Tripper Clancy’s coming-of-age comedy Henry the Second, winner of the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, is headed toward production.
21 Laps (The Spectacular Now) and producer Shawn Levy join 3311 Productions (Table 19) at the helm.
“I think for any screenwriter, the dream is to write a script in a vacuum and watch it go all the way into production,” Tripper said. “With Henry the Second, it’s been a long journey that all started with winning the Script Pipeline competition. It took the script a little while to find a home, but no one ever gave up hope. That’s probably the best thing about a feature script: as long as the people involved care about it, it’s never dead.”
Tripper’s script will be the second Script Pipeline contest winner produced in the last several years, joining Evan Daugherty’s Shrapnel, which was made into the action/thriller Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta. Other recent Script Pipeline contest selections have projects in various stages of development, including Second Born by David Jagernauth, also a 2010 winner.
Script Pipeline CEO Chad Clough added: “We’re so proud of Tripper’s continued accomplishments and all the writer success stories we’ve helped create over the past 15 years. Winning a Script Pipeline contest has proven to be one of the easiest ways to gain attention from Hollywood’s top execs, and we’re looking forward to finding more emerging writers in upcoming competition seasons.”
Besides Henry the Second, Tripper is writing the comedy Hacker Camp for Hasbro, the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount, and the adventure/comedy Stranded for Sony, starring Kevin James (Pixels, The King of Queens). In late 2014, he sold his feature comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox, as well as the pitch Winter Break to QED International.
Read Tripper’s Script Pipeline interview here.