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Emerging Screenwriters
Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Active Since 2010
We’re searching for the most authentic and unique features and pilots in all genre categories.
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We’re looking for ALL emerging screenwriters! Whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned writer ready to redefine your career, we can elevate you to the next level. We want to read your best work, the script that represents your genuine talent!

The Top 10 will receive $1,500 cash and be considered for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Development Team will get your script in front of top industry pros from companies like Max, 20th Century, Disney+, MGM, Harpo, Paramount+, Lucky Chap, Hello Sunshine, Gidden Media, ICM, CAA, plus ISA vetted literary agents and managers. Of the ten scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize and receive an additional $10,000. That’s $11,500 to the Grand Prize Winner!

Add an ISA Development Evaluation for only $99 (normally $199).

What is a Development Evaluation? 
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Grand Prize Winner 
(Selected from Top 10 Finalists)

  • $10,000 Cash (in Addition to $1,500 from Top 10)
  • Script Consultation with an ISA Executive ( 2 Meetings )
  • Meeting with Top Industry Executive
  • ISA Pitch Practice
  • 16 Year Copyright from Creators Vault
  • 12 Month ISAConnect Membership
  • Prizes in all other categories


Top 10 Finalists

  • $1,500 Cash Each
  • ISA Development Slate Consideration 
  • ISA Development Slate Evaluation (for a New Script)
  • 3 Month ISAConnect Membership
  • 10 Year Copyright from Creators Vault
  • ISA Logline Review



  • Digital Copy of "(Not Just) Another Book on the Craft of Screenwriting"

Writer Success

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