After winning the first Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition, Shane Free was linked with an A-list producer, and the concept, a comedy in the vein of Meet the Parents and Bridesmaids, is currently being developed. Details are being kept under wraps until the project is set up. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
UK writer Jonny Grant was signed by the Marjacq Agency based in the UK. Director of Development Matt Misetich and the Script Pipeline team of execs helped Jonny refine his scripts for circulation through written notes and consultations. “With early guidance from Script Pipeline, I was able to realise my potential, ironing out issues that I was blind to at the start of my career,” Jonny said. “Their intervention definitely helped guide me to the acquisition of agency representation.” Jonny is currently writing additional feature material. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Recommend script “Feral” by Scott Parisien was optioned by Matthew Cervi (The Colony) of Mad Samurai Productions. Simon Davidson is signed on to direct. The screenplay was developed through Script Pipeline’s Writer’s Workshop.
Script Pipeline recommend Doug Rappaport agreed to write a five-figure feature project. From Doug: “I cannot recommend Script Pipeline more highly. Through them, my work was read by director, David Winkler. He liked my writing so much that he hired me to write two screenplays for him, one of which I have just started working on. Script Pipeline didn’t stop there. [Pipeline CEO] Chad Clough was able to hook me up with a great agent who is now representing me. In a nutshell, Script Pipeline made it happen. Thanks!” Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Equal Opportunity, co-produced by Script Pipeline, premiered at HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and later screened at South by Southwest (SXSW), CineVegas, and dozens more festivals and events nationwide. Produced by Camille Mana, written by Sameer Asad Gardezi, and co-produced by Chad Clough (Script Pipeline), the comedic satire won Best Film in NBC’s First Annual Comedy Shortcuts Festival, First Annual Show Off Your Shorts Film Festival, and Honorable Mention at the World of Comedy Film Festival and CineVegas. View the short film on Funny or Die. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Micah Barnett, a Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer, sold his script The Rabbit to Warner Brothers for the mid-six figures. Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) is attached to star. After submitting a spec, The Merc List, to Script Pipeline for notes and receiving a “Recommend,” Micah’s screenplay was sent directly to one of Script Pipeline’s industry contacts, who signed him almost immediately. The process took less than a week–the quickest any writer went from “Recommend” to landing representation. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Evan Daugherty, winner of the 2008 Competition, sold his spec script Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal in a $3 million deal. Evan is rep’d by Script Pipeline industry contact FilmEngine. The film will be produced by Joe Roth and directed by Rupert Sanders, with Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron to star. Release date set for 2012.
Winner of the 2003 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Slammin’, by Aaron Metchik and Joseph Garner, was purchased for six figures by Warner Bros. Clifford Werber attached to produce, and Brazilian extreme sport skater Fabiola da Silva tabbed to star. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
With the help of Kersey Management, Matt Savelloni, a former Script Pipeline “Recommend” writer, has been placed with the agency Hohman, Maybank, and Lieb, one of the top boutique agencies in Los Angeles. Matt is currently teamed with another writer developing two projects with high-profile producers. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Former Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist Mandie Green began an assignment through Larry Levinson Productions to write a TV movie for the Hallmark Channel, an opportunity credited in part to her contest placements for her script The Michaels, which was produced in 2014. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Script Pipeline Recommend writer Micah Barnett has been signed by manager Jake Wagner. His screenplay, The Merc List, an action/thriller set in the future, was Recommended by Script Pipeline in May 2009. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Brian Watanabe, writer of Operation Endgame (aka Rogues Gallery), a former Script Pipeline “Recommend” project, signed with Gersh for agency rep. Script Pipeline execs previously linked him with manager Andrew Kersey (Kersey Management). Operation Endgame was produced in 2010 and starred Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, and an ensemble cast. The original project, Rogues Gallery, was brought to Sean McKittrick and Darko Entertainment by Pipeline CEO Chad Clough in 2008. Submit to a Script Pipeline competition Submit for notes and potential industry exposure
Strength and Honour, a huge festival hit worldwide, was developed through Script Pipeline and received a “Recommend” grade in 2007. Writer/director Mark Mahon received tremendous accolades for the Irish drama starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight) and legendary actor Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds). The film won 22 awards worldwide in 2008, and Mahon and Madsen were interviewed on NBC’s The Today Show as word-of-mouth on the film spread. From Mark: “I went to Script Pipeline with Strength and Honour back in early 2006. The constructive feedback I received during the development stage allowed me to take it to another level. After receiving a Recommend on my final draft, this allowed me to hand out my project to potential cast with confidence, eventually bringing on Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, and Richard Chamberlain. Once complete, the film took over 22 wins around the world, 37 nominations, as well as being hosted by Prince Albert of Monaco in a…