Category Archives: The Launch Pad

In Partnership with Vertigo, Twin Padres, ESA and Bellevue, the Launch Pad Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 50 Features of 2016

200x134 - TOP 50 ANNOUNCEDFollowing several months of reading, re-reading, debating, and tallying scores from our fourth year of the Launch Pad Feature Competition, we, alongside our exclusive competition partners are incredibly thrilled to announce the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition’s Top 50.

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2016 Launch Pad Alum Jay Riedl Signs with APA (EXCLUSIVE)

Jay RiedlJay Riedl, a Launch Pad Alum from our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, has signed with APA. This follows her pilot Snark landing in the Top 25 of last year’s competition and a first signing with Echo Lake Entertainment.

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The Launch Pad Feature Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 75 Feature Scripts of 2016

200x134 - 2016 LPFC - TOP 75 ANNOUNCEDAfter several months of reading, debating and tallying, we, alongside our exclusive competition partners Vertigo Entertainment, Twin Padres Productions, ESA, and Bellevue, are incredibly thrilled to announce the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition’s Top 75.

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Launch Pad Alum Caitlin McCarthy Named One of the Top 100 Indie Writers

caitlin m excerptLaunch Pad Pilot Competition alum Caitlin McCarthy has netted herself on the Top 100 Indie Writers in the World in a new book out by Del Weston and Theresa Weston. The book is the first of two taking readers on a trip through the minds, creativity processes, and lives of some of the most incredible screen and scriptwriters working today.

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The Tracking Board Is Pleased to Announce the Launch Pad Manuscript Winners of the Inkshares Publishing Prize

LPMC 2016 Winners Announced ExcerptThe Tracking Board and its partners Scott Free Productions, Energy Entertainment, and Inkshares are proud to announce the winners of the Inkshares Publishing Prize for our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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Launch Pad Manuscript Writer David Luz Signs with The Muraviov Company (EXCLUSIVE)

David Luz ExcerptDavid Luz, who made it into the Top 25 of the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition with Tallok, has signed with Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company

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Launch Pad Alum Julia Cooperman Signs with Grandview (EXCLUSIVE)

Julia Cooperman ExcerptLaunch Pad writer and alumni Julia Cooper, who wrote the Phantasmagoria pilot script for this year’s pilots competition, has signed with Laura Leonard and Meredith Bajana of Grandview.

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The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition in Partnership with Ridley Scott Is Thrilled to Announce the Manuscript Winners of 2016

LPMC 2016 Winners Announced ExcerptFollowing several months of submissions, reading, and re-reading entries from 24 countries around the world, we, along with our partners Ridley Scott, Inkshares publishing, and Energy Entertainment, are thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition in Partnership with Ridley Scott is Thrilled to Announce the Top 10 Manuscripts of 2016

LPMC 2016 Top 10 ExcerptFollowing months of reading submissions that originated from several countries and genres, we, alongside our partners Ridley Scott, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, are incredibly proud to announce the fourth round of finalists in our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition in Partnership with Ridley Scott is Thrilled to Announce the Top 25 Manuscripts of 2016

LPMC 2016 Top 25 Announced ExcerptFollowing months of reading submissions that originated from several countries and genres, we, alongside our partners Ridley Scott, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, are incredibly proud to announce the third round of finalists in our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition in Partnership with Ridley Scott is Thrilled to Announce the Top 50 Manuscripts of 2016

LPMC Top 50 - white excerptFollowing months of reading submissions that originated from several countries and genres, we, alongside our partners Ridley Scott, Inkshares and Energy Entertainment, are incredibly proud to announce the second round of finalists in our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Adam Beal Signs with Salt Model & Talent Agency (EXCLUSIVE)

Salt AgencyLaunch Pad alum Adam Beal has signed with Ami Manning of Salt Model & Talent Agency. His pilot Rental earned an honorable mention for this year’s Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum and “SNL” Writer Kristen Bartlett Signs with UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

kristenbartlett snl excerpt 2016 Launch Pad alum Kristen Bartlett has recently signed with Mackenzie Roussos, Jonathan Levy, and Gregory McKnight of UTA. Earlier this year, she signed with Brillstein and was also hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live.

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Comedy Pilot “The Ardenworth Files” From Peter Limm Earns TB Recommends (EXCLUSIVE)

Peter Limm excerptThe original comedy pilot, pitched as Encyclopedia Brown meets House, depicts a genius thirteen year-old college graduate who, looking to prove herself, starts a detective agency with her best friend.

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TB Recommends: The Ardenworth Files

tb recommends cropPeter Limm’s comedy pilot The Ardenworth Files, pitched as Encyclopedia Brown meets House, has become the fourth TB Recommends of 2016!

