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TV Writing Contest Alum Staffed on CBS Sitcom “Superior Donuts” in 2017

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. 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 […]

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The Biggest Grand Prize in Script Pipeline Contest History

Submit a Screenplay | Submit a Pilot The annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing competitions continue a long tradition of connecting writers with top producers, agencies, and managers across both studio and independent markets. Through a unique, long-term circulation process, Script Pipeline contest alumni have found representation, optioned their work, and had their scripts produced over the past 16 years as a direct result […]

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Contest-Winning Screenplay in Production with Walking Dead Star

Jeffrey Dean Morgan to star in Militia, winner of the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Writer Henry Dunham found representation less than a month after contest results were announced, signing with industry partner Madhouse Entertainment. “Without the momentum my win gave me, I don’t know where my screenplay would be,” said Dunham. “I owe Script […]

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

Script Pipeline execs Chad Clough and Matt Misetich connected Evan Daugherty with management after his script Shrapnel won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. SWATH later sold to Universal and grossed $400 million worldwide. Evan went on to write the hugely successful films Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other upcoming studio projects, including a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise with MGM and Warner Bros. producing. […]

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Santino Fontana, Dania Ramirez Star in Script Pipeline Finalist Romcom

Off the Menu, written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist Jen Goldson, wrapped production in October 2016 and is set for a 2017 release. Industry partner Jay Silverman (Girl on the Edge), who directed the romcom, picked up the project in 2015. Silverman and producer Bethany Cerrona met Goldson at the annual Script Pipeline writer/industry event in […]

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Script Pipeline Contest Winner’s Career on the Rise

Alum 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 […]

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Jessica Chastain Starring in Film Co-Written by Script Pipeline Alum

Craig Weeden, discovered through the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, and Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Ultimate Spider-man) optioned Painkiller Jane to Solipsist Films, and after several years in development, Academy Award Nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) signed on board to play Jane in November 2016. Weeden, also a former Pipeline “Recommend” writer, placed in the top 20 […]

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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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“Prom Queen,” Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest Winner, Optioned

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition winner Prom Queen, written by Debbie Chesebro and Tyson FitzGerald, has been optioned by Classy Films, a production company headed by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up). After winning the 2010 contest, the teen comedy made the rounds to a number of companies in Script Pipeline’s industry network. Though the […]

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