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Recent Writer News

- Script Pipeline Screenwriting winner Tripper Clancy (Stuber) wrote for the new Netflix series I Am Not Okay with This. The teen supernatural dramedy, based on the comic by Charles Forsman, stars Sophia Lillis (It), Wyatt Oleff, Kathleen Rose Perkins, and Sofia Bryant. Tripper was the writer on episodes 4 and 5. Watch.

- Nick Roth, winner of the 2019 First Look Project with his pilot Power Suit, signed with Script Pipeline industry partner Zero Gravity after introductions. 

- 2019 First Look Project winner Felicia Ho signed with management at Kaplan Perrone. Read her recent Script Pipeline interview.

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Developing Pitches - Submit by April

The Great Movie and 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 selected pitches.

Each of the two divisions, Movie and TV, select one Grand Prize Winner and one Runner-up.

For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional, long-term assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished screenplay.

Pitch an Idea

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First Look Project - Screenplays + Pilots

The First Look Project awards $15,000 to winners, connects writers with leading producers and managers, offers long-term development and circulation assistance, and one-on-one support in getting other work introduced to industry. 

Last season's TV finalist William Yu (Good Boy) signed with a manager at Bellevue in February, winner Felicia Ho (Arranged, hourlong category) signed with Kaplan Perrone, and winner Nick Roth (Power Suit, half-hour category) signed with Zero Gravity management after introductions by Script Pipeline. 

Submit a Script

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Financing Short Scripts - Register Today

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.

Use promo code FP5 for $5 off entry.

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

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New Short Film from Pipeline "Recommend" Writer/Director

Writer/director Meryl Williams is putting together financing for her latest short. Info below.

Meryl previously starred in Biophilia, written and directed by Marina Michelson and co-financed by Script Pipeline.

Goldilocks is a 16mm mixed-media animated film set in 1989. Two close siblings, Ramona and Lenny, struggle to connect for the first time upon the sudden absence of their dad. When a mountain lion nicknamed Goldilocks is spotted mysteriously roaming their Northeastern town, its elusive presence generates fear. Mesmerized by its power, Ramona seeks to understand the creature’s arrival while Lenny secretly yearns to destroy it. But when Ramona follows him unseen into the wilderness, they both learn what they mean to each other. Ramona's empathy towards the natural world and those around her, akin to a magical power, expresses itself as a clairvoyant animated layer on a deteriorating world. As the story unfolds, the way she perceives the world--through feeling--builds to take over the frame of the 16mm film.

Donate hereGoldilocks Fundraising Campaign 

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February 2020 Script Sales 

Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2020:

– Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton will star in a spiritual sequel to The First Wives Club entitled Family Jewels. The script, written by Peter Hoare, follows three women who are forced to spend the holiday season together after the man they were all once married to drops dead. New Republic Pictures will produce.

– James Graham will adapt his play Ink for BRON Studios. The play is inspired by Rupert Murdoch.

– Chris Bremner has been tapped to script M.A.S.K. for Hasbro Studios and Paramount Pictures, to be based on the 1980s Kenner action figures and the animated series. F. Gary Gray will produce and direct.

– Zach Baylin will script the third Creed movie for MGM, Winkler Films, and Chartoff Productions. Michael B. Jordan will reprise his role.

Read More Script Sales

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Parasite - Screenplay

The most basic story for any movie goes like this: A protagonist faces obstacles and conflict while trying to achieve a specific goal. Of course, that’s a very reductive take on narrative storytelling, but that is the skeleton most movies are built on. However, the best movies are about more than just plot; with themes and metaphors, filmmakers hold a mirror to society and use their movies as a commentary on today’s world. One of the best directors doing that today is Bong Joon-ho.

Bong has made a name for himself, in his native South Korea and throughout the entire world, with strongly metaphorical satires. The genres vary greatly—the sci-fi/horror/comedy The Host, the sci-fi/action Snowpiercer, the (very) darkly comedic Barking Dogs Never Bite—but each offers some view on modern life and society in general. But the one that has gotten the most recognition (perhaps you’ve heard of its Cannes and Oscar wins?) is Parasite. . . .

Read the Full Review

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Upcoming Competition Deadlines & Dates

2020 Great Movie Idea Contest - Next Deadline: April 15th

2020 Great TV Show Idea Contest Next Deadline: April 15th

2020 Screenwriting Competition - Deadline: May 1st

2020 TV Writing Competition - Deadline: May 1st

2020 First Look Project - Early Deadline: June 1st

 

Other Competitions:

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Adaptation: Now Open for Entry
Unpublished: Now Open for Entry

 

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

 

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