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Recent Success Stories

Painkiller Jane, co-written by Script Pipeline contest finalist Craig Weeden, attaches directors Jen and Sylvia Soska. The film is being produced by Solipsist Films. Craig collaborated with comics veteran Jimmy Palmiotti on Jane. The two have also teamed up on other film and TV projects in development.

- Winner of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Marc Samson completed his micro-budget horror Where the Devil Dwells (view trailer). Marc is actively writing additional feature screenplays in the horror/thriller genre.

2014 Movie and TV Idea Contest Deadline – October 15th

Winners receive extensive, one-on-one development assistance to refine their pitch prior to industry exposure. Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, and full treatments or outlines.

Great Movie Idea Contest - Early Deadline 10/15

The 7th Great Movie Idea Contest connects the winner with top studio producers, including reps from Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), Vinson Films (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Benderspink (We’re the Millers), and other major motion picture companies looking for new concepts to develop. Any genre or subject matter accepted–just think big.

Enter the Movie Idea Competition

5th Great TV Show Idea Contest - Early Deadline 10/15

The 5th Great TV Show Idea Contest introduces the winner to television executives searching for series concepts. Any genre or TV format, live-action or animation, cable or network. The more original and marketable the idea, the better.

Enter the TV Idea Competition

Interview: 2014 Screenwriting and TV Writing Winners

The winners of the 2014 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing competitions share their experiences in the development process as well as some of the steps they believe are required to break into the industry. 

"Everyone has some kind of talent, the real question is, how can you get your talent out into the world and share it with others?"
- Alex Ross, Grand Prize Winner (2014 Screenwriting Competition)

Read the full interview with Alex

"It was the best advice I got. . . . My friend, who’s a successful screenwriter, TOLD me to do it. I thought it sounded like a stupid long shot, but he said that’s how he and a lot of his writer friends got noticed, thus beginning mega-successful careers."
- Tom Krajewski, Grand Prize Winner (2014 TV Writing Competition)

Read the full interview with Tom

September 2014 Script Sales

Script Sales

September 2014 Script Sales

Female-driven stories made a good showing in September. Anthony Jaswinski sold two specs: May You Live in Interesting Times, an espionage action about a female assassin, based on a story by Jaswinski and Luke Goltz, and In the Deep, a suspense/thriller about a young woman stuck 20 yards offshore with a great white shark. Element Pictures optioned Laird Hunt’s novel …

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New Book Pipeline Site – Coming Soon

The 1st Annual 2014 Book Pipeline Competition wrapped its first season with close to 600 total entries, which included full-length novels, non-fiction material, graphic novels, and other literary work. The winner and finalists will be announced in late February and will receive intensive development assistance before having their work circulated to studio-level producers.

Our original plan was to hold a Book Pipeline competition running from June to November annually, since the majority of produced projects are now coming from published source material. However, as we received such a positive response from writers, our ultimate goal for 2015 will be to create a comprehensive Book Pipeline hub, with niche contests, review services, book-to-screenplay consultations, and resources for writers of all backgrounds, specifically to get their work made into a film or television series.

Similar to what Script Pipeline has done for screenwriters, Book Pipeline will do for the broader writing community: discover exceptional authors and connect them with producers searching for fresh voices. We're eager to expand upon this venture over the next several months and continue a 14-year tradition of presenting talented writers to the industry.

What would you like to see on the Book Pipeline site. . . ? Email us your suggestions.

Anticipated launch date: March 2015.

The Vault - Produced Scripts

Modern Family - Pilot

Stylistically, Modern Family seemed to catch the tail-end of the declining “documentary-style” sitcom format. Creatively, it’s held its place as one of the best sitcoms on television. One can accredit this rather noble network tenure to a variety of factors, not the least of which is a cast so well-assembled it borders on television hall-of-fame status. But when you circle …

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