Launch Pad Pilot Competition

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Contact: Spencer Janes, Program Manager

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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 share 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.

Through these partnerships, as well as our exclusive mentorship opportunities, we seek to provide as many avenues towards success as possible. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 12, 2021 $55
Regular March 12, 2021 $65
Late April 9, 2021 $75
Final May 7, 2021 $85 17

See website for feedback and other optional fees.

Notification: Second Round: Jul 2, 2021;Top 100: Aug 13, 2021;Top 50: Sep 3, 2021;Top 10: Sep 24, 2021;Winner: Oct 15, 2021.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize | Top 3 Winners
  • Everything the Top 10 receive, plus…
  • Invited to our exclusive, annual Launch Pad party where you will meet top agents, managers, executives, producers, and some of our current and previous judges.
Top 10
  • Everything the Top 50 receive, plus…
  • Your work will be read, reviewed and voted on by each of our esteemed Judges.
  • One free entry to any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.
Top 50
  • Everything the Top 100 receive, plus…
  • One year free membership to the Tracking Board.
Top 100
  • Your project and writer profile will be shared and marketed to our extensive industry network through newsletters, website posts, promotional books and more.
  • Inclusion in the Launch Pad Alum community of writers who network and help each other drive forward in their careers.
Guaranteed Option Prize
  • A Minimum of 1 project will be selected from our option partner TBD to receive an option offer 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
  • 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 | 3 Winners Selected
  • A Minimum of 3 writers (1 per mentor) will be selected by our mentors to enter our 2021 Launch Pad Pilot 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 Pilot

Contact

Web:
https://tblaunchpad.com/pilot/
Email:
contests@tracking-board.com

Contact: Spencer Janes, Program Manager

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)
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Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Contact

Web:
https://tblaunchpad.com/pilot/
Email:
contests@tracking-board.com

Contact: Spencer Janes, Program Manager

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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40 ELEPHANTS
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After leaving her fiance, a naive woman joins an all-female gang of thieves led by the daughter of a ruthless ringleader in 1920s London, aspiring to reinvent herself and help earn the seductive independence women briefly glimpsed during World War I.

ADRIFT
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On a planet where the only source of sunlight and heat is produced by artificial "orbs" controlled by corporations, debates of religion, politics, and fear erupt into violence after an orb is destroyed, leaving all life fighting to see another day.

ALMA MATER
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Drama Mystery Thriller

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BLUNKHILLS, THE
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WE'RE THE MILLERS meets BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Comedy Crime

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BROOMSTICK COWBOYS
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Comedy Sports

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BUS LEAGUE KNOCKS
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
Drama Sports

A diverse group of baseball players fighting for a shot at the majors find themselves in the wild and cutthroat world of the minor leagues, navigating crazed fans, corrupt coaches, and backstabbing teammates as they travel from city to city fueled by little pay, little sleep, and big dreams.

CALIFORNIA'S GONE
Jack Bentele
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND meets HOUSE OF CARDS
Drama Sci-Fi

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DAYBREAKER
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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA meets SUNSHINE
Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

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DIARY OF A SOCIOPATH
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DEXTER meets THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
Comedy Dark Comedy Drama

A woman who realizes her sociopathic ways are starting to get out of control moves to a one-person tourist trap town in an attempt to escape her deadly impulses. But when the only other inhabitant of the town suddenly dies, and tour buses start rolling in, she realizes she may have accidently set herself up in the perfectly murderous setting she was trying to escape in the first place.

FAIRY TALE CRIMES
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ONCE UPON A TIME meets THE HEAT
Comedy Drama Parody

A sullen, no-nonsense cop is forced to team up with bubbly rookie Elle (Cinderella), to solve crimes in a town made up of all the heroes, villains, and supporting characters of traditional fantasy tales. Their first case: the death and potential murder of hard drinking Sleeping Beauty.

FORBIDDEN CITY
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Drama Period

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Christine McVie
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After going out of her way to save an innocent bystander, a recently widowed and rebelliously immature mother of two finds herself struggling to balance her quest for a lazy lifestyle with that of this whole supernatural good versus evil secret society thing she got dragged into. Oh, did we also mention she may also be the only person who can save us from the apocalypse?

FREE SKATE
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Drama Comedy Sports

After an injury ends a young figure skater's dreams of Olympic glory, forcing her to join the world of professional ice shows to pay the bills, she not only discovers how cutthroat the circuit can be, but that it may be the only place that can offer her another shot at going for gold.

LADY MERCY
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GREY'S ANATOMY meets SIX FEET UNDER
Drama Medical

Haunted by the death of her daughter, a recently divorced doctor explores the depths between life and death as she sets out to open the first ever euthanasia clinic: opening the doors for terminally ill patients to die with dignity, and hoping to rediscover her own passion for life.

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When two desperate yet entitled siblings are threatened with losing their luxury apartment and the lazy lifestyle they've come to love, they set out to join a celebrity entourage, but find the only person willing to help them is their nerdy former classmate who became an overnight tech millionaire.

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Drama Mystery Thriller

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SOCIO-PAM
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UNDERTOW
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A man's carefully organized life is disrupted when his irresponsible father is released from prison and assigned to a work release program at his son's job. Now, after spending his entire life rebelling against him, he must accept his father for who he is, or send him back to prison for the rest of his life.

Updated: 07/23/2016

Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Contact

Web:
https://tblaunchpad.com/pilot/
Email:
contests@tracking-board.com

Contact: Spencer Janes, Program Manager

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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