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2015 TV Writing Contest Results

Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up – Announced August 8th, 2015 Finalists (10) Archer – “Temple Raiders Crusade” by Benjamin Deeb & Graham Towers Beechwood by Gregory Martin & Eric Beu Better by Brett Shurman and Josh Cootner Blowback by David Case Chasing Chanel by Abigail Cannon & Hanna Stiens Family Be Like by Howard Jordan Jr. Join […]

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Archer – Pilot

Take James Bond. Exaggerate all his negative traits. Turn his sexism, narcissism, alcoholism, egocentrism, bachelorism all up to eleven, add in a dash of Oedipus, and you’d get Sterling Archer. Codenamed “Duchess” (the name of his mother’s deceased dog and the show’s original title), Sterling would be nothing more than an offensive 007 caricature in other hands, but creator Adam […]

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May 2015 Script Sales

A few specs made it to the next step in May. Fox Searchlight picked up Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi’s Pale Blue Dot about a female astronaut whose life begins to unravel after she returns to Earth. Reese Witherspoon set to produce and star. Byron Willinger and Phil De Blasi’s NSA conspiracy thriller spec Command & Control found […]

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Stop Trying to Win An Oscar

Many years ago, in the quasi-rebellious suburbs of Los Angeles, I read somewhere that the first thing you should do before starting a screenplay is write your Oscar acceptance speech. It was the opening paragraph in one of the six billion books on screenwriting. I figured it had to be good advice. And you know what? I did it. […]

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April 2015 Script Sales

April was a slower month for script sales. Sony purchased Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton’s pitch for The Wells Initiative about a young H.G. Wells who literally experiences events that will inspire his stories. Universal has picked up A Meyers Thanksgiving, a spec comedy written by David E. Talbert about an estranged family’s first Thanksgiving […]

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Penny Dreadful – Pilot

Named after the cheap, pulpy serials popular in nineteenth-century England, Penny Dreadful plays almost like a Victorian edition of American Horror Story but with an air of campy sophistication. The show pulls characters from classic literature, specifically Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, but is still accessible to viewers unfamiliar with Gothic fiction. […]

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Indie Dramedy Written By Script Pipeline Alum Released

Chasing Ghosts, written by former Script Pipeline contest winner Josh Chesler, was released on April 21st, 2015. The film stars Tim Meadows (SNL), Toby Nichols, Robin Lively, and Frances Conroy. “The team at Script Pipeline has been and continues to be immensely supportive of my writing career,” said Josh. “They genuinely made me feel like I’m part of a […]

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The Next Act in Your Screenwriting Career – Deadline: May 1st

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT Last chance to submit for the 2015 season. . . over $25,000 at stake, with circulation to the industry’s top producers, managers, and agents. Finalists and winners receive: $25,000 in cash to Screenwriting and TV Writing winners Consultations with Script Pipeline’s Director of Development and Senior Consultant Personal introductions to managers, producers, […]

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