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Author Archive | Matt Misetich

Pitch an Idea – Extended Deadline June 28th

The 12th Great Movie Idea Contest and 10th Great TV Show Idea Contest are searching for original, innovative material. Ideally, groundbreaking concepts that are both marketable and fresh–something a global, diverse audience can connect with. Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, or full treatments. Completed screenplays and pilots are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a […]

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Screenplays, Pilots, and Short Films Accepted – Submit by July 20th

The 6th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of major studios, production companies, and top managers by finding fresh, high-concept material across three main categories: Screenplay – divisions for Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Sci-fi Teleplay – original pilots, any genre Short Film – produced short films or series pilots Supported by Good Fear Film + […]

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Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini

– Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini, winner of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with Cinderella Must Die.  Regardless of the fact 2016 turned out to be our best year for screenwriting, with so many fantastic finalist screenplays, Cinderella Must Die was a unanimous pick for the grand prize. Personally, when I read during the quarterfinalist round, 30 pages in […]

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21 Laps Producing Script Pipeline Contest-Winning Screenplay

Tripper Clancy’s coming-of-age comedy Henry the Second, winner of the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, is headed toward production. 21 Laps (The Spectacular Now) and producer Shawn Levy join 3311 Productions (Table 19) at the helm. “I think for any screenwriter, the dream is to write a script in a vacuum and watch it go all the way into production,” […]

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Bruce Willis Stars in Contest Finalist Script “Precious Cargo”

A top 20 finalist in the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Precious Cargo,  written by Max Adams, released theatrically and on DVD in April 2016. The Lionsgate action/thriller stars Bruce Willis, Claire Forlani, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Adams also directed. He’s currently writing an adaptation of The Risk Agent with Michael Lerner (Love & Mercy). Submit to the 2016 […]

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Nir Paniry

– Nir Paniry, runner-up in the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with The Coyote.  What pushed you more into writing than any other field within the film industry? Besides the love of writing itself, I think it’s the autonomy of it all. Every other job in the film business relies on moving parts. If you’re a director you need […]

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Howard Jordan Jr.

– Howard Jordan Jr., runner-up in the 2015 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition with the comedy Family Be Like. An advertising industry veteran, Howard is pursuing a career in writing television comedy. You worked for many years in advertising. Tell us a little about your background and how you transitioned into TV writing. Technically speaking, my career started at 12. I […]

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Henry Dunham

– Henry Dunham, winner of the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with the contained crime/thriller Militia, which is currently in production with Dunham directing. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) to star alongside Jack Huston (American Hustle) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). A Detroit native and Michigan State alum, Henry has written, directed, and produced his own short […]

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Stop Trying to Win An Oscar

Many years ago, in the quasi-rebellious suburbs of Los Angeles, I read somewhere that the first thing you should do before starting a screenplay is write your Oscar acceptance speech. It was the opening paragraph in one of the six billion books on screenwriting. I figured it had to be good advice. And you know what? I did it. […]

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