Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition

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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)
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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 7
Final August 14, 2020 $85 42

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

Contact

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 (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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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 (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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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

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 (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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