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.
Former Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist Daniel Ragussis will co-write Purple America with director Dennis Lee. Mulberry Films producing.
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.
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.
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.
Producer Josh Goldstein optioned 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest finalist script “Shed,” written by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. The horror spec placed in the top 20 of the Pipeline competition.
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!”