prize Winner 2016, also attests, "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!"

The Grand Prize winner will also be invited to attend the ISA Development Program and the top 100 screenwriters will be considered for the program. Eight writers have signed option agreements or signed with an agency in the past eighteen months after being accepted into the ISA Development Program. Many more are being reviewed by top producers in the industry.

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January 11, 2018 - Regular Deadline
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The goal of Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career.

Notable success from writers who have completed the ISA Development Program include Jamie Anderson who signed with powerhouse management company, Paradigm, and has since received assignments from producers around town; Chris DeWan signed an option with Indomitable Entertainment; and Melissa Birks signed with AJ Harris of The Savage Agency.

Submit your TV Pilot or Feature Screenplay today!