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Script Pipeline develops writers of all levels for film and television, connecting them to producers, agents, and managers. The results of this process so far: over $6 million in screenplay and TV pilot spec sales from alumni and several produced films on both the indie and studio level.

For 16 years, the company has served as a pivotal link between up-and-coming writers and influential executives. Through annual international competitions, script review services, and a unique, long-term approach to facilitation, writers are offered unprecedented access to the industry.

Recent success stories include competition alum Evan Daugherty selling Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million and later taking the lead on studio projects Divergent, Ninja Turtles, and GI Joe 3, while writing a limited series Esmeralda for ABC Studios and adapting another series for SyFy. His contest-winning script Killing Season (formerly Shrapnel) was produced and starred Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta. In 2015, Evan signed on to write the Tomb Raider reboot, adding another tremendous franchise credit to his roster.

Tripper Clancy, another former Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner, sold the road comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox and the pitch Winter Break to QED International. Tripper is writing the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount, in addition to Hacker Camp for Hasbro. In April 2016, he sold the comedy Stuber to Fox for the mid-six figures.

Micah Barnett, whose work was developed through Script Pipeline coverage services, sold The Rabbit to Warner Bros. for six-figures and a TV pilot, Ricochet, to NBC. Screenwriter Brian Watanabe had his Script Pipeline “Recommend” action/comedy, Rogue’s Gallery (later titled Operation: Endgame), produced in 2010. The film starred Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), and an ensemble cast.

The Living Wake, Script Pipeline’s first produced film starring Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg and comedian Mike O’Connell (Dr. Ken), premiered in 2010 as well.

A number of original feature and TV projects are in various stages of development, and Script Pipeline is actively searching for new material to co-produce or help put into production.

As of 2016, the company reviews, on average, 12,000 screenplays, pilots, and original pitches each year, making Script Pipeline one of the leading outlets for writers worldwide.

Notable Script Pipeline Alumni

Recent Major Success Stories

Open Writing Competitions

Chad Clough

CEO / Executive Director

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, Script P.I.M.P. (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, Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), 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 (Benderspink). In total, Chad has assisted over 100 writers sign with agents, finds reps, and sell their scripts.

Beyond running Script Pipeline, 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 taken part in the Big Brothers LA mentorship program for past eight years.

Through the Circus of Joy at the Hollywood Improv and other venues, Chad has promoted comedy shows across Los Angeles, which have featured Drew Carey, Louis CK (Louie), Daniel 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 Misetich

    Senior Executive

    Matt has worked almost exclusively in development as a script analyst and story consultant for production companies, managers, writing competitions, and filmmakers for 13 years. He has been a core executive at Script Pipeline since 2008 and has helped a number of writers launch their careers, including contest winners Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent), Tripper Clancy (Henry the Second, Stranded), and several more discovered through Script Pipeline. Across that span, it's estimated he has reviewed over 15,000 pitches and scripts, which has allowed him to gain incredible insight into every style and genre of writing.

    With a prowess in finding emerging writing talent, Matt oftentimes fosters projects from concept to final draft. In addition, he plays a critical role in matching material with the proper companies in Script Pipeline's network of execs. Other primary roles with Script Pipeline include establishing new relationships with global partners in film and TV and further expanding (and enhancing) Script Pipeline's role as a writer-to-industry facilitator.

    Independently, Matt is currently developing feature and TV material and will co-produce his first feature in 2017.