In part 3 (of 4) of our interview with Daniel we talk about dream projects and some favorite films and television.
Browsing: THE LAUNCH PAD
In part 2 (of 4) of this interview series we learn what “The Day After Tomorrow” meant to Daniel and how multitasking helps avoid writer’s block.
In part 1 (of 4) we find out who Daniel Turkewitz is, how many scripts he has written, and what he’s willing to do to get noticed.
In the final portion of our four-part interview with Dan Shea we explore his plans for the future and muse on time travel.
In part 3 (of 4) of our Interview with Dan Shea we tackle the big problems (fixing the romantic comedy) and the little problems (the meaning of life).
The Walking Dead, Lost, The Good Wife, The Goldbergs, Fringe, Alcatraz, House, Revolution, Person of Interest, Almost Human, Mockingbird Lane, and the upcoming series Extant are just a few of the television shows our judges got off the ground… and that’s just our new executive bracket! From Bad Robot to Scott Free – WME to Gersh – Bad Hat Harry to Verve – our 25 judges are changing the face of television one pilot at a time.
In part 1 (of 4) of our Interview with Dan Shea we talk about writing contests and his insane writing environment.
And the truth behind “The Little Mermaid.”
Plus, a Fun Little Action / Thriller / Western Portraying the Day to Day in Brisbane.
Check in side to see the Writer of “THE THIRD WHEEL” almost go to war against us at 4AM, explain the “Hunger Games” of the Australia to USA transition, and visually show us the best way of travel across the Pacific.
The latest project to sell from The Launch Pad Competition marks the 4th sale in two months from our finalist scripts!
With this latest sale, our first annual Launch Pad Competition notches its 3rd project sold in two months.
A comprehensive list of the 2013 Launch Pad’s Top 25 feature scripts, showcasing your winners, runners-up, top 10 and semifinalists!
Logline: While it seems like every single bitch they went to high school with is now living ‘happily-ever-after’, two thirty-something best friends put marriage, kids and mortgages on hold in order to chase a different dream – writing the next big novel craze a la Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey… However, with their chance of success fading as fast as their looks, their close bond is fractured when one of them panics and falls for ‘Mr. Right Now’.
Logline: When five-year-old Ryan accidentally kills his own brother with their father’s gun, it rips a hole in the family that never heals. Twenty years later Ryan returns to his blue-collar hometown to make amends, but his reunion with old friends threatens to demolish the fragile new life he’s built for himself.
Logline: An assassin cyborg goes against company protocol after he discovers that his latest mark may hold the key to his humanity.
Logline: In turn of the century London, Jack Wolverton, gentleman thief, specializes in stealing the arcane, the accursed and the occultic. With war about to break out, only he can stop the world’s most powerful artifacts (The Monkey’s Paw, The Hope Diamond and the Portrait of Dorian Gray) from falling into the wrong hands!
Logline: Mark Fallman is sent to prison as an accessory to armed robbery with his murderous partner Bill Walsh. After Fallman is released from prison, he wants only to return to his deceased father’s ranch and set his life straight; but, he finds the ranch lost to foreclosure and his family confined to a trailer home. Succumbing to his emotions, Fallman digs up the cash from the former heist and finds himself confronted by the escaped Bill Walsh.
Logline: When a biographer desperately needs money to pay back a substantial loan, he must trigger the publication of his unreleased biography by finding and killing his subject and idol, a reclusive, ninety-one-year-old fantasy novelist.
Logline: As a young Isaac Newton pursues the affections of a headstrong princess, he seeks to uncover the principles of love using his new system of mathematics. Meanwhile, British spies set their sights on Newton when they learn his equations may predict the future.
Logline: A traumatized sailor must confront the fear that cut short his promising navy career, when he’s forced to pilot a homemade drug submarine.
Logline: Pitched as District B13 or The Warriors with LA street gangs. After his brother is killed, the only white member of a Mexican street gang must survive the city’s 10 Gang Area and a team of corrupt cops to get the evidence his brother was killed for to the courthouse before the trial ends.
Logline: Based on a true story. African-American P.I. Sam Marlowe shows novice writer, Raymond Chandler the realities of detective work, juggling gangsters, corrupt politicians and movie star Jean Harlow to find out who is burning farms on the Arroyo Seco Canyon.
Logline: Based on a true story. An elite US Air Force pilot goes missing transporting a new state-of-the-art bomber across country. Written off as dead to family and friends, he stumbles into a Ranger’s Station fifty-five days later. The USAF labels him an American hero and their new poster boy, which leads to a bidding war for his exclusive story, an Ed Sullivan appearance, tossing out the first pitch at the World Series and parades. Then a simple statement by a rogue reporter creates one of America’s great military mysteries – pitting America against one man and his word.