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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Objective

From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 17, 2019 $65
Regular July 15, 2019 $75
Late August 5, 2019 $85
Final August 26, 2019 $95 6

10% discount for Tracking Board members. See website for additional entry options.

Notification:
Second-Rounders: MAY 6, 2019
Top 100: MAY 16, 2019
Top 50: MAY 16, 2019
Finalists and Winners: MAY 28, 2019

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize | 3 Winners Selected
  • You will be flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive Launch Pad industry event in your honor, featuring dozens of our judges, agents, managers, executives, producers, mentors, and fellow writers and Launch Pad Alums.
  • You and your project will be showcased individually to agents, managers, executives, and producers who are looking for new clients, new projects, and new writers. We specifically curate a meeting list for each winner based on their individual material, and what you, the writer, want to achieve now and in your career overall.
  • You will be featured in an exclusive interview, which will be hosted on The Tracking Board, and shared with the town as part of our Launch Pad Alum awareness campaigns.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and via press release and industry newsletter via The Tracking Board, Launch Pad, and our partners to more than 50,000 readers and industry members worldwide.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet. Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book. You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • Your work will be read, reviewed, and voted on by each of our 25 esteemed judges.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • You will receive 1 free entry into any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.
  • You will receive 1 free Studio Coverage from our Launch Pad Coverage Program.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.
Please see website for additional awards.

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
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Launch Pad Names Feature Contest Winners

Jeffrey Field has been named the 2018 Launch Pad Feature Contest Winner for his thriller, Don't Go There, about a violent man who has just murdered four people, who seeks refuge in what appears to be an empty home, only to discover that the elderly woman living within may be far more dangerous than anything waiting for him outside.

Overall Winner
DON'T GO THERE
Jeffrey Field
THE STRANGERS meets WAIT UNTIL DARK

On the coldest night of the year, a violent man who has just murdered four people seeks refuge in what appears to be an empty home, only to discover that the elderly woman living within may be far more dangerous than anything waiting for him outside.



Top Comedy
PLEASE LET EVERYTHING BE ALL RIGHT
Paul Chang
HELL OR HIGH WATER meets FARGO

When a desperate single mom and a shady restaurant owner coincidentally attempt to rob a bank at the same time, their getaway plans are derailed, thrusting them together into a world of drug trafficking, murder, and good old American televangelism.



Top Drama
MARGO & PERRY
Becca Roth
TULLY meets FRANCES HA

When an aimless twenty-something meets a young girl who she believes to be the daughter she gave up for adoption as a teen, she decides to become the girl's babysitter in order to get closer to her and learn about the life she missed.

Romark Entertainment Guaranteed Option Winner
THIS KISS
Dennis Curlett
GROUNDHOG DAY meets THE PROPOSAL

A 32-year-old interior designer, desperate to get married, wakes up to find she now has the power to see how all of her relationships will end after just one kiss.

Verve Guaranteed Signing Winner
T
Eric Gross
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON meets ROCKY

The true story of how Lawrence Tureaud, a poor kid in Chicago with 12 brothers and sisters, fought and charmed his way into becoming the single lettered icon of saintly compassion and macho energy: Mr. T.



Mentorship Program Winners

ARTIFICAL
Jonathan Dillon
EX MACHINA meets 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

After a viral outbreak leaves her as the only person left alive, a woman who has taken shelter in a high-tech home is stunned to find a mysterious man knocking at her door.

MENDICANT, THE
C.J. Wells and Jeff Singer
SE7EN meets FIRST REFORMED

Seven years after leaving his former life as a family man and ritual-homicide FBI investigator, a devout ascetic mendicant priest is coerced into assisting his former partner in hunting the puppet master behind a series of family annihilations when the sole surviving child from his last case appears to be in the perpetrator's crosshairs.

SHADOW
Cody Pearce
THE GREY meets STRANGER THINGS

When a Boy Scout troop investigates a mysterious SOS signal in the middle of the wilderness, a terrifying and inexplicable force begins hunting them.

Updated: 06/09/2019
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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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