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New Fellowship Opportunity for Screenwriters and TV Writers

The Pipeline Fellowship offers writers an ongoing, exclusive opportunity to receive a one-year mentorship with Script Pipeline and industry professionals. Unlike our competitions, we’re not looking for a single great script–we’re searching for those who possess the most potential to launch a writing career and are dedicated to the intensive process of improving as a writer. Once […]

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Script Pipeline Develops Writers for Film and Television

Recent script sales include Snow White and the Huntsman by Evan Daugherty, The Rabbit by Micah Barnett, The Ambassadors by Tripper Clancy, as well as numerous other screenplays, pilots, and pitches over the past 14 years, totaling over $5 million in spec sales from Pipeline writers and close to $1 billion in revenue from films written by […]

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Early Deadline – March 1st

Early Deadline – March 1st The 13th Annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition and 8th Annual TV Writing Competition continue a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. The result: over $5 million in screenplays sold from Pipeline competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2003. Beyond prizes, finalists and […]

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When Is Your Screenplay Finished?

Rather than spur a micro-analyzed philosophical debate impossible to win, allow me to first clarify: the process of writing a screenplay does end. Because it has to. A protege of Mario Puzo isn’t locked up in some Bronx basement still writing The Godfather in an eternal, Sisyphean loop of infinite futility. It was written, it was produced, and it […]

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December 2014 Script Sales

It was a slower month for script sales (as Decembers usually are). Richard Tanne will write Southside with You, a romance based on Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. State Street Pictures and Paramount are moving forward with Zach Frenkel’s 2013 Black List comedy Make a Wish. Ted Nusbaum sold his coming-of-age sports drama In the Crease, which takes place […]

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The Myth of “Realistic” Writing

“Just write it more realistic,” they said. Makes sense. Realism. That’s like everyday stuff, right? Easy. And then, maybe an hour later, you break down–this hollow, brink-of-tears, absurd frustration stemming neither from the sadness of failure nor the euphoria of success. Those would be concrete emotions. This is utter confusion—a special breed of creative annoyance […]

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November 2014 Script Sales

A (presumably metric) ton of scripts were picked up from the 2014 Brit List, including Tamzin Rafn’s comedy Alice in La La Land, Matt Greenhalgh’s thriller Silencers, Paul Valnay’s sci-fi Sick Robot, and Lydia Adetunji’s psychological horror A Little Music. Back in the States, Industry Entertainment optioned Adam Taylor Barker’s Dig, a revenge thriller set in […]

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Gone Girl – Screenplay

One of the most debatable points in screenwriting: “The book was better. . . .” Of course the book was better. The book is always (well, sometimes) better. Because it’s a book. There are few rules in novel writing as far as plot and structure. No length or budget restrictions. Characters are explored and detailed […]

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner Sold Snow White & the Huntsman to Universal

Written by Evan Daugherty, SWATH was one of the biggest hits of 2012, grossing $400 million worldwide. Pipeline execs Chad Clough and Matt Misetich connected Evan with management after his script Shrapnel won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. From Evan: “Script Pipeline helped launch my professional career as a writer.” Evan went on to write the hugely successful films Divergent, Teenage Mutant […]

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner Tripper Clancy on the Rise

In 2014, alum Tripper Clancy sold projects to 20th Century Fox (The Ambassadors), QED International (Winter Break), and will write the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount and the adventure/comedy Stranded for Sony Pictures. Winner of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Tripper found management with Script Pipeline industry partner Jake Wagner (Benderspink) only a few weeks after winning the contest. From […]

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