See how our featured writers' involvement with the ISA has propelled their careers.
featured SCREENWRITERSSearch Success Stories
Alan Zatkow's original hour long action/drama television show Zombies has been optioned by Peabody Award winning producer Marc Henry Johnson.
In addition, Marc Henry Johnson along with Montel Williams have become co-executive producers on McFool, a half-hour situation comedy about the life of stand-up comedian Pat McCool. McFool is co-created by Pat and Gwen McCool and Alan Zatkow.
My feature screenplay Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone) is a Finalist in the Creative World Awards.
FEATURED PODCASTS (show more)
Sharknado screenwriter Thunder Levin talks about how he broke into the business and eventually got hired to write Sharknado.SellingYourScreenplay.com - Running Wild with Christina Moore
SYS Episode 163
Writer/Producer/Actor Christina Moore
Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
New Mexico Film Office
The Office serves the film and television industry locally, nationally and internationally. Our purpose is to market the state to this industry and service the productions.
Pine River Entertainment
Bruce Economou's Pine River Entertainment is a management and production company representing a small group of actors, writers and directors for film, television and the stage.
Long Beach Indie
Just minutes from Hollywood, the festival provides filmmakers with direct access to the studios, distributors, and talent that make Los Angeles the entertainment capital of the world.
Black Dragon Studios
Black Dragon Studios is the 'go-to' company for all Literary and Entertainment (Films, Novels, Other) individuals and teams as their Representative.
Assistant Directors Training Program
The mission of the Directors Guild–Producer Training Plan is to provide motion picture and TV industry training as directed by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.
Trail Dance Film Festival
Featuring family-oriented and Western films, also accepting all genres except adult-themed, is an open-genre independent film competition. Trail Dance affords opportunities for filmmake
Industry Basics Q&A w/ ISA's Max Timm & The University of Illinois
Christina talks about her new film, Running Wild ttarring Sharon Stone.
With technology today, we are able to connect with so many people so easily. This podcast in particular is an example of how easy it is for the ISA to get in touch with students, and offer support and guidance. Max Timm was asked by the University of Illinois to speak to the screenwriting and entertainment students there, and to give insights on the business, the world of screenwriting, and the entertainment industry as a whole. The students emailed a long list of questions, and we then teamed up with the U of I professor, Susan Muirhead, via Skype. It was a lot of fun! And while a lot of what’s discussed in this presentation is relatively basic, it’s informative and the students asked some excellent questions. It’s a different take on our podcast interviews since Max is usually the one doing the interviewing, but spending a little over an hour with up and coming writers is always time well-spent.
Listen in and have fun. The new year is upon us, and we hope these podcast interviews and presentations offer you the spark needed to shift your writing into high gear. Enjoy and thanks for listening.Curious About Filmmaking: Film Producer Barri Evins on Big Ideas Barri Evins LOVES big ideas. She was molded early in her career by the likes of Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans. You may have heard of some of the movies they wrote and produced; Stand By Me, Assassins, and Mr. Brooks. She made it a point to say that she is not a screenwriter and would never want to portray herself as such. She can however, shine the light of clarity and insight on writers and their screenplays as a successful film producer. The Writers and Actors Group WAG is a weekly get-together where actors get to act and writers get to workshop their screenplays. Actors hone their skills, writers develop their scripts, and everyone networks. QiCo FIlms QiCo (pronounced Chico) Films is an Independent Group of Artists with a common goal. We've got an amazing collection of Producers, Writers, Actors, and Dreamers. Gloria Calderon Kellett - Producer, How I Met Your Mother
A veteran TV comedy writer and producer, Gloria Calderon Kellett joined me to talk about…well, to talk about so many things! A comic and performer at heart, Gloria’s personality shined while chatting with her about the highs and lows of the TV writing world, her experiences writing on How I Met Your Mother, Devious Maids, and iZombie, but most importantly she gave us some valuable insight on how a writer’s room works. Her experience speaks for itself, but she reminds us that experience is only gained through hard work and a dedication to your passion.
Our podcast guests always give fantastic advice, but Gloria’s advice on how to become a working TV writer was inspiring and quite frankly, a lot of fun to listen to! She was fun, open, honest, forthright and answered my questions with enthusiasm. If you’re looking to enter the world of TV writing, Gloria is a perfect model of inspiration. Give it a listen, take some notes, and we hope you get something from this. Enjoy.MKB Productions At MKB entertainment starts with ministry. Our films are lovingly designed to elevate your minds and lift your spirits. Ottawa International Animation Festival Every September, the OIAF presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation - and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe. Caliber Media CALIBER MEDIA is a production, management, and digital content company representing passionate creatives in all fields of the entertainment industry, while having a strong focus on Baby Cow Productions Established in 1999 by award winning comedy creators Steve Coogan and Henry Normal, Baby Cow Productions Ltd has gained an enviable reputation for nurturing new British comedy talent, w Open Road Films Open Road Films, founded in 2011, is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films which has included multiple #1 releases. Int'l Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema Madrid Madrid International Film Festival has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. Loeb & Loeb LLP - U.S., Beijing & Hong Kong Loeb & Loeb’s Entertainment and Media Practice is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, with more than 75 attorneys serving a diverse client base throughout the United Film District FilmDistrict is a leading independent distribution, acquisition, co-production and feature film financing entity, designed to bring commercially viable films across the US. Moody College of Communication - University of Texas The Master in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program in Screenwriting is a two-year (including one summer) 45-hour program designed for creative individuals with a strong commitment to storytelling Candice Lake Agency Canadace has represented clients for Showtime, Oxygen, and the WB and have ventured in to new media by writing scripts for movie-based thrill rides, video games and Internet shorts Project Blackbird A group of young producers experienced in different aspects of filmmaking pulling together to produce a new concept TV Series