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July 2015 Script Sales

It was a slower month for script sales. Disney acquired Prince Charming, a fantasy/comedy spec by Matthew Fogel about Prince Charming’s brother who has never lived up to his family name. MGM has purchased the spec script Bed Rest written by Lori Evans Taylor, a Hitchcockian thriller about an expectant mother confined to bed rest. Fubar Films optioned Bill Kennedy’s Blacklist script The Fixer, a gritty mob […]

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6th Great TV Show Idea Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner Side FX (animated comedy) by Anthony Haynes Anthony Haynes became involved in creative arts as a teenager. What started as writing short films starring his friends grew to creating documentaries on hip-hop culture in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Making his directorial debut with “Nashville Tennessee Hip-Hop Producers and M.C.’s” in 2012, he was honored […]

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June 2015 Script Sales

Sony picked up Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs’ comedy Move That Body, described as The Hangover meets (Script Pipeline favorite) Weekend at Bernie’s with female leads in a bidding war. Blumhouse and Madhouse have teamed to produce Free Fall. The thriller, written by Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker, follows an estranged father and daughter clinging to a mountainside after an accident, making it […]

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National Treasure – Screenplay

Let’s get this out of the way up front—National Treasure is not the best movie ever made. It probably doesn’t even cut into the top 100 adventure movies. The concept deserves all the eye-rolling it generates: Benjamin Franklin Gates (yes, that’s really his name) races against a team of greedy mercenaries after discovering the Declaration of Independence boasts an invisible treasure map. […]

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April 2015 Script Sales

April was a slower month for script sales. Sony purchased Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton’s pitch for The Wells Initiative about a young H.G. Wells who literally experiences events that will inspire his stories. Universal has picked up A Meyers Thanksgiving, a spec comedy written by David E. Talbert about an estranged family’s first Thanksgiving […]

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Project by Script Pipeline “Recommend” Writer in Development with Gene Simmons Prodco

Temple, written by Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer Matt Savelloni, will be produced by WWE Studios and Kiss legend Gene Simmons under their new Erebus Pictures banner, which plans to finance and produce horror films. Simmons will also star in the horror/thriller. Temple centers on a team of operatives trapped inside a military compound after its AI is disabled, leading to “strange phenomena” […]

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Josh Chesler

– Josh Chesler, writer of Chasing Ghosts starring Tim Meadows (SNL) and co-writer of Underground (Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist), currently in pre-production with LAConfab Entertainment. His latest projects include the surreal adventure screenplay David P. Boorman and the Quest for Good News and the TV series Extractors, co-written with Paul Connor. Chasing Ghosts will be available for digital download and […]

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5th Great TV Show Idea Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner Cornelius & Toots: Paranormal Investigators (Animated Comedy) by Simon Chong and Andy Farrant Simon Chong was born in Wales but now lives in London, where he is creative director of his own animation studio, Headspin Media. Also a London resident, Andy Farrant writes, hosts, and produces videos for his YouTube channel, Outside Xbox, which has hundreds of […]

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7th Great Movie Idea Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner The Starter Marriage (Romantic Comedy) by Matthew Tolbert Matthew Tolbert is an award-winning screenplay, comic strip, comic book, short story, and greeting card writer. And beer snob. His works have been syndicated and published nationwide. Proving that espresso works, he has written for Marvel, Malibu, and other comic book companies, has had science fiction, […]

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