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Alongside 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.
Writer 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.
Launch 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.
Writer 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.
Launch 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Logline: A 15-year-old Bronx teenager struggles to escape her father’s sexual abuse without leaving her two little sisters behind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Logline: A brother-sister con artist team pretending to be witch doctors find themselves in need of real help when one of them gets possessed by a very real, very dangerous demon.
Logline: A widowed American diplomat is plunged into IRA intrigue when he travels to Belfast to help negotiate a treaty to end The Troubles, only to find himself falling in love with the lonely wife of an informer at the heart of the conflict.
Logline: The true story of two African American reporters who travel to Mississippi in 1955 to cover the trial of Emmett Till, the young black man whose brutal murder ignited the Civil Rights Movement. After discovering the existence of several key black witnesses, they work with the prosecuting attorney to bring the witnesses to testify amongst threats and racial prejudice.
Logline: After agreeing to take part in a psychology study for the extra cash, a Yale freshman begins to experience strange blackouts, making him realize he’s either losing his mind, or his entire identity.
Logline: In this reversal of the classic “A Christmas Carol” story, the nicest guy in town gets accidentally “Scrooged” and is forced to see how poorly everyone else treated him in Christmases past, present, and future, all the bureaucratic system of heaven attempts to right the mistake before any damage is done.
Logline: Haunted by her experiences in Afghanistan, a young American soldier finds hope and salvation when she joins a small band of veterans fighting the war against illegal ivory poaching in South Africa.
Logline: After getting into a fight at work, a CIA tech guy drunkenly orders a hit on his Cold War throwback colleague, but in the attempt to shut it down, the two men get caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy.
Logline: Trapped in a shrinking air pocket deep beneath the ocean’s surface, the survivors of a plane crash battle to stay alive long enough for the rescue teams to locate them.
Logline: In the dangerous conflict zone of 1979 Belfast, a strong willed punk strives against persecution to create her own nightclub. A safe haven for her misfit friends who, united by their love of music and fashion, are desperate to escape the violence and despair of their war torn city and find their own place to belong.