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"First Look" Reviewing New Scripts + Awarding $15,000


Screenwriting Contest Finalist Sells Spec for 7 Figures

Legendary Ent. lands Crosby Selander's "Bring Me Back"


Developing New Scripts for Industry Circulation

Pitch your idea for film and TV. $2,000 awarded.


Symposium: Events for Creatives

"A year-round conference in the arts." For writers, filmmakers, and other artists.


Contest Winner Sold "Snow White" for $3 Million

One of the biggest spec sales of all-time


Screenwriting Winner #1 on The Black List

Daniel Jackson's "Cauliflower" joins other Pipeline writers for 2021's top scripts.


The Workshop - Developing Scripts

Use code Workshop20 for 20% off Full Reviews


Awarding $55,000 - Register Early

The 2023 Screenwriting & TV Writing seasons.


Pipeline Artists - A Home for Creatives

Explore the site and new platform "Symposium" for virtual events


Join the Convo on Twitter

#PipelineWriters virtual mixers every Friday + general creative chaos


2021 Winners Sign with Managers

Erin Muroski and Daniel Jackson signed w/Bellevue after Script Pipeline circulation


Contest Winner Signs with UTA

Helen Gaughran's "Visitation" won for Screenwriting


Contest Finalists Sign with Mgmt.

Kaplan/Perrone repping Kelsey Krasnigor and Crosby Selander


Fox Comedy "Stuber" Written by Script Pipeline Contest Winner

Tripper Clancy's first produced feature stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista


Script Pipeline's First Feature Stars Jesse Eisenberg

Now a cult indie favorite, "The Living Wake" was praised by Variety


The Los Angeles Times Interviews Script Pipeline

The state of screenwriting and upside in the spec market

First Look Project

The 11th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of production companies and managers by finding high-concept material in screenplays and TV pilots.

Late Deadline: October 1st, 2022


Pitch Contest

The Pitch Contest reviews original film and TV series ideas for extensive development with Script Pipeline’s executive team, prior to industry consideration.

Deadline: October 15th, 2022


Screenwriting Contest

The 21st Annual Screenwriting Competition develops talented writers and connects them with producers, agencies, and managers who can help launch their career.

Deadline: December 20th, 2022


TV Writing Contest

The 16th Annual TV Writing Competition searches for extraordinary writers and pilots, connecting them with production companies, agencies, and managers.

Deadline: December 20th, 2022



Script Pipeline discovers and develops writers for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers.

Since 1999, several produced films and over $8 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales are credited to Script Pipeline’s unique, intensive process of long-term writer-to-industry facilitation.

Major and recent success stories include:

Tripper Clancy, winner of the Screenwriting Contest, found management with a Script Pipeline partner in 2010, and his career has since risen steadily. He sold a handful of specs and pitches and was hired to write several studio projects for Sony, Mandalay, and Amazon. His action-comedy Stuber, starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, sold to Fox for the mid-six figures, he was staffed on the Netflix series I am Not Okay With This, and created the Roku series Die Hart. 

Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty sold Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million, one of the all-time biggest spec sales, and later wrote the studio films Divergent and Ninja Turtles. His contest-winning script Killing Season was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta.

Years later, another historic spec sale followed from an unproduced writer: Screenwriting finalist Crosby Selander sold his script Bring Me Back to Legendary for seven figures. Crosby was signed by Kaplan/Perrone after Pipeline circulation.

In the past few years, Script Pipeline introductions have resulted in several writers landing management and agency rep at UTA, Zero Gravity, Kaplan/Perrone, Bellevue, and more. Winners Daniel Jackson (Cauliflower) and Brian T. Arnold (In the End) also made the 2021 Black List, with Cauliflower garnering the #1 spot.

Script Pipeline searches for new material and develops writers on a daily basis. Over 20,000 screenplays, pilots, and original pitches are expected for 2022.

Request Q&A Call

Schedule a no-cost Q&A call with a Pipeline Creative Executive, who can address inquiries about the film/TV industry or provide general advice. *does not include feedback on scripts or other material


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From Script Pipeline Writers

“Having advanced in other contests and not gotten much traction, I was floored with the support Script Pipeline offered. Within a couple days, my script was in the hands of top industry professionals and led me to Kate Sharp and Zack Zucker at Bellevue. They are a perfect fit for me as a management team ... I went from feeling like a total industry outsider to feeling like the door was kicked wide open.”

