Alongside our exclusive competition partners Bad Idea and Recon Literary, we are thrilled to announce the Top 10 Finalists for the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.
The Launch Pad Competitions have led to more than 450 signings, 164 projects set up, 68 writers staffed, 7 bidding wars, and 156 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List. We are thrilled to introduce the newest group of talented Launch Pad writers.
It has never been more difficult to narrow down our finalists, as every one of these projects signals the arrival of a unique new voice. Half of this year’s top 10 come from female writers, and the ten include four half-hour and six hour-long scripts. From absurdist comedy to animated adventures, from hilarious science fiction to gritty crime dramas, these pilots are a fantastic collection of genres, tones and styles.
(As a reminder: If you entered into the Mentorship Program, or signed up to be part of the Guaranteed Signing or Guaranteed Option prizes, regardless of making the Top 10, you are still in contention for those prizes. Those winners are selected from the entire pool of submissions separately from the finalist rounds, and will be announced alongside the winners)
Now, without further ado, let us introduce you to the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Top 10!