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Kevin James Comedy Tabbed Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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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.”

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Evan Daugherty to Direct Feature for Dimension

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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.

“Divergent” Written by Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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Released in March 2014, the Summit Entertainment film stars Shailene Woodley and Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet. Co-written by Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner Evan Daugherty and novelist Veronica Roth, based on Roth’s hit young adult novel. A sequel is currently in the works.

Evan was later brought on to major studio projects, including Esmeralda for ABCGI Joe 3 for Paramount, Myst for Hulu, and the Tomb Raider reboot.

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Paramount Animation Hires Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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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.

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Two Features Written by Script Pipeline “Recommend” in Production

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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.”

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Script Pipeline Writer Sells Comedy Spec to WB, Pilot to NBC

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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.

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Fox Purchases Comedy from Script Pipeline Contest Winner

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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.

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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.