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June Newsletter

In This Issue

1) DEADLINE JULY 15th: Great Movie Idea Contest

2) Secret Door Pitchfest - August 4th - Limited Spots

3) SPECIAL OFFER: 20% Discount on Script Notes

4) Script Sales - May

5) SUCCESS STORY: Workshop Writer Options Spec

6) WEBINAR DISCOUNT: Learn What's Selling Now

DEADLINE JULY 15th: Great Movie Idea Contest

Enter the Great Movie Idea Competition

Any genre.  Any format.  Anyone can submit.

Script Pipeline has helped writers sell $4 million in scripts to studios over the last 10 years--now's your chance to get your concept into development.

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: all subject matter and genres accepted. 

Pitches can be anywhere from a single, one-sentence logline, to a full treatment, to a brief video pitch.  Ideas may be wholly original, based on a public domain story, or adapted from a novel.  Both screenwriters and non-screenwriters are welcome to submit.

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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Secret Door Pitchfest - August 4th - LIMITED SPACES

Secret Door Pitchfest - May, June, & August

Secret Door Pitchfest
presented by Script Pipeline

August 4th, 2012

10% OFF with promo code "HollywoodSecret"
(expires June 10th)


The 10th Annual Secret Door Pitchfest is coming this summer to Los Angeles, August 4th.  Pitch your scripts and ideas DIRECT to industry reps, including agents, managers, and producers.

Spaces are filling up FAST and are limited to less than 100 writers.  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)



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SPECIAL OFFER: 20% Discount on Script Notes

20% OFF with promo code "Summer"
(expires June 15th)

Featured by Script Magazine in 2011 as one of the top coverage services, the Workshop assists both feature screenplay and TV writers looking to get their material ready for circulation.

Writers with a "Consider" or "Recommend" grade on their script receive additional assistance from Script Pipeline's development team, as well as introductions to specific Pipeline partners, including producers and managers looking for new writers. 

Since 2000, this dedicated process of writer-to-industry facilitation has resulted in scores of option agreements, sold scripts, and screenwriters finding representation and paid assignments. 

Recent success stories include Brian Watanabe, who's action/comedy script was produced starring Zach Galifianakis, and Micah Barnett, who sold his spec to WB for six-figures in 2010.  A number of other writers currently have their Recommend or Consider screenplays in the development or pre-production stages.

View Writers Workshop success stories


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Recent Script Sales - May


Everyone seemed to be looking to the stars in May, so sci-fi sales soared, including a sequel to Blade Runner (with the imaginative title Blade Runner 2), Beyond Apollo about a failed mission to Venus, and Wool, set in a future where the air is contaminated, to be produced by the brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Universal picked up the mystery thriller, The Disciple Project, and Disney hopes to score big with an adaptation of the beloved children's book Peter and the Starcatchers.

But never fear, if science fiction isn't your favorite box office fare, a bio-pic on the life of James Bond creator Ian Flemming is also in the works, as is a fantasy comedy entitled The Canterville Ghost to be voiced by House's Hugh Laurie and fellow Brit Stephen Fry.

Other script sales include:

- An update of the 1970's TV series, The Night Stalker.

- A bio pic on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs written by Aaron Sorkin.

- A sequel to Planet of the Apes for 20th Century Fox. 

- Dear Satan, a comedy about a girl who misspells Santa's name, to be produced by the Farrelly brothers.

View more script sales 

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Script Pipeline Success Story: Workshop Writer Options Spec

Script Pipeline Writers Workshop writer Joe Downey.... 

"I quite simply wouldn't be an optioned screenwriter without the assistance of the incredible professionals at Script Pipeline. I've tried other services and they simply don't measure up," Joe said. 

Submit to the Workshop - 20% OFF with promo code "Summer"

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CineStory Webinar: The New Paradigm - What Every Writer Needs to Know about Today's Hollywood

$10 OFF with promo code "hYT77p"

We all hear of million dollar spec sales and six figure deals, but what are the realities of today's marketplace? Is there still a spec market? How has the marketplace changed since the beginning of the recession? What steps can every writer take to give him or herself the best possible chance of succeeding in this highly competitive field?

Script Pipeline partner CineStory is proud to offer newsletter readers $10 off its June webinar. Led by executives from Owen Wilson's production company and Kaplan/Perrone, this webinar will offer writers a rare opportunity to learn about what's trending in Hollywood from genuine insiders.

Date: June 20th

Time: 1-2pm PDT (or any time via a link)

Price: $35/$25 with Script Pipeline promo code hYT77p

Sign up here ot visit for more details