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Fox Picks Up Series from Script Pipeline Contest Writer

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Runner-up in the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, Laura Bensick sold the series Everyday Insanity to Fox. Ken Olin (This is Us) and Sterling K. Brown producing. The drama series addresses mental illness within three different families who come together to form one supportive group. Laura placed with the hourlong drama The Mother in the 2016 Script Pipeline season, besting over 2,500 other pilots. In 2019, Bensick’s autobiographical play Life in Paradox, premiered in Los Angeles. Everyday Insanity is Laura’s first TV series deal.

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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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Director Attached to Contest Winner’s Screenplay “S21”

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Director Scott Speer (Midnight Sun) is set to helm Script Pipeline finalist and Recommend writer Greg Wayne’s dark romcom S21. Catapult and Needle’s Eye producing. Speer has also directed I Still See You and Step Up Revolution. This will be Greg’s first produced feature film. He previously won the Script Pipeline First Look Project with his comedy pilot Ad Game and has placed as a finalist and received a Recommend on numerous other screenplays and pilots, working closely with Script Pipeline development execs. From Greg: “Script Pipeline gives the best notes. Whenever I’m struggling with a project, their staff never fails to provide feedback that elevates the story. They take their commitment to Recommended writers, contest winners, and finalists incredibly seriously, and do an amazing job of getting those scripts out into the world.”

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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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