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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

The Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition. With nearly a decade of experience in promoting up-and-coming writers, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices and new ideas. We advocate for all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to develop compelling bios and loglines, and sharing their work with the right industry members to advance their career.

Our prestigious juries of industry members include managers, agents, producers and executives at companies across Hollywood. We also offer exclusive partnerships with management and production companies to give writers an extra leg up. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early May 8, 2020 $55 32
Regular June 12, 2020 $65 67
Late July 10, 2020 $75 95
Final August 14, 2020 $85 130

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

Notification: Top 100: NOVEMBER 19, 2020
Top 50: DECEMBER 10, 2020
Top 10: JANUARY 7, 2021
Winners: JANUARY 28, 2021

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The Launch Pad Competition is focused on identifying, discovering and helping launch the careers of our writers. Whether you make the quarter-finalists or win it all in any of our competitions, we work with you to help polish your work, prepare for meetings, craft you pitch, identify your follow up projects, and prepare yourself for anything that comes your way on the journey to becoming a professional writer.

Top 100 Finalists
  • 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 100,000 readers and industry members worldwide.
  • You and your project will be featured in both our individual Launch Pad Competition Booklet, as well as our Annual Launch Pad Alum Booklet, both of which are shared with our industry network and beyond, including agents, managers, producers, executives and other creatives seeking new material and clients.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
Top 10
  • Everything the Top 100 Finalists receive, plus…
  • 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.
  • Your work will be read, reviewed, and voted on by each of our esteemed judges.
  • You will receive 1 free entry into any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.
Grand Prize | 3 Winners Selected
  • Everything the Top 10 receive, plus…
  • You will be invited to our annual Launch Pad Party celebrating you and the other Launch Pad Winners of the year. This will be an exclusive industry event centered on showcasing and honoring you and your work, while also introducing you to agents, managers, executives, producers, and other creatives. This is a private guest list event tailored toward our winners from the year, and including some of our previous judges, mentors, partners and past Launch Pad Alums.
Guaranteed Option Prize: Romark Entertainment
  • A Minimum of 1 project will be selected from our exclusive development partner to receive an option agreement for their Launch Pad project.
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Option” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.
Guaranteed Signing Prize: Recon Literary
  • A Minimum of 1 writer will be selected for representation by our exclusive signing partner(s).
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Signing” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.
Mentorship Program Selections | 4 Winners Selected
  • A Minimum of 4 writers (1 per mentor) will be selected by our mentors to enter our 2020 Launch Pad Mentorship Program.
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Mentorship Program” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.

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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