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

Oldboy Director Attached to Helm Contest-Winning Screenplay

The sci-fi thriller Second Born, winner of the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, attached director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) in November 2014. Written by David Jagernauth, the project is being produced by former Bold Films President David Lancaster (Drive, Whiplash) and his company Rumble Films. David was part of a stellar group of screenwriting winners in 2010 […]

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“Recommend” Writer Eddie Mensore Developing Feature

Script Pipeline “Recommend” screenplay Mine 9, a drama centered on a group of West Virginia miners trapped underground after a cave-in, is currently in the early stages of pre-production. The project marks writer/director Eddie Mensore‘s second feature film undertaking. His first, The Deposition (2011), won a Grand Jury award at the Las Vegas International Film […]

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Vandal Ent. Picks Up Feature from Script Pipeline Contest Finalists

Writers Matt Altman and David Matalon, finalists of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, sold their spec The Feud to Vandal Entertainment, headed by former FilmEngine president Navid McIllhargey. The crime/thriller, Matt’s first script sale, will join several other film and television projects in development at Vandal, which plans to produce two to three projects per year. Matt is repped […]

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TV Producers Repping Project Written by Script Pipeline Contest Finalist

Script Pipeline industry partners Marty Berneman, Eric Balfour, and Stephanie Varella (Off the Grid Entertainment) are representing the TV project Breathers, a sci-fi/drama written by Will Wallace and based on the comic by Justin Madson. A top 10 finalist in the 2011 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, Breathers is a uniquely surreal story set in a dystopian future where the air is no longer […]

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Marc Samson, Script Pipeline “Recommend,” Wraps Film

Winner of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Marc Samson completed his micro-budget psychological thriller Where the Devil Dwells in 2014 (view trailer). Marc is a two-time Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer with other horror and thriller screenplays. His crime/thriller I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, centered on a female heroine in search of revenge, was selected as a top-four winner in the […]

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Comic Series Sells to Fox with Contest Winner Attached to Adapt

20th Century Fox purchased the rights to the comic miniseries The Foundation, and Script Pipeline competition winner Evan Daugherty will write the screenplay adaptation as well as serve as Executive Producer. In addition to this feature project, Evan is writing Midnight Mass for NBC, the event series Esmeralda for ABC, and GI Joe 3 for Paramount. He’ll make his directorial debut with Ink and Bone (Dimension Films) in […]

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Top Comic Writer and Script Pipeline Finalist Option Script

Script Pipeline Screenwriting finalist Craig Weeden and comic veteran Jimmy Palmiotti (Ultimate Spider-Man, Jonah Hex) optioned an adaptation of Palmiotti’s Painkiller Jane in March 2014 to production company Solipsist Films (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) attached to direct the project, which Jen Soska described as “unapologetically kick-ass.” Craig is also […]

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First Look Project Winner Options Script

First Look Project winner Debbie Lollie has had her script optioned by NYC-based production company Property of a Gentleman, owned by writer/producer Bernard Urban. Debbie’s script, The Ex-Man, won the Comedy category of the genre-specific First Look competition in 2014. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure

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