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Launch Pad Alum Alan Baxter Signs with Abrams Artists Agency & Recon Literary!

Untitled design (8) By signing with Brad Rosenfeld of Abrams Artists Agency and Adrian Garcia of Recon Literary, Launch Pad alum Alan Baxter joins the 400 writers who have found representation since the Launch Pad Competitions began.

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Announcing the Top 50 Finalists in the 2018/19 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

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With more than 403 signings, 134 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 150 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent. We’re thrilled to see this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community!

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Announcing the Top 75 Finalists in the 2018/19 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

Year Six is here, and the competition that has led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other writing competition in the world is now underway. 2018 LPFC Top 75 TBD Excerpt Image With more than 403 signings, 134 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 150 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent. We’re thrilled to see this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community!

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Red Hot Short Story “The Detective” From Hit List, Blood List & Young & Hungry List Writer Targets Major Buyers Going into the Weekend (Exclusive)

Spec Market Industry Tracker Excerpt The past two weeks have seen more than a dozen high profile spec, pitch & IP buys, and now going into the weekend the market has turned its attention, and its development funds to a new project that already has A-list directors and talent circling.

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New Launch Pad Alum Eric Gross Signs With Verve And Lit Entertainment and Sets Town Abuzz with New Spec! (Exclusive)

Untitled design (7) Hot off being named to the Top 100 of the 2018/19 Launch Pad Feature Competition, newcomer Eric Gross has not only landed a powerhouse representation team, his recently announced Launch Pad script has set the town abuzz as it goes into the weekend with most territories filled and multiple offers looming.

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Launch Pad Alum Kate Trefry Debuts Her New Film “How To Be Alone” At SXSW

maxresdefault (1) From winning the first Launch Pad Competition and landing on the Young & Hungry List to multiple Black List and Hit List appearances joining the staff of Stranger Things and landing a WGA-nomination, now Trefry is set to share her new film with world!

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New Thriller Spec ‘ISOLATION ORDER’ Racing Into Territories for the Weekend! (Exclusive)

Spec Market Industry Tracker Excerpt Hit List, Black List & Launch Pad Alum Matt Tente Lights up the town with his latest spec heading into most territories ahead of the weekend, with more on their way!

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Our 50% Off Spring Sale is On! Take 50% Off Memberships & $10 Off Launch Pad Entries Today!

50% off Excerpt It’s Time To Spring Into Savings Now With 50% Off All Tracking Board Memberships & $10 Off all Launch Pad Entries! Sign Up and Save Now through March 31st!

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THE 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition is NOW OPEN!

2019 LPPC Open Banner copy Year six is here, and the competition that has led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other writing competition in the world is now underway. With more than 400 signings, 140 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 134 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent. Now it’s your turn to make your dreams become a reality!

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ANNOUNCING THE TOP 100 FINALISTS OF THE 2018/19 LAUNCH PAD FEATURE COMPETITION!

2018 LPFC FINALISTS ANNOUNCED copy Year Six is here, and the competition that has led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other writing competition in the world is now underway. With more than 403 signings, 134 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 150 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent. We’re thrilled to see this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community!

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HOT NEW COMEDY “DUDE RANCH” LANDS FIRST TB RECOMMENDS OF 2019!

Mike-Ben-Dude-Ranch The script, which earned excellent marks in every category of our professional readers’ reports, follows Tim, a recent divorcé who learns that his ex-wife Ashley is dating a new man. Still madly in love, and deeply in denial, Tim tracks her new boyfriend, Andy, to a masculinity-themed sleepaway camp, only to discover that Andy is the camp’s five-time champion and current holder of the coveted Manly Cup (a trophy awarded to the camper who best demonstrates his modern manliness by competing in a series of “woke” athletic events such as Vulneraball and the Emotional Obstacle Course). Desperate to prove that Ashley’s new flame can’t hold a candle to her old, a woefully unenlightened Tim enters the competition and begins scheming to take Andy down.

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Hot New Spec “ODIN” From ‘Happy Death Day’ & ‘Black Swan’ Writers Rockets Into Studios for the Weekend! (Exclusive)

odin-1 On the market from Abrams Artists Agency, Paradigm and Zero Gravity Management, the project, which is simultaneously being shopped as a graphic novel, is pitched as being in the vein of ‘John Wick’, but with the dog left to take revenge on those who killed its owner.

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THE 2018 YOUNG & HUNGRY LIST IS HERE!

2018 YH List We are pleased to announce the Top 100 New Writers of 2018 as Voted on by Hollywood!

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2018 HIT LIST BALLOTS SENT OUT / YOUNG & HUNGRY LIST RELEASING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH

1 This is just a quick little post to let all of our industry members know the 2018 Hit List Ballots went out today, so if you are an industry professional and have not received your ballot as of yet, write in to us ASAP, as the voting period ends Monday, December 10th. Additionally, keep en eye out for the released of our annual top 100 writers of the year list, which you’ll be able to find right here on Wednesday, December 5th.

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THANKSGIVING / BLACK FRIDAY SUPER SALE UNLOCKED! 6 DAYS AND MORE THAN $100 OFF MEMBERSHIPS & COMPETITIONS

Tracking Board _ Launch Pad From Wednesday, November 21st Through Monday, November 26th, we’re saying thanks with $25 off discounts on Tracking Board Memberships, $25 off Launch Pad entry fees, and Free Launch Pad Mentorship Program AND Guaranteed Signing Add-Ons for every Launch Pad Feature Competition Entry!

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Good Fear, Romark Entertainment and Mentors Dan Benamor, Joe Russo and Matt Leslie Join 2018 Launch Pad Feature Competition

Copy of 2018 LAUNCH PAD-3 Good Fear and Romark join previously announced judges APA, UTA, Verve, CAA, Gersh, WME, Woolf + Lapin, Kaplan Perrone, Recon Lit, Pannon Entertainment, 3 Arts, Energy Entertainment, Lee Stobby Entertainment, Fourth Wall Management, Intellectual Property Group, Brillstein Entertainment, Writ Large, Hyde Park Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, AGBO, Blumhouse, Illumination, Weed Road Pictures and Scott Free on the hunt for the next great writer.

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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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