Category Archives: THE LAUNCH PAD

Launch Pad Manuscript Alum Namina Forna Signs with Madeline Milburn Literary (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptAfter her manuscript The Nine Graves of Geraldine Grey landed in the Top 75 of the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition last year, Namina Forna has signed with Alice Sutherland-Hawes of Madeline Milburn Literary Agency.

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Launch Pad Alum Rohit Kumar Joins “13 Reasons Why” Writing Team and Signs with Verve (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad alum Rohit Kumar, whose script Greyshore earned the Top Drama prize in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition, has joined the writing team for Season 2 of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. He has also newly signed with Verve.

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Launch Pad Alum Evan McNamara Signs with Woolf+Lapin (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptEvan McNamara, a two-time Launch Pad alum, has signed with Stephan Dubreuil of Woolf+Lapin. Last year, he placed in the Top 25 of both the Launch Pad Feature and Manuscript Competitions with his projects Red Winter and Bridge of the Americas.

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Launch Pad Alum Odin Ozdil Signs with Pollinate Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptOzdil’s script Tech & Stryker generated considerable buzz from the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition where it placed in the Top 75. The script received high marks for its fun and smart premise and was praised by judges for its innovate action set pieces, and the hilarious dynamic between the story’s two polar opposite leads.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 10 Scripts of 2017

2017 LPPC Announcement 200x133 (2)From stories about a group of nuns trying to stop the apocalypse, a hilarious spin on Jane Eyre, an alternative sci-fi twist on the 50s, a comedic look at teen angst in the 1600s, to a gritty sheriff out for revenge, take a look inside to find out which 10 scripts made it all the way to the top.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 25 Scripts of 2017

2017 LPPC Announcement 200x133Alongside our competition partners Endgame Entertainment and Fourth Wall Management, we’re thrilled to present our Top 25 picks for the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Jai Brandon Signs with 3 Arts Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad alum Jai Brandon has signed with manager Will Rowbotham of 3 Arts Entertainment. Brandon’s Launch Pad Feature Competition script Whispers from the Watchtower won him a spot in the 2016 LPFC Top 10.

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Launch Pad Alum Mary Cardenas Signs with Elevate Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptWriter Mary Cardenas has signed with Elevate Entertainment manager and partner Jenny Wood. Cardenas’s pilot Bus League Knocks earned a Top 25 spot in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 50 Scripts of 2017

2017 LPPC Announcement 200x133 (1)Together with our exclusive competition partners Endgame Entertainment and Fourth Wall Management, we are thrilled to announce the Top 50 for the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 75 Scripts of 2017

2017 LPPC Announcement - Top 75 - ExcerptAlongside our exclusive competition partners Endgame Entertainment and Fourth Wall Management, we are incredibly thrilled to announce the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition’s Top 75.

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Launch Pad Alum Cynthia Furey Signs with The Gotham Group (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptWriter Cynthia Furey has signed with The Gotham Group managers Peter McHugh and Tony Gil. Furey’s pilot Boy Up earned a Top 25 spot in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins Signs with Stagecoach Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins has signed with Stagecoach Entertainment managers Evan Lewis and Steve Smith. Perkins’s script, Derby City, was a standout from the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition and finished in the Top 3.

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Launch Pad Alum Jimmy Mosqueda Signs with Bellevue Entertainment (Exclusive)

Jimmy Mosqueda ExcerptWriter Jimmy Mosqueda has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Entertainment. Mosqueda’s pilot, Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Launch Pad Finalist Irina Ivanova Signs With Energy Entertainment (Exclusive)

Irina Ivanova ExcerptLaunch Pad alum Irina Ivanova has signed with Brooklyn Weaver at his own Energy Entertainment. Ivanova joins the ranks of over 200 writers who have secured representation from the competition since 2013.

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Launch Pad Finalist Steve Isles Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

SteveIsles - thumb Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.

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ANGELS OF THE DEEP – James L. Head (Launch Pad)

Logline: In the near future, a submarine war games exercise turns into an all-out battle for the fate of the world when one side unexpectedly starts fighting for keeps, and an elite squadron of North American sub-fighter pilots are the last line of defense.

