Somebody helped them get their big break… Now, they’re helping you to get yours…
writers for writers
Writers-For-Writers- is a group of WGA mentors and consultants helping aspiring writers break into the film and television industry.
“In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
As the co-founder of Script Pipeline, I spent sixteen years mentoring and connecting writers to the film and television industry. I read thousands of scripts- providing notes and consultations with the endgame of connecting writers to producers and reps. Now, I am launching WritersForWriters, a new platform that will match professional WGA writers to aspiring writers. WFW will provide consultations, fellowship opportunities, and mentorship. All of our consultants and mentors are succesful working writers and/or producers in film and television. They are at the top of their game— and now they want to help you with yours. I love the craft of writing. I love working with writers. My goal with WritersForWriters is to continue my work over the last 16 years at Script Pipeline in helping writers to not only improve their scripts, but provide them with meaningful mentor relationships with industry pros. Nobody in this town gets anywhere without the advice, mentorship, and leadership of those who have had success. Let WritersForWriters be a beacon for your success.
– David Kline
Dave enjoyed many notable writer success stories while Co-Founder of Script Pipeline from 1999-2017. Success stories include: Jason Kaleko, who Dave hired for his writers room on the TV series, SNATCH. Tripper Clancy who was signed by Jake Wagner at Good Fear and UTA. Tripper has sold and written a number of projects to Fox, Sony, Paramount, and Hasbro and has adapted the critically acclaimed novel The Art of Fielding. Henry Dunham, who was signed by Madhouse and UTA, is directing his feature script, Militia, with the Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Evan Daugherty also signed with Good Fear and UTA based on his script The Killing Season starring Robert DeNiro and John Travolta. Evan then went on to sell Snow White and the Huntsman. Howard Jordan was staffed on CBS’ Superior Donuts. Craig Weeden and Jimmy Palmiotti wrote Painkiller Jane which is set to star Jessica Chastain. Matt O’Neill sold a tv series with LeBron James producing to NBC as well as a feature with Mark Wahlberg producing.
WritersForWriters consultations with Dave Kline, Chris Sey, and the team are now available. Writers will have a preliminary call/email with WFW to discuss your script. Feedback is given verbally and the consultations can take place on the phone, in person, or via Skpe. Writers may submit a feature screenplay, tv pilot, tv series bible, treatment, novel, or short story collection. To answer a frequently asked question— yes, we do assist our recommended writers by submitting them to literary reps.
We are currently offering three fellowships– the Diversity Themed Fellowship, the Female Themed Fellowship, and the Indie Filmmaker Fellowship. All fellows will be mentored in a year long fellowship with the WritersForWriters team as well as being matched up with a WritersForWriters mentor.
mentors and consultants
ConsultantKnown for Executive Producer on tv series Snatch recently premiered March 16, 2017, Co-Founder of Script Pipeline. Script Consultant since 2000.
Known for upcoming horror feature produced by Gale Ann Hurd going into production this summer. Developed with Warner Brothers, Sony, Atlas En-tertainment, numerous other companies on both film and television.
MentorProducer of films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Sessions, and numerous features and documentaries.
Known for Celeste and Jesse Forever (Independent Spirit Nomination), Toy Story 4, and multiple film and television projects both writing and producing.
MentorKnown for 96 Seconds, No Good Deed, and multiple film projects in development.
Known for Drunks (writing and directing), Justified, Orange is the New Black, and Power, and multiple television and film projects writing and producing.
Known for Orange is the New Black, Equity.