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ISA SPOTLIGHT: WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE HOLLYWOOD 2018 TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY CONTEST

Untitled design (1) Congratulations to Elaine Koh, Annika Pampel and Greg Fortier – winner’s of the 2018 TRMS Hollywood Awards!

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Three-Time Launch Pad Alum John Wikstrom Signs With Verve, Romark and Good Fear

John Wikstrom Announcement As his new spec AMA: Ask Me Anything goes out to the town, Launch Pad Alum John Wikstrom has signed with Verve, Romark Entertainment and Good Fear Film + Management.

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Launch Pad Alum Brian T. Arnold Signs with Verve & Romark Entertainment

Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 2.14.12 PM Two-time Launch Pad alum and winner of the most recent Launch Pad Feature Competition inks with rep teams and readies next project!

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2018 Launch Pad Pilots Top 10 Writer Meg Favreau Signs With Industry Entertainment

Meg Favreau Signing The writer of The Value Shopping Network leverages her hilarious pilot to sign with manager Sarah Dodge at Industry Entertainment.

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2018 Launch Pad Finalist & Mentorship Program Selection Megan Bacharach Signs With Stagecoach Entertainment

2 Two-time Launch Pad Alum and Mentorship Program Selection Megan Bacharach Takes Her Talents and Her Pilot 101 Ways to Be a Better Person to Stagecoach Entertainment.

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Launch Pad Alum Eric Glover Makes it Official – Signs With Zero Gravity Management

1 With his powerful new pilot PANTHERS paving the way into this years pilot competition, Glover lands a new team – signing with Zero Gravity Management.

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Launch Pad Alum Devi Gowni Is Latest Writer to Lands Reps – Signing with Artillery Creative

Devi Gowni Signing Newly minted Launch Pad Top 10 writer Devi Gowni and her script The Marble Tomb land her a new home as she inks with management company Artillery Creative.

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Launch Pad Alum Emily Blake signs with Bellevue Productions

Blake_Bellevue Following Launch Pad, Young & Hungry List, Hit List and Nicholl Appearances, Blake’s Action-Thriller Script “Nobody Lives Forever” Finds Her a New Home With Bellevue!

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Launch Pad Alum Melissa Emery signs with Adrian Garcia of Recon Literary

MelissaEmery-crop With her script phenomenal script COWBOY BOB (pitched as Hell of High Water meets Dog Day Afternoon) propelling her way forward, Melissa joins more than 360 writers who have found reps via the Launch Pad Competition, and the latest to find a home with one of our longtime judges!

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LAUNCH PAD ALUM HEIDI NYBURG SIGNS WITH POLLINATE ENTERTAINMENT

Pollinate%2FNyburg Just after being named to the Top 50 of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her script AETERNUM, Heidi Nyburg has become the latest Launch Pad writer to find representation, signing with Sonia Gambaro of Pollinate Entertainment.

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Industry Closures – The 4th of July / Independence Day Edition

4th of July Industry Closures With Independence Day Falling on a Wednesday This Year, Here’s a Snapshot of Who’s Taking Off Early, Late, or Just for the Day!

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Young & Hungry Scribe Barry Stiglets Inks with Eris Talent Agency & Hits the Town with New Spec

Eris Following his most recent spec sale which saw Joe Dante board to direct Stiglets lands with new reps, hits the market with his next, and signs on to two new projects under Eris’ newly launched Eric Content.

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Launch Pad Alum Sean Collins-Smith Signs with Silent R Management

SeanCollinsSmith-Excerpt With his Lifers Anonymous pilot leading the way, Collins-Smith becomes one of the more than 360 writers who have landed representation coming out of the Launch Pad Program!

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Launch Pad Alum Geoff Bakken Notches Third Launch Pad Nod and Signs with Woolf + Lapin Agency

Geoff-Bakken-crop With three Launch Pad appearances leading the way, and a powerhouse voice on the page, Bakken becomes one of the 360+ writers to land representation coming out of the Launch Pad Competition, and the first from the 2018 pilot competition.

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Launch Pad Alum Denise Meyers Lands With Woolf + Lapin Agency

DeniseMeyers Meyers, who crafted a delicately woven dramatic thriller into the lives of the famed architect Wright, and his wife Mamah, is no stranger to the intricacies of humanity within a dramatic story, as she’d previously written the short film THE DARK OF NIGHT, which was directed by Robin Wright and premiered in the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival with stars Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb.

