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May Newsletter

In This Issue

1) LATE DEADLINE: Writing Competitions (WAB Only)

2) Great Movie Idea Contest - Deadline July 15th

3) Secret Door Pitchfest - August 4th, Hollywood

4) Script Sales - April

5) SUCCESS STORY: Disney Hires Contest Writer

LATE DEADLINE: Writing Competitions (WAB Only)

(through Withoutabox only)


Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

Entry fee - $50 (two FREE entries with new Writers Database membership)
Late Deadline - May 15th, 2012

The 10th Annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting and 5th Annual TV Writing Competitions give all finalists 1-on-1, personalized assistance in launching their careers by connecting them with over 200 agents, managers, and production companies looking for new material.  Winning writers get meetings with top producers.

All finalists receive an invite to the exclusive Secret Door Pitchfest this August in Hollywood, which gathers top companies looking for new material. 


Through Script Pipeline, screenwriters have sold millions of dollars in specs to studios and over a hundred others have found representation, writing assignments, or optioned, sold, and produced their screenplays.

Sales include 2008 contest-winning script Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, releasing this June worldwide.

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Great Movie Idea Contest: Deadline July 15th

Enter the Great Movie Idea Competition

Pitching to the industry is how films get made.

The Great Movie Idea Contest connects you with top film producers looking for new concepts. The old adage, "there are no rules in Hollywood" applies here: any subject matter or genre accepted.

Script Pipeline has always been about access, linking talented screenwriters with the proper channels in the hopes of selling their work. Now, all you need is a single, awesome concept.

One grand prize winner and four runners-up will be announced in August, 2012.  All finalists receive development assistance from Script Pipeline executives, and the winner gets personal, 1-on-1 meetings with top production companies.


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LAST CHANCE: Discounted Entry - Secret Door Pitchfests

Secret Door Pitchfest - May, June, & August

Secret Door Pitchfest
presented by Script Pipeline

August 4th, 2012


Pitch your scripts and ideas DIRECT to industry reps, including agents, managers, and producers.

The Secret Door Pitchfest returns this summer to Los Angeles, August 4th 2012. 

Previous companies have included Lakeshore Entertainment, Gersh, Principal Entertainment, FilmEngine, Darko, Bold Films, and other top execs.

Everyone attending will receive the following:

--One-on-one meetings with 20-30 companies (confirmed list TBD)

--Pitch consultation with Script Pipeline ($100 value)

--1-year Writers Database membership ($100 value)

--Two (2) FREE entries to the 2013 Script Pipeline Screenwriting or TV Writing Competitions ($100 value)

*Spaces limited to 100 writers*


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Recent Script Sales - April

     Vince Vaughn              

Novel (and graphic novel) adaptations are the hot item in April, including the sci-fi Anomaly with Joe Roth producing, and The Graveyard Book with Disney at the helm.  Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Live By Night, set in the 1920s during the Black Sox scandal.  Since we've gone way too long without a good poker movie: DiCaprio also producing a film with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake about illegal online gaming, Runner Runner.  And former Script Pipeline Workshop "Recommend" writer Michael Starrbury will write an adaptation of The Great Unknown, originally published by Image Comics.

Other script sales include:

- A reboot of Daredevil, to be drawn from Frank Miller's own reboot of the popular comic hero.

- Based on the NBC TV series, The Rockford Files.  Vince Vaughn to produce and star.

- The 1982 film Poltergeist will get a Sam Raimi-esque remake.

- An animated feature from Pixar, Day of the Dead, revolving around the holiday Dia De Los Muertos.

View more script sales

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Script Pipeline Success Story: Disney Hires Contest Writer

Screenwriting Competition entrant Glenn Farrington was staffed on the Disney TV show Kickin' It as a writer.

Although Glenn didn't place in the competition, based on his writing sample, Script Pipeline helped link him with manager Andrew Kersey (Kersey Management), who later signed him.

Submit to the competition - LATE DEADLINE: May 15th

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