SCRIPT PIMP MARCH NEWSLETTER
(http://www.scriptpimp.com)


Contents:
(1) “Rogues Gallery” Picked Up By Anchor Bay Films
(2) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pimp 2010 Competitions
(3) Script Pimp Announces New Partnership with iScript.com
(4) Script Pimp Recommends: 2010 Big Bear Lake Film Festival
(5) Recent Script Sales – March  
(6) Script Pimp Partner: Writers Boot Camp Fellowship
(7) Script Pimp Sponsor: Movie Outline – Special Software Offer
(8) Script Pimp Recommends: Women Stand Up and Shoot, Comedic Film Contest
(9) Script Pimp Success Stories
(10) Script Pimp Feedback
(11) Script Pimp Partner: InkTip.com
(12) Script Pimp in the News
(13) Miscellaneous - Top Websites for Screenwriters
 

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(1)  “Rogues Gallery” Picked up By Anchor Bay Films
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“Operation: Endgame,” previously entitled “Rogues Gallery,” has been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Films. 

The screenplay, written by Brian Watanabe, was a former Script Pimp Writers Workshop Recommend.  Script Pimp CEO Chadwick Clough brought the script to Darko Entertainment, and the film was produced in 2008 starring an ensemble cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Maggie Q, Rob Corddry, and Ellen Barkin.  Pic will be released in 2010.

The Hollywood Reporter article:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib108b71d68d61db91c1b07933a908a76

Excerpt from our interview with writer Brian Watanabe and producer Chadwick Clough:

CC: How did the project get off the ground, and how long did it take from concept to sale?

BW: I started writing ROGUES at the end of 2003, finishing in spring of 2004. I entered the script into a bunch of contests. It tied for best comedy at Screenwriting Expo 3. As a result of the Expo win, I landed a literary manager, Andrew Kersey.

I also won a script analysis package from the Script Pimp competition, and after a few rounds of revisions, Chadwick Clough called to tell me he wanted to produce ROGUES with Sean McKittrick from Darko Entertainment. ROGUES was officially optioned in early 2007, and production started in July of 2008.

CC: What was the motivation behind ROGUES GALLERY?

BW: Back in 2001, during the dot-com bust, the ad agency I was working at in San Francisco started some massive lay-offs. It was pretty brutal. Cubes emptied, factions developed, paranoia spread-it didn't feel like we were getting fired, it felt like we were getting whacked. When I was finally let go it was almost a relief.

I started to think: What if an office full of spies got downsized? What if instead of firing you they killed you? What if these trained assassins started killing each other to save their jobs? The idea had a lot of cinematic elements I loved: action, comedy, satire, a "Ten Little Indians," who-will-survive structure. That was the start of the ROGUES GALLERY.

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(2) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pimp 2010 Competitions 
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8th Annual 2010 Script P.I.M.P. Screenwriting & Teleplay Competitions

FINAL DEADLINE: May 1st, 2010 - $50

$17,000 overall CASH to winners & $80,000 in prizes
 
For registration, visit: http://www.scriptpimp.com/writing_competition/home.cfm

**Writers may also request general script notes for an additional $40**

The 2010 Script Pimp Screenwriting and TV Competitions are accepting entries for feature film and TV scripts—all genres, styles, and lengths accepted.  This is an international competition and non-U.S. writers are welcome. 

$20,000 in cash to the finalists/winners, and $80,000 in prizes given away to ANYONE who enters.  Finalist loglines/scripts are sent to over 200 companies.

Four (4) Grand-Prize winners receive:

--$14,000 total cash ($3,500 each)
--$250 travel voucher and invitation as recognized finalist to attend the Script Pimp Awards Ceremony at Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA in July 2010 where the winners will be announced
--$1,000 toward the "Think Tank" program at Writers Boot Camp ($4,000)
--Winning script recorded by iScript ($800)
--Plus ALL the finalist prizes listed below. . . .

