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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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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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Launch Pad Alum Joe Swafford Signs with Aligned Entertainment

JoeSwaffordrecrop Joe Swafford marks the third writer in as many days signed out of our recently announced winners pool of the Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Launch Pad Winner Surjyakiran Das Signs with UTA!

SurjyakiranDas-Crop With his script THE CONFECTION CONNECTION winning one of the top spots in our recently announced Launch Pad Feature Competition, NYU / USC grad Das signs with UTA following a very competitive courting.

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Launch Pad Alum John James Halligan Signs with Recon Literary

JohnHaligan-Crop Following his Top 10 Finish in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Halligan is the latest to land reps coming out of the competition, and is now seeing his script going into agents and producers as it gears up to his the market this week!

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Hotel Artemis Drops an Action Packed Trailer Premiere and Jodie Foster Owns it

Hotel Artemis In HOTEL ARTEMIS, set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Jodie Foster plays The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Final Trailer Brings The Horror!

JurassicWorld2Trevorrow It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

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Launch Pad Alum Conor Kyle Signs with Elevate Entertainment (Exclusive)

ConorKyle With his Top 10 script “Peter and the Wolves” landing a lot of interest around town, Kyle lands a manager and is gearing up to share his hauntingly psychological survival tale with the town!

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Why Even the World’s Greatest Directors Are Only as Good as their Scripts (Opinion)

SpielbergScorseseScottZemeckisSteven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and others have had erratic filmographies in their later years, but it’s not because they’re any less talented as filmmakers.

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