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In This Issue

1) Deadline May 1st: Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

2) Pipeline Alum Adapting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

3) Script Sales - March

4) Script Pipeline Recommends: Three Lines or Less

5) Writers Database: New Companies Added

Deadline May 1st: Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

*$20,000 to Winner - Circulation to Over 200 Companies*


“Script Pipeline hooked me up with a manager a few months after winning the contest, helping launch my professional career as a screenwriter.”
- Evan Daugherty, Screenwriter (Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

"I consider this contest FAR above the rest and have personally signed writers Script Pipeline has discovered."
- Jake Wagner (Manager/Producer, Benderspink)

"From the personal call I received as a finalist to the career brainstorming and connections that they provide, Script Pipeline's support for its entrants is simply amazing."
- Jason Kaleko (2012 Winner, signed with Benderspink)

The Script Pipeline team anticipates another stellar season and looks forward to developing more writers and projects for industry-wide circulation. Over 200 companies receive the finalists, including Vinson Films, Benderspink, Lakeshore Entertainment, and more studio-level managers, agents, and producers.

New Writers Database sign-ups receive one FREE entry and an extra FOUR YEARS of membership. 


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Pipeline Alum Adapting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Script Pipeline contest winner Evan Daugherty has been brought on board to adapt the hit franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans). Megan Fox (Transformers) attached to play reporter April O'Neil.

Evan, whose screenplay Killing Season won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, is also working on a screenplay for the novel Divergent, starring Kate Winslet and Aaron Eckhart, and will write and executive produce an adaptation of the comic series Midnight Mass. for NBC.

Submit to the 2013 Screenwriting Competition
Submit to the 2013 TV Writing Competition 

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Script Sales - March


Maybe dramas are on the comeback after all. A handful of drama/___ specs sold in March, including the sci-fi/drama All Our Yesterdays, the family/drama Milton's Secret, to star Peter Fonda, and the drama/romance The Engagement, with Reese Witherspoon producing. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to produce the comedy Crazy U, based on the book. The duo is also producing the dramedy Welcome to Me--Kristen Wiig to potentially star. And Ron Howard's Imagine is teaming up with Universal on another Will Smith sci-fi/action, a remake of the lesser-known film Colossus: The Forbin Project.

Other script sales include:

- Jason Sudeikis + Charlie Day = Night on the Hudson. With two comic geniuses, does the plot matter?

- Disney on board to remake the 1977 classic Pete's Dragon.

- Because teen fantasy adaptations usually turn out pretty well: Daughter of Smoke and Bone in development. Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman) producing.

- The horror/action Monster X, reuniting seven well-known monsters. Benderspink producing.

View more script sales

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Script Pipeline Recommends: Three Lines or Less


TLLjournal’s Logline Contest

TLLjournal's Logline Contest is a bi-monthly logline competition. Entry into the contest is a mere $10.  But cheap doesn’t mean worthless. 

Since April of 2011, over $22,000 in prizes have been handed out to the contest's finalists.  Prizes are provided by Script Pipeline and The Writers Store, amongst other fine sponsors. 

More importantly, finalists have received 133 (and counting) script requests from reputable companies like Relativity Media. Writers are also securing representation after being discovered through the contest.  It’s a small investment for a potentially huge reward—a career as a screenwriter. 

For more information, please visit:

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New Companies Added: Script Pipeline's Writers Database 

Now a 5-year membership until May 1st.

Companies looking for material and considering new writers in the Writers Database include:

ADA Management
Dare to Pass
Energy Entertainment

Marmont Productions
Waterman Entertainment

Become a member and view over 1,000 more listings for agents, managers, and producers. New members also receive one entry to any Script Pipeline Competition.


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