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."
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.
Contest entrant Glenn Farrington was staffed on the Disney TV show "Kickin' It." Although Glenn didn't place in the competition, Script Pipeline helped link him with management based on his writing sample.
After introductions and a referral by Script Pipeline to publisher Intuary, TV Writing Competition finalist Julie Wight was hired to pen short stories geared for the children's market. Her first book, Suan's Good Luck, was released in February 2012.
After securing a spot in the top 20, 2010 Screenwriting Competition finalist Tony Boland optioned his screenplay "Sleeping Beauty" to Cobblestone Films.
Matthew Bozin's action script "Granite Falls," one of the winning screenplays of the 2011 Script Pipeline Competition, was optioned by Elise Saloman ("Smashed").
Feature and TV writer Leslie Schapira signed with manager Andrew Kersey after introductions at the 2011 Secret Door Pitchfest.
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 contest-winning script Shrapnel, renamed "Killing Season," is set to go into production with two celebrated actors: Robert DeNiro and John Travolta. Mark Steven Johnson will direct. The action script won the 2008 Screenwriting Competition and helped launch the career of writer Evan Daugherty.
Winner of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with his animated comedy "Henchman," Tyler Smith signed with agency powerhouse WME.
2008 Contest Winner sold TV drama pitch "Afterthought" to NBC with writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg ("Twilight").
Tripper Clancy, winner of the 2010 Script Pipeline screenwriting competition, was hired by Fox Writers Studio to help develop feature comedy material.
Matthew J. O'Neill, previously a reader for Script Pipeline and repped by Smart Entertainment, sold his action/comedy spec "Bait and Switch" to Universal. Mark Wahlberg will produce and may star.
Russ Meyer, a 2010 Script Pipeline contest finalist, was hired by an independent producer to pen a feature script based on true events.
GM / Director of Development Matt Misetich helped link Russ with the production team.
2010 Script Pipeline Competition finalist Tripper Clancy is developing his script Henry the Second with 21 Laps (Shawn Levy) and Roughouse (Danny McBride).
Tripper found representation with a Script Pipeline industry contact a few months after his top-four finish in the contest.
Micah Barnett, a 2009 Script Pipeline "Recommend," sold his script The Rabbit to Warner Brothers for the mid-six figures. Chris Tucker is attached to star.
After submitting a spec to the Writers Workshop and receiving a Recommend, Micah's screenplay was sent directly to one of Script Pipeline's industry contacts, Jake Wagner at FilmEngine, who signed him almost immediately. The process took less than a week--the quickest any writer went from Workshop Recommend to landing representation.
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.
2010 Script Pipeline Competition winner Tripper Clancy signed with FilmEngine, just two months after claiming one of the top four spots in the 9th annual contest.
Tripper's script, "Henry the Second," was sent directly to FilmEngine by Script Pipeline after winners were announced in July.
John McTiernan ( Die Hard, The Thomas Crown Affair) is on board to direct Evan Daugherty's script Shrapnel, winner of the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition.
After introductions to managers through Script Pipeline, Evan signed with Jake Wagner of Film Engine (formerly of Energy Entertainment). From there, the spec made The Blacklist as one of the top un-produced screenplays of 2008, and Evan went on to pen an adaptation of He-Man for Warner Bros.
Thanks to their top 20 placement in the 2009 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with the script Denny Delivers, writers Sean Fallon and Charlotte Barrett caught the attention of a producer who would end up producing their first feature, Virgin Alexander. View the film's website:
Micah Barnett's The Merc List, submitted to the Script Pipeline Writers Workshop in 2009, has been optioned by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, the producers of Paranormal Activity.
In what was a somewhat quick progression of events, writer Micah Barnett submitted the action script to the Workshop, received his notes with a strong consider grade, and was given some additional feedback from a senior analyst within a handful of days. Script Pipeline sent his script direct to management companies, it was quickly read, and Micah signed with a manager within the week.
Shrapnel by Evan Daugherty, one of the four grand prize winners of Script Pipeline's 2008 competition, was recently optioned by FilmEngine LA. The script is currently going out to talent and the process of securing financing has begun.
After introductions to Jake Wagner (previously of Energy Entertainment) by Script Pipeline, Evan landed representation with Energy. After meetings with top execs, Evan was hired by Warner Bros. to pen an adaptation of their then-franchise Greyskull, based on the TV show and action figure line He-Man. To top off a big year for the young writer: Evan's script Shrapnel made The Blacklist as one of the hottest unproduced scripts of 2008.
