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

Mandalay Television Developing Script Pipeline Contest-Winning TV Pilot

The Devil in Evelyn, winner of the 2016 First Look Project (Teleplay), was picked up for development by Mandalay Television in September 2017. Script Pipeline set up the writers, brothers Ben and Tyler Soper, with meetings after extensive circulation to Pipeline’s industry network. “Script Pipeline’s First Look Project was an awesome experience,” Ben and Tyler said. […]

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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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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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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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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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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. In 2017, a new writing team was brought on board prior to […]

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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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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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