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Script Pipeline discovers and develops
writers for film and television, connecting them with the industry's top producers, agents, and managers.
For over 12 years, the company has been one of the leading screenplay analysis and circulation services, bridging the gap between up-and-coming writers and influential executives. Through consulting services, research tools, the Secret Door Pitchfest, and annual writing and idea competitions, Script Pipeline continues to foster writers worldwide and offer unprecedented access to the industry.
Recent success stories include Script Pipeline contest-winner Evan Daugherty selling Snow White and the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million and later taking the lead on studio projects Divergent, Ninja Turtles, and GI Joe 3, as well as writing a limited series Esmeralda for ABC Studios. His contest-winning script Killing Season (formerly Shrapnel) was produced and premiered in 2013 starring Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and John Travolta.
Micah Barnett, a Workshop "Recommend," sold The Rabbit to Warner Bros. for six-figures and a TV pilot, Ricochet, to NBC in 2013. That same year, Tripper Clancy, another former screenwriting contest winner, sold the road comedy The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox.
Operation Endgame, also a Workshop "Recommend" screenplay written by Brian Watanabe, was released in 2010 and starred Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott, Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin, Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), and an ensemble cast.
Currently, several other studio-level, indie, and original television projects are in various stages of development with executives and Script Pipeline writer alumni.
Chad Clough, Executive Director
After graduating from Santa Clara University in 1999, Chad Clough moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in feature film development for multiple production companies. Realizing they needed a solution to the hundreds of spec scripts left unread in production company and studio offices, Chad envisioned a matchmaking service between up-and-coming writers and film executives to better serve both parties. For the writer, their material could be reviewed by an impartial third party, while the industry could receive quality projects via a trusted filter. In 2000, Script P.I.M.P. (Pipeline Into Motion Pictures) was formed and has since offered coverage services, annual writing competitions, the Secret Door Pitchfest, and the Writers Database, a composite directory of production companies, agencies, and managers looking for material. In 2010, the company changed its name to "Script Pipeline."
In the last several years, Chad has been instrumental in creating a synergy between writers with proper representation and production contacts, such as Robert Nelms on the film Between (2005) and Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent) with manager Jake Wagner. He played a criticial role in the funding of two independent features: The Living Wake, which garnered Script Pipeline's first production company credit, and the action/comedy Operation Endgame. Chad served as producer on the Mike O'Connell/Jesse Eisenberg Wake and executive producer on the ensemble cast Endgame, a screenplay originally submitted through Script Pipeline's Writers Workshop and later produced on a nearly $5 million budget. The film featured an A-list cast including Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott, Ellen Barkin, Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), and Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad). Script Pipeline has also served as a creative consultant on other independent films produced in recent years.
Beyond running Script Pipeline, Chad wrote Creative Screenwriting's "Production Spotlight" article for six years. He has led seminars at the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, lectured on screenwriting and entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and UCLA, acted as a USC mentor, and has taken part in the Big Brothers LA mentorship program for the past eight years.
Through the "Circus of Joy" at the Hollywood
Improv and other venues, Chad has promoted comedy shows across Los Angeles,
which have featured Drew Carey, Louis CK, Daniel Tosh, Natasha
Leggero, Chris Fairbanks, Brian Keith Etheridge, Henry
Phillips, and actor/comic Craig Robinson (The Office). Circus of Joy was later rated one of the top monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles by LA Weekly.
Over the past decade, Chad's goal has remained the same: to assist the budding writer with an array of resources on how to improve their craft and give them exposure in a highly competitive marketplace.
IMDB Profile: Chad Clough
David Kline, Co-Founder
David co-founded Script Pipeline (formerly Script P.I.M.P.) with partner Chad Clough in 2000. What began as an idea hatched in his basement has grown into the best online website for agents and managers to find emerging talent. Dave is currently Script Pipeline's Senior Script Consultant with an emphasis on writing classes, contest judging, and one-on-one script consultations. He is also a writer, having sold his TV series Detail to CBS in 2011. He has developed projects with numerous production companies including Rough House (Danny McBride), Mosaic (Bad Teacher), and Le Grisbi (John Lesher’s company). His latest pilot is being produced by Le Train Train (Rashida Jones).
Matt Joseph Misetich, Director of Development
For the last 12 years, Matt has worked almost exclusively in development as a script analyst and story consultant for production companies, managers, writing competitions, and independent filmmakers. He has been a core executive at Script Pipeline since 2008 and has helped a number of writers break into the industry, including contest-winners Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent), Tripper Clancy (The Ambassadors), and several Pipeline contest finalists and Workshop "Recommends."
Matt currently develops feature and TV writers coming through Script Pipeline, getting their material prepared for circulation and helping foster projects from concept to final draft. In addition, he plays a crucial role in facilitating material to Script Pipeline's network of over 200 contacts, including studio-level producers and top literary agencies.
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IMDB Profile: Matt Joseph Misetich
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