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WOULD YOU LIKE AN EXTRA SHOT? – Johnny Griffith (Launch Pad)

Logline: After an unsuccessful robbery, a thief accidentally kidnaps a woman with Alzheimer’s, leading the woman’s daughter on a wild chase to save her.

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THE WORLD LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS! – J.J. Wheeler (Launch Pad)

Logline: A washed up competitive diver whose greatest failure made him a Youtube sensation attempts to rehabilitate his image by entering a lifeguarding competition with a team of misfits.

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AMARA, 15 – Hannah Leshaw (Launch Pad)

Logline: A 15-year-old Bronx teenager struggles to escape her father’s sexual abuse without leaving her two little sisters behind.

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WOE TO THE WICKED – Chris Dennis (Launch Pad)

Logline: When the arrival of a mysterious stranger leads to the death of a drug lord’s brother, the residents of a small town must band together to survive by standing up to the drug cartel that has been abusing and killing them for years.

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ADAM & EVE – David Kushner (Launch Pad)

Logline: In a future where all men and women are unable to reproduce, a stoner accidentally grows a strand of weed that allows him to fertilize the first human embryo in years, and must team up with a straight-laced procreation scientist to combat the android forces determined to annihilate the human race.

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WITHOUT PREJUDICE – Kenlon Clark & William Rubio (Launch Pad)

Logline: The incredible true story of one of the nation’s first African-American female lawyers who overcame racism and gender bias, risking both her job and her life, to bring down the most infamous gangster in New York City’s history.

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ACTUAL VAMPIRE KEANU REEVES – Ashley Moon (Launch Pad)

Logline: When her coworker disappears, a pop culture nerd discovers that Keanu Reeves is a murderous vampire who may have something to do with her mother’s death, and that she is his next target.

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WHISPERS FROM THE WATCHTOWER – Jai Brandon (Launch Pad)

Logline: When his daughter goes missing, a popular radio talk show host and professional skeptic must work with a psychic in a last ditch attempt to get his child back.

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WHERE DEVILS ROAM – Nathan Wilcoxen (Launch Pad)

Logline: A scarred Pittsburgh cop turned private detective is brought back to his West Virginia hometown to investigate the disappearance of a reclusive heiress’s granddaughter 30 years earlier after, when the girl’s body is finally discovered.

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VIOLET – Scott Thomas (Launch Pad)

Logline: Fleeing from her abusive husband in the dark of night with her young daughter in tow, a woman moves back into her childhood home. But it’s there she realizes the horror isn’t over, and that the sadistic imaginary friend she had as a child is very real, and plans to trap her in the house where they can play forever.

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VILNA – Matt Huston (Launch Pad)

Logline: After the Nazis invade Lithuania, a band of rebels comes together in the capitol of Vilna to resist the massacre of their country’s people. Inspired by the true story of the man who formed the resistance, and his descent from a man of peace to a man of vengeance.

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THE UN-CROWD – Scott Thomas (Launch Pad)

Logline: After an explosion at a nearby military base turns a teenage boy and his neighbors into zombies with no cannibalistic tendencies, he and the others are reluctantly reintroduced to society. But when one of his undead friends goes “full zombie” and eats a girl, their uneasy truce is put in jeopardy, and he fears he may be destined to be a monster after all.

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THE TWILIGHT TOURIST – Charles Hopkins (Launch Pad)

Logline: When a reserved college freshman orders party drugs over the deep web from a dealer who resorts to extreme measures when his customers do not pay, he triggers a chain reaction that embroils his impressionable girlfriend, his closeted buddy, and a local detective with criminal fetishes.

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A NECESSARY ACT OF VIOLENCE – John Torma (Launch Pad)

Logline: When an army vet is framed for his wife’s murder, he must to go on the run with his stepdaughter to protect her. But when he discovers that both the police and a local fracking tycoon are responsible, he must turn back and avenge his wife’s death.

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