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.
After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry--with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production.
Acceptable entries include:
*Books and graphic novels may be published or unpublished; if published, the film AND television rights must be available
Supplemental materials (illustrations, character bios, etc.) may be included as well.
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.
Energy Entertainment – Launched by Brooklyn Weaver in 2001 who is currently serving as executive producer with Steven Spielberg on the CBS sci-fi/drama Extant, starring Academy Award-Winner Halle Berry. In 2013, Weaver produced the thriller Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Benderspink – management/production company founded by Chris Bender and JC Spink. Recent films include We’re the Millers and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Benderspink produced the Oscar-Nominated A History of Violence in 2005 and has numerous high-profile projects in development across all genres.
Paradigm – founded in 1992, Paradigm has grown to become a leading entertainment talent agency with an upper-echelon roster of actors, directors, writers, and producers. The company represents all types of writers—from screenwriters to playwrights.
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.
To view more recent success stories and other Script Pipeline competitions and services, visit scriptpipeline.com.