What do a Burning Man aficionado, an Air Force dentist, and a Master of Spanish Education have in common? They’re all successful screenwriters, and they’re all mentors in our 2015 Launch Pad Mentorship Program.
Getting your work in front of the right people is an important step in selling a screenplay, and having the right people behind you can make all the difference. This year, we’re proud to present Ian Shorr (Cristo, Capsule, Marble Hornets), Launch Pad Alum Eric Koenig (Matriarch) and Launch Pad Alum Santa Sierra (Chico Grande, In Search of Our Father Sylvester Stallone) as our Feature Writing Mentors.
Ian Shorr, one of the most prolific writers working in the business today, can coach you up before the big pitch. Eric Keonig, whose Launch Pad script Matriarch triggered a bidding war in Hollywood last year, will help you choose your next project. Santa Sierra, who was hired to write one of the first features from Amazon Studio, can guide your burgeoning screenwriting career in an industry that is constantly evolving.
With 66 writers signed in the last two years via the Launch Pad competition we’ve had an amazing run of talent begin their careers here. Now we’re continuing in that tradition with our Mentorship Program, where writers will have the opportunity to receive advice, guidance and critiques from working professionals in the entertainment industry.
Enter our 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition today, and choose the Mentorship option for your chance to have a working professional guide you towards a path to success.