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In This Issue

1) Finalists - 2013 Screenwriting & TV Writing Contests

2) SPECIAL OFFER: Notes on Screenplays & Pilots

3) Script Sales - June

4) Early Deadline: August 15th - First Look Project

5) Writers Database: New Companies Added

Finalists - 2013 Screenwriting & TV Writing Contests

Script Pipeline's top 20 screenwriting and top 10 TV writing finalists have now been announced for the 2013 season. The Grand Prize winners of over $20,000 will be revealed at the Secret Door Pitchfest in Los Angeles on August 3rd.


Arctic Circle by Daniel Ragussis

The Artist Formerly Known as John Smith by Christian Heinze

Brood X by Michael Okon

Butterfly Children by Melanie Schiele

The Cause of it All by John Cruz / Mark Dormitorio

The Colony by Kevin Sluder

Compliance by Matt Bozin

Cricket by Alissa Dean

Cutting Numbers by Morgan von Ancken

Deadmen by Haji Outlaw

Demain Je Me Tue by Pierre Chance

Dickens and Isabella by Callie Lane

The Gentle Apocalypse by Adam Cosco

Holy Mackerel by Glenda Ganis

Paganini by John Dymale

Priscilla by Dennis Luu

Satan in Arkansas City by R. J. Daniel Hanna

Space Cadet by Nived Ravikumar / Ben Stebor

Under Angels by Jace Daniel

White Line Fever by Kevin Jones


Ad Game by Greg Wayne

Children of Eden by Teresa Huang

Electric Church by Marissa Cerar

Karamazov by Edward Sills

Law Show by Marc Shuter

Resident by Andrew Gerngross

Resolved by Logan Slakter

The Cave by Michael Rebagliati

The Watson School for Girls by Dane Anderson

Yukon by Jackson Sinder

A list of the randomly-selected prize winners can be found here: Prize Winners.

Thanks to the over 4,500 writers who entered the competitions.

Next Season Opens: September 1st, 2013


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SPECIAL OFFER: Development Notes, Screenplays & Pilots

Screenplay coverage

From now until August 1st, receive $55 off Development Notes or Studio-Style Coverage through Script Pipeline's Writers Workshop. Use promo code "SummerFox" during registration.

Current Writers Database members may use this discount on top of the already discounted rate. The offer also applies to technical edits and one-on-one consultations.


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Script Sales - June


Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx team up for the crime/drama Mean Business on North Ganson Street, marking the second time the two A-list actors join forces. Speaking of reteaming: Harry and Lloyd (aka Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) will match wits again in Dumb and Dumber To. Lionsgate dealing with White Girl Problems--what's not to like about that title? And Ditto on the comedy Sports Chick, co-written by Jason Reitman, and the Benderspink project A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man. Universal and Vinson Films will also produce a live-action remake of the Japanses anime film Vexile.

Other script sales include:

- Classic throwback alert: an adaptation of the children's classic Encyclopedia Brown. Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment producing.

- Susan Cooper, written by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), an action comedy putting a female in the James Bond role.

- Reboot: Tomb Raider.

- An adaptation of the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Although the only really extraordinary way to pull it off is if the audience chooses the direction of the movie. . . .

View more script sales

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Early Deadline: August 15th - 2013 First Look Project

Just a few weeks left until the early deadline for the 2013 First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline.

The unique contest intends to fulfill the current requests of studios and top-tier production companies by finding new, high-concept material that can be adapted for film or television among four categories: Feature Screenplay (4 genre divisions), Teleplay, and Adaptation.


With the support of Vinson Films, Green Hat Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment, Paradigm, and Benderspink, the goal of the competition is to present the best scripts and ideas to major companies. The winner in each category receives personal development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team, followed by meetings with producers to discuss potential production. 

This is also an international competition, and writers worldwide are welcome to submit. Visit for details on each category of entry. 

EARLY DEADLINE: August 15th, 2013



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New Companies Added: Script Pipeline's Writers Database 

Now a 5-year membership until August 1st.

Search companies looking for material and considering new writers in the Writers Database.

Become a member and view over 1,000 more listings for agents, managers, and producers. New members also receive:

- discounts on professional script notes

- one entry to any Script Pipeline Competition, including the 2013 First Look Project

- one-on-one assistance with logline and query reviews


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