SCRIPT PIPELINE APRIL NEWSLETTER
(http://www.scriptpipeline.com)

Contents:
(1)
The Living Wake, Produced by Script P.I.M.P., Premieres in NY/ LA
(2) CALL FOR ENTRIES: Script P.I.M.P. 2010 Competitions
(3) Script Pipeline Launched – Script P.I.M.P.’s New Writers Database/Pages
(4) Recent Script Sales – March   
(5) Script Pipeline Partner: Talentville
(6) Script Pipeline Recommends: 2010 Horror Screenplay Contests
(7) Script Pimp Success Stories
(8) Script Pimp Feedback
(9) Script Pimp Partner: InkTip.com
(10) Script Pimp in the News
(11) Miscellaneous - Top Websites for Screenwriters
 
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(1) The Living Wake, Produced by Script P.I.M.P., Premieres in NY/ LA
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The Living Wake, Script Pimp’s first feature film production company credit, will be premiering at the following cities/dates this May:  

May 14th – New York City, Cinema Village
May 21st – Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Sunset 5

The film, produced by Chadwick Clough, stars Mike O’Connell and Jesse Eisenberg (“Zombieland,” “The Social Network”) and revolves around the final day in the life of the eccentric K. Roth Binew as he prepares to make amends and hold his living wake amidst a timeless, storybook landscape.  Sol Tryon directs.

*All newsletter subscribers (and their guests) who see the film in CA or NY will receive a FREE 6-month membership to the Script Pipeline Writers Database (www.scriptpipeline.com).  Mail your ticket stub, along with your name and E-mail, to 7223 Beverly Blvd. #205, Los Angeles, CA  90036.

Become a fan of The Living Wake
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Variety review
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And if that’s enough to keep you fully entrenched in The Living Wake universe. . . www.thelivingwake.com

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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.scriptpipeline.com/screenwriting-competition

**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

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.

Script Pipeline Home Page: http://www.scriptpipeline.com

***All new Writers Database members get one FREE entry into either competition!***
Sign up here: http://www.scriptpipeline.com/writers-database

*miscellaneous prizes are given away at random

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(3) Script Pipeline Launched – New Writers Database/Pages
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Script P.I.M.P. is pleased to announce to launch of the new Script Pipeline (www.scriptpipeline.com).  Same company, same ownership, slightly different name, and a streamlined Writers Database to give members easier access to companies looking for new material—and the industry a simpler means of finding new, talented writers.  We’re currently in beta testing, so there’s more to come in terms of design, functionality, and content.

Not a member?  You’re in luck. Sign up between now and May 15th and receive the usual one free contest entry for new members PLUS 20% off the total cost of membership (a total $60 value).  Use promo code--

Pipeline2010

--to take advantage of this exclusive (yes, it’s exclusive) newsletter subscriber offer.

Also check out Script Pipeline’s video series on YouTube.  More videos are currently in production.

http://www.youtube.com/user/scriptpimp

www.scriptpipeline.com

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(4) Recent Script Sales - March
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Pretty huge month for script sales. . . .

Anyone want to see another Godzilla movie?  Warner Bros. will tackle (or rather re-tackle) one of the world’s most well-known franchises, perhaps to atone for the sins of the previous nineties big-budget spin.  Buck Rodgers will get a modern-day telling (in 3D of course), as will Popeye, at least an animated rendition. Laverne and Shirley—perhaps not in 3D—written by Jamie Foxx, may star Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner as two street-tough friends.  And, in this writer’s opinion, finally a film version of the classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time.

Other notable sales:

--30-somethings who want to relive 1999 rejoice: American Pie 4 is on the slate.

--Speaking of part 4s, Scream plans on expanding beyond the trilogy with another installment.

--22 years later, DeNiro will reprise his role in Midnight Run with a sequel.

--Anna Faris will star in a remake of the 1980 film Private Benjamin.

--Oscar-winner Diablo Cody’s new script, Young Adult, focusing on a 30-something young adult fiction writer who returns to her hometown to pursue her ex-boyfriend.

--Based on the series, Baywatch will see a film adaptation.  Genre listed: comedy.  

