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 2015. Previous writing credits include Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Divergent (2014), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). He also wrote and directed short live-action films based on the Super Mario Bros. characters in 2013. Evan found representation after an introduction by Script Pipeline execs Chad Clough and Matt Misetich to manager Jake Wagner (Benderspink). His contest-winning script Shrapnel was produced in 2012 and starred Robert De Niro and John Travolta. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
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 in development on other feature and television projects. His previous work includes the children’s illustrated book Mia’s Gift and the feature crime/thriller Diamond Payback, which placed in the 2011 Pipeline competition. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
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
In May 2014, it was announced that Tripper Clancy, winner of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, would write the action-adventure comedy Stranded, with Kevin James (Grown Ups, The King of Queens) previously attached to star in the Sony Pictures film. Tripper is rep’d by Pipeline partner Jake Wagner (Good Fear) and UTA. The project was later put on hold by Sony. From Tripper: “I cannot underestimate the impact that Script Pipeline has had on my writing career. Winning the contest directly led to my new representation, which in turn led to working with studios such as 20th Century Fox.” Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Announced in May 2014: Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty, writer of Divergent and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will direct Ink and Bone for Dimension Films. The script, from Zak Olkewicz, made the 2013 Blood List as one of the best horror specs of the year. Lee Clay (Comet) producing. Evan is developing multiple projects for studios and TV networks, including two graphic novel adaptations–The Foundation for 20th Century Fox and Midnight Mass for NBC–and an event series, Esmeralda, for ABC.
William Sibley, a Script Pipeline “Recommend,” sold his script Amor. Golden Leaf Pictures producing. Pipeline execs developed the script with Sibley for several months in the early stages of the project.
As of February 2014, Tripper Clancy, winner of the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, will write Shedd for Paramount Animation. Oscar-winning director John Kahrs (Paperman) to direct. Tripper found management with a Pipeline industry contact shortly after his 2010 contest win. He most recently sold the comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox in December 2013. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Former Script Pipeline Senior Analyst and “Recommend” writer Scott Parisien sold his thriller script Incision to Loesch Productions in January 2014. Another thriller feature, Silas, is in development as well with Mad Samurai. Scott is also writing the drama Enemy Aliens, based on a true story. He has multiple feature screenplays in various stages of pre-production. From Scott: “The last year has been quite exciting to say the least. I just finished a new horror spec that is my best work yet, and Script Pipeline has been the anchor for it all.” Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Chris Tucker to star in The Rabbit, written by Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer Micah Barnett. Script Pipeline facilitated introductions between Micah and his manager before Warner Bros. purchased the screenplay for six figures. Micah received high marks on his script The Merc List, which led to him finding representation with a Script Pipeline industry partner. In 2013, he sold the pilot Ricochet to NBC. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
20th Century Fox, the studio that gave Script Pipeline contest winner Tripper Clancy his first big break, will helm his ensemble comedy The Ambassadors, with Danny Boon to direct and Invention Films co-producing. Tripper won the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, signed with a manager after introductions by Pipeline execs, and landed a job developing new material with Fox in 2010. He also recently sold the comedy pitch Winter Break to QED International in December 2013.
Esmeralda, based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to be developed and written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty. Evan will also serve as Executive Producer on the ABC mini-series, with Mandeville Films producing.
Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty tabbed to write G.I. Joe 3 for director Jon M. Chu and Paramount. Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing. It’s the fourth major studio writing assignment for Daugherty. Former projects included Divergent, Ninja Turtles, Snow White and the Huntsman, and in 2008, months after winning the Pipeline contest, an adaptation of Masters of the Universe.
Script Pipeline Workshop “Recommend” writer Micah Barnett sold a one-hour drama, Ricochet, in September 2013 to NBC, a few years after finding management through a Pipeline industry contact. He also sold a feature screenplay to Warner Bros. in 2010 for six-figures (The Rabbit), with Chris Tucker attached to star.