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December 2016 Script Sales

Hollywood winded down in December for the holidays and the new year, which meant the last month of 2016 ended up a slow one for script sales. But it wasn’t completely silent. Amazon Studios picked up Jack Thorne’s action/adventure spec The Aeronauts, based on the true story of balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James […]

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Postcards from the Edge – Screenplay

Postcards from the Edge is an emotional film, closely tied to Carrie Fisher’s substance abuse problems and her relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Any great screenplay focuses on characters and relationships, and Postcards is a thinly veiled study of Debbie and Carrie’s. Fisher doctored many other scripts, including the Star Wars prequels and The […]

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November 2016 Script Sales

November was a great month for spec sales. Centropolis Entertainment acquired Scarletville, a thriller spec by Jason Young about a diner owner who delays a deadly criminal with twisted stories until the police arrive. Electric Entertainment will produce Steven Altiere’s sci-fi/fantasy spec Countdown. Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day) will direct and produce. Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, […]

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Jackie – Screenplay

Biopics remain a popular genre for Hollywood. The lesser productions could be considered toothless awards bait, but the best biopics transcend that cynical generalization and offer insight into the human condition, exploring themes relevant and compelling to the audience. Written by Noah Oppenheim, Jackie isn’t just a biopic—the film is an intimate character study of the […]

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Script Pipeline Develops Writers for Film and Television

Recent script sales include The Ambassadors and Stuber by Tripper Clancy, Snow White and the Huntsman by Evan Daugherty, as well as numerous other screenplays, pilots, and pitches over the past 16 years, totaling over $6 million in spec sales from Pipeline writers and $1 billion in revenue from films written by Pipeline alums. Script Pipeline actively searches the world […]

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

Script Pipeline execs Chad Clough and Matt Misetich connected Evan Daugherty with management after his script Shrapnel won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. SWATH later sold to Universal and grossed $400 million worldwide, Evan went on to write the hugely successful films Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other upcoming studio projects, including a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise with MGM and Warner Bros. producing. […]

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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, as well as the adventure/comedy Stranded for Sony Pictures. In February 2015, Tripper added another major project to his roster when Hasbro hired him to write the screenplay Hacker Camp, based on an idea from Hasbro’s […]

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2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Winners, Runners-up

The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers. Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand […]

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October 2016 Script Sales

October had a strong showing for spec material. Connor Martin’s road comedy Federal Offense found a home at Boundless Pictures. The spec pits three best friends and a foul-mouthed grandfather against a drug kingpin, gangsters, bounty hunters, and the law. Chevy Chase to star. LD Entertainment is moving forward with Ben Bolea’s buddy comedy spec The […]

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Bad Moms – Screenplay

The Bad ____ genre has endured remarkably well. Bad Santa kicked off the trend in 2003, and many similarly titled movies have followed suit, most recently Bad Moms. This comedy subgenre is tough to get just right: at a certain point, if the main character has done too many “bad” things or begins their arc from […]

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