Launched in 2014, Book Pipeline connects writers worldwide with publishers, agents, and the film industry. Through two submissions platforms—Unpublished and Adaptation—the company seeks both new and established authors and playwrights.

Previous winners include M Dressler’s acclaimed novel The Last to See Me, the true story Veteran’s Day from whistleblower Paula Pedene, the award-winning play Application Pending by Tony Award Winner Andy Sandberg and Greg Edwards, and the upcoming novel Memphis from Tara Stringfellow.

For 20 years, Script Pipeline has bridged the gap between up-and-coming writers and the industry through a unique, long-term, hands-on facilitation process. The result thus far has been $7 million in scripts sold to studios and networks since 1999. In total, across both Book and Script Pipeline, over 20,000 pieces of creative material are reviewed annually, with over 2,000 entries submitted to Book Pipeline in 2019.

Learn more about Script Pipeline and Pipeline Media Group (PMG).

Chad Clough

CEO / Executive Director

In 1999, while working in feature film development, Chad saw a flaw in the process: hundreds of spec scripts would be left unread in production company and studio offices. He envisioned a matchmaking service between up-and-coming writers and film executives to better serve both parties. For the writer, their material could be reviewed by an impartial third party, while the industry could receive quality projects via a trusted filter. In 2000, Script Pipeline was formed and has since offered annual writing competitions and other services to discover new writers for film and television.

Chad played a critical role in the funding of two independent features. The Living Wake, starring Academy Award-winner Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), garnered Script Pipeline's first production company credit and received critical praise, with Variety calling it a "stunning feature debut. . . . Eisenberg is note-perfect." A year later, Chad produced the action/comedy Operation Endgame, a screenplay originally submitted through Script Pipeline and later produced on a $5 million budget. The film featured an A-list cast including Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Ellen Barkin, and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul). Chad has also served as a creative consultant on other independent films.

Over the last several years, Chad has been instrumental in creating a synergy between writers with proper representation and production contacts, such as Robert Nelms on the film Between and connecting Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent) with manager Jake Wagner (Good Fear Film + Management). In total, Chad has assisted over 100 writers sign with agents, find reps, and sell their scripts.

Beyond running Script Pipeline, Chad wrote Creative Screenwriting's "Production Spotlight" article for six years. He has led seminars at the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, lectured on screenwriting and entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and UCLA, acted as a USC mentor, and has taken part in the Big Brothers LA mentorship program for ten years.

Through the Circus of Joy at the Hollywood Improv and other venues, Chad has promoted comedy shows across Los Angeles, which have featured Drew Carey, Daniel Tosh, Natasha Leggero, Chris Fairbanks, Brian Keith Etheridge, and actor/comic Craig Robinson (The Office). Circus of Joy was later rated one of the top monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles by LA Weekly.

With Script Pipeline, Chad's goal to assist the budding writer with an array of resources on how to improve their craft and give them exposure in a highly competitive marketplace continues, as the company is one of the leading outlets for writers to connect with Hollywood.

    Matt Joseph Misetich

    Senior Executive / Partner

    Currently a Senior Executive and Partner at Pipeline Media Group, Matt oversees all divisions, including Script, Book, and Film, as well as the management of the upcoming Pipeline Artists and the implementation of future Pipeline entities.

    His industry career started in 2002 as an intern for a talent manager, then as an intern in film development in 2003. And as an intern script reader through all of 2004. . . which ended in 2005—where had landed another prestigious unpaid internship. After several freelance script reading jobs, plus a brief but legitimately educational time in international distribution and media consulting, he began his tenure with Pipeline in 2006, working as a reader until early 2008 when he took over as manager.

    In that time, he’s helped launch the careers of several Pipeline writers, including Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tripper Clancy (Stuber), Crosby Selander (Bring Me Back), and others who have turned to Pipeline for guidance in their creative aspirations. It’s estimated he’s reviewed over 30,000 pitches, screenplays, pilots, books, and short films over the last two decades. Which he believes has to be a meaningless record of some sort.

    He's based in Los Angeles and apologizes for whatever nonsense he posts on Twitter.