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Presenting the 2018 Hit List – The Best Spec Scripts of the Year

The Best Spec Scripts of the Year (2) It’s our pleasure to present the Top Spec Scripts 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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FINAL DEADLINE ALERT – 2018 LAUNCH PAD FEATURE COMPETITION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30TH

Copy of 2018 LAUNCH PAD-3 Featuring judges from some of the largest agencies, management companies and production companies in the world, as well as Guaranteed Signings, Guaranteed Options, Feedback Notes and our exclusive Launch Pad Mentorship Program, this years competition is set to be our biggest one yet!

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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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Zero Gravity and Abrams Artist Heating Up the Market with New Spec “IMAGINARY”

180811_gma_johnson_hpMain_16x9_992 Matt Bereson, Kamron Saraye, and Unique Features are all among the producers taking this into studios!

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Blood List 2018 Announced – This year’s top dark genre screenplays and pilots

Untitled design (4) Kailey Marsh announced list of top 2018 dark genre scripts.

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Verve, Bellevue Painting the Town with Spec “HAPPY LITTLE TREES” Centered on the Feud Between Bob Ross & Bill Alexander

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.36.11 PM Broken Road Productions, Unique Features, and Alexa Faigen are all among the producers taking this into studios!

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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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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A happily married couple’s anniversary celebration goes awry when they find themselves victims of a sinister home invasion.

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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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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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The Tannerbaum Co. Hiring Second Assistant

TBJobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 (The Last OG, Young & Hungry, Two and a Half Men) While it is a “2nd Assistant” position, it’s a small company (four people) and everyone is encouraged to give their thoughts and opinions. Potential room for growth within the company and just generally a great place to work.

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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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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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Weekend Watch Guide – The Hit List / Young & Hungry List Edition – “Social Animals” & “Adrift”

Social Animals Three Writers Who Earned Top 100 Breakout Writer Nods and Two Spec Scripts That Were Voted as the Best Spec Scripts of the Year Hit Theaters This Weekend Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Clafin, Noel Wells, Josh Radnor & Aya Cash.

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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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Netflix Wins the Ryan Reynolds & Michael Bay Spec Package “Six Underground” with a Record-Setting $125 Million Commitment

Netflix The $125 million dollar commitment from Netflix sets the record for a spec package, a record that was also previously set by Netflix just two years ago when they committed $90 million to the Will Smith, David Ayer, Max Landis spec package for Bright.

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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 Alums / Mentors Bisanne Masoud & Talia Gonzalez Join the Writer’s Room for CBS Series “Hawaii Five-0”

Bisanne-Talia Following a season on MTV’s Teen Wolf, and three years on the Rob Thomas series iZombie at CW, LP Alums and Mentors Masoud & Gonzalez have made the jump into the broadcast world joining the ninth season of the fan-favorite CBS series.

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COMING SOON – THE 2018 LAUNCH PAD PILOTS COMPETITION TOP 100!

2018 LPPC Top 100 - SOON Stay tuned… The Top 100 Are On The Way!

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UCP Amongst those Making a Pre-Weekend Play for New Thriller “CLEANSING OF A NATION”

Cleansing of a Nation Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.

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The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Party List and Event Grid – Members List

cannes Beyond the premieres and the film extravaganza, here’s a look at the 13 Days and 100 events taking over the cocktail hours and nightlife of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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SACI Pitch Revs Into the Weekend with Multiple Offers In & More on the Way

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The red hot pitch SACI from Pumpkinhead reboot writer Nate Atkins has the town abuzz going into the weekend, as multiple offers are reportedly already in, with more anticipated as the day continues.

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