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Fox Comedy “Stuber” Written by Script Pipeline Winner, Coming July 2019

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The action-comedy Stuber, written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner Tripper Clancy, stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Betty Gilpin (Glow), and Iko Uwais (The Raid) . Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) and John Francis Daley (Bones) produced. The film releases in July and was screened at the 2019 SXSW festival. WATCH THE TRAILER 20th Century Fox picked up the script, based on a pitch developed by Tripper and his manager. Tripper won for Script Pipeline Screenwriting, and soon after, Script Pipeline execs linked him with management, paving the way for projects set up at Sony, Fox, Hasbro, Paramount, and other studios. He’s adapting the acclaimed novel The Art of Fielding for Mandalay and a film for Amazon, High Five. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner “The Standoff at Sparrow Creek” Released 2019

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Henry Dunham’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek released in January 2019, featuring the ensemble cast of James Badge Dale (Rubicon), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), Happy Anderson (Mindhunter), Robert Armayo (Game of Thrones), and Gene Jones (The Hateful Eight). Dallas Sonnier, Jonathan Brownlee, and Amanda Presmyk produced. Dunham makes his feature directorial debut. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by RLJ Entertainment. It made its West Coast premiere at Beyond Fest in Hollywood in October 2018. “Without the momentum my win gave me, I don’t know where my screenplay would be. I owe Script Pipeline for everything.” – Henry Dunham (writer/director, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek) Formerly titled Militia, the script was a unanimous pick amongst Script Pipeline staff for top honors. Both CEO Chad Clough and Senior Executive Matt Joseph Misetich pegged the screenplay as a fresh, relevant spin on the genre,…

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner Sold “Snow White & the Huntsman” to Universal

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Script Pipeline contest directors Chad Clough and Matt Misetich connected Evan Daugherty with management after his script Shrapnel won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Snow White later sold to Universal and grossed $400 million worldwide. Evan went on to write Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other upcoming studio projects, including a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise with MGM and Warner Bros. producing. In addition to TV series in development, Evan is writing and directing Ink and Bone for Dimension Films. From Evan: “Script Pipeline helped launch my professional career as a writer.”

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Los Angeles Times Interviews Script Pipeline’s CEO Chad Clough in 2018

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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 Submit to a Script Pipeline Writing…

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Script Pipeline Co-Produced Short Wins Best Screenplay in 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival

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Biophilia, co-produced by Script Pipeline, won the Best Screenplay award at the 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival. Written and directed by Marina Michelson, the short is “inspired by the effects of the 2008 recession” and serves as a commentary, in part, on self-reliance and our intimate connections to nature. The story: “Rachel, a former Brooklynite, has persuaded her boyfriend to take a stab at farming on his family’s abandoned sheep ranch. But the dream of self-reliance reveals itself to be a harsher reality and strains their relationship. When a sheep dies under their watch, Rachel becomes determined to deal with the remains and in doing so, prove her worth.” Biophilia was also accepted to three other festivals in North America. View the trailer. Read Marina’s interview with Women & Film and Film Pipeline. Follow: Facebook | Instagram

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Script Pipeline Contest Writer Staffed on CBS Sitcom “Superior Donuts” in 2017-2018

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Howard Jordan Jr., runner-up in the 2015 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition with the comedy Family Be Like, was staffed on the CBS series Superior Donuts in 2017. His first solo-written episode, “Sofia’s Choice,” aired in February 2018. The show stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katy Sagal, and Maz Jobrani. Howard is represented by Madhouse Entertainment and Paradigm. Superior Donuts is his first writing opportunity on a network series. “When I relocated from NYC to LA to pursue sitcom writing, everyone I met in the industry said it wasn’t about entering competitions, it was about entering the right competition,” Howard said. “Script Pipeline was the turning point.” Read Howard’s latest Script Pipeline interview here. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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“The Living Wake” Produced by Script Pipeline, Stars Jesse Eisenberg – Now on Amazon

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Now available on Amazon Prime and Netflix (previously available on Hulu and other streaming networks). The uniquely iconic dramedy stars Academy Award-Nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman vs. Superman), Mike O’Connell, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), and an ensemble cast. Script Pipeline Executive Director Chad Clough produced and raised financing for the indie. From Variety: “Pic defies all categorization. . . . Playing opposite the monumental O’Connell would seem to be an impossible assignment, but Eisenberg is note-perfect as his steady servant and go-to guy. Supporting ensemble couldn’t be more colorful.” Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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Script Pipeline Interviewed with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Scribe

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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. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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Feature Film “Between,” Developed by Script Pipeline, Premieres at Sundance

