In February and March 2017, Bohemia Group Originals optioned three Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition finalist scripts: Bradley Stryker’s action/thriller The Dragon Run, Diana Wright’s comedy pilot Franchise, and Nadeemi Siddiqui’s romcom Slut. All three placed in the 2016 competitions.
“We are thrilled to be working with the whole team at Script Pipeline,” said Bohemia CEO Susan Ferris. “They have quickly proven to be an extremely valuable resource for solid material and incredible writers. While these two projects could not be more different from one another, they meet the standard of quality, entertainment value, and unique voice that we at BGO are looking for.”
The option agreements come on the heels of Script Pipeline hiring Creative Executive Jeff McCrann in November 2016. Bohemia was one of several new contacts made, as McCrann and Senior Executive Matt Joseph Misetich ramped up industry network expansion.
“After speaking with Bohemia, we felt their gameplan toward production matched up very well to the type of scripts we champion–a strong focus on storytelling, fresh concepts, and diverse voices,” Misetich said. “The fact these writers have been so great to work with over the last several months should be an encouraging sign moving forward.”