Category Archives: THE LAUNCH PAD

Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 75 From Around the World

2017LPMC Top 75 Announcement 200X133This year’s manuscript competition is brought to you in partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment.

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Endgame Acquires Launch Pad Pilot Competition Winner “Dead Men” by T.A. Snyder

LP Alumni + Endgame DesignThe story follows a local sheriff who bands together with an elite group of soldiers to track down a notorious group of murderers whose plans for revenge could threaten the stability of the government.

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Launch Pad, “Hitman” Producer Adrian Askarieh Partner for Competition’s Guaranteed Option Prize

Launch Pad 2017Prime Universe Films joins a growing list of high-profile industry partners that have included Scott Free Productions, Michael De Luca Productions and Vertigo Entertainment, all of which have optioned projects from previous competitions.

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Launch Pad Alum Derek Asaff Signs with Lee Stobby Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptDerek Asaff, whose pilot scripts The Cure and The End both placed in the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, has signed with Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment.

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Launch Pad Alum Ahmadu Garba Signs with Kaplan-Stahler, Joins Staff of David O. Russell’s Amazon Series (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptAn alum of the Launch Pad Feature Competition, Ahmadu Garba has joined the writing team for David O. Russell’s upcoming and untitled mafia series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. He has also signed with Michael Kolodny of Kaplan Stahler Agency.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Winners of 2017

2017 LPPC Winners Announcement 200x133The Launch Pad Competition in association with our partners Endgame Entertainment and Fourth Wall Management is pleased to announce our winners for the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Launch Pad Top 50 Alum Brandon Martin Signs with Woolf+Lapin (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad alum Brandon Martin has signed with Stephan Dubreuil of Woolf+Lapin. His feature script Slammin’ landed in the Top 50 of last year’s Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum and Winner Jared Laberdesque Signs with Zero Gravity (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptAfter placing as a winner in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with his script Real Gone, and being selected as part of the mentorship prize with Talia Gonzalez, alum Jared Laberdesque has signed with Joe Riley of Zero Gravity Management.

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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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