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Writer Rob Nelms was hired to pen the script Between after introductions to director David Ocanas by Script Pipeline CEO Chad Clough. In March 2004, the film was greenlit for production and principal photography started in late May in Tijuana, Mexico. The lower-budget feature starred Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable, Without a Trace), Danny Pino, and Jose Yenque (Traffic). It made its Sundance premiere in 2004 and later aired exclusively on Lifetime. According to David Ocanas, “After struggling for months trying to find the right writer for a film project I wished to produce and direct, one call to Chad Clough of Script Pipeline made all the difference. Script Pipeline brought us a writer who has given our story new and exciting elements, and thereby giving us a greater opportunity in making a successful film.” From the LA Times: “San Francisco-based writer Rob Nelms is another lucky one. His psychological thriller Between made its debut at Sundance this year. ‘I sent a comedy…

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AMC’s “Sunday Morning Shootout” Recommends Script Pipeline

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Discussing script coverage, producer Peter Bart remarked Script Pipeline (formerly Script P.I.M.P.) 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. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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Zach Galifianakis Joins “Operation Endgame” Produced by Script Pipeline CEO

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Operation: Endgame stars Zach Galifianakis, Rob Corddry, Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, and Adam Scott. The action-comedy was first discovered from Script Pipeline after Brian Watanabe submitted for Development Notes. Script Pipeline CEO Chad Clough brought the project to Sean McKittrick (Get Out), and it was later produced by Clough, Darko Entertainment and Infinity Media. Watch the Trailer Here Variety Article – July 27, 2008  Indie comedy co-stars Corddry, Scott, Odenkirk Ellen Barkin, Ving Rhames and Rob Corddry are starring in the indie comedy “Rogues Gallery.” Michael Ohoven and Kevin Turen are producing via their Infinity Films shingle (“Capote”). Spy romp takes place in an underground government intelligence agency. Paris-based director Fouad Mikati is directing from a script by Brian Watanabe and Abe Levy. Pic began shooting July 21 in Los Angeles, becoming one of the few films to go before cameras amid the de facto work stoppage. Joe Anderson, Odette Yustman, Bob Odenkirk, Jeffrey Tambor, Maggie Q,…

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner Sold Multiple Specs to Studios

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner Tripper Clancy sold projects to 20th Century Fox (The Ambassadors, Stuber), QED International (Winter Break) and will write the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount, Hacker Camp for Hasbro, and as of May 2017, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel The Art of Fielding. He was previously hired to write the adventure/comedy Stranded for Sony Pictures. Winner of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Tripper found management with Script Pipeline industry partner Jake Wagner (Good Fear) only a few weeks after winning the contest. From Tripper: “I can’t express the impact Script Pipeline has had on my writing career. Winning the contest directly led to new representation, which in turn led to working with studios such as 20th Century Fox.” Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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“Divergent” Written by Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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Released in March 2014, the Summit Entertainment film stars Shailene Woodley and Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet. Co-written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner Evan Daugherty and novelist Veronica Roth, based on Roth’s hit young adult novel. A sequel is currently in the works. Evan was later brought on to major studio projects, including Esmeralda for ABC, GI Joe 3 for Paramount, Myst for Hulu, and the Tomb Raider reboot. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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Santino Fontana, Dania Ramirez Star in Script Pipeline Finalist Romcom, Released in 2018

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Off the Menu, written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist Jen Goldson, was released in early 2018. Industry partner Jay Silverman (Girl on the Edge), who directed the romcom, picked up the project in 2015. Silverman and producer Bethany Cerrona were introduced to Goldson by Script Pipeline execs. “Off the Menu came about 100% due to Script Pipeline,” Goldson said. “I was a finalist in the 2015 Screenplay Competition and attended their writer/industry event. There were a lot of producers there, but I remember [Script Pipeline Director of Development] Matt Misetich steering me toward Jay Silverman and Bethany Cerrona, saying they would appreciate my work–and they did! We soon had a meeting where I pitched the script, and boom: Jay offered to option the script right then and there, promising to make it. A year later, Jay, my director, was very true to his word, and we wrapped what I hope is a warm…

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Robert De Niro Stars in Script Pipeline Contest Winner “Killing Season”

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Killing Season, starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta, was released in 2013. Produced by Millennium Films, the movie is based off the period thriller script Shrapnel by Evan Daugherty, which won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. The project was later re-written with a contemporary backdrop and modified plot. The spec helped Evan garner meetings with major studios, landing him an early job with Warner Bros. to rewrite their He-Man franchise. Although that project didn’t move forward, he later sold Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million and become one of the most in-demand writers in Hollywood. Read the Evan Daugherty interview here. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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