Through several consultations from Script Pipeline's Writers Workshop, Suzanne Gill and Ann Isherwood have drawn the attention of Barbara Bitel with the Silver Bitela Agency, who is now repping their project, The Pet Sitter. Barbara discovered the screenplay through Script Pipeline partner InkTip. Numerous drafts of the romantic comedy were submitted to Script Pipeline, as Suzanne and Ann reworked the screenplay based on intensive Workshop notes.
"The Highwayman," submitted to Script Pipeline by Shannon Kelley, was optioned by Diverse Film Company. Founder of Diverse Film D.Everton Scott has partnered with producer G. Mac Brown (Public Enemies, The Departed, Men in Black 3) to develop the project. Ex-Showtime Networks executive Barbara Ghammashi will co-produce.
2009 Screenwriting Competition finalist Kevin Jones found representation with Zero Gravity Management.
Mark Mahon and his film Strength and Honour, a former Script Pipeline Recommend project, won the Aurora Award for Best Picture in September, 2009.
Writer of Operation Endgame (aka "Rogues Gallery") and former Script Pipeline Recommend Brian Watanabe signs with The Gersh Agency.
Former Script Pipeline Recommend writer Sam Benavides' short horror script Mansfield Path completed production and premiered in Pasadena, CA on July 25th, 2009.
Recent Script Pipeline Recommend writer Micah Barnett has been signed by Jake Wagner (Energy Entertainment). His screenplay, The Merc List, a thriller set in the future, was Recommended by Script Pipeline in May 2009 and is now primed to make its rounds in circulation.
After an introduction to Jake Wagner (Energy Entertainment) by Script Pipeline, 2008 Script Pipeline Contest grand prize-winner Evan Daugherty has landed a writing assignment Warner Bros. to rewrite a script based on the hit series Masters of the Universe.
Evan's winning script, Shrapnel, was named to the 2008 Blacklist.
Former Script Pipeline Competition finalist Mandie Green recently began a writing 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.
With the help of Kersey Management, Matt Savelloni, a former Script Pipeline 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.
Script Pipeline Recommend screenplay 'Worm' by Marc Samson has been optioned by Sandcastle Studios.
James K. Watts' 2008 Script Pipeline Finalist screenplay "Beckwourth" is currently under option.
Deborah optioned her 2007 Script Pipeline grand-prize winning script to Jeffrey Belkin's Foremost Films. The deal was set up by Scriptapalooza's Mark Andrushko.
"Thanks to Script Pipeline, my script was optioned and is currently in the stages of pre-production."
From the Hollywood Reporter article. . .
'Gallery' of stars join Darko action comedy
By Jay A. Fernandez
July 28, 2008
Ving Rhames, Ellen Barkin, Rob Corddry, Bob Odenkirk, Jeffrey Tambor and Maggie Q are all in "Rogue's Gallery," an action comedy directed by Paris-based filmmaker Fouad Mikati.
The film, written by Brian Watanabe and Abe Levy, is being produced by Michael Ohoven and Kevin Turen of Infinity Films and Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm of Darko Entertainment. Chadwick Clough, an executive producer on the film, brought the project to Darko; Darko executive Jeff Culotta will oversee the project.
"Rogue's Gallery" details the battle that ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated. The movie began shooting in and around downtown Los Angeles last week.
Joe Anderson, Odette Yustman, Adam Scott and Emilie de Ravin also star in the film.
"It's very rare that you can find a script which combines dry, witty humor with high intensity action," Ohoven said. "In spite of the impending actors strike, we are confident in our decision to begin production."
Infinity's recent releases include the Oscar-nominated "Capote" and "Just Friends." Darko is finishing up production on Kelly's thriller "The Box" and moving forward with "World's Greatest Dad" starring Robin Williams and "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell," an adaptation of Tucker Max's best-seller.
Original Media presents, in association with Script Pipeline, "The Living Wake". The comedy will have its Chicago premiere on June 25th at the Chicago GenArt Film Festival. Chadwick Clough (founder of Script Pipeline) served as the producer and line producer for Mike O'Connell and Peter Kilne's comedy spec directed by Sol Tryon.
More info: The Living Wake Official Site
Previous Script Pipeline Recommend Strength and Honour, written by Mark Mahon, has been officially selected by the Beijing Olympic Council for their Sports Film week, opening on June 25th in Beijing.
