Fresh off being named to the Top 100 of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilots competition Sean Collins-Smith has become the latest Launch Pad alum to find representation, signing with Jewerl Ross of Silent R Management.
Collins-Smith’s Launch Pad script LIFERS ANONYMOUS, which is being pitched as Forever meets Jessica Jones, centers on a private detective whose misguided wish for immortality has left her disillusioned and cynical decades later. The pilot has been noted for its deft balances its darker impulses with a thread of genuine humor and heart. Superb mystery plotting, innovative structure and Collins-Smith’s authentic and original voice made this pilot stand out to our readers as a highlight of the 2018 competition.
A former midnight crime journalist and current journalism professor in Richmond, Virginia, Collins-Smith previously earned a finalist spot for his script End of Life in the 2017 Austin Film Festival’s AMC One-Hour Pilot competition, and earlier this year was selected as an ISA Fast-Track Fellowship winner.
Collins-Smith joins the more than 360 writers woh have landed representation coming out of the Launch Pad Program, and is currently a finalist in the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.