Vargas’ Launch Pad script THE FIGHTING GIRLFRIEND is a war drama that tells the incredible true story of Mariya Oktyabrskaya, a woman who after her husband was killed by the Germans in WWII convinced Stalin to make her the first-ever female tank commander, and in doing so became a beacon of hope for all of the Russian people. Described as FURY meets G.I. JANE, our readers singled out the script for its “vivid war scenes, gut-wrenching moments and an astounding, powerful woman at the center,” calling it “a muscular and skillful true story begging to be seen on the big screen.
No stranger to the Launch Pad family, Vargas was also a Top 25 finalist in the 2017 pilots competition for his drama pilot THE REZ. In addition to his Launch Pad successes, Vargas has worked several assistant jobs in the industry, including most recently serving as a writer’s assistant on CBS All Access’s reboot of THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
With this signing, Vargas joins over 415 Launch Pad writers who have found representation since the competitions began, continuing the long tradition of Launch Pad success.
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