Script Pipeline discovers and develops writers for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers. Since 1999, several produced films and over $8 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales are credited to Script Pipeline’s unique, intensive process of long-term writer-to-industry facilitation.

Major and recent success stories include:

Tripper Clancy, winner of the Screenwriting Contest, found management with a Script Pipeline partner in 2010, and his career has since risen steadily. He sold a handful of specs and pitches and was hired to write several studio projects for Sony, Mandalay, and Amazon. His action-comedy Stuber, starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, sold to Fox for the mid-six figures, he was staffed on the Netflix series I am Not Okay With This, and created the Quibi series Die Hart. 

Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty sold Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million, one of the all-time biggest spec sales, and later wrote the studio films Divergent and Ninja Turtles. His contest-winning script Killing Season was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro.

Years later, another historic spec sale followed from an unproduced writer: Screenwriting finalist Crosby Selander sold his script Bring Me Back to Legendary for seven figures. Crosby was signed by Kaplan/Perrone following Pipeline circulation.

In the past few years, Script Pipeline introductions have resulted in several writers landing management and agency rep with UTA, Zero Gravity, Kaplan/Perrone, and more. Both 2021 winners—Erin Muroski for TV Writing and Daniel Jackson for Screenwriting—signed with reps at Bellevue. Daniel (Cauliflower) and First Look Project winner Brian T. Arnold (In the End) made the 2021 Black List, with Cauliflower garnering the #1 spot.

Outside of its own writer successes, Script Pipeline’s first produced film, The Living Wake, starring Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and comedian Mike O’Connell (Dr. Ken), received high praise when it made its festival debut.

With a constantly expanding industry network, Script Pipeline searches for new material and writers on a daily basis. Over 25,000 screenplays, pilots, and original pitches were reviewed in 2021.

*Industry requests for Script Pipeline material can be made via our Scout portal.

Chadwick Clough

Founder

In 1999, while working in feature film development, Chad saw a flaw in the process: hundreds of spec scripts would be left unread in production company and studio offices. He envisioned a matchmaking service between up-and-coming writers and film executives to better serve both parties. For the writer, their material could be reviewed by an impartial third party, while the industry could receive quality projects via a trusted filter. In 2000, Pipeline Media Group (formerly Script Pipeline Into Motion Pictures) was formed and has since offered annual writing competitions and other services to discover new writers for film and television.

Chad played a critical role in the funding of two independent features. The Living Wake, starring Academy Award-winner Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), garnered Script Pipeline's first production company credit and received critical praise, with Variety calling it a "stunning feature debut. . . . Eisenberg is note-perfect." A year later, Chad produced the action/comedy Operation Endgame, a screenplay originally submitted through Script Pipeline and later produced on a $5 million budget. The film featured an A-list cast including Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Ellen Barkin, and Bob Odenkirk (Breaking BadBetter Call Saul). Chad has also served as a creative consultant on other independent films.

Over the last several years, Chad has been instrumental in creating a synergy between writers with proper representation and production contacts, such as Robert Nelms on the film Between and connecting Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent) with manager Jake Wagner (Good Fear Film + Management). In total, Chad has assisted over 100 writers sign with agents, finds reps, and sell their scripts.

Beyond overseeing Pipeline Media Group, Chad wrote Creative Screenwriting's "Production Spotlight" article for six years. He has led seminars at the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, lectured on screenwriting and entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and UCLA, acted as a USC mentor, and has been involved with the Big Brother program since 2002.

Through the Circus of Joy at the Hollywood Improv and other venues, Chad has promoted comedy shows across Los Angeles, which have featured Drew CareyDaniel Tosh, Natasha Leggero, Chris Fairbanks, Brian Keith Etheridge, and actor/comic Craig Robinson (The Office). Circus of Joy was later rated one of the top monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles by LA Weekly.

With Script Pipeline, Chad's goal to assist the budding writer with an array of resources on how to improve their craft and give them exposure in a highly competitive marketplace continues, as the company is one of the leading outlets for writers to connect with Hollywood.

    Matt Joseph Misetich

    Senior Executive

    Currently a Senior Executive and Partner at Pipeline Media Group, Matt oversees all divisions, including Script, Book, and Film, as well as the management of Pipeline Artists and the implementation of future Pipeline entities.

    His industry career started in 2002 as an intern for a talent manager, then as an intern in film development in 2003. And as an intern script reader through all of 2004. . . which ended in 2005—where had landed another prestigious unpaid internship. After several freelance script reading jobs, plus a brief but legitimately educational time in international distribution and media consulting, he began his tenure with Pipeline in 2006, working as a reader until early 2008 when he took over as manager.

    In that time, he’s helped launch the careers of several Pipeline writers, including Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tripper Clancy (Stuber), Crosby Selander (Bring Me Back), and others who have turned to Pipeline for guidance in their creative aspirations. It’s estimated he’s reviewed over 30,000 pitches, screenplays, pilots, books, and short films over the last two decades. Which he believes has to be a meaningless record of some sort.

