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A comprehensive list of all of our Launch Pad Television Alumni and their pilot scripts.

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ANOTHER/WORLD

Logline: Set in the cutthroat world of 1970′s daytime TV, an aging superstar must battle against a network’s attempt to oust her from a popular television show she starred in for twenty years.
Writer: Tony Lippera
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Chemical Imbalance – Matt Bass
Why you
should read:
An incredibly strong pilot that dangles talent and awards bait. Great writing that just lets the drama bleed off the page. Has all of the makings of a great cable, pay cable series ready to fill the hole that will be left once Mad Men is retired. Serialized, glamorous, and addictive.
MAD MEN meets NASHVILLE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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BLOOD TIES

Logline: The story of two men, one the favored son of a Chicago Crime Family and the other a second generation Chicago police officer, whose lives get thrown into chaos when they discover they were intentionally switched at birth.  As both men discover where their true blood ties lie, they must decide which side of the law their loyalties will lie.
Writer: Tristan Thai
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Jon Kanak Management – Jon Kanak
Why you
should read:
Exceptionally written story and characters grounded in a network friendly procedural that has years of potential storytelling packed into it. This is the kind of series a network will build a night around for the next decade. An equally tense, dramatic and action-packed series built for massive audience appeal. THE SHIELD meets THE DEPARTED.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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BUSCONE

Logline: A twist on cartel wars. Brings us into an original, unexplored world of “Buscones” or “street agents” that run like the mafia; but their “product/traffic” are young boys grooming them to be baseball major leaguers.
Writer: Jeff Storms
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Jon Kanak Management – Jon Kanak
Why you
should read:
Imagine Jerry Maguire working for the Sopranos. And that’s just one of our characters. Smart, soapy, love triangles, drama, baseball, all under the radar of the law, and all centered on the pursuit of the American dream. Want relatable? Check out Dodgers player “Yasiel Puig’s story, and what he had to go through to become one of todays hottest baseball players in the world. RAY DONOVAN meets BANSHEE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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COLLAPSE

Logline: High-concept drama about the origin of a robot apocalypse. In a dystopian future, human-like androids are under attack from the humans they’ve been created to serve until they decide enough is enough and begin to fight back.
Writer: Nti Aning
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
A big event series that easily fits network or cable, and brings new ideas and perspectives to a familiar setting. Fun, action and sci-fi mixed in with emotionally impacting storylines, and a fresh voice delivering it all on the page. ALMOSH HUMAN meets CHILDREN OF MEN.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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COSMO’S

Logline: A robot, an alien, and a time traveler walk into a bar— and then start working there? A raunchy live-action geekfest about three extraordinary beings in one ordinary place.
Writer: Asmin Pathare
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Meshing similar comedic elements of hit series’ into a smart, yet equally highbrow/lowbrow comedic world. A perfect blending of intelligence and dick and fart jokes appealing to MIT grads and stoners alike. Live action or animation friendly.
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA meets THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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DISCOVERIES

Logline: An archeological dig leads to a shocking discovery that proves time travel is not only possible, but that the Russians accomplished the feat in the 80’s (resulting in the Chernobyl catastrophe). Now a U.S. crash project must immediately begin endeavors to study and surmount the achievement.
Writer: Curtis Burdick & Scott Burdick
Genre: | Sci-Fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
The show has an excellent premise and structure and the pilot lays the foundation for several seasons worth of self-contained episodic as well as ongoing serial story arcs. The strong characters are enough to keep you interested in the pilot and story, but luckily that is far from this script’s only strength, as the overall high quality of writing made this teleplay a pleasure to read. QUANTUM LEAP meets FRINGE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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DOUBLES

Logline: Story of two twin sisters who are complete opposites, trying to make it in the city without killing each other.
Writer: Kassia Miller
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
This script screams network hit. Two great female leads, perfect for showing comedic chops, a fresh take on a successful dynamic, and it’s based on the writer’s life… kind of. Twins in NYC – go! BROAD CITY meets 2 BROKE GIRLS.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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EREBUS

Logline: Centers on an exploration team sent to the South Pole for a routine research run, who are caught amidst a sudden volcanic explosion and an unidentified object below the ice. Now they must fight for their survival in the most desolate place on earth.
Writer: Eliot John Hagen
Genre: Sci-Fi |
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Big network-geared event series that mixes action, adventure, drama and mystery into the closest thing we’ve seen to Lost since Lost. Endless potential, strong characters, and a storyline that caters to weekly cliffhangers, and appointment viewing.
LOST meets THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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FULLTIME DAD

