〉 McChesney is one of over 100 Launch Pad writers signed in just 2 years!
We’re thrilled to announce that 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition alum Sarah McChesney has been signed at by agents Cindy Mintz and Katherine Riley at The Kaplan Stahler Agency! Kaplan Stahler, a one-of-a-kind boutique agency, strives to provide a more focused, personalized approach to client representation.
McChesney is also represented by Scott Stoops and David Baggelaar of Benderspink. Benderspink has also partnered with the Launch Pad to offer a Guaranteed Signing option to contestants, wherein at least one writer from the Feature Contest will be hand-selected by Benderspink for representation.
A 2015 HBOAccess Writers Fellowship winner, McChesney has served as a story editor on a number of Bravo reality shows, including The Real Housewives of Orange County.
She is a writer and improv actor in Los Angeles, and is an alumni of both The Groundlings and The Upright Citizens Brigade. She is also a member of the Jim Henson Company’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored, a live stage show combining puppetry and improvisation.
Her Launch Pad script Shudder Hollow features a young girl who’s invited into a secret society where her and her companions must solve the mystery of their spooky town where children go missing and monsters may be real. In the vein of Nancy Drew, Hollow puts pre-teens at the center of a story with very real danger and convincing scares. Besides reminding us of everything we loved about ‘90s supernatural kids’ series, like Goosebumps or Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the script has the smarts of Veronica Mars.
Besides horror writing, McChesney also writes science fiction and comedy, and she’s passionate about creating intelligent, funny, and adventurous female-driven projects.
Josh Lyons | Associate Editor