Runner-up in the 2016 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, Laura Bensick’s career has been steadily on the rise. In September 2019, she sold her show Everyday Insanity to Fox with Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Ken Olin producing. Earlier the same year, her play Life in Paradox debuted in Los Angeles. She placed in Script Pipeline with her pilot The Mother and later signed with UTA. You showed up on our radar with The Mother, which is still one of the most remarkable drama pilots we’ve reviewed, and placed as runner-up in a tight race that season for the top spot. When writers are consistently drilled with this notion that they should only be focused on “writing genre,” how do you disregard that for a moment and write what feels true to your self and your sensibilities? What inspired the concept behind The Mother, which is, let’s be honest,…
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 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest, sold the comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox and the pitch Winter Break. In development: High Five with Amazon, and an adaptation of the bestselling novel The Art of Fielding for Mandalay / IMG. His action-comedy Stuber sold to Fox for the mid-six figures and released in 2019. Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) star.
Script Pipeline 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. His contest-winning script Killing Season was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta.
Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest finalist Jen Goldson saw her romantic comedy Off the Menu produced and released in 2018, starring Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids). Jen was introduced to director Jay Silverman at a Script Pipeline event–the screenplay went into production in less than a year.
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.