Top 20 Finalists receive:

--$3,200 total cash (16 finalists receive $200 each)
--$250 travel voucher and invitation as recognized finalist to attend the Script Pimp Awards Ceremony at Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA in July 2010 where the winners will be announced
--Guaranteed circulation to over 200 Companies
--Mentor teleconference meetings with a producer, manager, or agent to discuss the finalist's script
--5-year memberships to Script Pimp's Writers Database ($10,000)
--Featured 'Script Pimp Recommend' listing on Ink Tip™
--$100 "Creative Currency" for Writers Boot Camp ($2,000)
--A seat to Chris Soth's Million Dollar Screenwriting Teleseminar (appx. $250/seat)
--A seat to Philippa Burgess' Million Dollar Screenwriting & Content Career Teleseminar (appx. $300/seat)
-- A seat to Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive Course (appx. $250/seat)

3rd Annual 2010 Script Pimp TV Writing Competition

$1,500 Cash to Best Overall TV Script; Top 10 Finalists chosen

The 3rd Annual Script Pimp TV Writing Competition: http://www.scriptpimp.com/tv/home.cfm   

Acceptable entries: Specs (current or former TV shows); Original Pilots; Reality/Game Show Proposals. Any length or genre.

Grand prize is $1,500 to the best spec, pilot, or reality series proposal.  Nine (9) other finalists receive $150 each, as well as guaranteed circulation to 200 companies and other prizes.

Contact entry@scriptpimp.com with questions or to request more information.

To submit: http://www.scriptpimp.com/writing_competition/home.cfm.

Script Pimp Home Page: http://www.scriptpimp.com

***All new Writers Database members get one FREE entry into either competition!***
Sign up here: http://www.scriptpimp.com/writers_database/index_wdb.cfm

*miscellaneous prizes are given away at random

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(3) Script Pimp Announces New Partnership with iScript.com
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Script Pimp is pleased to announce our new partnership with iScript (www.iscript.com), which will soon become an added feature to selected Script Pimp Writers Workshop “Recommend” material.

Launched in 2007 by LA-based filmmakers Lorena David and Mark Roberts, iScript.com offers a professionally recorded audio version of any script or screenplay in a format similar to an audiobook. The convenience of iScript gives time-strapped studio executives, agents, producers, directors or actors the option of listening to your script on any number of devices with MP3  audio playback capabilities (including iPods, Blackberries and iPhones) or on an audio CD, vastly  increasing the chance of your script going to the top of their pile. Having your script read back by professional readers is also a great way for you to evaluate your story and it’s no wonder this service has grown in popularity.

Creating an iScript could not be simpler: 

01 Upload your screenplay as a PDF to your iScript Page
02 Have it professionally recorded
03 Download the completed MP3 file (usually within 2 days), ready for playback and distribution to your selected recipients list.

The cost for this service currently varies between $99 and $249, depending on page length.  iScript.com has also recently added a new facility to their original service called ‘My iScript  Pages’ where users can upload, organize, store, submit and track their projects and documents (including a PDF version of the script or other essential information such as author bio, genre,  logline, etc). This service is currently free, with no purchase necessary, although iScript.com anticipates charging in the near future.

Expect an iPhone app to follow shortly.

For more info and to sign up, visit: www.iScript.com

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(4) Script Pimp Recommends: 2010 Big Bear Lake Film Festival
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The 2010 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is now accepting entries. All entries receive brief written feedback from at least 3 readers—at no extra cost. Finalists are read by Hollywood professional agents, managers, producers. Past finalists have gotten sales, agents, managers, writing assignments and an Academy Award nomination from contacts made here. At least one announced that because of results here he has moved to L.A. as a full-time screenwriter.

A few comments from entrants:

“As far as Big Bear, I’ll be back. Good contest. Good judges.”

 “Screenplay requests are starting to roll in. The notes from your readers will help me make some changes before I fill the requests, so again, a zillion thanks!” 

“Though my entry did not advance in the competition, I am finding the evaluations very helpful in planning a rewrite of my script. You are running the competition in a very professional and writer-friendly way.” 

“Thank you so much for the GREAT feedback notes.  Even though my script did not advance to the finals I still feel like a winner!” 