Erin MuroskiTV Writing Winner (Munch)

“When I relocated from NYC to LA to pursue sitcom writing, everyone I met in the industry said it wasn’t about entering competitions, it was about entering the right competition. Script Pipeline was a turning point.”

Howard Jordan Jr. (Superior Donuts)TV Writing Contest Runner-up

“Script Pipeline was extremely approachable and transparent as they put my script in the hands of people with the power to help. Now I’m working with a great team at Zero Gravity that I definitely wouldn’t have met otherwise. And I didn’t even win!”

Sam Boyer (Little Sweden)TV Writing Contest Finalist

“The Script Pipeline team has been so supportive of me and my writing. They offered advice and guidance, set meetings for me, and introduced me to Bellevue, who I knew very quickly were the management team I had been looking for. I'm so excited to build my career with my managers John and Kate, and I absolutely wouldn't be in this position without Script Pipeline.”

Brian T. Arnold (The End - in development)First Look Project Winner

“When I literally knew no one in LA, Script Pipeline promoted my script to anyone and everyone who'd listen. Not to mention read my other material and answer a barrage of questions, all while being unbelievably creatively supportive. I'd recommend them without hesitation.”

Helen Gaughran (Visitation - in development)Screenwriting Contest Winner

“I cannot overstate the impact that Script Pipeline has had on my writing career. Winning the contest directly led to new representation, which in turn led to working with studios like 20th Century Fox.”

Tripper Clancy (Stuber)Screenwriting Contest Winner

“Script Pipeline introduced me to a manager and helped launch my professional career as a writer.”

Evan Daugherty (Snow White & the Huntsman - sold to Universal)Screenwriting Contest Winner

“I was about to give up on this script and stick it in a drawer ... then I placed as a finalist in Script Pipeline, and that all changed. More has happened for my career in the past month after placing as a finalist than in all the months preceding it.”

Crosby Selander (Bring Me Back - sold to Legendary)Screenwriting Finalist


Andy Compton

By Exclusive Interviews

Winner of the 2021 First Look Project (Drama), Andy’s script Bellyache struck a nerve with its utterly flawless depiction of a dysfunctional mother/daughter dynamic, in the vein of Lady Bird and other dramedies resonating on a truly universal level. First and foremost: is Bellyache coming from a personal pace, in terms of the concept and its characters? Why choose this foundation, and really the framework itself, for a story about the fractured relationship between a parent and her child? Yeah, it’s pretty personal, but in a few different ways. The plot is about an alcoholic lunch lady who is fired from her job at a low-income elementary school when she’s caught giving a less-fortunate child free meals. My mom (not an alcoholic) was a cafeteria worker at a low-income school in Missouri where she was put in this situation by a school policy that states when a child’s lunch account goes negative…

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Essential Reading - Screenplays and Pilots

Modern Family – Pilot

By Essential Reading - Screenplays and Pilots

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 back to the core appeal of Modern Family and its glimpse into presumably typical American households, you’re left with the writing. Not necessarily bold, by definition, nor risqué. Nor generic or cliché. It’s merely “there.” Unapologetic and ordinary. Humor in the pilot episode feels seamless without falling into the trap of many network comedies inclined to spell everything out (“We’re being different! Look, look!”) or forcing one-liners without purpose. Maybe it does go back to style, the idea that we’re casual observers into the daily conflicts of three different families united only by blood relation. Like…

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Script Sales

August 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from August 2022. Writer/director duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are making Freaky Tales, a 1987-set love letter to Oakland, CA, for Entertainment One Films and MACRO. A24 and Square Peg (Ari Aster) are teaming up for Dream Scenario, a comedy written by Kristoffer Borgli. Borgli will direct, and Nicolas Cage is in talks to star. Lance Bass Productions is producing an as-of-now untitled movie about Bass’s relationship with Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel. Lauren Lapkus and Marie Holland will write the script. Writer Michael Green will adapt BioShock for Vertigo Entertainment and about:blank. Francis Lawrence will produce and direct. The original game was published by 2K Games and written and directed by Ken Levine. SISTER and Circle of Confusion Productions will produce Taylor Jenkins Reid and Ashley Rodgers’ untitled comedy. Kay Cannon will produce and direct. Oren Uziel will script…

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