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Vandal Ent. Picks Up Feature from Script Pipeline Contest Finalists

Writers Matt Altman and David Matalon, finalists of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, sold their spec The Feud to Vandal Entertainment, headed by former FilmEngine president Navid McIllhargey. The crime/thriller, Matt’s first script sale, will join several other film and television projects in development at Vandal, which plans to produce two to three projects per year. Matt is repped […]

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Brand Yourself as a Writer

On my epic quest to offer a free consultation call to every screenwriter who submitted to our writing competitions (I must be approaching 1,000 calls at this point), I have been repeatedly asked the question: “should I brand myself?” The short answer is “yes.” Agents and managers need to sell you on what you do best. […]

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TV Producers Repping Project Written by Script Pipeline Contest Finalist

Script Pipeline industry partners Marty Berneman, Eric Balfour, and Stephanie Varella (Off the Grid Entertainment) are representing the TV project Breathers, a sci-fi/drama written by Will Wallace and based on the comic by Justin Madson. A top 10 finalist in the 2011 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, Breathers is a uniquely surreal story set in a dystopian future where the air is no longer […]

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Modern Family – Pilot

Stylistically, Modern Family seemed to catch the tail end of the declining “documentary-style” format. Creatively, it’s held its place as one of the best sitcoms on television. One can accredit this rather noble network tenure to a variety of factors, not the least of which is a well-assembled cast flirting with television hall-of-fame status. But when you circle […]

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September 2014 Script Sales

Female-driven stories made a good showing in September. Anthony Jaswinski sold two specs: May You Live in Interesting Times, an espionage action about a female assassin, based on a story by Jaswinski and Luke Goltz, and In the Deep, a suspense/thriller about a young woman stuck 20 yards offshore with a great white shark. Element […]

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Marc Samson, Script Pipeline “Recommend,” Wraps Film

Winner of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Marc Samson completed his micro-budget psychological thriller Where the Devil Dwells in 2014 (view trailer). Marc is a two-time Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer with other horror and thriller screenplays. His crime/thriller I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, centered on a female heroine in search of revenge, was selected as a top-four winner in the […]

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Alex Ross

- Alex Ross, writer of Hexen (2014 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition Winner) Hexen was your first script—but for a screenplay this well-written, one worthy enough to win the Script Pipeline Grand Prize, “first script” is a bit misleading. How much time and energy did you put into the project before submitting to the competition? What was the impetus […]

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Tom Krajewski

– Tom Krajewski, writer of Supernormal (2014 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition Winner) Your winning script Supernormal is a single-cam comedy with a surprisingly fresh spin on the superhero premise. Ultimately, it was both the concept and the writing that caught the attention of Script Pipeline judges. But did you think it was risky writing what […]

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August 2014 Script Sales

Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci have optioned a dozen Anne Rice novels, including Interview with a Vampire, to be adapted into a series The Vampire Chronicles with Universal. Stan Lee’s idea Apollo Rising will be combined with the February spec sale Eternal by Victoria Aveyard. Two projects set on space colonies are in the pipeline: Out of this World by Allan […]

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