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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 09/10/2017

Notification: Top 25 Announced: October 26, 2017
Top 10 Announced: November 2, 2017
Feedback Notes Returned: November 2, 2017
Winners Announced: November 14, 2017

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

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Web: Click here
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Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered?
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Launch Pad Names Feature Contest Winners

Brian T. Arnold's Friend of the Show has been named the Overall Winner of the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Contest. The script is about a far-right news commentator who's kidnapped by a right-wing extremist group who want him to help lead their movement, not knowing that his television persona is a sham. When he discovers their plan to assassinate the president, he realizes he is the only one who can stop them.

Overall Winner
FRIEND OF THE SHOW
Brian T Arnold
MONEY MONSTER meets NIGHTCRAWLER

A far-right news commentator is kidnapped by a right-wing extremist group who want him to help lead their movement, not knowing that his television persona is a sham. When he discovers their plan to assassinate the president, he realizes he is the only one who can stop them. (Drama, Thriller)

Top Comedy
CONFECTION CONNECTION, THE
Yuval Stein
THE MALTESE FALCON meets DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

After the book fair money he is entrusted with goes missing, a kid detective must investigate the seedy underbelly of his school to clear his name and earn back his reputation as the school's best private investigator. (Comedy, Family, Mystery)

Top Drama
NOBLE WOMAN, THE
David Case
ELIZABETH meets THE REVENANT

After she and her lover are marooned on an island during an expedition to the New World, an independent French noblewoman must fight for her life in the harsh Canadian wilderness. Based on a true story. (Adventure, Drama, Period, Romance)

Prime Universe Films Guaranteed Option Prize
FRONTIERSMEN
Ben Feuer
THE GREY meets MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

After the death of their mother, an absent father takes his two sons to the family cabin on a remote Alaskan island, but when disaster strikes they are forced to survive months alone in the frigid wilderness. (Adventure, Thriller)

Echo Lake Entertainment Guaranteed Signing Prize
I WANNA F*** ADOLF HITLER
Dylan Visvikis
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS meets TRAINWRECK

After being diagnosed with syphilis and given only a year to live, a young woman takes it upon herself to sleep her way to the top of the Nazi hierarchy and assassinate Hitler by giving him the deadly STD. (Comedy, Period)



Mentorship Program Winners

HENCHMAN
Andrew Wood
BATMAN meets DEADPOOL

After an evil villain's disillusioned henchman accidentally kills the city's superhero, he decides to take over for the costumed crusader. (Action, Comedy)

OIL AND WATER
Alfred Thomas Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley
ERIN BROCKOVICH meets THE POST

A principled freshman state legislator stands up to billionaire shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis's attempts to bankroll an oil refinery off the coast of New Hampshire during the height of the oil embargo. (Biopic, Drama, Period)

PAIGE DARCY: FORMER TEEN DETECTIVE
Alice Moran
JESSICA JONES meets SCOOBY DOO

A former child detective who left the sleuthing business after a tragic loss is coaxed out of retirement to investigate the seedy criminal underbelly of her small town when a local drug dealer is killed. (Crime, Comedy, Drama)

Updated: 03/14/2018
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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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