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Notable success stories from competition finalists and winners, “Recommend” writers, and others discovered by Script Pipeline.

Three Contest Finalist Scripts Optioned by Bohemia Group Originals

In February and March 2017, Bohemia Group Originals optioned three Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition finalist scripts: Bradley Stryker’s action/thriller The Dragon Run, Diana Wright’s comedy pilot Franchise, and Nadeemi Siddiqui’s romcom Slut. All three placed in the 2016 competitions. “We are thrilled to be working with the whole team at Script Pipeline,” said Bohemia CEO Susan […]

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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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Aaron Paul, Olga Kurylenko On-Board Script Pipeline Fellowship Writer’s Sci-fi Feature

Android, written by Script Pipeline Fellowship selection Matt O’Reilly, attached Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, The Path) in October 2016. Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) set to co-star in the sci-fi/thriller and had been attached since 2015. Niall Johnson (White Noise) directing, with Infinite Studios and Picture Films producing.  After garnering a Pipeline Fellowship for his stellar writing […]

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Santino Fontana, Dania Ramirez Star in Script Pipeline Finalist Romcom

Galileo, 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 Los Angeles. […]

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NBC, LeBron James Producing TV Series from Script Pipeline “Recommend” Writer

Matthew J. O’Neill’s sports drama series was picked up by NBC in October 2016, with LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment producing. From The Hollywood Reporter: the series centers on “a brilliant doctor who specializes in treating the world’s greatest sports stars. Only when the doctor undergoes a health crisis, it forces him to rethink his approach to medicine […]

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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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Script Pipeline TV Competition Runner-up Signs with UTA

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest Runner-up Laura Bensick (The Mother) signed with UTA in September 2016, less than a month after contest results were announced. From Script Pipeline’s Director of Development, Matt Joseph Misetich: “It’s beyond rare to find such a compelling drama, and Laura’s character work in The Mother is impressive. Can absolutely see this […]

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Bruce Willis Stars in Contest Finalist Script “Precious Cargo”

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). Submit to the 2016 […]

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Fox Picks Up Spec From Script Pipeline Contest Winner

Fox purchased the comedy Stuber from Script Pipeline contest winner Tripper Clancy in April 2016 for mid-six figures. The screenplay is based on an idea developed by Tripper and manager Jake Wagner (Benderspink). Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and John Francis Daley (Bones) worked with Tripper on the script. The story revolves around a night in the life of an Uber driver […]

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Script Pipeline Finalists Attached to Direct Universal’s “Mama” Sequel

Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, finalists of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition (Shed), are tabbed to direct the sequel to Universal’s horror Mama.  The writer/director duo gained a considerable amount of attention after their breakout hit film Starry Eyes premiered at SXSW, receiving favorable reviews from Entertainment Weekly, RogerEbert.com, Variety, and critics nationwide. The film stars Alex Essoe […]

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