Launch Pad Alum Joe Swafford Signs with Aligned Entertainment



Three days and three writers signed, as scribe becomes the next writer signed coming out of our recently announced winners pool from the Launch Pad Feature Competition. Swafford has signed with and of .

Swafford’s script ‘Lone Wolf’, which appeared in this years finalists was an immediate town favorite, being favorably compared to Zodiac and Patriot’s Day, while tracking the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing from the perspective of a state trooper and two FBI agents who team up to put the pieces together. The story brings to life a powerful and poignant tale of domestic terrorism, that plays squarely into the political climate of today, all the while delivering impeccably researched fragments scattered amongst the hyper-realistic characters that pull you into the puzzle.

Hailing from St. Louis, Swafford is a Columbia College of Chicago grad who made the jump to in 2017. Following a handful of impressive internships in the management and space he was plucked by none other than Ivan Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren, to work alongside him as an assistant. When not orchestrating moves for the powerhouse man himself, Swafford can be found behind a keyboard neurotically writing his next project.

Swafford is one of the dozen writers who have landed representation following our recent LPFC announcement, and one of more than 350+ that have landed reps in the past five years.

To find out more about the recent Launch Pad Feature Competition scripts and the writers behind them, check out our LPFC Top 100 Alum Booklet we just released this week.



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