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Revise an existing first draft and get it ready for circulation.
Learn the craft of screenwriting in a structured series of courses. No prior writing experience necessary.
Adapt a novel into a feature screenplay or TV pilot.
Work 1-on-1 with a Script Pipeline executive through personal script coaching consultations to develop your idea, complete the first draft of your screenplay, or get an already existing screenplay ready for industry circulation.
Screenwriting classes are intended for committed writers looking to complete a script that can compete in a competitive marketplace. Sessions can follow a particular format, or be customized based on your needs.
The classes take place over the phone or in-person and run approximately 1-2 hours with a mentor. Scheduling is flexible, and consults can be spread out over several months. For those booking 3 or more sessions, the following extras are included.
- Industry circulation to Script Pipeline's network of 200-plus companies, including producers, agents, and managers (for "Recommend" or "Consider" scripts).
Recent Script Pipeline Success Stories
- Screenwriting contest-winning script Killing Season went into production February 2012, starring Robert De Niro.
- After introductions by Script Pipeline to manager Jake Wagner, contest finalist Evan Daugherty sold Snow White & the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million in the Fall of 2010 (view trailer).
It was one of the biggest studio spec sales in years and
subsequently launched Evan's screenwriting career.
- The Living Wake,
Script Pipeline's first produced film, starring Academy Award-Nominee
Jesse Eisenberg and comic Mike O'Connell, was released theatrically in
contest winner Tripper Clancy signed with Script Pipeline partner
FilmEngine following a top-four finish in the contest. His winning
comedy script, Henry the Second, is currently in development with 21 Laps (Shawn Levy).
- Brian Watanabe's "Recommend" screenplay Operation Endgame
went into production with Zach Galifianakis, Ellen Barkin, Ving Rhames,
and an ensemble cast. Script Pipeline owner Chad Clough first brought
the project to Darko, and the film was released in 2010.
- Writer Rob Nelms was hired to pen the script Between after introductions to a director by Chad Clough. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on Lifetime.
Through Script Pipeline's Writers Workshop and development classes, writers have sold $4 million in specs since 2003.
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At the end of your sessions, we'll grade the script on the following basis:
"Not Circulation Ready" (NCR) - Script isn't quite ready for industry circulation.
Consider - While a Consider script will require further revisions or polishing, the writer is at the stage where their project is likely circulation-ready. Your consultant will offer advice on which companies to target and help promote your work within Script Pipeline's industry network.
Recommend - With a grade of Recommend, Script Pipeline goes through the following process:
- Final notes by our Director of Development and CEO Chadwick Clough for additional feedback.
- Your script is posted on our "Recommend" section of the site as well as our circulation email, which reaches over 200 production companies, agencies, and managers.
- Personal introductions to industry executives (when necessary) looking for new material.
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Recent Success Stories
Micah Barnett Sells Spec for Six-Figures to Warner Bros.
A mere two weeks after receiving his "Recommend" grade through the Writers Workshop, Micah was introduced by Script Pipeline to a high-level industry contact, and was quickly signed based on his spec The Merc List. The script was optioned by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, producers of Paranormal Activity.
Another spec script, The Rabbit, was purchased by Warner Bros. in 2010 for six-figures. Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) attached to star.
Brian Watanabe's Script Produced, Galifianakis, Barkin, and Rhames Star
After Brian Watanabe sent in his action/comedy script for review and received an instant "Recommend," Script Pipeline owner/producer Chad Clough took the project to Sean McKittrick and Darko Entertainment (Donnie Darko). A few years of development followed, and the script was produced and released in 2010, featuring Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Maggie Q (Nikita), Ving Rhames, Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Ellen Barkin, Rob Corrdry, and an ensemble cast.
Although the original version of the script is different from the final film, Brian solidified his career as a screenwriter thanks to the project. He's currently with Kersey Management and Gersh for agency representation. Another of his specs in in development.
Other Success Stories
- Writer/Director Mark Mahon received global praise for his feature Strength and Honour, including an interview on The Today Show and exclusive screenings worldwide, snagging top honours at multiple festivals. The film was such a hit, a sequel based in Los Angeles is currently in the works. Script Pipeline readers played a crucial role in helping Mark develop multiple drafts of the screenplay.
writers have gained management or agency representation over the last
10 years, with many writers going on to produce their own shorts and
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Knowledge and Experience
Since the launch of the Writers Workshop, Script Pipeline has taken the process of selecting readers extremely seriously. As such, we employ a very small, close-knit group of trusted and experienced analysts. Many are active writers themselves, and all share an intimate knowledge of story structure and that crucial balance between creativity and marketability.
If you are interested in becoming a Script Pipeline reader, please E-mail us for consideration. Be aware that we have the following minimum requirements:
• At least 3+ total years reading for a studio, major or mid-major production company, agency, or management company, including readers who are current or former development execs
• A firm understanding of all genres related to film
• An active awareness of current industry trends as related to writing and general production
• Superior communication, interpersonal, and writing skills
• BA in Film, English, or related degree (or have proven sufficient experience in film/writing)
All Class Packages (3 or more) Include:
Entry to one
Secret Door Pitchfest
to Script Pipeline's Writers Database
Two free entries to any Script Pipeline competition
*minimum of 3 classes required
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