Early deadline: February 20--$35; Regular deadline: March 15--$40; Final deadline: April 1--$45. 

For information and forms: www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com.

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(5) Recent Script Sales – March  
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Novel adaptations, a few remakes, and some frankly off-beat concepts fill the first part of March.  In addition, a former Script Pimp Writers Workshop “Recommend” found success with one of his scripts, “Smashed,” a suspense/thriller.  Best of all, though: “Gilligan’s Island.” The movie.  Believe it.  And a little astounding (and humbling for those of you want to retire at 40), 94-year-old Sherwood Schwartz will co-produce with his son.

Other selected script sales include:

--New Line will helm a remake of the classic 1980s comedy “Police Academy.”

--A feature film version of the hit HBO series “Rome,” with (possibly) the original leads.

--Deepak Chopra’s comic “Beyond” will be adapted for the big screen.

--Biopic of the erratic and controversial figure Herbert Hoover.

--Tim Burton will co-produce an Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter script. . . .  Somehow that sounds pretty awesome.

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(6) Script Pimp Partner: Writers Boot Camp - Fellowship
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Script Pimp Partner Writers Boot Camp has announced their next fellowship.  Details below.  WBC has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships since November!

The Writers Boot Camp Fellowship is based on the philosophy and necessity of professional education and awards three $5000 full scholarships to our Online Professional Membership (OPM) every month throughout the year, including a writing/development deal to at least one Fellow each year with Writers Boot Camp Productions and/or a studio, network or independent producer.

For more information, visit: http://writersbootcamp.com/Fellowship/index.asp

Also check out more info on their Business Breakfasts, held every other Wednesday at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica:

http://writersbootcamp.com/BusinessBreakfast/BusinessBreakfast.asp

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(7) Script Pimp Sponsor: Movie Outline – Special Software Offer
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MOVIE OUTLINE® 3.1 NEW VERSION RELEASED – $99 SPECIAL OFFER!

Write Your Own Hollywood Blockbuster, from Outline to Final Draft!

The newest version of popular script writing application Movie Outline, has just been released, packed full of over 100 new features and improvements including:

•    Open & Save Final Draft® 8 Files
•    Import PDF Documents
•    Scene Numbering / Export to Scheduling
•    Full Script Mode / Scene Cards
•    Character Speech Count
•    Hollywood Script Express Integration

Now included is the ability to open and save Final Draft® 8 documents, import from PDF and export to production management programs like Movie Magic™ Scheduling and Gorilla.

These new document sharing features make working with writing partners and production managers across platforms and programs a breeze and the software’s unique ability to open PDF files in their native format will prove beneficial for those writers wishing to import and analyze the many shooting scripts now freely available on the web.

This latest release also adds automatic scene numbering, character speech count, improved support for international users and integration with script registration and submission services from Hollywood Script Express.

NEW: Full Script Mode

By far the most powerful new feature in Movie Outline 3.1 is Full Script Mode - an option that allows you to edit a complete script while retaining a project’s step structure, giving writers the flexibility of choosing a writing methodology to suit them. With Full Script Mode, you can now step-outline while at the same time view and organize your full script and index cards as “Steps” or “Scenes” and navigate a screenplay via the new Scene List feature.

What's New in Version 3.1

http://www.movieoutline.com/newin3.html

A free update to v3.1 is available to existing version 3 users while registered users of earlier versions can upgrade for the discounted price of $49 through March 31, 2010.

http://www.movieoutline.com/upgrade.html

SCRIPT PIMP SPECIAL $99 OFFER (REGULAR PRICE $199.95)

That’s right folks!  Script Pimp subscribers can get their hands on Movie Outline for only $99!

Coupon Code: SCRIPTPIMP99

http://store.esellerate.net/s.asp?s=STR1089839848&coupon=SCRIPTPIMP99&options=PREVALIDATECOUPON

Offer Expires: March 12, 2010

KEY BENEFITS

* Easy to use
* Intuitive design
* Cross-platform
* Manage ideas & notes
* Plan story & rewrites
* Effortless script formatting
* For Novice & Professional

Everything you need to develop your story, characters and script in a single application.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Version 3.1 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or above (including Snow Leopard) & Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.

