Category Archives: Launch Pad Scripts
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.
This year’s finalists come from a wide range of genres, from heart-wrenching period dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, and feature teen sleuths, charming sociopaths, very real magicians, 19th Century gold miners, and everything in between.
Logline: After a disastrous experiment at the world’s leading technology company kills dozens and causes a genius quantum physicist to disappear, a young journalist and her friends attempt to expose the dark secrets of the industry in order to find him.
Logline: As a teenager, Alfred Hitchcock finds his true calling when he interns for a camera-wielding, mysterious priest and is thrown into a world of mystery and murder within the dreary Edwardian district of East London.
Logline: When a prison-transport UFO crashes in a small Ohio town, an adventurous alien soldier and an uptight FBI agent must team up to save the planet from invaders.
Logline: Seven years after a commercial airliner goes missing mid-flight, the forlorn and mentally ill fiancé of the missing co-pilot stabs a Senator, exposing a massive cover-up.
Logline: A 20-something quits his unfulfilling job and records a weekly podcast documenting his journey to find his dream job.
Logline: Two adult siblings see their marriages fall apart and their worlds turned upside at the same time, just as their father remarries.
Logline: After he sees something he shouldn’t have, a government salvager is dumped in the middle of the Sahara amongst all the world’s garbage, and where a resilient society has arisen from the descendants of the homeless people evicted from cities decades earlier. Faced with the savage tribes living within the Wasteland, he’s forced to face his every fear to find a way home alive.
Logline: A cabaret performer in San Francisco’s burgeoning gay underground scene disguises himself as a female entertainer to find his boyfriend who has gone missing in action in the thick of the Vietnam War.
Logline: In the last days of the Cold War, an idealistic CIA agent living undercover in Berlin is caught between his disillusioned wife, his teenage daughter toying with leftist extremism, and a ruthless Russian spymaster determined to expose the emerging New World Order before it’s too late.
Logline: In the near future where time travel has allowed the rescue of refugees from the past, a rookie NYPD officer investigates a series of murders with the help of a fugitive time traveler in a city overrun with people from all across history.
Logline: A mockumentary inside-look at the fierce, cutthroat, high-stakes world of the country’s premiere talent agency… for animal actors.
Logline: A straight cabby living in the Bronx and struggling to support his family is convinced to compete on a reality competition show for drag queens despite opposition from his Nigerian community.
Logline: A Pinkerton Detective sent to investigate a bank robbery in Arizona uncovers a supernatural threat to the town of Tombstone.
Logline: Looking for a quick score, Annie Oakley steals a map that leads her to America’s greatest folk icons in the search for one of the New World’s oldest treasures.
Logline: A wacky Catholic high school elects their new student council, who are immediately put to the test when their plan to introduce a new mascot prompts the old mascot, a beloved teacher, to flee to the woods and blame the new class president for destroying her life.
Logline: As war in Europe looms on the horizon, a lounge singer in 1940s New York schemes to get his own radio show at an upstart station, helped along by his strange, supernatural visions.
Logline: A teenager’s big vacation plans are washed away when she is forced to stay with her aunt and uncle and work at their water park in the summer of 1989.
Logline: Two eccentric sisters leading very different lives in New York struggle to keep their professional and personal lives in order after their fortunes change overnight.
Logline: A tough-as-nails female boxer is about to catch her big break, only to discover that the world of pro boxing and endorsement deals isn’t ready to embrace a gender ambiguous girl, even if she’s a killer in the ring.
Logline: After being widowed, a Spanish socialite hires a female gunslinger to pose as her husband in order to claim her inheritance, all while evading a group of bounty hunters.
Logline: A vampire trying to deal with the monotony of being immortal while in the throes of a mid-after-life crisis searches for love and meaning in the big city. Her efforts, however, are hampered when she kills a man.
Logline: A young couple takes the advice of their unorthodox marriage counselor to live separately while navigating the new rules of their marriage.
Logline: When a meek grad student drowning in student loans moves into a new apartment, she finds herself taking over the black book and subsequent business of the previous tenant—a recently deceased dominatrix.
Logline: A failing real estate agent outside of Roswell, New Mexico is recruited by aliens to help find other human targets for abduction.
Logline: Humiliated, broke, and homeless, a washed up rock star moves back to his coastal Massachusetts hometown.
Logline: After the death of her husband, a Native American woman becomes chief of her tribe. Under pressure to save her impoverished community, she builds a casino, but political and tribal corruption, sexism, and her own inner demons threaten to derail her plans.
Logline: After losing her job, a high-strung businesswoman decides to make a living by complaining to corporations about their products.
Logline: Faced with the threat of losing the family business, the patriarch of a struggling small town funeral home resorts to murder in order to drum up business, but he finds himself in trouble when his unknowing wife starts helping the police investigate the killings.