Alongside our exclusive competition partners Bad Idea and Recon Literary, we are thrilled to announce the Top 100 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 proud to welcome a new batch of writers to this prestigious Launch Pad community.
With a mix of hour-long and half-hour formats and genres that run the gamut from dark comedy to over-the-top satire to gritty thrillers and fantastical adventures, this year’s crop of pilots is more exciting and diverse than ever before. This year, fully half of our finalist scripts have a female writer, and our finalists come from multiple countries across the globe.
(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 100, 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 100!