Recent Writer Success Stories

- Script Pipeline TV Writing Finalists Ben Deeb and Graham Towers c0-wrote an episode of Black-ish, which will air on February 11th, 2020. It's the writing duo's first produced episode of television.

They previously placed in Script Pipeline with their comedy pilot America's Least Wanted.

In the past few months, Script Pipeline finalists have found huge success in TV, with Laura Bensick selling the show Everyday Insanity to Fox, and Howard Jordan Jr. getting staffed on CBS' The Unicorn and Netflix's Family Reunion.

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December 31st Deadline - Script Pipeline 2020 Screenwriting & TV Writing

$55,000 awarded.

The 2020 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions connect talented writers with production companies, agencies, and managers who can help launch their career.

As one of the longest-running and most successful screenplay contests, we focus specifically on finding writers representation, supporting diverse voices, championing marketable, unique storytelling, and pushing more original projects into production. Recent 2019 films from Script Pipeline contest winners include Fox's Stuber and the indie hit The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.

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WritersForWriters now offering 20% discounts on mentoring consultations - Limited Space

Dave Kline and co-founder of Script Pipeline along with his colleague Chris Sey at WritersForWriters will be taking slots for script and book consultations. All consultations during that period will be discounted at 20% off. To schedule a session, please enter promo code WIMSP at http://www.writers-for-writers.com/consultations/

And we will be continuing to offer the free 10 min free where you connect with Dave or Chris to discuss what the consultations will entail or if you simply have questions about your writing. To sign up for a ten min call please contact info@writers-for-writers.com

The mission statement of WritersForWriters has always been for our WGA consultants and mentors to pay it forward to aspiring writers hoping to soon become WGA writers themselves.

We look forward to reading!


Dave, Chris, Fior, and the team at Writers-For-Writers

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Final Deadline: December 22nd - Film and TV Pitches

The 17th Great Movie Idea and 15th Great TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. Any genre, studio-level or indie, is accepted. Completed scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay or pilot, as we help develop the winner and runner-up.

Every entrant receives brief feedback from a judge with remarks on the pitch's marketability and originality, sent after final judging is completed.

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2019 First Look Project Results: Announced

The 2019 First Look Project announced the winners and runners-up.



The Motherfuckin Ruckus by Joe Tower & Alex Gradet - Winner

Call Out  by Nir Shelter - Finalist



Stuck by Ian Southwood - Winner

The Buried Truth by Elizabeth Musgrave - Finalist



American Vice by Benjamin Feuer - Winner

Love Don't Go by Barry Galperin - Finalist



Visitation by Helen Gaughran - Winner

Agriturismo by Nick Rufca - Finalist

Elsa Miller's Monster Manual by Brian Otting - Finalist



Oz by Pavan Grover - Winner

Eekia by Lea Pascal - Finalist




Power Suit by Nick Roth - Winner

Good Boy by William Yu - Finalist
Miss Dismissed
 by Neil Garguilo - Finalist



Arranged by Felicia Ho - Winner

Arcanum by Jennifer Krueger & James Mulholland - Finalist
by Lea Pascal - Finalist
The Mender by RB Ripley - Finalist


The next season opens January 1st, 2020.


November 2019 Script Sales 

Here are some of the most notable script sales from November: 

• Erin Cressida Wilson is attached to write The Invisible Woman for Universal, based on a pitch by Elizabeth Banks. Banks is set to produce, direct, and star as well.

• John Logan is set to write a currently untitled Michael Jackson biopic for GK Films. The life rights were acquired from the Jackson estate.

• J.T. Petty to write and direct Appetite for Productivity Media and David S. Goyer's Phantom Four Films. The thriller follows a mother's investigation into her daughter's disappearance, which leads to terrible consequences.

• Ryan Ridley's script Renfield found a home with Skybound Entertainment and Universal. The horror/drama follows the character R.M. Renfield from Bram Stoker's Dracula.

• Adam Hoff's script Signing Day signed with Unanimous Media and Sony Pictures. The drama follows a sports agent who desperately tries to sign a coveted basketball star.

• Joe Epstein's untitled horror/thriller found a home with Legendary Pictures and Bad Hombre. The story is described as The Shining set in the White House. Fede Alvarez will produce and direct.

• Noah Hawley will write and direct the fourth Star Trek movie for Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. The main cast from Star Trek Beyond is expected to return.

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Us - Screenplay 

We were huge fans of writer-director Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we also loved his recent follow-up, Us

Unlike Get Out, which was equal parts horror movie and caustic social satire, Us’s script focuses primarily on genre thrills. That’s not to say that the film is devoid of commentary, mind you. It’s just that the themes and metaphors are less transparent. While Get Out took its influences from The Stepford Wives and its message was a condemnation of a very specific type of racism, Us has more in common with horror classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and Night of the Living Dead: The social commentary exists, but it’s obliquely referenced and open to interpretation (though we definitely have our theories). But the primary driving force instead comes from character, plot, and the typical set pieces inherent in the genre.

Read the full review for Us

Financing Short Scripts - Season 3: Now Open

The 3rd Annual Film Pipeline Competitions seek remarkable writers and directors with diverse, engaging work--the type defined by forward-thinking perspectives and unconventional yet universally appealing stories.

For produced shorts, Film Pipeline's platform is significantly different from the typical festival: selected entrants are given introductions to managers and agents for potential representation and extended promotion of their short or series pilot.

For unproduced scripts, Film Pipeline creates an opportunity to get your material financed and produced and collaborates with selected entrants from development to production. $5,000 in financing awarded to the winner.

Submit a Short Script | Submit a Short Film


Upcoming Competition Deadlines & Dates

2019 Great Movie Idea Contest - Late Deadline: December 22nd

2019 Great TV Show Idea Contest - Late Deadline: December 22nd

2019 Screenwriting Competition - Pre-register Deadline: December 31st

2019 TV Writing Competition - Pre-register Deadline: December 31st

2020 First Look Project (screenplays and pilots) - Opens January 1st

Other Competitions:

Book Pipeline
Adaptation: Now Open for Entry
Unpublished: Now Open for Entry

Film Pipeline - Short Films and Scripts: Now Open for Entry


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