Logline: Story of a recently-unemployed single dad in NYC, who suddenly has to take care of his teenage son, who has now been kicked out of every school in the state of Florida.  Two generations struggling to figure out what they want to do with their lives at the same time.
Writer: Scott C. Reynolds
Genre: Comedy | Coming-of-age
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Super-relatable comedy that works for the 18-24 & the 30+ demo. Alone, the premise of two men trying to figure their lives out and grow the hell up is great. But make them father and son and it’s damn near perfect. But it’s not all just fun and games, buried underneath the laughs is a genuine and heartfelt story of a father and son trying to connect, and dare I say, learn together. TWO AND A HALF MEN meets ABOUT A BOY.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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GARRET GOES TO WASHINGTON

Logline: When a rich, privileged teenager is kicked out of his eighth boarding school, he’s sent to live with his blue collar relatives in Tacoma, Washington.
Writer: Ted Sperling
Genre: Comedy | Coming-of-age
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Angelina Chen
Why you
should read:
Network ready series with incredible casting potential and a fun, familiar and relatable theme. The pitch of this series being “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” in reverse really does all the selling this one needs. What kind of person doesn’t want to read that?
THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR but in reverse.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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GROWING UP MORALES

Logline: For the Morales family, every day is a new adventure. Growing up latino just makes it all the more interesting. When JJ, the middle child of a low-income Latino family earns a scholarship to a prestigious private school, he is forced to find the balance between his over-the-top dysfunctional family at home and this new elite world he’s been invited into.
Writer: Santa Sierra
Genre: Comedy | Coming-of-age | Family
Representation: Signed by ICM – Brandy Rivers
Signed by Luber/Roklin Entertainment – Bryan Brucks
Why you
should read:
The writer not only manages to successfully mix several characters into this wonderfully dramatic tale, but manages to do so so masterfully that you never lose sight of the main story, or the laughs it delivers on. From the crazy short-tempered, holy-water tossing mother at home, to the older and younger siblings always making JJ’s life more difficult, it’s the family at it’s core that makes you fall in love with this script, and the writer’s ability to keep us both nostalgic, and eager for more that puts this pilot at the top of our must read pile!
MODERN FAMILY meets BLACKISH.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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INHERITANCE, THE

Logline: The repercussions of a political visionary’s personal sins rip through the Cavanaugh family as they continually struggle to prevent the sins of the past generations from being inherited by the next.
Writer: Katiedid Langrock
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Smart, strong and intriguing with incredibly meaty award ready roles built in. Built for cable but with the potential to be easily adjusted for a network looking to add some edge, or a pay cabler looking to win some Emmys. SOPRANOS meets HOUSE OF CARDS.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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JUMP

Logline: Story of a time travel agency that recruits young people with nothing to lose to “jump” into the past and alter tragic events in their clients’ lives. However, these “jumpers” are just as lost and broken as the people they’re trying to help, and their dark pasts often lead to problems – both on missions and within the team.
Writer: Andrew Bumstead
Genre: Sci-Fi |
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
An exciting twist on time travel hidden in the body of a network-ready series akin to Alias. Excellent drama, great casting potential, and the type of show fans will flock together for. Lots of fun, great characters, and a genuinely exciting ride! ALIAS meets LOOPER.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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KNIVES

Logline: After leaving his post as an Army medic to take over his parents’ struggling butcher shop in Boston’s North End, Alex ends up trapped in a lifestyle he tried to escape and is forced to become a doctor for the mob in order to keep the family business afloat.
Writer: Nick Moceri
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
A twist on the idea of a mob series perfectly molded for a network fit. An incredible lead that could lure a star, or that will launch a star. The pilot does a brilliant of bringing the family, loyalty and drama aspects we expect from great mob dramas, but delivers them inside a tailor-made, character-driven series built to be a hit! HOUSE meets THE DEPARTED.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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LADYBOY

Logline: A recent post-op transgender from Thailand moves to Manhattan in hopes of starting fresh as a girl and finding the man of her dreams. She meets her fairy gay godfather and together they go on a quest to discover their own identity and their other halves.
Writer: Jason Romaine & Pantida Vanasirikul
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
A comedy unlike any you’ve ever read. At first glance, you’re going to read it out of curiosity, needing to see how they deal with the incredibly original subject matter. By the end of it, you’re going to realize you just spent the past 30 minutes smiling, laughing, and having a hell of a ride. Forget big blanket statements, or criticisms, and judgments, this is a show that is incredibly unique and exciting, but at its core is simply about a girl trying to follow her dreams.
GIRLS meets THE L WORD.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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LEMONS

