Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

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Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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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 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
Regular June 12, 2020 $65
Late July 10, 2020 $75
Final August 14, 2020 $85 3

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 Feature

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

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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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

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

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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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Launch Pad Feature Names Contest Winners

Alex Payne's Deepfake has been name the overall winner of the 2019 Launch Pad Feature Screenwriting Competition.

OVERALL WINNER

DEEPFAKE
Alex Payne

ENEMY OF THE STATE meets MR. ROBOT
A film school graduate trying to make ends meet takes a job from a mysterious internet user to make a deepfake video, and finds himself being pulled into a dark, global conspiracy.
Drama | Thriller

TOP COMEDY

SLATER BERRICKS IS A DEAD MAN
Paul Ashton

THE TRUMAN SHOW meets THE LOBSTER
Desperate to pay his mother's nursing home bills, a man sets up a crowdfunding campaign where people can give money to choose how he will kill himself. When the site goes viral, he is faced with the prospect that he will have to actually go through with his plan.
Comedy | Dark Comedy | Drama

TOP DRAMA

WHERE HE BURIED ME
Joe Bousquin

THE SIXTH SENSE meets SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
When her troubled son claims he's a reincarnated murder victim, a mom with her own traumatic past rushes to solve the mystery of who he was, before his never-apprehended killer returns to finish the job.
Drama | Thriller



VERTIGO ENTERTAINMENT GUARANTEED OPTION WINNER

LEVIATHAN
Gabriel Feinberg

EX MACHINA meets MIDSOMMAR
A woman grieving the loss of her sister travels to Alaska to visit her eccentric brother only to find that he is building a machine to communicate with the dead.
Drama | Sci-Fi

LIT ENTERTAINMENT GUARANTEED SIGNING WINNER

To Be Announced

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WINNERS

Mentorship Selection - Chad and Carey Hayes

MAELSTROM
Chris Dennis

THE PERFECT STORM meets ALIEN
While fishing a patch of sea with a sinister reputation, the crew of an Alaskan fishing trawler must fight an intense winter storm and a malevolent force of nature that puts them all in mortal danger.
Action | Horror | Thriller Mentorship Selection - David Rabinowitz

AMERICA'S NEXT ASTRONAUT
Vittoria Cacciatore

THE MARTIAN meets UnREAL
In order to save her home, a financially struggling Walmart employee from Florida joins a reality TV competition show for a chance to go to space and win a million dollars, but despite her popularity among the fans, her own lack of self-confidence threatens to send her home.
Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Thriller Mentorship Selection - Surj Das

LITTLE BOB
Robert Troccolo

THE DESCENDANTS meets LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
A family's attempts to deal with a difficult divorce are complicated when the youngest daughter begins dressing as Bob Dylan and speaking only in mumbles.
Comedy | Drama



Updated: 03/26/2020

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

Contact

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

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 (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 7    
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