Script Pipeline develops writers of all levels for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers. The results of this process so far: over $6 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales from alumni and several produced films on both the indie and studio level.
For 16 years, the company has served as a pivotal link between up-and-coming writers and influential executives. Through annual international competitions, script review services, and a unique, long-term approach to facilitation, writers are offered unprecedented access to the industry.
Recent success stories include competition alum Evan Daugherty selling Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million and later taking the lead on studio projects Divergent, Ninja Turtles, and GI Joe 3, while writing a limited series Esmeralda for ABC Studios and adapting another series for SyFy. His contest-winning script Killing Season (formerly Shrapnel) was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta. In 2015, Evan signed on to write the Tomb Raider reboot, adding another tremendous franchise credit to his roster.
Tripper Clancy, another former Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner, sold the road comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox and the pitch Winter Break to QED International. Tripper is writing the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount, in addition to Hacker Camp for Hasbro. In April 2016, he sold the comedy Stuber to Fox for the mid-six figures.
Micah Barnett, whose work was developed through Script Pipeline coverage services, sold The Rabbit to Warner Bros. for six-figures and a TV pilot, Ricochet, to NBC. Screenwriter Brian Watanabe had his Script Pipeline “Recommend” action/comedy, Rogue’s Gallery (later titled Operation: Endgame), produced in 2010. The film starred Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), and an ensemble cast.
The Living Wake, Script Pipeline’s first produced film starring Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg and comedian Mike O’Connell (Dr. Ken), premiered in 2010 as well.
A number of original feature and TV projects are in various stages of development, and Script Pipeline is actively searching for new material to co-produce or help put into production.
As of 2016, the company reviews, on average, 12,000 screenplays, pilots, and original pitches each year, making Script Pipeline one of the leading outlets for writers worldwide.