Do you have a great script but don't have the access to the industry to move it forward? That's what we're here for.

This is the 11th season of the ISA Fast Track Fellowship. With each passing year we continue to find fresh and original voices to pair up with eight veteran industry mentors for an intense, career-launching week in Los Angeles. After the week is over, our Fellows are invited onto the ISA Development Slate for support from the Development Team for a minimum of one year!

When the program launched, we had no idea what impact it would have on our Fellows' careers. Many of our Fellows have signed with top agents, managers and/or had their scripts optioned or purchased. There is no faster path to breaking in than getting on the Fast Track! 

62 SCRIPTS ON THE ISA DEVELOPMENT SLATE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED OR OPTIONED.
Many more are out to top producers and many of these emerging screenwriters have received representation as a result of getting onto the Slate.

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FAST TRACK SUCCESS STORY:
Fast Track Fellow signs with same management as Barry Jenkins, the writer/director of the Oscar winning film MOONLIGHT

Sean Collins-Smith, one of our most recent Fast Track Fellows met executives at Silent R Management during his Fast Track week and signed with them just 10 days later.
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Accepting Features and Pilots.

Fast Track Week: Los Angeles - May 18-22, 2020

TWO FAST TRACK FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:

- Mentorship Week in Los Angeles featuring 8 meetings with studio and development executives and literary agents
- Airfare and hotel included
- Year-long script development and guidance
- Acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate
- Script Diagnosis Read and Notes Session from Jessica Blank Coaching
- A 12-Month ISAConnect Membership
- The Craft Course in Screenwriting
- Fellowship announcements to various media outlets

TOP 50 WILL RECEIVE:

- The Craft Course in Screenwriting
- A 12-Month ISAConnect Membership

”As a Fast Track runner-up, the ISA helped me secure my first manager, which ultimately catapulted my career into a full-time, working writer. And they haven’t stopped there. Both Max and Felicity have provided me with indespensable advice, time and knowledge in guiding the Hollywood system. I’m very grateful to have them in my corner, and consider the ISA an integral part in forming my career.” ~ Evan Cooper, Fast Track Top 10

"The ISA has been instrumental in the momentum of my career. By submitting my projects to high level companies and executives, I have received exposure that propelled me to the next level. I have a team working for me. I love the ISA and their superhero Director of Outreach, Max Timm!" ~ Jamie Anderson, ISA Development Slate Screenwriter

“Winning the Fast Track Fellowship gave me more industry exposure in one week than I had in over a decade of writing. A Fast Track mentor sent one of my scripts out to major studios, and I still remain in contact with this producer. I am also currently developing a television show with another Fast Track mentor. If you want to take your writing career to the next level — apply right away!”
~ David Kushner, Writer/Fast Track Fellow

SUCCESS STORIES:

• Sean Collins-Smith signed with same management as the writer/director of Moonlight after his meeting during Fast Track Week
• Melissa Birks signed with The Savage Agency.
• Andy Byrne’s, commissioned feature re-write is set for production in 2018 with director/producer, Kevin Goetz (Scenic Route). He also signed with Catapult Entertainment Group, and his pilot Disconn is currently under consideration by an A-list actor.
• Evan Cooper, Top 10 Fast Track screenwriter has signed with manager Kailey Marsh (creator of The Blood List) and is in production on a $2,500,000 film he wrote and will direct.
• Christopher DeWan signed an option for his TV project with Indomitable Entertainment, which prompted an almost immediate set of pitch meetings at Netflix and BBC America, among many others.

Deadlines: EARLY - Dec. 19, 2019 REGULAR - Jan. 9, 2020 FINAL - Feb. 12, 2020

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.

Previous Fast Track Fellows may not submit in any future ISA Fast Track Fellowship.

Script must be the original work of the submitting writer 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 short scripts or web series, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible.

Script submissions must be an original screenplay or teleplay.

Screenplays adapted from the submitting writer's own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if the writer retains all rights to the work.

Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission by the owner to adapt the material.

Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.Screenplay submissions 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 "Fellow."

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.

The ISA cannot guarantee feedback for your script will be received within enough time to resubmit during the same season.

Applicants must submit materials and payment online only.

Once a script has been submitted, substitutions of new drafts or corrections may only be accepted within 24 hours of the original application. A revised draft of a script may be accepted after 24 hours if it is entered as a new application with 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 all submission platforms (i.e. FilmFreeway).

If a writer receives a Free Resubmission as part of a Feedback Promotion or otherwise, the Resubmission is valid during the same or the following Fast Track season. Free Resubmissions will not be honored in subsequent seasons.

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.

The writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material to be submitted with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.

Applicants awarded a place in the Top 50 or chosen as a Fast Track Fellow understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use his/her name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

Writers retain the rights to their screenplay.

Applicants 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 rescheduling. If Fast Track Fellows 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 applicant orders feedback a $1 per page fee may be charged separately over 120 pages, not including the Title Page, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.

Standard title pages should be included: listing the script title, name of author(s), telephone number, and email address. Applicants will not be disqualified if it is not included.

Under no circumstances should the writer include name or contact information within the body of the script.

ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.

Synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes and photos will not be considered. TV Pilot submissions may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes.

You accept without reservation that the submitted logline and screenplay will be reviewed by ISA staff and/or panel of Industry Judges for evaluation and that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to the submitted material, and the applicant hereby waives any claim that the ISA and FAST TRACK, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the 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 materials and be considered you must agree to the Rules.