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Launched in January 2018, Film Pipeline spotlights both a short script and short film competition intended to find extraordinary directors as well as distinguished projects that merit financing and production. Contest selections are circulated to agencies, producers, and managers looking for emerging directors, proof-of-concept or standalone shorts, and filmmakers across a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Unlike a typical festival, Film Pipeline promotes individual directors and plays an active role in getting content produced and distributed.

Film Pipeline joins Script Pipeline (est. 1999) and Book Pipeline (est. 2014) as part of Pipeline Media Group’s suite of platforms connecting creatives with the film and TV industry. Through Script Pipeline, numerous writer/directors have produced their work, sold over $6 million in screenplays and pilots to studios, and found representation due to the guidance of PMG’s development staff–a team always on the lookout for up-and-coming talent.

Next Deadline

February 20th, 2019 Short Script Competition

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Interviews

Spencer Mandel and Dikega Hadnot

By | Interviews

Film Pipeline winners Spencer Mandel and Dikega Hadnot wrapped production on their winning short script Little Brother in 2019. The filmmaking team was praised by judges for their ability to craft a remarkably vivid and socially relevant story. Little Brother comes after a decades-long friendship between the two and will likely lead to future collaboration. You two have a bit of history together. What brought you together to become co-writers and eventually co-filmmakers on Little Brother? Spencer: Dikega and I met in the 1st grade, and have shared many formative adventures in the 25 years we’ve been friends, including a high school road trip to South Dakota and an archaeological dig in Northern England. We’ve collaborated on projects on and off since day one, but it was only when we reunited to write a pilot together in 2016, a historical drama inspired by our dig at the Roman fort, that we realized…

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Essential Viewing

The Favourite: Film Review

By | Essential Viewing

Released – November 25th, 2018 Written By – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara Directed By – Yorgos Lanthimos Starring – Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn Runtime – 119 minutes Genre – Drama / Comedy / Biography As in ballroom dancing, a general rule for screenwriting is that someone has to take the lead–there must be a protagonist. But what if a story is a dance that involves three equal participants? Perhaps the most notable aspect of The Favourite, the latest film from director Yorgos Lanthimos, is the way in which the viewer’s sympathies are never aligned with a single character. The result is a film in which the shifts in allegiances and motivations can be dramatized on a scene-by-scene basis, creating a story that is not only brutally funny but also wise and ultimately poignant. Broken up into chapters that underline the film’s dryly detached tone,…

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