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.
This year’s Top 50 introduce us to a wide range of captivating characters, from unpopular adolescent glowworms to Greek gods struggling with the intricacies of the social media age. Telling stories about the real people who shaped human history, athletes with immense pressure on their shoulders and teenagers just trying to figure things out, these pilots thrive on the strength of the unique, challenging, and lovable characters who give them life.
(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 50, 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 50!