"Only months after receiving a grade of RECOMMEND on our script DARK PASSENGER, we were able to use the endorsement letter and coverage we received to secure an option agreement for our script. The producer hopes to have the script into production within a year, and all eyes coming in contact with the script continue to be impressed. We couldn't have done it without you guys!"
"Thanks to Expo 4, and more specifically the Script Pipeline/Script Shark Pitchfest, I was given the opportunity to pitch to an established manager
who not only requested my script, but signed me! Today I have an optioned screenplay that's currently out to talent. It's an amazing step I never would have found without the Expo. Thanks!" -Scott Walker, screenwriter
Sol Tryon's The Living Wake garnered the Heineken Red Star Award. A dark comedy set in a storybook universe, The Living Wake chronicles the final day of K. Roth Binew, a quixotic character who attempts to probe life's great mysteries before his final hour.
The Heineken Red Star Award recognizes films that push the boundaries of creativity and provide a unique vision and execution; this award was created in an effort to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing additional exposure and visibility for their films. To this end, Heineken has partnered with two venerable media partners Variety and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) to bring well-deserved publicity and visibility to the Heineken Red Star Award recipients and their films.
The Living Wake is produced and executive produced by Script Pipeline founder Chadwick Clough.
K. Roth Binew (O’Connell) is dying at the end of the day. His doctor has discovered an unnamed untreatable illness that will take the life of the eccentric Binew shortly after nightfall. Such is the plot for one of the funniest, most creative and beyond ridiculous (in a good
way) films I’ve ever seen, “The Living Wake.” This is one of those reviews that’s nearly impossible to write because explaining the tone
and humor of the film will come nowhere close to expressing what a
refreshing blast this film is, but I shall saunter forward and do my
Depending on the way you look at him, Binew is either an eccentric or a
lunatic. He chugs scotch from the back of his three wheeled bicycle
rickshaw which is driven by his best friend, biographer and ingénue
Mills (Eisenberg) who is taking his mentors impending death pretty
hard. Eisenberg, who is apparently incapable of being in bad movies, is
a great straight-man to O’Conell’s over-the-top Binew but their
relationship allows you to care more about the both of them. They also
play hilariously off one another. Or I should say, O’Connell plays
hilariously and Eisenberg’s character sucks it up perfectly.
I don’t know who Mike O’Connell is, but without any hesitation I will
say he’s a brilliant comedian. To even come up with two or three scenes
featuring K. Roth Binew traveling with Mills by rickshaw would be
hysterical and watchable. Yet he and writer Peter Kline have created a
whole movie that really never misses a beat. I also felt director Sol
Tryon gave the film a great, distinctive look. It sort of reminded me
of Robert Altman’s “Popeye” with a hint of “Harold and Maude” thrown in
for good measure.
As Binew’s final day unspools, he sets about doing some things he’s
always wanted to do. He attempts to make amends with a crabby neighbor
and professes his undying love for his childhood nanny, now a
geriatric, yet attractive woman. Throughout the day Binew hands out
invites to that evenings “living wake” and the film culminates with the
big party to end all parties.
At times “The Living Wake” felt like a live action cartoon or some kind
of fairy tale from a bizarre-o world and I loved it. I can totally see
how some people will not know what the hell is going on, and that’s
understandable. Binew speaks in a loud, presentational bellow and is
prone to launching into song and dance. But if you allow yourself to
fall into the world of “The Living Wake,” you’re really in for a treat.
Funny, touching, insane, ridiculous and brilliant are just a few words
I would use to describe “The Living Wake.” Films like this need to be
seen so seek it out, you’ll be glad you did.
The Living Wake is produced and executive produced by Script Pipeline founder Chadwick Clough.
The Living Wake
By ROBERT KOEHLER
An Original Media presentation in association with Drops Entertainment, Script Pipeline, MonAmi Prods. (International sales: Shoreline Entertainment, Los Angeles.) Produced by Ami Ankin, Chadwick Clough, Peter Kline, Mike O'Connell, Sol Tryon. Executive producers, Charlie Corwin, Clara Markowitz, Justin Leitstein, Rob Bethge. Co-producers, Gabe Polsky, Giancarlo Canavesio. Directed by Sol Tryon. Screenplay, Mike O'Connell, Peter Kine.
