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New Script Pipeline Site Launched

If this newsletter format hasn't already tipped you off, the new Script Pipeline site was completed September 1st. Same management, same suite of writing and idea competitions, but some notable changes throughout to continue helping writers and industry connect.

Updated features include:

- Expanded notes services, with lower rates across the board
- Simpler registration process
- Easier-to-navigate layout to find the competition or service best-suited for your material

And from today until September 30th, take an additional 20% off any type of script notes. Use promo code "5millionFox" during checkout.

Thanks for being a part of the Script Pipeline community. Looking forward to developing more writers in the upcoming years.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines - September 15th

2014 Book Pipeline Competition - Final Deadline 9/15

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. The contest accepts novels, non-fiction, plays, short stories, and book proposals.

Submit to the Book Pipeline Competition

2014 First Look Project - Early Deadline 9/15

The 3rd Annual First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, fulfills the current requests of studios and top-tier production companies by finding new, high-concept material across four main categories: Screenplays, Teleplays, Adaptation, and Media. Completed scripts, short films, and pitches are accepted.

Supported by 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 to discuss potential production.

Submit to the First Look Project

Call for Entries: 2015 Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions

The 2015 Script Pipeline International Screenwriting and TV Writing Contests continue a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming creative talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with over $5 million in specs sold from Pipeline competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2003.

Last season, close to 5,000 scripts were entered in the Screenwriting and TV Writing contests combined, making Script Pipeline one of the leading companies reviewing spec material. Beyond prizes, finalists are given exposure to approximately 200 qualified contacts, as well as:

• $25,000 in cash

• Consultations with Script Pipeline’s Director of Development and Senior Consultant

• Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new projects.

• An opportunity to submit other material to Script Pipeline for internal review

• A reserved spot to the 2015 Secret Door Pitchfest as a recognized finalist

Our intent: to circulate exceptional material industry-wide, support our writers in the long-term, and help launch careers.

Pre-register Deadline: December 31st, 2014

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Script Sales

August 2014

Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci have optioned a dozen Anne Rice novels, including Interview with a Vampire, to be adapted into a series The Vampire Chronicles with Universal. Stan Lee's idea Apollo Rising will be combined with the February spec sale Eternal by Victoria Aveyard. Two projects set on space colonies are in the pipeline: Out of this World by Allan Loeb and Moonfall by David Weil. …

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The Vault - Produced Scripts

Awake - Pilot

Yes, it only lasted one season, but for fans of the 2012 NBC show Awake, it started off with a spectacular pilot episode--and one worth reading for aspiring TV writers. With a network landscape inundated with procedural dramas, a refreshing take on the genre was a next-to-impossible task. But the unique spin was such an original hook: a detective living disparate realities after …

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