We’re incredibly thrilled to announce that Good Fear Film + Management, Romark Entertainment and Mentors Dan Benamor, Joe Russo & Matt Leslie have partnered with the 2018 Launch Pad Feature Competition!
Good Fear, who will become the guaranteed signing partner, and Romark Entertainment who will become the guaranteed option partner join the lengthy list of previously announced judges which include agents Adam Perry of APA, Charlie Ferraro of UTA, David Boxerbaum of Verve, Jon Cassir of CAA, Michael LoSasso of Gersh, Nick Hoagland of WME & Sonya Gauthier of Woolf + Lapin Agency, as well as managers Aaron Kaplan of Kaplan Perrone, Adrian Garcia of Recon Lit, Andrea Dimity of Pannon Entertainment, Ari Lubet of 3 Arts Entertainment, Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment, Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment, Jon Huddle of Fourth Wall Management, Josh Dove of Intellectual Property Group, Kailey Marsh of Brillstein Entertainment & Noah Rosen of Writ Large, as well as executives Addison Mehr of Hyde Park Entertainment, Dan Finlay of Chernin Entertainment, Kassee Whitting of AGBO, Kyle Chalmers of Blumhouse, Michael Milberg of Illumination, Rachel Reznick of Weed Road Pictures and Rebecca Feuer of Scott Free on the hunt for the next great writer.
Since 2013 the Launch Pad Competition has led to more than 371 writers signing with representation, 127 projects being set up, 59 writers staffed, 6 bidding wars, and more than 134 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List and Young & Hungry List. But looking beyond the numbers, the Launch Pad Competition has directly led to projects and writers finding homes at Sony, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Warner Bros., Showtime, ABC, AMC, CBS, Fox, Imperative Entertainment, Endeavor Content, Amazon, Legendary, Michael De Luca Productions, Prime Universe, Pascal Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Scott Free, Silver Pictures, Red Wagon Entertainment, Romark Entertainment, Bad Robot, Luckychap, Endgame Entertainment, Platform One, Sonar Entertainment, Blumhouse, Universal Cable Productions, 21 Laps, H-Collective, and dozens upon dozens of others.
The Launch Pad Competition is also the only competition to have partnered exclusively with Oscar, Emmy & BAFTA-winning partners and blockbuster producers such as Ridley Scott, Michael De Luca, Roy Lee & Adrian Askarieh, and to have launched publishing imprints with homes such as Inkshares, and selective guaranteed signing partnerships with places such as UTA, WME, ESA, Paradigm, Circle of Confusion, Good Fear Film + Management, Energy Entertainment, Lee Stobby Entertainment & Bellevue Productions amongst others. And looking beyond the 50+ newly signed writers already in 2018, some of the more recent success stories have included the Scott Derrickson & Misha Green TV series KILL CREEK at Showtime, the Laura Linney TV series at Platform One, the Ed Helms feature project THE CONFECTION CONNECTION, the bidding war for this years feature winner BEAST won by H-Collective, and the Margot Robbie-starring MARIAN at Sony – all projects originating from the Launch Pad!
With the final weeks to enter now upon us, there are promotions now running featuring hundreds of dollars of free add-ons, including free entries into the mentorship, signing or option pools, free memberships to The Tracking Board, and for those who entered before November 8th, up to 50% off all future entries for this competition.