COMPETITIVE COMPARISON

Using Final Draft or Movie Magic and want to see how Movie Outline 3 compares? 

Visit http://www.movieoutline.com/compare.html for a key feature comparison:

AVAILABILITY

Version 3 is available at many retailers including the Apple Store, Amazon, Fry's Electronics, CompUSA and Micro Center but because Version 3.1 has only just been released it is currently only available as a download from our online store.

INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENTS

“As a previous died in the wool lover of Final Draft, you need to know, I LOVE Movie Outline and will never go back! I have never written so fast, so intuitively or felt in such complete control of the dynamic flow of ideas.” -- Keith Merrill, Academy Award® Winning Filmmaker

“I use Movie Outline all the time. It has many powerful features, is easy to use and makes writing and formatting a screenplay a breeze. No screenwriter should be without it.”
-- Kevin Williamson, Screenwriter - Scream, The Faculty, Dawson's Creek

“I really like the way Movie Outline focuses on story and structuring and believe that my students will benefit greatly from using it.” -- Professor John Bernstein, Director of the Acclaimed Boston University Screenwriting Program

“This is the most complete package I've seen for the screenwriter in one application from outline to final draft. I recommend this program to all scribes from novice to professional.”-- Karl Iglesias, UCLA Instructor, Author "Writing for Emotional Impact"

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(8) Script Pimp Recommends: Women Stand Up and Shoot, Comedic Film Contest
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“Women Stand Up! A Comedy Cabaret” & IFP Minnesota ANNOUNCE:

WOMEN STAND UP AND SHOOT
A COMEDIC FILM COMPETITION

The purpose of WOMEN STAND UP AND SHOOT is to promote and encourage women writers, actors and directors in film comedies. The deadline for submissions is April 21st 2010.  Films will be screened at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in May 2010.  Prizes will be awarded for  first, second and third place.  

Eligibility Guidelines: 
1) films must have a female writer or director;
2) films must feature a female lead or leads;
3) films must be comedic;
and 4) films cannot be longer than 10 minutes.

The winners will be determined by a special panel of MN-bred comedians: Lizz Winstead, a writer and comedian, a founding member of Air America Radio and Co-Creator of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show;” Mary Jo Pehl, one of the original writers for Mystery Science Theater 3000, which aired on Comedy Central and the Sci Fi Channel, and a writer for Minnesota Monthly; Jackie Kashian,  a stand-up comedian who has toured nationally for over 14 years, has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the Nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom, and has a half-hour special on Comedy Central.

About The Sponsoring Organizations:

“Women Stand Up! A Comedy Cabaret” (WSU!) is a hit regular series at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater featuring a smorgasbord of comedy styles from the Twin Cities' top female comedians. The mission of the show is to promote women in comedy and, of course, to make folks laugh! Performers run the gamut in experience and disciplines within the umbrella of comedy, including: stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch comics, slam poets, singers, storytellers, and a bit of everything in-between. Each show is unique and features different performers. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56770027460

IFP Minnesota (IFP MN) envisions a world where expression through images is valued and encouraged. IFP Minnesota is the Center for Media Arts that supports and promotes the work of artists who create screenplays, film, video, and photography in the Midwest. From novice to experienced media artists, IFP MN provides ongoing programs and services to ensure that your voice is seen and heard.

http://www.ifpmn.org/

HOW TO APPLY: 
                                                         
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 21ST 2010.

Please send the following information in an email to Dana Buchwald at womenstandupandshoot@gmail.com           

1.    Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
2.    Title of the film.
3.    Length of the film.
4.    A brief synopsis of the film (no more than 50 words).
5.    A short bio (no more than 50 words).

You may submit your film on a DVD or as a URL.

