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July Newsletter

In This Issue

1) Winners Announced: Screenwriting / TV Contests 

2) CALL FOR ENTRIES: First Look Project

3) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Student Screenwriting

4) Script Sales - July

5) SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off Script Notes

6) Writers Database: New Companies Added 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

Script Pipeline's winners of the 2012 Screenwriting Competition and grand prize winner of the TV Writing Competition were announced at the Secret Door Pitchfest on August 4th.

Screenwriting Winners

Hold Up! by Jason Kaleko

Red Hats by Michael Toay & Travis Mann

The Synth House Wife by Jason Vaughn

Totaled by Andy Demsky

TV Winner

Concierge by Alex Pickering, Lea Dizon, and Matthew Breault

From left: Script Pipeline Executive Director Chad Clough - TV finalists Matthew Breault, Lea Dizon, and Alex Pickering - Screenwriting Finalists Jason Vaughn, Jason Kaleko, and Andy Demsky

The Hollywood event drew close to 100 writers and 30 industry execs, and was an enormous success for many of this year's finalists, who made connections with producers, agents, and managers.

"A better run festival I have not seen," said TV finalist Dean Alioto. "I already have industry interest on not one, but three of my projects from the Secret Door Pitchfest."

Thanks again to everyone who entered! The 2013 Competitions open September 1st, 2012.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pipeline's First Look Project

The First Look Project

The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, aims to fulfill the current requests of major studios by finding new, high-concept material that can be adapted for film or television among four categories: Feature Screenplay, Teleplay, Adaptation, and Media.

With the support of Vinson Films, Green Hat Films, Heyday Films, and Vertigo Entertainment, the goal of the competition is to present the best scripts and ideas to studios.  The winner in each category receives personal development assistance and meetings with top producers to discuss potential production.  Any genre, any budget, and anyone can enter—both amateur writers and those who have been produced or published.  Agent representation is supported by Paradigm.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Student Screenwriting Competition


Recognizing the tremendous growth of aspiring filmmakers and creative professionals, Script Pipeline has created a contest with the specific intent of finding the next up-and-coming student screenwriter.

To level the playing field, the Student Screenwriting Competition is open to qualified entrants currently enrolled in a university or certified film school. Students may submit a feature-length script in ANY genre or budget range. Non-film majors and graduate students are welcome to enter as well.

For over a decade, Script Pipeline has linked screenwriters with industry execs looking for new material--over $4 million in specs sold to major studios, including Snow White and the Huntsman, written by contest-winner Evan Daugherty.

Four finalists of the Student Contest will be announced in January 2013. Of those four, one Grand Prize winner, receives $1,000 cash, as well as 1-on-1 meetings with selected producers and managers. All finalists get exposure and circulation of their script to over 200 companies.

October 1st, 2012 - SUBMIT HERE

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Script Sales - July


Cutting right to the chase: Ghostbusters 3  has legs again, with the original cast to (potentially) return. Back on the low-budget horror train, Jason Blum is teaming up with Michael bay on Ouija. Jerry Weintraub will produce an adaptation on the life of Hugh Hefner--it's about time, frankly.  Apparently it's under tight wraps, but four words: JJ. Abrams. Earthquake. Movie. And you know all the big studio films that were released this year? Yeah, they're all getting sequels.

Other script sales include:

- Bill Murray rumored to star in St. Vincent de Van Nuys

- Another reboot, anyone? Fantastic Four may get the 5-star treatment in this new go-around.

- Willow Smith probable to star in a remake of the Broadway hit Annie. Overbrook Entertainment producing.

- Prometheus 2. So if it's true that the first film was an Alien prequel of sorts, does that mean the sequel will just be a re-release of Alien. . . ? 

View more script sales

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SPECIAL OFFER: Writers Workshop Discount - August ONLY

Register for Development Notes, Studio-Style coverage, or an Overall Review through the Writers Workshop and receive 10% off.  EXPIRES August 15th.

Use promo code "SummerScript" during registration: SIGN UP HERE

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New Companies Added: Script Pipeline's Writers Database 

Companies looking for new material and considering new writers include:

 Bricken Entertainment
Echo Lake Productions
Picturesque Films

Become a member and view over 1,000 more listings for agents, managers, and producers. 

(use promo code "Newsletter" for 10% off membership)

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