Archive | Success Stories

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

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,, Variety, and critics nationwide. The film stars Alex Essoe […]

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Contest-Winning Screenplay Headed to Production with 21 Laps

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 […]

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UTA and Madhouse Rep 2015 Script Pipeline Contest Winner

A few weeks after Script Pipeline sent the 2015 finalist/winner loglines industry-wide, Screenwriting Competition winner Henry Dunham was picked up by Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners). Agency powerhouse UTA followed soon after. “While I’m a little surprised he found representation so quick, I’m not at all surprised it happened,” said Script Pipeline Director of Development Matt Misetich. “It was inevitable. And […]

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Screenwriting Contest Winner Tyler Burton Smith Co-Writing WB Feature

Grand Prize winner of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Tyler Burton Smith has been tabbed to co-write the Warner Bros. horror Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on the uber-popular app/PC game of the same name where animatronic characters come to life–to kill people, of course. Tyler will be teaming with director Gil Kenan (Monster House, City […]

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Indie Dramedy Written By Script Pipeline Alum Released

Chasing Ghosts, written by former Script Pipeline contest winner Josh Chesler, was released on April 21st, 2015. The film stars Tim Meadows (SNL), Toby Nichols, Robin Lively, and Frances Conroy. “The team at Script Pipeline has been and continues to be immensely supportive of my writing career,” said Josh. “They genuinely made me feel like I’m part of a […]

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Project by Script Pipeline “Recommend” Writer in Development with Gene Simmons Prodco

Temple, written by Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer Matt Savelloni, will be produced by WWE Studios and Kiss legend Gene Simmons under their new Erebus Pictures banner, which plans to finance and produce horror films. Simmons will also star in the horror/thriller. Temple centers on a team of operatives trapped inside a military compound after its AI is disabled, leading to “strange phenomena” […]

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Tomb Raider Reboot Hires Script Pipeline Writer

MGM and Warner Bros. hired Script Pipeline writer Evan Daugherty in February 2015 to pen the new Tomb Raider film. Graham King (The Departed, Argo) producing. Instead of a sequel to the 2001 Angelina Jolie version, the new plot will feature a younger Lara Croft on her first adventure. Evan found representation with manager/producer Jake Wagner after winning the […]

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