--If you are submitting your video online, include the link in the body of your email. You do not need to submit a DVD if your work is available online
--If you are submitting a DVD, you need to send FOUR copies of the DVD. Each DVD must be labeled with:

o      The title of the film
o      Length
o      Your name
o      Your phone number

--Send or bring 4 copies of the DVD to:

IFP Minnesota
WSU-Shoot
2446 University Avenue West, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114

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QUESTIONS? Contact Lu Lippold, llippold@ifpmn.org, 651-644-1912 x106, or Dana Buchwald, womenstandupandshoot@gmail.com, 612-384-7793.

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(9) Script Pimp Success Stories
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Former Workshop Recommends and Script Pimp writers are finding success with their screenplays and films.

Most recent updates:

2009 Screenwriting Competition finalist Kevin Jones found representation with Zero Gravity Management.

2009 Screenwriting Competition finalist Matt Allen garners representation with Script Pimp industry contact Abstract Entertainment.

Brian Watanabe, writer of “Rogues Gallery,” has signed with The Gersh Agency.

2009 Screenwriting Competition winner Troy Taylor’s script, “The Eleven,” optioned by Etch Media.

Former Script Pimp Recommend writer Sam Benavides’ short horror script MANSFIELD PATH recently completed production, and a sneak preview screened in Pasadena, CA on July 25th.  Other screenings to be planned in the near future. 

Recent Script Pimp Recommend writer Micah Barnett has been signed by Jake Wagner (Energy Entertainment), literally days after receiving a Script Pimp Recommend.  His screenplay, THE MERC LIST, an action/thriller set in the future, was Recommended in May 2009 and is now primed to make its rounds in circulation.

Former Script Pimp Recommend screenplay STRENGTH AND HONOR (dir. Mark Mahon), now a multi-award-winning film with plans for a sequel, was featured on NBC’s Today show.  The film’s star, Michael Madsen, was interviewed by Meredith Viera on his role and the film’s success, along with an appearance by writer/director Mark Mahon.  For the entire interview: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/31426232#31426232.

To join the film’s Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/STRENGTH-AND-HONOUR/52594506857?ref=ts

Former Script Pimp Competition finalist Mandie Green recently began a writing assignment through Larry Levinson Productions to write a TV movie, “Sisterly Advice,” for the Hallmark Channel, an opportunity credited in part to contest placements for her script THE MICHAELS.

With the assistance of Kersey Management, Matt Savelloni, a former Script Pimp writer, has been placed with the agency Hohman, Maybank, and Lieb, one of the top boutique agencies in Los Angeles.  Matt is currently teamed with another writer developing two projects with high-profile producers.

More success stories: http://www.scriptpimp.com/success_stories/success_stories.cfm

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(10) Script Pimp Feedback
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As always, thanks to all the writers worldwide who took the time to send in their comments.  Some recent quotes, including writers who requested additional competition feedback in 2009:

“Thanks for the prompt service. I found the notes to be exceptional—well written, incisive, thorough, and upbeat. I have taken many of the suggestions to heart and will begin a rewrite forthwith.” – 1/26

“Although I'm just printing this out now to read, I would like to extend a big thank you for responding so promptly to my questions. It looks like Andrew [consultant] addressed everything I wanted to know.” – 1/22

“I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your comments and the time you invested in this. This is way above and beyond anything I've encountered from contests in the past--and I've entered many of them.” – 1/5

“Thank you very much for the quick and personal responses. I have asked many questions and you have always answered them very promptly and without the "copy and paste" answers most companies provide.” – 11/21

“That was a great interview with Chad Clough. I feel like I just hit the mother lode of help as a new writer. I can't believe how generous you, Matt, Chad and Philippa [Burgess] are to all of us as new writers.” – 10/22

“Thank you so much.  The reader did an EXCELLENT job.  Not only is it clear that the script was read with extreme attention, the critical notes are thoughtful and VERY helpful as opposed to destructive.  And also, thanks for the praise, that's always nice, though the suggestions for improvement were even nicer!  I would say the best aspect of the coverage was the acute understanding by the reader of the script I am trying to achieve.  The notes address the script I would like to write, not some fictional notion of the script I might have written.” – Zeke F. (10/13)

“As for your evaluator, I would give him/her a 10 across the board.   Although I didn't agree with everything, the comments and suggests were all valid and smart.  In my revised script, I incorporated many of the suggestions.    Money well spent.  Thanks again.” – Mark A.

