In the January 19th, 2018 edition of the LA Times, Chad Clough, Script Pipeline Executive and CEO of Pipeline Media Group, was quoted on the state of the spec market: “Right now, the industry wants original voices. . . . There’s still a need for an excellent script.” Writer Chris Erskine, gleaning interviews from Clough, screenwriter Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune), and producer Elizabeth Cantillon, commented on the decline of the spec script and how a resurgence may be forthcoming: “Clough, of Script Pipeline, says the spec market could be—like old vinyl or vintage guitars—a thing of the past and the future. He cites an increasing voracious marketplace, as evidenced by Netflix’s pledge to produce 80 new original movies in 2018. So could the corpse soon rise from the dead, for a surprise Hollywood ending, even a fresh life?” Read the full LA Times article
Script Pipeline CEO and producer Chad Clough alongside writer Evan Daugherty discuss how Script Pipeline helped launch Evan’s career, leading to the sale of Snow White & the Huntsman and Evan co-writing the 2014 hit films Divergent and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The two were interviewed by The Script Reporter’s Joshua Stecker. Watch the full video here
No Film School listed Script Pipeline as one of the top 5 screenwriting competitions worldwide. Previous Script Pipeline winner Evan Daugherty, who was introduced to management by Pipeline execs, sold Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal in one of the biggest spec sales of all-time. The success reverberated throughout the industry soon after and helped other contests gain more traction and legitimacy with producers. Read the full list of top screenwriting competitions here. Submit to the Screenwriting Competition Submit to the TV Writing Competition
Discussing script coverage, producer Peter Bart remarked Script Pipeline as his favorite. Since 1999, development and consultation services from Script Pipeline have linked over 100 writers to the industry, with numerous feature screenplays and TV pilots optioned, sold, and produced.
From Stephanie Palmer’s Good in a Room blog, Script Pipeline was ranked in 2015 as a top 10 contest to enter. View the full article. Enter the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition Enter the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition View other Script Pipeline Contests
by Peter Clines April, 2006 SCRIPT PIPELINE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Now heading into its third year, the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition sprung out of a recurring complaint Chadwick Clough was hearing in his online community. “Our writer clients continued to express their frustration with smaller screenplay competitions and we set out to do it right,” says Clough, who also writes CS’s “Production Co. Spotlight” column. Clough’s experience with script consulting and production companies, along with his management position at Script Pipeline, convinced him he could also be a contest director. “Before launching the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, I entered dozens of ‘screenwriting contests’ as a test of the entire process,” he explains. “We approached A-level production companies and agencies to not only consider the finalists but become involved in the judging process of the competition. Each of the last three years, Script Pipeline has had over twenty A-level companies reviewing submissions….
The Hollywood Reporter October 2003 View PDF of article Hollywood is legendary in its ability to make firings difficult for unproven screenwriters. So perhaps it’s only natural that dozens if not hundreds of internet sites sprang quickly to action to help struggling writers get their scripts read by the right people. The problem now is in separating the useful online services from the useless ones. “There’s a lot of scams out there,” said Chris Wehner, author of “Screenwriting on the Internet: Researching, Writing and Selling Your Script on the Web.” Wehner founded ScreenWritersUtopia.com in 1995 after discovering how hard it was to pitch scripts to Hollywood while living in Grand Junction, Colo. “I optioned a script to a producer, then he died,” he said. “So I wasn’t having much luck.” Sympathetic budding screenwriters nationwide flocked to his site, and in 2001, he launched the Global Literary Market, where 400 people…