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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 Fox

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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.

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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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Bruce Willis Stars in Script Pipeline Contest Finalist “Precious Cargo”

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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).  

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Written by Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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The reboot of the mega-popular franchise debuted at the top of the box office. Script Pipeline alum Evan Daugherty was brought on-board as co-writer. TMNT stars Megan Fox (Transformers), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), and William Fichter (The Dark Knight Rises). 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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Script Pipeline Writers Workshop “Recommend” Directs Award-Winning Feature

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Strength and Honour, a huge festival hit worldwide, was developed through Script Pipeline and received a “Recommend” grade in 2007. Writer/director Mark Mahon received tremendous accolades for the Irish drama starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight) and legendary actor Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds). The film won 22 awards worldwide in 2008, and Mahon and Madsen were interviewed on NBC’s The Today Show as word-of-mouth on the film spread. From Mark: “I went to Script Pipeline with Strength and Honour back in early 2006. The constructive feedback I received during the development stage allowed me to take it to another level. After receiving a Recommend on my final draft, this allowed me to hand out my project to potential cast with confidence, eventually bringing on Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, and Richard Chamberlain. Once complete, the film took over 22 wins around the world, 37 nominations, as well as being hosted by Prince Albert of Monaco in a…

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Jeremy Garelick’s Classy Films Options Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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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 script remained un-optioned, Script Pipeline and Director of Development Matt Misetich continued to stay in touch with Debbie and Tyson, eventually finding a home for Prom Queen in July 2016. “Nothing has done more for Prom Queen and our writing career than Script Pipeline,” said Debbie and Tyson. “Matt has worked tirelessly to connect us and the script to industry professionals, ultimately resulting in the option.” The script was a Script Pipeline judges’ favorite in 2010—and one Misetich held in high regard for years. “I’ve been a huge fan of this script for so long,…

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