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.
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.
Frederick Kim ( Sleepers), finalist in the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, signed with UTA.
Matt Altman, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist for the action script Dangerous Waters, signed with Chris Ridenhour at APA and Jim Wedaa at Parallex Talent Management.
Contest winner Evan Daugherty ( Divergent, Snow White and the Huntsman) has been brought on as a writer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Michael Bay directing, Megan Fox attached to star.
Producer David Kohner Zuckerman has optioned I Am Strong by Jordan Breen, one of the finalists of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition.
2011 Screenwriting Competition finalist Craig Weeden is working with writer/inker Jimmy Palmiotti on a screen adaptation of the series Painkiller Jane.
Palmiotti's 20-plus years of credits include Ultimate Spider-Man, the Black Bull series Gate Crasher, and the uber-popular Jonah Hex.
Winner of the 2012 Screenwriting Competition, Jason Kaleko ( Hold Up) signed with manager/producer Jake Wagner at Benderspink.
Jason's comedy screenplay, which received high praise from Pipeline judges, drew the attention of Director of Development Matt Misetich and Executive Director Chad Clough, who introduced Jason to Wagner.
"If I told my younger, just-starting-out self that I'd someday be represented by Benderspink, I would have laughed in my own face," Jason said. "After years of encouraging my mother to start a management company and take me on as a client, I am elated to have people like Script Pipeline and Jake Wagner supporting me."
Finalist of the 2011 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition, Ben Yip was one of eight writers accepted into the NBC "Writers on the Verge" program. Ben placed in the top ten of the contest with two scripts--a Mad Men spec and an original pilot, Pulling Strings. He later found representation with Pipeline industry partner Andrew Kersey (Kersey Management).
Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition winner Evan Daugherty ( Snow White and the Huntsman) has been hired to adapt the DC comic franchise Midnight Mass. for NBC. Daugherty will also co-executive produce.
After winning the 2008 contest, Daugherty was linked up with manager Jake Wagner by Script Pipeline Executive Director Chad Clough. In 2010, he sold Snow White to Universal for $3 million, and his Grand Prize script Killing Season starring Robert De Niro will be released in 2013.
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.
Writers Workshop writer Jonny Grant was signed by the Marjaq Agency based in the UK. Director of Development Matt Misetich and the Script Pipeline development team helped Jonny refine his scripts for circulation.
"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."
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