Fast Track Your Screenwriting Career!

Fast Track Your Screenwriting Career!
  • 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.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) 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 novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if you have retained all rights to your work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the material.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Screenplays 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 mentee.
  • The ISA cannot guarantee your script feedback will be received within enough time to re-submit.
  • 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.
  • You may submit your work and payment online only. We’re GREEN!
  • Once a script has been submitted, we will only accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages if you contact us within 24 hours of the original application submission. After that, under no circumstances will we accept changes. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate fee.
  • Promotional discounts or waivers offered may only be utilized at the time of submission.
  • Promotional discounts or waivers offered may not apply on Withoutabox or Film Freeway submissions.

  • 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.
  • Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • By submitting, and in the event you are awarded a place in the Top 50 or as a Fast Track Fellow, you understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • Registrants retain the rights to their screenplay.
  • Registrants 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 re-scheduling. 
  • If you 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 you order feedback you may be charged separately $1 for each page over 120 pages, not including the Title Page, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.
  • Include a standard title page, listing the title of your script, name of author(s), telephone number, and email address. This does NOT affect the judging process.
  • Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information within the body of your script.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed.
  • ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.
  • Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges, however, if you’re submitting a TV Pilot you may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes. Send them with your submission.
  • You understand that your logline and screenplay will be reviewed by ISA employees and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the ISA and FAST TRACK, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your 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 work you must agree to the Rules.

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