The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here!
In what became one of our largest and most feverishly fought competitions to date – after several months of reading, judges and partners weighing in, and several writers already finding representation along the way, we, along with our exclusive partners Oil & Cattle Entertainment, Artillery Creative and our mentorship panel of Helen Leigh, Lauren Otero and Zachary Robbins are incredibly proud to present to you the winners of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!
This years competition delivered some of the most talented, diverse, and imaginative spectrums of storytelling we’ve ever seen, including submissions from more than 26 countries, more than 2,500 entries and just shy of 2,900 writers. The quality on display this year was so compelling that it changed how we present our finalists, adding a Top 100 round (top 4% of all entries) into the mix for the first time since we began the Launch Pad just five years ago. Now, as we bring our first competition of the 2018 year to a close, we’re thrilled to look back at the five years of competitions that came before, and the 371 writers who have landed representation, the 127 projects that have found homes, the 59 writers who have been staffed, the 134 appearances on the annual end of year ‘Best of’ lists, and the 6 incredible bidding wars our Launch Pad writers have been a part of since we began.
Now it’s time for our next class of Launch Pad writers to join what has become one of the most exciting, entertaining and professional communities we’ve seen. So, with all of that said, let us now turn our attention toward the future of Hollywood… our 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Winners.