“I have to say Script P.I.M.P. has been a great experience. The staff is always courteous and professional. Any questions are immediately answered, 24/7. The writer's database has been a fantastic resource and I look forward to continuing my relationship with the P.I.M.P.” – Sean Fallon

“I've found SP to be very professional and proactive, even going so far as calling me the day before the contest posted, to let me know that I was a finalist. Matt, over at Script P.I.M.P, has been very communicative throughout the entire process, and answered all my questions in a timely manner. The best thing about the contest though, is that I've already received several read requests from managers and production companies.” – Jason Carreiro

“Script P.I.M.P.'s contest is very professionally run, and so far it has been an excellent experience. I feel that the contest definitely has potential to open doors, and potentially offer significant exposure to winners and finalists. I highly recommend this contest and commend the very helpful people running it!” – Matthew Altman

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(11) Script Pimp Partner: InkTip.com 
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Script Pimp highly recommends partner InkTip to help with the promotion of your script to numerous industry pros, with over 50 credits as a Screenplay Facilitator in the past five years.

***InkTip: Find good scripts fast and easy.***

InkTip, a screenplay facilitation company, has been helping producers, filmmakers, agents, managers and name talent find good scripts and writers since 2000.

Over 80 produced films have been facilitated by InkTip with a current average of 19 films produced per year.

To see our IMDb profile, go to IMDb.com and search for ‘InkTip’, or visit: http://www.inktip.com/welcome.php?cid=SSsolo&pg=main_inktip_on_imdb.php

In less than 2 minutes, see how InkTip works for you by watching the InkTip Explained video: http://www.inktip.com/welcome.php?cid=SSsolo&pg=itexplained.php

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(12) Script Pimp in the News
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To view all Script Pimp company credits, visit: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0173374

For the Rogues Gallery Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=64778963348&ref=mf

View all Script Pimp Press:
http://www.scriptpimp.com/ (scroll down to In the News section)

“The Living Wake” Picked by Movieline as a “Masterpiece” of the 00s: http://www.movieline.com/2009/12/7-masterpieces-of-the-00s-youve-likely-never-seen.php/?page=3

Script Pimp Named Top 50 Websites by Moviemaker:
http://www.moviemaker.com/producing/article/50_best_websites_for_moviemakers_2009_20090610/%23When:20:11:00Z

Script Pimp Reviewed by Associated Content:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/369671/review_of_script_pimp_pipeline_into.html?cat=31

Chadwick Clough Interview:
http://www.filmmaking.net/articles/show_article.asp?id=91

Script Pimp's "Rogue's Gallery":
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if7b717939831cbe299581383a70dea5a

Script Pimp's feature film "The Living Wake" reviewed by Variety: http://www.scriptpimp.com/newsletters/variety.cfm

Script Pimp on TV (Peter Bart's Sunday Morning Shootout):
http://www.scriptpimp.com/ (click on link at top of home page)

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(13) Miscellaneous - Top Websites for Screenwriters
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The following is a guide for the Script Pimp community of five-star websites for screenwriters and aspiring filmmakers.  To post your site in this section for approval, please contact us at matt@scriptpimp.com. 

NETWORKING SITES:

Screenwriters Federation of America
http://www.screenwritersfederation.org/phpBB2/

Shooting People
http://www.shootingpeople.org  

International Screenwriters Association
http://www.networkisa.org

RECENT SCRIPT SALES
Done Deal – http://www.donedealpro.com

SCRIPT COPIES
MovieJigsaw.com (UK) - http://www.moviejigsaw.com

FREE SCREENPLAYS ONLINE
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/free_screenplays 
Simply Scripts – http://www.simplyscripts.com 

