Launched in 1999, Script Pipeline has since become an industry leader in connecting writers with studios, producers, agents, managers, and entertainment executives, resulting in spec sales totaling $5 million over the past decade. The company helped launch the career of Evan Daugherty, writer of Snow White and the Huntsman, and most recently, adaptations of major studio projects Divergent, Ninja Turtles, and GI Joe 3. Numerous writers in recent years have found representation with companies such as Benderspink, WME, CAA, and other major agencies and managers as a direct result of Script Pipeline’s facilitation.
The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development.
All entries are judged on the basis of concept originality, writing ability, and the project’s viability of adaptation into a film or television property. Judges will consist of Script Pipeline executives and the supporting management/production companies.
Open to: Entrants worldwide who are 18 years or older at the time of entry
Genres: Fiction or non-fiction books; book proposals/pitches; graphic novels; plays
Prize: $1,000 plus airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists).
Entry fee: $50
Deadline: September 15, 2014
How to submit: Online entry form
For more info: The Book Pipeline Competition