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Film Pipeline Winner "Little Brother" Produced

Spencer Mandel and Dikega Hadnot wrap an incredible short. Read their Film Pipeline interview.


Animated Short Script "Blank" Wins 2019 Season

From writer/director Bernardo Duran. Currently in pre-production. Read Bernardo's Film Pipeline interview.


Allison Mattox's "Echappe" Wins Short Film Contest

Superbly composed drama/thriller captures top prize in 2019


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Pipeline Co-Produces “Biophilia”

Marina Michelson's short film won at the Brooklyn Film Fest


Indie Film “Bindu” Makes 2019 Debut

Co-written by Pipeline contest winner Kay Tuxford


"Mudpots" Wins Inaugural Film Pipeline Shorts Contest

Drama written and directed by Cate Smierciak praised by execs


Script Pipeline Contest Winner “Standoff” an Indie Hit

Henry Dunham's debut feature released in 2019


Fox's Stuber, Written by Pipeline Contest Winner, Premiered in 2019

Tripper Clancy sold multiple specs to studios


Contest Winner Sold “Snow White” to Universal for $3 Million

One of the biggest feature spec sales of all-time


“The Living Wake” Stars Oscar-Nominee Jesse Eisenberg

Pipeline's first produced feature praised by Variety


Indie Romcom Written by Pipeline Finalist Produced

Stars Santino Fontana (Frozen) and Dania Ramirez (Once Upon a Time)


Robert De Niro Stars in Winning Screenplay

"Killing Season" won the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition


Action-Comedy Produced by Pipeline's Chad Clough

Zach Galifianakis, Adam Scott headline an ensemble cast


Michael Madsen Drama “Strength and Honour” Wins Multiple Awards

Pipeline execs helped Marc Mahon develop the script


“Between" Premieres at Sundance

Poppy Montgomery thriller developed by Pipeline


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.

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February 20th, 2020 Short Script Competition

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Essential Viewing

Uncut Gems: Film Review

By Essential Viewing

Released – December 25th, 2019 Written By – Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Directed By – Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Starring – Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox Runtime – 135 minutes Genre – Crime / Drama The comedian in a dramatic role. While it is always catnip for an audience to see a beloved funnyman (or woman) stretch their acting muscles and enter new creative territory, the end results are oftentimes mixed—sometimes it works, and other times it really doesn’t. When it’s successful? The results are gorgeous, unexpected, and incredibly engrossing to watch. When it’s not? Well. . . buckle up. Adam Sandler’s performance as Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems not only falls into the former category, but also is, bar none, the best performance of the year. That’s right. Adam Sandler. Best performance of the year. Uncut Gems is a pulse-pounding, frenetic, panic-attack-on-celluloid crime thriller that follows…

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Bernardo Duran Jr.

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Multi-hyphenate Bernardo Duran Jr. won the 2019 Film Pipeline Short Script competition with the thoroughly imaginative Blank. His credits as a producer range from multiple short films to associate producer on Creed II. Blank will be his first animated project. Few short scripts are more ambitious than ones specifically intended for animation. Not because the storytelling process changes (well. . . not necessarily, anyway), but because of the logistics—for any filmmaker, at any level. What had to fall into place prior to writing the script for you to say, “okay, I can make this happen?” Logistically, the greatest variable for me was whether I could pull my resources as a producer, knowing nothing about animation, to then inspire a team of people to help bring my vision to life as a director. I really felt that I needed a crew of creators who would be patient with me as I…

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