K. Roth Binew - Mike O'Connell
Mills Joaquin - Jesse Eisenberg
Librarian - Ann Dowd
Reginald - Eddie Pepitone
Lampert Binew - Jim Gaffigan
Marla - Diane Kagan
Set inside the daft world of its eccentric hero, "The Living Wake" could be termed anything from a black comedy to an absurdist/existentialist literary tale. In the end, however, pic defies all categorization, joining a small pantheon of pics including "Withnail & I" and Peter Greenaway's "Drowning byNumbers" that whistle past the graveyard with aplomb. Marking a stunning feature debut by lead actor and co-writer Mike O'Connell, pic is certain to set tongues wagging at fests and looks primed to do well in theatrical niches and tony ancillary havens.
Opening mock newsreel, titled "The Life and Times of K. Roth Binew," lets auds know they're in for something altogether different. Binew's father (Jim Gaffigan) apparently left the family when Binew was a lad. The boy was rescued from a life of sheer hell by his nanny Marla (Diane Kagan), whom he learned to love in more ways than one. Binew grows up to become a dabbler in the arts, increasingly burdened by the sense that he'll never accomplish a complete work of art, or anything else for that matter.
Newsreel brings the saga up to the present day. Binew's doctor (Sam Goldfarb) has told him he will expire of "a vague and grave disease," and Binew announces -- everything the supremely self-involved and meticulously groomed Binew says is an announcement -- that if he must leave this world, now is as good a time as any.
To this end, Binew assigns his official biographer and driver, Mills Joaquin (Jesse Eisenberg), to transport him around the forested town in his bicycle rickshaw so he can take care of all his final arrangements. The sight of Mills taking Binew to and fro in the rickshaw is a classic absurdist piece as staged by director Sol Tryon, capped by scene after scene of dialogue (written by O'Connell and regular co-writer Peter Kline) that recall Tom Stoppard in their precise, hilarious and mind-expanding use of language.
A proud alcoholic and casual swindler, Binew manages to get free booze out of his "liquorsmith" (Ben Duhl), ventures to the mortuary to demand a Viking-style burial on water, then goes to a farm to steal a goat for a picnic in honor of nanny Marla.
Binew is a man certain of his destiny as a great and elegant loser, and each step leading up to his wake seems to confirm this: His neighbor and arch-nemesis Reginald (Eddie Pepitone) sends Mills off the road by attacking him with smoke, rusty nails and ham steaks, while, in a hilarious sequence, the local librarian (Ann Dowd) firmly refuses to allow Binew to bequeath his books to the facility's collection.And, as if the special world of "The Living Wake" weren't complete enough, Binew bursts into song for a few numbers that lift O'Connell's perf into the realm of Robert Preston's in "The Music Man."While this will surely miff viewers unable to adjust their sights (or ears) to O'Connell's aggressively declarative style, others will be rewarded with one of recent cinema's most distinctive and original lead turns.
In a final test of pic's brilliance, the titular wake (which arrives just before the hour mark and lasts the better part of a half-hour) is everything and more that a K. Roth Binew send-off should be.
Playing opposite the monumental O'Connell would seem to be an impossible assignment, but Eisenberg is note-perfect as his steady servant and go-to guy. Supporting ensemble couldn't be more colorful. Pepitone, Gaffigan, Dowd, Kagan and Rebecca Comerfield (as a psychic) are among the standouts.
Low-budget pic looks fabulous, due in part to Tryon's highly crafted mise-en-scene, Scott Miller's intensely warm cinematography (lensed on well-chosen locales in woodsy southern Maine) and Michael Grasley's production design, seemingly inspired by Binew's nutty, upside-down sense of the world.
Carter Little and O'Connell's score and three blackly comic songs (one co-written with Kline) ideally cap the eccentricity.
Camera (color), Scott Miller; editor, Joe Klotz; music, Carter Little, O'Connell; production designer, Michael Grasley; set decorator, Rafaela Stacheter; costume designer, Negar Ali; sound (Dolby Digital), Anthony Viera; sound designer, John Moros; re-recording mixer, Cory Melious; line producer, Chadwick Clough; associate producers, Elizabeth Destro, Alex Orlovsky; assistant director, Christopher Joy; second unit camera, Ray Flynn; casting, Caroline Sinclair. Reviewed at CineVegas Film Festival, June 10, 2007. Running time: 91 MIN.
With: Sam Goldfarb, Ben Duhl, Matthew Cowles, Peter Paton, Stephen Brian Jones, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Rebecca Comerfield, Mark Shulte, Harlan Baker, Ami Ankin.
