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Three-Time Launch Pad Alum John Wikstrom Signs With Verve, Romark and Good Fear

John Wikstrom Announcement As his new spec AMA: Ask Me Anything goes out to the town, Launch Pad Alum John Wikstrom has signed with Verve, Romark Entertainment and Good Fear Film + Management.

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THE 2018 TIFF – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY AND EVENT GRID

TIFF 2018 Logo It’s that time of the year again. Time for everyone to pack their bags and head north for another round of innovation, creativity and entertainment as only the Toronto International Film Festival can provide! And of course… a few parties along the way.

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Launch Pad Alum Brian T. Arnold Signs with Verve & Romark Entertainment

Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 2.14.12 PM Two-time Launch Pad alum and winner of the most recent Launch Pad Feature Competition inks with rep teams and readies next project!

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Red Hot Spec MAVERICK First to Storm Studios Post Labor Day!

McCain Lawrence Grey, DeVon Franklin, Bill Gerber & Matt Tolmach amongst the producers taking this one into every studio!

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION

NEW_2018_WINNER_ANNOUNCEMENT_OPTIONS_l9szqh In what became one of our largest and most feverishly fought competitions to date – after several months of reading, judges and partners weighing in, and several writers already finding representation along the way, we, along with our exclusive partners Oil & Cattle Entertainment, Artillery Creative and our mentorship panel of Helen Leigh, Lauren Otero and Zachary Robbins are incredibly proud to present to you the winners of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

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2018 Launch Pad Pilots Top 10 Writer Meg Favreau Signs With Industry Entertainment

Meg Favreau Signing The writer of The Value Shopping Network leverages her hilarious pilot to sign with manager Sarah Dodge at Industry Entertainment.

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2018 Launch Pad Finalist & Mentorship Program Selection Megan Bacharach Signs With Stagecoach Entertainment

2 Two-time Launch Pad Alum and Mentorship Program Selection Megan Bacharach Takes Her Talents and Her Pilot 101 Ways to Be a Better Person to Stagecoach Entertainment.

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Launch Pad Alum Eric Glover Makes it Official – Signs With Zero Gravity Management

1 With his powerful new pilot PANTHERS paving the way into this years pilot competition, Glover lands a new team – signing with Zero Gravity Management.

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Launch Pad Alum Devi Gowni Is Latest Writer to Lands Reps – Signing with Artillery Creative

Devi Gowni Signing Newly minted Launch Pad Top 10 writer Devi Gowni and her script The Marble Tomb land her a new home as she inks with management company Artillery Creative.

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THE 2018 TIFF – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY AND EVENT GRID (EXCLUSIVE)

TIFF 2018 Logo It’s that time of the year again. Time for everyone to pack their bags and head north for another round of innovation, creativity and entertainment as only the Toronto International Film Festival can provide! And of course… a few parties along the way.

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Launch Pad Alum Emily Blake signs with Bellevue Productions

Blake_Bellevue Following Launch Pad, Young & Hungry List, Hit List and Nicholl Appearances, Blake’s Action-Thriller Script “Nobody Lives Forever” Finds Her a New Home With Bellevue!

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Launch Pad Alum Melissa Emery signs with Adrian Garcia of Recon Literary

MelissaEmery-crop With her script phenomenal script COWBOY BOB (pitched as Hell of High Water meets Dog Day Afternoon) propelling her way forward, Melissa joins more than 360 writers who have found reps via the Launch Pad Competition, and the latest to find a home with one of our longtime judges!

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ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION’S TOP 10 PILOTS OF 2018!

2018 LPPC Top 10 Evenly split between half-hour comedies and hour-long dramas, this years Top 10 comes to us from all four corners of the United States, and is made up of twelve writers (two writing teams), with four scripts appearing from female writers, and six from male writers, and two Launch Pad alums returning to the spotlight from previous years.

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The Launch Pad Competition Presents – The Top 25 Pilots of 2018!

2018 LPPC Top 25 cropped With more than 2,500 entries, 2,800 writers, and stories originating from 19 different countries, this years top 25 pilots truly represents the top 1% of our 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.

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The Complete 2018 San Diego Comic Con Party And Event Grid (#SDCC2018 Exclusive)

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Now With More Than 250 Parties & Events to Geek Out Over While You’re Enjoying All Things Comic Con!

