SOURCE: Script Pipeline

Script Pipeline

April 22, 2011 15:36 ET

Script Pipeline to Award $100,000 Cash/Prizes in International Writing Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - "It really boils down to access, something even the best writers have trouble securing," said General Manager Matt Misetich. "What we've been able to do for writers in the past two years alone has been pretty awesome."

Script Pipeline, the full-service online hub for screenwriters and film industry professionals seeking new material, has played an instrumental role in launching the professional careers of previously undiscovered talent. In the past six months, writer Evan Daugherty, winner of Script Pipeline's 2008 competition, sold a spec to Universal for $3 million, while Micah Barnett, a Pipeline Workshop "Recommend" writer, sold an action/comedy to Warner Bros. for six figures, and 2010 contest winner Tripper Clancy landed representation with FilmEngine. Script Pipeline executives helped all three writers link with the proper industry channels through their extensive network of high-level industry contacts.

As their 2011 deadline approaches, Script Pipeline is accepting submissions for their ninth annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting and fourth annual TV Writing Competition through May 1. Entries will be judged by a panel of literary agents, development executives, managers, and producers, and will be eligible to win one of four awards packages of $3500 cash plus prizes, in addition to cash and prizes by placing in the top 20. For the first year, all 20 finalists may attend (at no cost) Script Pipeline's newly re-launched Secret Door Pitchfest (www.secretdoorpitchfest.com), where they may network one-on-one with 20 A-level producers, managers, and agents. The contest winners will be announced at Script Pipeline's awards ceremony, planned for July 2011, at Writer's Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA.

Founded in 2000 by Chadwick Clough, Script Pipeline is a leading online destination for the screenwriting community and has placed several scripts with studios for production. The company delivers analysis services to writers from around the world and connects them with industry executives through writing workshops, contests, pitchfests, and their Writer's Database. Script Pipeline was named one of the "Top 50 Websites for Filmmakers" by Moviemaker magazine in August 2009 and is largely considered one of the best screenwriting resource companies worldwide.

Submission info can be found here: www.scriptpipeline.com/screenwriting-competition.

To learn more about Script Pipeline, please visit www.scriptpipeline.com.

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