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Interviews with up-and-coming writers, influential executives, and others powering the film and television industry.

Morgan Von Ancken

– Morgan von Ancken, writer of Cutting Numbers (2013 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner). After being announced as the Grand Prize winner, Morgan later signed with agency powerhouse UTA. Cutting Numbers is a unique premise in a genre (essentially an indie dramedy) usually devoid of true originality. How’d the concept come about? My first job out […]

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Haji Outlaw

– Haji Outlaw, writer of Deadmen (2013 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest runner-up) You were a former Script Pipeline finalist with a TV spec for the comedy Eastbound and Down. Your 2013 runner-up screenplay, Deadmen, is a western (technically), yet a “lighter,” psychological western. What’s the transition like writing straight comedy to this type of material? […]

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Andy Demsky

– Andy Demsky, writer of Totaled (2012 Script Pipeline Contest winner) Without giving away too much of the concept, what prompted you to come up with the idea for Totaled? A few years ago, a friend was telling me how his car had been totaled and I should have been listening to him, but instead […]

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Jason Vaughn

– Jason Vaughn, writer of The Synth House Wife (2012 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner). Synth is currently in the latter stages of development and is headed toward production. Describe the process of writing The Synth House Wife. Where did the concept stem from, and what type of story did you want to tell? My […]

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Michael Toay / Travis Mann

– Michael Toay & Travis Mann, writers of Red Hats (2012 Script Pipeline Contest winner) Many writers go about their screenwriting career solo, but for writing teams, what do you think is the most difficult thing to overcome? Agreeing on concept? The details of a scene? Michael: I think it’s hitting on that right idea […]

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Jason Kaleko

– Jason Kaleko, Writer of Hold Up! (2012 Script Pipeline Contest Winner). Jason is currently developing new material with Script Pipeline development execs and other Pipeline industry partners. Your winning script was touted by some of the judges as one of the best comedies that came through Script Pipeline in years—why do you think that […]

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Marc-Andre Samson

– Marc-Andre Samson, writer of I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (2011 Script Pipeline Contest winner). Marc’s horror film Where the Devil Dwells will be released in 2015. What do you think clicked so well with I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, making it one of the top scripts we received in 2011? Hopefully, it’s because of the characters. […]

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Tyler Burton Smith

– Tyler Burton Smith, writer of Henchman (2011 Script Pipeline Contest Winner). In addition to working as a writer for video game content, Tyler is in development on multiple feature film projects. He’s repped by Chris Goble at Grandview. Henchman is an animated comedy. Given the fact Pixar and . . . well, Pixar has […]

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David Love

– David Love, writer of Unorthodox (2011 Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest Winner). In 2014, David wrote an episode of the FX show Partners and is continuing a career in TV writing and development. What was the motivation behind writing Unorthodox? How long it take from concept to finished product? I guess I’ve always had some […]

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Matthew Bozin

– Matthew Bozin, writer of Granite Falls (2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner; 2012 Screenwriting finalist) What was one of the main motivations to become a screenwriter? I remember watching movies at a very young age and just thinking to myself that I wanted to be a part of that in some way. I wasn’t […]

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