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LAUNCH PAD ALUM HEIDI NYBURG SIGNS WITH POLLINATE ENTERTAINMENT

Pollinate%2FNyburg Just after being named to the Top 50 of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her script AETERNUM, Heidi Nyburg has become the latest Launch Pad writer to find representation, signing with Sonia Gambaro of Pollinate Entertainment.

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Launch Pad Winner “Mr. & Mrs. American Pie” Lands at Platform One as 1st Project for Laura Dern’s Jaywalker Pictures

Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 9.15.41 PM The project, which will also see McDaniel adapt, will be fast-tracked as a new series for the company as part of the first look deal.

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Pigasus Pictures Picks Up Launch Pad Alum Jordan Gershowitz’s LP Spec “Bar Crawl”

Pigasus%2FGershowitz Following a finalist nod in recently announced 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition Bar Crawl finds a home and an early 2019 start date!

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Industry Closures – The 4th of July / Independence Day Edition

4th of July Industry Closures With Independence Day Falling on a Wednesday This Year, Here’s a Snapshot of Who’s Taking Off Early, Late, or Just for the Day!

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ANNOUCING THE TOP 50 PILOTS OF 2018 – THE LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION

2018 LPPC Top 50 From roughly 3,000 Entries to a Freshly Announced Top 50, Take a Look at the Next Round of Finalists in the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

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Young & Hungry Scribe Barry Stiglets Inks with Eris Talent Agency & Hits the Town with New Spec

Eris Following his most recent spec sale which saw Joe Dante board to direct Stiglets lands with new reps, hits the market with his next, and signs on to two new projects under Eris’ newly launched Eric Content.

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New Horror Spec “Pray for the Light” Heats Up the Town as it Heads Into Every Major Territory

Panic 30 Days Vertigo Entertainment, LuckyChap, Captivate, Mad Chance, Intrepid and Unique are Amongst the Producers Heading into Buyers with the Project Tonight!

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Announcing the Top 75 Pilots of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition

2018 LPPC Top 75 As our judges, partners and mentors begin their deep dive into this years finalists, we, alongside our exclusive partners Artillery Creative and Oil & Cattle Entertainment are thrilled to announce the next round of finalists in this years competition, as we present our Top 75.

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Launch Pad Alum Sean Collins-Smith Signs with Silent R Management

SeanCollinsSmith-Excerpt With his Lifers Anonymous pilot leading the way, Collins-Smith becomes one of the more than 360 writers who have landed representation coming out of the Launch Pad Program!

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Bruna Papandrea & Liza Chasin Team Up for Red Hot New Spec “Ride”

Sally Excerpt Producers from Darkest Hour, Big Little Lies and The Danish Girl team up as A-list packages circle going into the weekend.

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Global Road & Gran Via Team Up In Preemptive Win of New Spec “Rawhide Down”

reagan-assassination-P Project centers on the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan from three unique view points – those protecting, those investigating & those making power plays behind the scenes.

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Paramount Wins Bidding War for New Cory Goodman Spec “The Oberlin Incident”

paramount After hitting the market late Monday, multiple studios started moving aggressively for the project, culminating in a deal that included Safehouse and Aperture Entertainment producing.

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ANNOUNCING THE TOP 100 PILOTS OF 2018 – THE LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION

2018 LPPC Top 100 - 1 With this Top 100 announcement marking the first of our 2018 competitions, we’re not only thrilled to introduce to you those who’ve made the top 4% of this year’s competition, but also in looking back at the milestones our community of writers have achieved since the competitions began. We’ve seen more than 360 writers signed, 100 projects set up, 50 writers staffed, 100 appearances on the annual best of lists, and six bidding wars since the Launch Pad began, and with this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community, we’re being excited to see where they go from here!

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Launch Pad Alum Bandar Albuliwi Sets New Writing / Directing Vehicle “A Brotherhood” With Producer David Moscow

bandar-david Moscow Will Re-team with the Cannes Breakout “Under The Silver Lake” Producers to Bring Albuliwi’s War-torn Brotherly Survival Story to Life.

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Launch Pad Alum Jenny Deiker Joins the Writer’s Room for Fox’s “The Resident”

Jenny Deiker - crop A Launch Pad Winner, Young & Hungry List Alum, Bitch List Alum, and 2018 Fox Writers Lab Selection, Deiker is Set to Bring Her Talents to the Sophomore Season of Fox’s Medical Drama.

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