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Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Launch Pad Pilots Competition

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition.

With more than 450 writers signed, 165 projects set up, 70 writers staffed and 180 appearances on annual best-of lists, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices, new ideas, and talented writers.

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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2020 $55 1
Regular March 27, 2020 $65 28
Late April 17, 2020 $75 49
Final May 8, 2020 $85 70

See website for feedback and other optional fees.

Notification:

  • Top 100: JULY 17, 2020
  • Top 50: AUGUST 7, 2020
  • Top 10: AUGUST 28, 2020
  • Winners Announced: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Rules

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Awards

GUARANTEED OPTION – ADD ON

The winner of this add-on category is optioned by a major financier, studio, or production company. In year’s past this has been:

  • Ridley Scott (THE MARTIAN, GLADIATOR, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD)
  • Michael DeLuca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MONEYBALL, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY)
  • Vertigo Entertainment (IT, THE LEGO MOVIE, THE DEPARTED)

The 2020 Launch Pad Pilot Guaranteed Option Partner will be announced March 15th.

GUARANTEED SIGNING – ADD ON

The winner of this add-on category is signed by a reputable management company or agency. In year’s past this has been:

  • Verve
  • WME
  • Anonymous Content
  • Good Fear Film + Management
  • UTA

The 2020 Launch Pad Pilot Guaranteed Signing Partner will be announced March 15th.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM – ADD ON

The best way to learn is by working with experienced writers who have already navigated that path to success. That is exactly what the Launch Pad exclusive mentorship opportunity is setup to do. Past mentors have included:

  • David Rabinowitz (BLACKKKLANSMAN)
  • Chad and Carey W. Hayes (THE CONJURING)
  • Anthony Cipriano (BATES MOTEL)
  • Cormac and Marianne Wibberly (NATIONAL TREASURE)

The 2020 Launch Pad Pilot Mentors will be announced March 15th.

Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
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Launch Pad Names 2019 Pilot Competition Winners

Noah Kloor's Grand Illusions has been named the Overall Winner of the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition for his period drama about a young factory worker longing to escape her difficult life who is drawn inexorably into the glamorous and dangerous world of a touring illusionist and his troupe.

OVERALL WINNER

GRAND ILLUSIONS
Noah Kloor
THE PRESTIGE meets PEAKY BLINDERS
The year is 1918 and a young factory worker longing to escape her difficult life is drawn inexorably into the glamorous and dangerous world of a touring illusionist and his troupe.
Drama | Period

TOP COMEDY

BRIGHT LIGHT
Dan Neilan
CORPORATE meets MANIAC
A woman working for a PR firm that specializes in rehabilitating the careers of awful men struggles to distinguish between the absurdity of the world around her and the symptoms of her own mental illness.
Comedy

TOP DRAMA

FLESH, INC.
Sophie Dawson
BREAKING BAD meets HOUSE
A dangerous network of black-market organ hunters is threatened after a broker gets blackmailed while securing an illegal heart for a little girl.
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

BAD IDEA GUARANTEED OPTION WINNER

OFFICE 39
Dave Miller
THE NIGHT MANAGER meets BERLIN STATION
When a North Korean agent walks into the American embassy in Seoul, a CIA agent and embassy employee must discern what is true and what is a lie in his elaborate story of espionage and intrigue.
Drama | Thriller | Spy

RECON LITERARY GUARANTEED SIGNING WINNER

THE DISAPPEARANCE
Jess Harris-Distefano
THIS IS US meets THE FAMILY
Years after his father ran away with his two younger siblings, a sportswriter stumbles upon his long-lost family, and the secret threatens to upend his entire life.
Drama | Thriller

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WINNERS

Mentorship Selection - Simone Finch
AMERICAN PSYCHE
Richard Nguyen and Vinita Mehta
IN TREATMENT meets THE GOOD WIFE
A psychologist to Washington DC's political elite finds her worst nightmares coming to life when her star patient, a Senator, turns manic in the midst of drug abuse and sexual scandal.
Drama

Mentorship Selection - Julian Silver
KISS & MAKEUP
Liz Thompson
REVENGE meets GOOD BEHAVIOR
After accidentally killing the nephew of a powerful crime lord, a con artist flees to stay with her sister, only to discover that she is running a dangerous con of her own.
Comedy | Dark Comedy | Drama

Mentorship Selection - Jenny Deiker Restivo
PRINCES’ HOSPITAL
Lisa Kors
GREY’S ANATOMY meets HOMELAND
An American doctor is recruited to work in a luxury hospital in a Middle Eastern oil state, but adjusting to the new culture is more difficult than she expected.
Drama

Updated: 12/16/2019
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Launch Pad Pilots Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
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