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Write your screenplay from concept to first draft.
$295 for 1st session
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 or non-fiction work into a feature screenplay or TV pilot - perfect for novelists looking to become screenwriters.
Work 1-on-1 with Script Pipeline Senior Consultant Dave Kline 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 finish a script that can stand out in a competitive marketplace. Sessions are customized based on your preferences, your ability level, and what stage your project is in.
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.
- Two entries to any Script Pipeline competition.
- Industry circulation to Script Pipeline's network of 200-plus companies, including producers, agents, and managers (for "Recommend" or "Consider" scripts).
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Interested in producing or directing? Let us know, and we can set up a series of classes with a consultant specializing in your preferred area of study.
Major Script Pipeline Success Stories
Evan Daugherty Sells Spec for $3 Million
Winner Evan Daugherty sold Snow White & the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million . It marked one of the biggest studio spec sales in
years and subsequently made Evan one of the hottest young writers in the
industry. The film grossed over $500 million worldwide.
Shortly after Script Pipeline's contest win, Evan landed a major assignment with Warner Bros. to rewrite an adaptation to He-Man.
In 2013, he was hired to rewrite the script for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles--Michael
Bay to direct, Megan Fox to star. And recently, he signed on to pen the
third installment of the GI Joe franchise for Paramount. Also announced
in September 2013: Evan will write and executive producer the event
series Esmeralda for ABC Studios.
Interview with Evan and Executive Director Chad Clough
Read Evan's Script Pipeline Interview
- Screenwriting contest-winning script Killing Season was released in July 2013, starring Robert De Niro.
- "Recommend" writer Micah Barnett, set up with an A-list Script Pipeline management partner in 2010, sold The Rabbit to Warner Bros. for six figures--Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) attached to star. His Workshop submission The Merc List was optioned by the producers of Paranormal Activity, and in August 2013, Micah sold a pilot to NBC with producer Deborah Spera (Criminal Minds).
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.
- Finalist Ben Yip, signed by a Script Pipeline industry contact, was accepted to the prestigious NBC Writers on the Verge program in September 2012, putting him on the fast track to a career in TV writing.
- 2012 winner Jason Kaleko signed with manager Jake Wagner (Benderspink).
- 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 $5 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)
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