This year’s pilot competition was our biggest competition yet, and we have never had such an amazing collection of scripts to choose from. These winners reflect the best of the best, and we are so excited to introduce them to the industry.
We want to thank our industry judges and partners for their hard work in making these selections, and we also want to thank all of our entrants and finalists for sharing their fantastic scripts.
After months of reading, we are now proud to announce our Overall Winner, Top Comedy Winner, Top Drama Winner, Bad Idea Guaranteed Option Winner, Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner and the three Launch Pad Mentorship Winners.
Congratulations to our winners and to all of our finalists. If you’re looking to view all Top 100 finalists from this year’s competition, you can find the complete list on Coverfly here. Want to receive a notification when the next season opens? Sign up for reminders via Coverfly here.
ALOHA STATE by Alexandra Amadio
OUTER BANKS meets THE OC
After the death of her father, a teenager moves to her mother’s hometown in Hawaii, where she has to adapt to a totally new way of life.
SEXY TEEN SQUAD: UNDERCOVER MONSTER HUNTERS
by Jon Bershad
SCREAM meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Horror movies got it right: ghosts, monsters, and supernatural serial killers are real. And, for some reason, they only want to kill sexy teenagers. To strike back, the government has put together a crack squad of undercover teens, and assigned to travel from town to town and lure the monsters out.
ANGELS OF WAR by Natalie Bergman and Victoria Rau
CALL THE MIDWIFE meets BAND OF BROTHERS
At the start of World War II, a group of American nurses stationed in the Philippines must battle the horrors of combat and find a way to save lives – including their own – under dire circumstances.
Bad Idea Films Guaranteed Option Winner
USERNAME by Barbara Soares
MR. ROBOT meets BLACK MIRROR
After joining an A.I. talent agency where she impersonates a fictional CGI Instagram celebrity, a hacker finds herself at the center of a high-stakes conspiracy when the profile begins enlisting its followers to commit suicide.
Top 10 Bad Idea Guaranteed Option Winner
Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner
EXIT STRATEGY by Brit Wigintton
EUPHORIA meets VERONICA MARS
After her friend’s disappearance, a recent high school graduate receives a mysterious package of clues that leads her and the missing girl’s boyfriend on a quest through the American South for answers.
Top 50 Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner
Mentorship Program Winners
Mentorship Selection – Ahmadu Garba
THE WOODHULL by Lynda Brendish
MRS. AMERICA meets SUFFRAGETTE
A limited series drama based on the true story of Victoria Woodhull’s radical 1872 bid for the presidency, 50 years before women had the vote — and the sex scandals, hubris and patriarchal powers that stood in her way.
Top 100Mentorship Selection – Ahmadu Garba
Mentorship Selection – Kendra Chapman
KING OF LESOTHO by Amadou Diallo
SUCCESSION meets QUEEN SONO
After renouncing his inheritance, the son of an African billionaire is forced to leave behind the life he’s built as a New York City school teacher to confront the family legacy of greed and corruption he’s spent years running away from.
Top 50Mentorship Selection – Kendra Chapman
Mentorship Selection – Sylvia Jones
DUST CHILD by D. Dona Le
BLOODLINE meets LITTLE AMERICA
A half-Vietnamese woman travels to the United States for the first time in search of her American GI father—unlocking two families’ dark secrets and a murderous past in the process.