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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 ALUM HEIDI NYBURG SIGNS WITH POLLINATE ENTERTAINMENT

Pollinate%2FNyburg Just after being named to the Top 50 of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her script AETERNUM, Heidi Nyburg has become the latest Launch Pad writer to find representation, signing with Sonia Gambaro of Pollinate Entertainment.

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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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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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ANNOUCING THE TOP 50 PILOTS OF 2018 – THE LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION

2018 LPPC Top 50 From roughly 3,000 Entries to a Freshly Announced Top 50, Take a Look at the Next Round of Finalists in the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

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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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Launch Pad Alum Sean Collins-Smith Signs with Silent R Management

SeanCollinsSmith-Excerpt With his Lifers Anonymous pilot leading the way, Collins-Smith becomes one of the more than 360 writers who have landed representation coming out of the Launch Pad Program!

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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 Alum Jenny Deiker Joins the Writer’s Room for Fox’s “The Resident”

Jenny Deiker - crop A Launch Pad Winner, Young & Hungry List Alum, Bitch List Alum, and 2018 Fox Writers Lab Selection, Deiker is Set to Bring Her Talents to the Sophomore Season of Fox’s Medical Drama.

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Launch Pad Alum Denise Meyers Lands With Woolf + Lapin Agency

DeniseMeyers Meyers, who crafted a delicately woven dramatic thriller into the lives of the famed architect Wright, and his wife Mamah, is no stranger to the intricacies of humanity within a dramatic story, as she’d previously written the short film THE DARK OF NIGHT, which was directed by Robin Wright and premiered in the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival with stars Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb.

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Launch Pad Alum Eric Martin Signs with Verve {Exclusive}

EricMartin Eric Martin becomes the latest Launch Pad alum to sign with representation following the recent Launch Pad Feature Competition announcements. Martin, who penned one of the most exciting, action-packed, neo-western thrillers we’ve ever read with his Launch Pad finalist PRESIDIO, has made it official and inked with Adam Levine, Evan Pioch and Nicky Mohebbi of Verve.

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Launch Pad Alum / WGA Winner Kristen Bartlett Signs with Principato-Young Entertainment

kristenbartlett snl excerpt Following an exceptional break-out run that began in late 2016 and included landing a finalist spot in the Launch Pad Pilot Competition for her pilot GILFS, signing with UTA, joining the writers room on “Saturday Night Live”, earning Emmy and WGA nominations, winning a WGA award, being named one of the Top new screenwriters to watch on the 2017 Young & Hungry List, seeing her show “The Dead Dads Club” sell out at the Upright Citizens Brigade, when it comes to Kristen Bartlett, we’re genuinely not sure there’s anything she can’t do!

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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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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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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition Unveils Winners

2The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally come! The Launch Pad Competition, in association with our partners Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, is thrilled to announce our winners for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Aaron W. Sala Signs With Verve and Madhouse Entertainment

Aaron W SalaHis original screenplay Beast follows a woman facing off against a bloodthirsty beast after her plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Launch Pad Alum David Case Signs With Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions

David Case LP AlumHis original screenplay The Noble Woman tells the remarkable true story of a 16th Century French noblewoman who must fight to survive under impossible conditions when she and her lover are marooned on a remote Canadian island during an expedition to the New World.

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Launch Pad Alum Amber Alexander Signs With Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions

Amber Alexander BellevueHer fantasy-romance manuscript Beautifully Damned is described as a cross between Twilight and True Blood. The YA story follows two immortal beings who are living as teenagers as they fight to find each other while struggling against the systematic persecution of humans with magical powers.

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition Unveils Top 10

1As part of our exclusive partnership with Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, The Tracking Board is incredibly pleased to announce the Top 10 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

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Launch Pad Alum Nicolina Torres’ “This Red Fire” Scooped Up By Greg Silverman’s Stampede Ventures

StampedeExcerptThe film follows small-town sheriff Evie Hartley who arrives to find the entire town murdered, except for two missing young siblings. The project hails from Launch Pad’s Nicolina Torres and is the first announcement from Silverman’s new company.

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Launch Pad Alum Miley Tunnecliffe Signs With Management Company Fictional Entity

Miley TunnecliffeTunnecliffe, who hails from Australia, first made a splash stateside with her original screenplay The Grow House, which earned her a spot in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition Unveils Top 25

200x133 2017 LPFC Image (Top 25)Alongside our exclusive partners Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, The Tracking Board is incredibly pleased to announce the Top 25 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition Unveils Top 50

200x133 2017 LPFC Image (TOP 50)The Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, are incredibly pleased to announce the TOP 50 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

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TRACKING BOARD’S LAUNCH PAD FEATURE COMPETITION UNVEILS TOP 75

200x133 2017 LPFC ImageThe Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, is pleased to announce the Top 75 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Byron Burton Signs With Zero Gravity Management

Byron Burton Zero GravityBurton is currently developing an animated series, The Gang’s All Here, with voice acting and directing legend Rob Paulsen, whose credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Rick and Morty.

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Winners

Our top manuscripts were penned by debut authors and best-sellers alike, and passion for their craft and their stories is evident on every page.

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DEATH’S DETECTIVE – Marie Steel (Launch Pad)

Logline: A private investigator is recruited by a Grim Reaper to solve the mysterious murder of one of his deathly colleagues.

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