Amanda Graham has never done anything the normal way. From the time she was trapped in an American Baptist cult, to the days she spent hiding from a predatory pastor accused of rape, the 48-year-old’s childhood memories sound like something out of The Handmaid’s Tale. “It was absolute 100% control over everything you did and everything you said,” said Graham, who now lives in Bolton, England with her son. “You weren’t allowed to hang out with outsiders. There was danger when you tried to leave and an absolute unquestioning of the pastor’s power.” Control. Danger. Power. Over the last several years, Graham has explored these themes in her scripts by delving into the memories of her nomadic and often arduous upbringing. Look no further than the titles of her work: How Heather Survived the Apocalypse tells the story of a teenage girl preparing for the impending rapture. How to Be…
Script Pipeline discovers and develops writers for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers. Since 1999, several produced films and over $7 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales are credited to Script Pipeline’s unique, intensive process of long-term writer-to-industry facilitation.
Success stories include:
Tripper Clancy, winner of the Screenwriting Contest, sold the comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox and the pitch Winter Break, before writing Stranded for Sony and Hacker Camp for Hasbro. In development: High Five with Amazon, an adaptation of the bestselling novel The Art of Fielding for Mandalay / IMG, and a Kevin Hart series for Quibi, Die Hart. His action-comedy Stuber sold to Fox for the mid-six figures and starred Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) star. Tripper was also staffed on the Netflix series I am Not Okay With This (2020).
Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty selling Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million and later taking the lead on studio films Divergent and Ninja Turtles, as well as the new Anaconda reimagining for Sony. His contest-winning script Killing Season was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta.
Most recently, Screenwriting Competition winner Helen Gaughran signed with UTA, and other finalists and winners landed management.
A number of original feature and TV projects are in various stages of development, and over 150 writers have found representation, had their scripts optioned and produced, and seen their careers launched as a result of facilitation. With a constantly expanding industry network, Script Pipeline searches for new material on a daily basis–and reviewed over 17,000 screenplays, pilots, and original pitches in 2019.