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(5) Script Pipeline Partner: Talentville Launched
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New Script Pipeline partner Talentville is now launched.  The site offers writers the ability to interact with others in their field, trade stories, advice, and interact with a growing “city” of artists and industry.     

Talentville: A New Online Screenwriting Community

Talentville.com is a new online community, created by the co-founder of Final Draft™, specifically created to give a voice to screenwriters and playwrights who may lack insider connections but still share the dream of being produced.  By bringing together writers from all over the world in a collaborative environment, by banding together as a whole to help each member be the best that they can be, we aim to make Talentville not just an online community but in fact a city of writers, where each member can work on their craft, gain valuable exposure and ultimately benefit from their own hard work.
 
Of course, none of it matters if agents, managers and producers are left out of the mix, and we at Talentville will do our part to market our members, promoting worthy projects and inviting industry professionals to join, interact, share their knowledge and always keep a sharp eye out for promising writers when they find a project worthy of consideration.
 
When all is said and done screenwriting is about is a great story well told and no matter what your current career path, anyone with the passion to have a career in movies, television or theater deserves the best shot possible.  We aim to give that to you…the rest is up to you.

Join our growing community at www.talentville.com.

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(6) Script Pipeline Recommends: 2010 Horror Screenplay Contests
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2010 HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

www.HorrorScreenplayContest.com

Hollywood, CA - The creators of www.ScreenplayContests.com and Executive Producer, Michael David Jensen present the 2010 Horror Screenplay Contest. 

The mission of the Horror Screenplay Contest - www.HorrorScreenplayContest.com is to further promote the horror genre in screenplay form.  The contest is open to all writers, eighteen years and older.  The contest is limited to the first 600 entries and the submission deadline is July 20, 2010.  Writers may also submit their material online.

The 2010 Horror Screenplay Contest is sponsored by:  Brain Damage Films, Gorilla Software, www.ScreenplayContests.com, www.TopFilmFestivals.com, Cherub Productions, www.KillerPumpkins.com , Final Draft, Palace of Horror, The Haunted Studio and Instock Costumes.

Winners of the 2010 contest will receive cash and industry related prizes in addition to having their material submitted to Hollywood producers, agents and studios.

The 2010 HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST is now accepting entries. Contest rules, information, and entry forms are available at: www.HorrorScreenplayContest.com

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(7) 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.  The interview.

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.

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(8) 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:

“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.” – David S., 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

“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 click here.

In less than 2 minutes, see how InkTip works for you by watching the InkTip Explained video.

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(12) Script Pimp in the News
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View all Script Pimp company credits

Operation Endgame Facebook page

“The Living Wake” Picked by Movieline as a “Masterpiece” of the 00s

Script Pimp Named Top 50 Websites by Moviemaker

Script Pimp Reviewed by Associated Content

Chadwick Clough Interview

Script Pimp's "Rogue's Gallery"

Script Pimp's feature film "The Living Wake" reviewed by Variety

Script Pimp on TV (Peter Bart's Sunday Morning Shootout)

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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
Shooting People   
International Screenwriters Association

RECENT SCRIPT SALES
Done Deal

SCRIPT COPIES
MovieJigsaw.com (UK)

FREE SCREENPLAYS ONLINE
Simply Scripts


SCREENPLAY RECORDING
iScript

SCREENPLAY FACILITATORS
InkTip

SCREENPLAYS TO BUY
Hollywood Script Shop

SCREENPLAY REVIEWS
Screenwriters Utopia

SCREENPLAY CONSULTANTS
Script Pipeline
Writers Boot Camp

SCREENWRITER INTERVIEWS
Movie Bytes

SCREENWRITING BOOKS
Writers Store

SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE
Final Draft
Movie Outline

SCREENWRITING SCHOOLS
AFI
Vancouver Film School

SCREENWRITING SUPPLIES
Writers Store

SCREENWRITING HOW-TO
Screenwriting Info

Sincerely,

Chadwick Clough

Script Pipeline
7223 Beverly Blvd #205
Los Angeles, CA  90036

info@scriptpimp.com

www.scriptpipeline.com

310-401-1155
 
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