10 Screenwriters to Watch (2012)

November 29th, 2012 by

For the last 14 years, Variety has put an annual spotlight on 10 screenwriters to watch. Here are this year’s writers:

Patrick Aison

Reid Carolin

Derek Connolly

Katie Dippold

Bill Dubuque

Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman

Kelly Marcel

Ted Melfi

Chris Terrio

Ken Scott

For the other annual Variety lists I’ve covered since GITS started:





Spec Script Sale: Untitled Katie Dippold Project

March 29th, 2012 by

Chernin Entertainment acquires untitled female buddy cop action comedy from writer Katie Dippold.

Dippold, a writer and producer on “Parks and Recreation,” is repped by WME and 3 Arts.

By my count, this is the 30th spec script sale of 2012.

Last year this time, there were 24 spec sales.

Spec sales are up 25% year-to-date compared to 2011.

Congratulations, Katie Dippold.