Launch Pad Recommends Writer Bandar Albuliwi Signs With ESA (EXCLUSIVE)


Bandar Albuliwi ESA


〉 Albuliwi becomes 157th Launch Pad alumni to sign since 2013.

Just days after being announced as the latest TB Recommended writer for his , newcomer has signed with , , and of ESA. Albuliwi marks the 17 th of 18 recommended to land representation via the TB Recommends program, and joins more than 150 Launch Pad Alum who have been signed since the program began.

Pitched as Homeland meets Greek, Albuliwi’s pilot follows a young Muslim man who finds himself recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a suspected terrorist cell at Columbia University. However in the process, he finds that he may be in too deep, and ultimately may become radicalized himself.

Selected by our professional readers as a double recommend (writer and ), Radicalized showcased strong, coherent writing, which depicts and explores relevant themes and ideas, while displaying vivid imagery and bringing to life a challenging, yet provocative premise.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Albuliwi is a graduate of the American Institute Conservatory where he received a MFA in Directing, as well as a recipient of the 2009 Academy of Arts & Sciences Directing fellowship for his work on the television series, Brothers. As a director, his feature debut Peace After Marriage was awarded the Promise Award from the Tribeca  Festival.

ESA is no stranger to our LP Alums, having signed multiple over the years, including Christopher Basler who wrote The Governess. ESA has also signed on as a partner for our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition, and will sign at least one writer from that competition in the Fall.

Congratulations Bandar!

Read more about Albuliwi and his TB Recommended script, Radicalized, and check out the complete list of writers who made the 2016 LPPC Top 50.

The for the 2016 Launch Pad Manuscript and Features Competition are open! Learn more about the Launch Pad Competition!

Albuliwi is repped by ESA.

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