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 75 pilots will take you all over the globe, from a wacky Hawaiian resort to the secret halls of the Vatican, from a North Korean news station to the bustling streets of Morocco. Spanning such distant settings as the libraries of Oxford in the 1960s, the Royal Palaces of Revolutionary Paris, Black Wall Street in 1920s Tulsa and of course present day Los Angeles, these pilots transport the reader to places both strange and familiar through masterful writing and passionate storytelling.
(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 75, 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 75!