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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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Extended Deadline – December 15th: Submit a Film or TV Pitch

Late and final deadline is December 15th for the 11th Great Movie Idea and 9th Great TV Show Idea competitions. Must submit via Film Freeway or Withoutabox, as registration through Script Pipeline has closed. Former winners have had their work developed and optioned by major production companies, studio-level producers, managers, and agencies. All winners receive one-on-one assistance from Script Pipeline […]

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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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Jessica Chastain Starring in Film Co-Written by Script Pipeline Alum

Craig Weeden, discovered through the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, and Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Ultimate Spider-man) optioned Painkiller Jane to Solipsist Films, and after several years in development, Academy Award Nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) signed on board to play Jane in November 2016. Weeden, also a former Pipeline “Recommend” writer, placed in the top 20 […]

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Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini

– Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini, winner of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with Cinderella Must Die.  Regardless of the fact 2016 turned out to be our best year for screenwriting, with so many fantastic finalist screenplays, Cinderella Must Die was a unanimous pick for the grand prize. Personally, when I read during the quarterfinalist round, 30 pages in […]

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Aaron Paul, Olga Kurylenko On-Board Script Pipeline Fellowship Writer’s Sci-fi Feature

Android, written by Script Pipeline Fellowship selection Matt O’Reilly, attached Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, The Path) in October 2016. Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) set to co-star in the sci-fi/thriller and had been attached since 2015. Niall Johnson (White Noise) directing, with Infinite Studios and Picture Films producing.  After garnering a Pipeline Fellowship for his stellar writing […]

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