    He's based in Los Angeles and apologizes for whatever nonsense he posts on Twitter.

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    Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

    Executive of Operations

    Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is an Executive at Pipeline Media Group, Editor-in-Chief of Pipeline Artists, co-host of the Pipeline Artists og podcast, Reckless Creatives, former Editor-in-Chief of Script magazine and a former Senior Editor at Writer's Digest, where she wrote the regular screenwriting column, Take Two, for Writer's Digest print magazine. Recognized as one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers," her Script magazine column "Balls of Steel" was selected as recommended reading by Universal Writers Program. She is also Co-Founder of Writers Strong as well as Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, #Scriptchat, and wrote the narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, former senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. If you want a free Pipeline mug, you have to ask Matt. She doesn't have that much power.

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    Michael Owens

    Senior Director of Development

    Michael Owens is a screenwriter from Long Beach, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in screenwriting. As a writer, Michael tends to pair a progressive worldview with character-driven stories, and he currently reviews screenplays and other creative material for Pipeline Media Group as a Senior Development Executive.

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    Bri Janes

    Director of Management & Development

    Bri Janes is a proud bisexual writer, hailing from Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area. She works as a development executive and contest coordinator with Script Pipeline, as well as a freelance story analyst. She started her screenwriting career at the age of 16, when she decided that being a business major in college required too much math. After school, she would ride the BART into Berkeley every week to take her first screenwriting classes from Terrel Seltzer (“One Fine Day”), and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Chapman University with dual degrees in Screenwriting (B.A.) and Television Broadcast Journalism (B.F.A.), She has placed as a finalist in two contests—2016 Script Pipeline TV Writing with her pilot “Cartella,” and 2019 Screencraft Pilot Launch with “Iconic”—as well as a semifinalist in 2017 Slamdance with her feature, “Hide your Fires.” In addition to the four pilots and two features she’s already written, she has three features and a pilot in development on spec.

    Roni Brown

    Client Relations & Development Executive

    Over the span of 14 years, Roni Brown has worked on a plethora of network productions for ABC, Adult Swim, TLC, NBC, HULU, Netflix, and has served on the writing staff for Black Dynamite, the animated series on Adult Swim, LaGolda for Discovery Kids, Daniel Spellbound for Netflix, Math Party for Netflix/Jim Henson Studios and more!

    With her versatile production and writing experience Roni is looking forward to continue writing and producing for live action and animated projects.

    Ruth Sabin

    Director of Client Relations

    Ruth Sabin’s career originated on set. As one of the few female cinematographers in the Texas indie scene, Ruth crewed, DP’d and lit dozens of short films and docs across the southwest, including the feature films Endings (2010) and Where We Started (2013) by award-winning director Christopher J. Hansen. Selected to represent her university, Ruth competed in several film festivals throughout her college career and won the New Orleans Pitching Contest (2012), earning financial support for future projects and invaluable experience in the art of pitching, which she has used in support of other writers in their own written and verbal pitches. After earning an MA in Film & TV, Ruth moved to Los Angeles and picked up the screenwriting side of the entertainment industry. Ghostwriting content in the sci-fi genre was the first step in that transition---networking in small writers’ groups and events for gigs. That networking grew into a sincere appreciation for the writing community and all the support it offers, a career of over 1700 creative consultations with writers and an ongoing creative executive role at Pipeline Media Group.

    Relocating to Atlanta, Ruth became part of a growing team to expand Pipeline into multiple industry hubs, following the trend of writers having access and opportunity in the entertainment world despite being located outside of Los Angeles.

    Her current writing ambitions have taken a new turn into children’s books and animation. Another step in a wildly fun and eclectic journey in the visual arts.

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    Michelle Domanowski

    Management & Development Executive

    Based in the Seattle area, Michelle Domanowski manages the daily operations for the Script and Film divisions as a Management & Development Executive. She reviews scripts for Pipeline writers, and she is a contributor to Pipeline Artists.

    Michelle earned her BFA in Visual Arts at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. During this time, she took classes in almost every art form—drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, directing, and playwriting. She also worked as a Writing Center consultant, during which she performed over 150 in-person and online consultations with writers.

    After discovering her passion for screenwriting, Michelle decided to pursue an MFA in Screenwriting at Florida State University, which afforded her the opportunity to gain teaching and administrative experience as a graduate teaching assistant. After graduation, she worked as a script reader for Shore Scripts briefly before joining the Pipeline Media Group team.

    Michelle writes sci-fi with powerful roles for women. Her lifelong rivalry competing with her high-achieving twin sister has given Michelle unique insight into female jealousy, shame, and resentment. She’s passionate about writing women characters who grapple with these emotions in alternate universes.