Original Article Date: July 2001
*Script Pipeline was formerly Script P.I.M.P.
Need a P.I.M.P. for Your Script?
Even with an uncle or two in the business a writer has a tough time
getting anyone in the industry to read a script. What one needs is someone
in the trenches out there on the corner of Hollywood and Vine hawking scripts,
a pimp, so to speak. "Our primary task is to circulate well-written
scripts to film production companies," says Script P.I.M.P. co-founder,
Chadwick Clough of his new online service. Script P.I.M.P. (Pipeline Into
Motion Pictures) has a network of "johns", er, production companies
in their database that regularly submit requests for new material specific
to their needs.
What makes Script P.I.M.P. unique is that unlike other online script-submission
services, they do not post hundreds of loglines of scripts only to rely
on agents and producers to log on and search for material. Instead they
go to the source and ask production companies and agents exactly what they
are looking for and then supply suitable material. "They know we have
well-written scripts and they also know that we present scripts that we
think they might want, says Clough. "The reputation we have for circulating
great material is something we take very seriously.
"We supply ideas, rich with potential throughout the entire coverage,"
he adds. The goal is to help writers come up with the best possible rewrite.
"Our notes give writers the option to explore a new angle, a new sub
plot, a new character."
Script P.I.M.P. was launched in June of 2000 and is currently working with
16 writers. "These writers have been contacted by agents and production
companies," says Clough who reports that three writers have achieved
some level of success, from representation by agencies to interest in their