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

“Recommend” Writer Sells Spec to Warner Bros.

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 […]

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Evan Daugherty Spec Sells for $3 million

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 […]

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“Recommend” Writer Matt Savelloni Secures Representaion

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 […]

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Screenwriting Contest Finalist Writing Hallmark Channel Project

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

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Gersh Signs “Recommend” Writer Brian Watanabe

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 […]

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“Recommend” Writer Mark Mahon Directs Award-Winning Feature

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 […]

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AMC’s Sunday Morning Shootout Recommends Script Pipeline

Discussing script coverage, producer Peter Bart remarked Script Pipeline (formerly Script P.I.M.P.) as his favorite. Since 2003, development and consultation services from Script Pipeline have linked over 100 writers to the industry, with numerous feature screenplays and TV pilots optioned, sold, and produced. As of 2016, Pipeline alumni have sold over $6 million in specs to studios and have written […]

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Film Written by Script Pipeline Alum Premieres at Sundance

Writer Rob Nelms was hired to pen the script Between after introductions to director David Ocanas by Script Pipeline CEO Chad Clough. In March 2004, the film was greenlit for production and principal photography started in late May in Tijuana, Mexico. The lower-budget feature starred Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable, Without a Trace), Danny Pino, and Jose Yenque (Traffic). It made its Sundance […]

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