SCREENPLAY RECORDING
iScript – http://www.iscript.com

SCREENPLAY CONTESTS
Screenplay Contests.com – http://www.screenplaycontests.com
Kairos Prize – http://www.kairosprize.com 
Cinestory – http://www.cinestory.com
Slamdance –  http://www.slamdance.com

SCREENPLAY FACILITATORS
InkTip – http://www.inktip.com 

SCREENPLAYS TO BUY
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/screenplays
Hollywood Script Shop – http://www.hollywoodscriptshop.com

SCREENPLAY REVIEWS
Screenwriters Utopia – http://www.screenwritersutopia.com

SCREENPLAY CONSULTANTS
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/script_consultants
 
Writers Boot Camp – http://www.writersbootcamp.com

SCREENWRITER INTERVIEWS
Movie Bytes – http://www.moviebytes.com

SCREENWRITING BOOKS
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/screenwriting_books
Writers Store – http://www.writersstore.com
 
SCREENWRITING RESOURCES
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/resources_and_reference 

SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE
Final Draft – http://www.finaldraft.com
Movie Outline – http://www.movieoutline.com

SCREENWRITING MAGAZINES
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/magazines_and_papers 

SCREENWRITING SCHOOLS
AFI – http://www.afi.com
Vancouver Film School – http://www.vfs.com

SCREENWRITING SUPPLIES
Writers Store – http://www.writersstore.com 

OSCAR SCRIBES
Script Pimp – http://www.scriptpimp.com/show_me/oscars

SCREENWRITING HOW-TO
Screenwriting Info – http://www.screenwriting.info/

Sincerely,

Chadwick Clough
Script P.I.M.P., LLC
7223 Beverly Blvd. #205
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@scriptpimp.com
www.scriptpimp.com
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SCRIPT PIMP MARCH NEWSLETTER

(http://www.scriptpimp.com)

 

Contents:

(1) “Rogues Gallery” Picked Up By Anchor Bay Films

(2) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script Pimp 2010 Competitions

(3) Script Pimp Announces New Partnership with iScript.com

(4) Script Pimp Recommends: 2010 Big Bear Lake Film Festival

(5) Recent Script Sales – March  

(6) Script Pimp Partner: Writers Boot Camp Fellowship

(7) Script Pimp Sponsor: Movie Outline – Special Software Offer

(8) Script Pimp Recommends: Women Stand Up and Shoot, Comedic Film Contest

(9) Script Pimp Success Stories

(10) Script Pimp Feedback

(11) Script Pimp Partner: InkTip.com

(12) Script Pimp in the News

(13) Miscellaneous - Top Websites for Screenwriters

 

 

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(1)  “Rogues Gallery” Picked up By Anchor Bay Films

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“Operation: Endgame,” previously entitled “Rogues Gallery,” has been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Films. 

 

The screenplay, written by Brian Watanabe, was a former Script Pimp Writers Workshop Recommend.  Script Pimp CEO Chadwick Clough brought the script to Darko Entertainment, and the film was produced in 2008 starring an ensemble cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Maggie Q, Rob Corddry, and Ellen Barkin.  Pic will be released in 2010.

 

The Hollywood Reporter article:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib108b71d68d61db91c1b07933a908a76

 

Excerpt from our interview with writer Brian Watanabe and producer Chadwick Clough:

 

CC: How did the project get off the ground, and how long did it take from concept to sale?

BW: I started writing ROGUES at the end of 2003, finishing in spring of 2004. I entered the script into a bunch of contests. It tied for best comedy at Screenwriting Expo 3. As a result of the Expo win, I landed a literary manager, Andrew Kersey.

I also won a script analysis package from the Script Pimp competition, and after a few rounds of revisions, Chadwick Clough called to tell me he wanted to produce ROGUES with Sean McKittrick from Darko Entertainment. ROGUES was officially optioned in early 2007, and production started in July of 2008.

 

CC: What was the motivation behind ROGUES GALLERY?

BW: Back in 2001, during the dot-com bust, the ad agency I was working at in San Francisco started some massive lay-offs. It was pretty brutal. Cubes emptied, factions developed, paranoia spread-it didn't feel like we were getting fired, it felt like we were