'In A Flash', given a grade of 'recommend' by Script Pipeline last fall has been picked up by a start-up Canadian production company.
Script Pipeline Writers Workshop "Recommend" writer Jack Bunce has signed with CAA.
"After three rounds of notes with you guys last year, I managed to
option my Historical piece, The Riggs Translation, to a Canadian
prodco, Original Pictures, Inc. Just signed the option agreement
today - my first one ever. There's no doubt in my mind that it
wouldn't have happened without your help." -Gary Wright, screenwriter
Equal Opportunity co-produced by Script Pipeline to premiere at HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), CineVegas and dozens more.
Produced by Camille Mana, written by Sameer Asad Gardezi, and co-produced by Chadwick 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 World of Comedy Film Festival, and CineVegas.
Manger/Producer Ryan Lewis of Stone Canyon Media signs Script Pipeline recommend Andy Dempsky. Script Pipeline and Ryan are working together to package Andy's spec.
Script Pipeline recommend Brian Wantanabe options his action-comedy spec in a five-figure deal with production slated for Fall/Winter 2007. Script Pipeline
exec's Chadwick Clough and Sean McKittrick are attached.
Based on his Script Pipeline recommended spec script AMERICAN GIRLS, Chadwick Clough has assisted writer Clay Allen in writing a spec for manager Andrew
Kersey of Kersey Management. Kersey has recently set up projects at Dreamworks, Weinstein Company, and Montecito Pictures (Ivan Reitman's company).
Gayle Klink’s spec “Challenge From the Heart” was purchased by Golden Horse Productions, an independent production company in Harrisburg.
“We just wanted to thank you for all of your support during our "struggling years" with your evaluation service and just for believing in the story. -Gayle Klink, screenwriter
James Justice finds success with two of his Script Pipeline Recommended screenplays.
Script Pipeline Recommend ‘Lesser Evil,’ written by James Justice to air on Lifetime.
James Justice also recently optioned Script Pipeline recommended spec script TOMATO
WARNING to independent producer Nunei Harrington of Going Places Productions.
A Danish production company has greenlit development on Paul May's 2003 Script Pipeline Competition Finalist Afterlight.
After working with Script Pipeline on “THE WHITE FILE”, Aaron Goldberg signed with manager Leslie Kallen and met with CAA and A-level producers interested in the project.
"The insightful development notes together with their personal attention and
industry knowledge has guided me to signing with a manager. I will continue
to use Script Pipeline for all future projects." -A. Goldberg
Script Pipeline Competition winner Joey Garner recently directed a commercial for an American Express competition with the theme "Your Last Purchase."
On Monday May 29th, 9PM, Script Pipeline's original project Betweenwill air on Lifetime Television. This complex, edgy psychological thriller is being hailed by audiences as smart, gripping and original. Reminiscent of "Memento" and "Sixth Sense", Ocanus delivers a suspenseful mind bender. Poppy Montgomery (CBS's "Without a Trace") stars as Nadine, a woman desperately searching to decipher fact from fiction, and life from death in the grit and intrigue of Tijuana, Mexico.
Additionally, this project premiered at Sundance. Nelms also secured agent representation with the help of Script Pipeline.
With her competition finalist script 'OH BROTHER' Cathleen McCarthy picked up representation with Brillstein Grey (now known as Brillstein Entertainment Partners).
On November 8th, 2005 production on Mike O'Connell and Peter Kline's comedy spec The Living Wake wrapped production in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Script Pipeline founder Chadwick Clough produced. Shooting budget is mid-six figures.
Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales) and Chadwick served as story consultants during the summer.
Script Pipeline first introduced writer Robert Nelms with director David Ocañas in mid 2003. Equipped with a treatment written by David, Robert set to work
writing the psychological thriller entitled BETWEEN.
In March 2004, BETWEEN
was greenlit for production and principal photography started in late May in
Tijuana, Mexico . This low-budget feature stars Poppy Montgomery of CBS's
"Without a Trace", Danny Pino of CBS's "Cold Case" and Jose Yenque of
"Traffic". In December 2004, David received news that BETWEEN if one of 16
features to premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival! Along with Script
Pipeline's Senior Story Analyst Sean McKittrick, Script Pipeline Founder Chadwick Clough, Robert and David will
be hosting a Script Pipeline Party in Park City.
"After struggling for months trying to find the right writer for a film
project I wished to produce and direct, one call to Chadwick Clough of
Script Pipeline made all the difference. Script Pipeline brought us a writer
who has given our story new and exciting elements, and thereby giving us a
greater opportunity in making a successful film."
