The 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.
J.J. Abrams is continuing to add more to his TV slate with an adaptation of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a memoir Amy Silverstein. Bad Robot acquired the book in a competitive situation and is set to develop it into a limited series.
After 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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HBO is developing a biopic of pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux that has Tyler Perry on board to star. It’s based on the 2007 biography “Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker” by film historian Patrick McGilligan. (Variety)
Universal Pictures has set Malcolm D. Lee to direct Night School, an action comedy that will star Kevin Hart. The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the long-shot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. (Deadline)
Jerry O’Connell is joining the force is set to star opposite Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Chicago P.D.) in AXN’s latest straight-to-series drama Carter. O’Connell will star as Harley Mackay in the light-hearted procedural about a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Former Royal Pains star Paulo Costanzo has been cast as a series regular opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Season 2 of ABC’s drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. (Deadline)