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Launch Pad Alum Eric Martin Signs with Verve {Exclusive}

EricMartin Eric Martin becomes the latest Launch Pad alum to sign with representation following the recent Launch Pad Feature Competition announcements. Martin, who penned one of the most exciting, action-packed, neo-western thrillers we’ve ever read with his Launch Pad finalist PRESIDIO, has made it official and inked with Adam Levine, Evan Pioch and Nicky Mohebbi of Verve.

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Launch Pad Alum / WGA Winner Kristen Bartlett Signs with Principato-Young Entertainment

kristenbartlett snl excerpt Following an exceptional break-out run that began in late 2016 and included landing a finalist spot in the Launch Pad Pilot Competition for her pilot GILFS, signing with UTA, joining the writers room on “Saturday Night Live”, earning Emmy and WGA nominations, winning a WGA award, being named one of the Top new screenwriters to watch on the 2017 Young & Hungry List, seeing her show “The Dead Dads Club” sell out at the Upright Citizens Brigade, when it comes to Kristen Bartlett, we’re genuinely not sure there’s anything she can’t do!

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Launch Pad Alum Joe Swafford Signs with Aligned Entertainment

JoeSwaffordrecrop Joe Swafford marks the third writer in as many days signed out of our recently announced winners pool of the Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Launch Pad Winner Surjyakiran Das Signs with UTA!

SurjyakiranDas-Crop With his script THE CONFECTION CONNECTION winning one of the top spots in our recently announced Launch Pad Feature Competition, NYU / USC grad Das signs with UTA following a very competitive courting.

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Launch Pad Alum John James Halligan Signs with Recon Literary

JohnHaligan-Crop Following his Top 10 Finish in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Halligan is the latest to land reps coming out of the competition, and is now seeing his script going into agents and producers as it gears up to his the market this week!

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“A Quiet Place” Should Pull Off a Surprise Second Weekend Win over The Rock’s “Rampage”

AQuietPlaceBluntRampage will win Friday with $11.5 million including $2.4 million from Thursday previews, but A Quiet Place should still be able to steal a second weekend victory.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (04.13.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Warner Bros. Hires Former Google Exec Michelle Slavich as EVP of Global Publicity and Strategy

Michelle Slavich WBSlavich is leaving her post as head of entertainment communications for YouTube to join the studio, where she’ll report to Blair Rich, WB’s president of worldwide marketing.

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“The Rider” Filmmaker Chloé Zhao on Writing For and Working With Non-Actors (Interview)

TheRiderBOPZhao’s feature about a badly-injured cowboy, played by real-life cowboy Brady Jandreau, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and has played dozens of film festivals since its Cannes debut.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s “Rampage” to Run Rampant at Box Office This Weekend

RampageTruthOrDareFriday the 13th should give a big boost to last week’s “A Quiet Place” and might keep “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” from completely bombing.

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Cannes Needs Netflix A Lot More Than Netflix Needs Cannes, So Why Can’t the Elitist Film Festival See That?

NetCanThe idea that Cannes is telling filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Paul Greengrass to take their new movies elsewhere is mind-boggling to me. It’s not like Netflix is offering the festival a bunch of Adam Sandler movies. No, the streaming service is offering Cannes the cream of their crop, so to speak, and yet, somehow, that still isn’t good enough.

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“Chappaquiddick” Writers Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan on Separating Truth from Rumor (Interview)

ChappaquiddickWritersThe duo’s first produced screenplay unwraps the mystery surrounding a fateful night for Senator Ted Kennedy in 1969 that would affect the rest of his political career.

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Joel Coen to Support Inclusion Riders After Taking Wife Frances McDormand’s Fiery Words to Heart (Exclusive)

Coens and FranIt’s a relief to see the Coen brothers leading by example when it comes to this important issue. The effort will begin with the Coens’ next project, since their upcoming series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was already in production at Netflix when the inclusion rider movement began gaining traction in Hollywood.

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“Rampage” Director Brad Peyton on Pairing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Giant, Mutated Animals (Interview)

RampageDwayneGeorgeBased on the ‘80s arcade game, the filmmaker behind San Andreas continues his attempt at making “elevated genre” with one of the world’s biggest A-list stars.

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Watch the “Westworld” Team Rickroll the Internet (Video)

WestworldExcerpt Jonathan Nolan and the Westworld team are Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you…

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