- David Ocanas, Opus Films
Amidst the feeding frenzy that is the Cannes Film Festival, Willfilm Productions has successfully acquired the rights to the award winning
screenplay, “The Second Coming” by Joseph Calabrese.
“I’ve been trying to get my hands on this script for over two years now,”
exclaimed John T. Sweeney, President at Willfilm Productions, Inc.
“We started negotiations in earnest last fall with Joe’s manager, and I new
we were up against some heavy competition, but we stuck with it. I guess
persistence pays off,” he exclaimed.
Joe and his script were one of the winners at the Slamdance Film Festival. Joseph was a Script Pipeline Competition Finalist in 2004.
Donna White options Script Pipeline Recommended Screenplay 'Turn-Around' on Writers Script Network (www.inktip.com).
Ade Adeyoyin and Ben Bamidele option Script Pipeline Recommended Screenplay 'Minotaur'
MINOTAUR has been optioned by producer/director Zachary Weintraub.
"Thanks for all your help, and we look forward to sending you further scripts in future." - Ade Adeyoyin and Ben Bamidele
Script Pipeline Competition Winner Geetika Lizardi options screenplay Jane.
JANE has been optioned by First Serve
Entertainment, Vijay Amritraj's film financing company.
Screenwriter Michael Starrbury has signed with literary manager Colin O'Reilly for representation. Colin recently sold spec script K THRU 12 to
New Line Cinema which he is producing with Vertigo and set up TANGLED UP IN BLUE at Focus Features.
Script Pipeline Recommended Screenplay LEGION optioned by Eddied Kritzer Productions.
Harry Mark recently signed with the Gary-Paul Agency through the Script Pipeline Writers Database.
The Winner of the 2003 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, "Slammin", by Aaron Metchik and Joseph Garner, was purchased for six figures by Warner Brothers Pictures. Clifford Werber will produce, and Brazilian extreme sport skater Fabiola da Silva will star.
Treen gains an agent with Script Pipeline Recommended Screenplay PSYCHOTIC ELEMENT
Stephen Treen gains agent representation with Sheri
Williams of Williams Literary Agency, found through the Script Pipeline Writers Database for representation of his Script Pipeline recommended script PSYCHOTIC ELEMENT.
George Obermiller, a Script Pipeline recommend, gains agent representation.
From his Script Pipeline recommended script Indian Summer, George D. Obermiller gained agent representation from Lenny Minelli of A Picture Of You Literary Agency.
Script Pipeline Recommended Writer Steve Fardys gains manager and writing project
"Since your service recommended the script, I have had an overwhelming response, and have signed with a management company and received my first
writing assignment. I am currently writing a thriller for a well known director/producer. Thanks again!" -Steve Fardys
Script Pipeline Recommended Writer Bruce Journagan gains agent representation from Carole Western of Montgomery West Literary Agency.
"I want to thank Script Pipeline for doing a commendable job of matching the right script to the right producer. My screenplay AMOR, is a true-life, character-driven, period piece about two middle-age Hispanics each making a last ditch attempt to find love. A tough sell by any standards, impossible to even imagine a studio risking. Bryan Harston at Idea Ranch became enamored with the story right after Script Pipeline showed it to him. Thank you for solving one of the hardest conundrums in the business -- getting one's script to the best possible source in order to make it a go!"
-William Jack Sibley, screenwriter
Script Pipeline recommend Doug Rappaport agrees to five-figure writing project.
"I cannot recommend Script Pipeline more highly. Through them, my work was placed on Writers Script Network, where my script 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. Working with Chadwick Clough (founder of Script Pipeline), he was able to hook me up with a great agent who is now
Chadwick, unlike most "Hollywood" personalities, followed through with me by making phone calls on my behalf and checking in with me
periodically; in a nutshell, Script Pipeline "made it happen" for me. Thanks!"
-Doug Rappaport, screenwriter
Script Pipeline Recommended Writer Robert Nelms gains agent representation
"Script Pipeline delivered in a way that many companies in Hollywood can
only dream of doing. They worked with my script with a tireless approach,
offering honest and thorough notes, yet never taking the story out of my
hands. With their help I've signed with an equally aggressive agent and have
begun making the rounds around town. I couldn't have done it without them." -Screenwriter Robert Nelms
Nelms' project BETWEEN went on to premiere at Sundance and air on Lifetime.
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