Former Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist Daniel Ragussis will co-write Purple America with director Dennis Lee. Mulberry Films producing.
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 to write the adaptation 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").
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