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The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition in Partnership with Ridley Scott is Thrilled to Announce the Top 75 Manuscripts of 2016

LPMC Top 75 - white excerptFollowing three months of reading submissions that originated from 24 different countries and covered every genre known to man, we, alongside our partners Ridley Scott, Inkshares and Energy Entertainment, are incredibly proud to announce the first round of finalists in our inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Caitlin McCarthy Signs With Barry Krost Management (EXCLUSIVE)

caitlin m excerptLaunch Pad alum Caitlin McCarthy has signed with Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management. McCarthy recently appeared as a finalist in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her original drama pilot Free Skate.

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2016 Launch Pad Alum Kristen Bartlett Joins SNL, Signs With Brillstein Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

kristenbartlett snl excerpt 2016 Launch Pad alum Kristen Bartlett has been hired to write for Saturday Night Live ahead of the iconic variety show’s 42nd season premiere and has signed with manager Brandon Stein of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Bartlett was a finalist in this year’s LPPC with her original comedy pilot GILFs.

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The 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition Final Deadline Is Wednesday!

Excerpt Image newThe FINAL deadline for our 2016 feature competition is this Wednesday, September 21! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the competition that in just three years has helped over 160 writers get signed, 54 writers set up projects, 21 earn staff writing jobs for major networks, and sparked three studio bidding wars.

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition Winners

“WINNERSA comprehensive list of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilot Competition scripts showcasing your winners, runners-up, top 10 and semifinalists!
(All categories are listed alphabetically by pilot script title)

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition: Announcing The Overall Winners, Guaranteed Signing Winner, and Mentorship Selections!

WINNERS ANNOUNCED EXCERPTWe’re pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition including the Best Comedy, Best Drama, and our Overall Winner! Plus, we’re announcing the writers who have been selected to join our 2016 Pilots Mentorship Program and the winner of our Guaranteed Signing prize with Lee Stobby Entertainment!

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Launch Pad Alum Laura Bensick Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

Laura Bensick Pro PicLaura Bensick, whose original drama pilot The Mother recently landed in the Top 10 of the LPPC, has signed with UTA agents Amanda Burnett, Charles Ferraro, and Greg Iserson. The LPPC overall winners will be announced Wednesday afternoon.

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition: Announcing The Top 10!

TOP 10 ANNOUNCED excerptWith 24 of this year’s writers now signed, and more than 160 since the Launch Pad Competition began just three years ago, we’re incredibly thrilled to present the pilots our judges deemed the Top 0.5% overall, and will now begin voting to decide who will become our Overall, Drama, and Comedy Winners.

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Launch Pad Alum Annabel Seymour Signs With Tom Carter Of Artillery Creative (EXCLUSIVE)

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Annabel Seymour, who entered the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her hilarious comedy pilot #1 Fan, has signed with manager Tom Carter of Artillery Creative.

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Introducing The 2016 Launch Pad Competition Mentors

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From best-selling authors, blockbuster writers, hot up-and-comers, industry innovators and story trendsetters, we introduce to you the Mentors who will be joining Ridley Scott, Roy Lee, Jeremy Garelick, Inkshares, Energy Entertainment, Bellevue, ESA & more for our 2016 Launch Pad Manuscript and Launch Pad Feature Competitions.

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition: Announcing The Top 25!

TOP 25 ANNOUNCED excerptWith stories filled with hope, despair, engagements, deaths, aliens, sociopaths, fairytales, sci-fis, vampires, empresses, high school, adulthood, ice-skating, baseball and believe it or not… curling, we are proud to introduce our Top 25 Launch Pad Pilots Competition Semi-finalists.

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Launch Pad Alum Jimmy Mosqueda Signs With Energy Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Jimmy Mosqueda ExcerptWriter Jimmy Mosqueda, a Launch Pad alum, has signed with Angelina Chen and Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. His pilot,Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Emmy Nominated Launch Pad Alum Rowan Wheeler Signs With One Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Rowan Wheeler ExcerptIt is our pleasure to announce that Rowan Wheeler has recently signed with Greg Weiss of One Entertainment. Wheeler, whose pilot Socio-Pam placed in the Top 50 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, was nominated for an Emmy Thursday for her work on the reality series Born This Way.

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Energy Entertainment Signs Launch Pad Alum Stephen Simpson (EXCLUSIVE)

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Stephen Simpson has signed with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment shortly after his original drama pilot – a reimaginging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – placed in the Top 75 of the LPPC.

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Launch Pad Alum Justin Jacobs Signs With Tom Carter Of Artillery Creative (EXCLUSIVE)

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Justin Jacobs, who entered the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with his thrilling sci-fi pilot The Game, has signed with manager Tom Carter of Artillery Creative.

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