Logline: A sweet, innocent and neurotic nurse sets out to make even the worst situations in her small town better, starting with the scathing Yelp review one of the inmates wrote about her care in the local municipal prison.
Writer: Gini Adhikari & Kay Marvin
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Signed with MXN Entertainment – Michelle Knudsen
Why you
should read:
Delightful, funny and quirky. Exceptionally well written characters existing in an anywheresville world that is equally relatable and alien at the same time. Imagine if Fargo and Little Miss Sunshine had a baby. Endless potential for where these characters could go.
MY NAME IS EARL meets ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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LONG ISLAND

Logline: A 1970s suburban coming-of-age tale akin to “The Wonder Years” that follows the Sugarman family’s move from Brooklyn to Long Island from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy.
Writer: Robert Weinberger
Genre:
Representation: Sign with Preferred Artists – Roger Strull
Why you
should read:
Mixing emotional and relatable characters with drama, humor and just the right amount of nostalgia to make this a weekly must watch. Great writing, strong story and the weekly reminder of who we all once were will make this a hit coming-of-age series.
ALMOST FAMOUS meets THE WONDER YEARS.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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NEXXUS 

Logline: A brash and rebellious hacker gets caught with technology being used by cyber terrorists, and finds his only way to stay out of jail, save his brother and conceal his true hacking identity is to work with the NSA’s secret anti-cyber terrorist program known only as Nexxus.
Writer: Michael Perri
Genre: |
Representation: Signed by Kaplan Stahler Agency – Shan Ray
Signed by Echo Lake – Amotz Zakai, Matt Horowitz 
Why you
should read:
The pilot mixes an excellent recipe of wit and action with timely themes, strong characters, and a setting that is original, but not so unfamiliar that middle America will be scared. The pilot offers a strong intro to a series, and includes a handful of characters you’ll find yourself eager to follow. CHUCK meets 24.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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PARADISE CITY

Logline: Disparate perspectives on early 1980′s sensationalism and the new War on Drugs are seen through a Sunset Strip coke dealer versus the Detective who controls him.
Writer: Sean Costello
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Why you
should read:
From the opening page to last word, this pilot grabs you and never lets go. You’re part of every single moment, and those moments are 50% Wolf of Wall Street, 50% Entourage, and 100% a ride you never want to end. Balancing drug use, parties, sex and the wild west of the 80s in Los Angeles, this is a series that was built to headline a Sunday night pay cabler’s next five years. THE SOPRANOS meets ENTOURAGE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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PARADOX

Logline: Unbeknownst to society at large, the FBI has been preventing large scale attacks on American interests through the use of a covert, time traveling ‘jumper’ unit led by Agent Caden Hardwick. But, when sabotage puts Caden and his team at risk, his wife Sarah must use the technology to avert a disaster and find out how deep the ‘jumpers’ have been infiltrated.
Writer: Dylan Brod
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Why you
should read:
Incredibly smart, incredibly well written, and brimming with strong characters. This series will do for procedurals what “The Black List” just did a season ago – bring back younger viewers. With a strong female lead, and a mix of government agencies and personal dramas layered on top of some of the smartest sci-fi we’ve seen in ages, this series has all the makings of a hit on network and cable alike! ALIAS meets QUANTUM LEAP.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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PASS/FAIL

Logline: A street-wise assistant principal must combat the neglect of an ailing school district while struggling to recover from her own tragic past.
Writer: Caitlin McCarthy & Jim Forbes
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Gritty, powerful and ready made for A-list talent. Think Michele Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds” on a week-to-week basis, surrounded by great drama and great characters, and packaged into a project made for networks. BLACKBOARD JUNGLE meets NORMA RAE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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PROSPECT

Logline: After a massive mineral-rich asteroid crashes down in Africa and sparks a second gold rush, a fraying family movies to the African crash site in the hopes of starting a new life. But how long will they survive amidst the corporations, militaries and the daily battles for power in what has become the most valuable real estate on earth.
Writer: Max Perry
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Madhouse Entertainment – Adam KolbrennerChris Cook
Why you
should read:
A big event series that focuses on how far a family must go to survive amongst the different factions of an uncertain new world. Smartly written and layered with mystery, action, and geopolitics on top of an incredibly unique setting and the relatable theme of a family struggling to stay together. Intelligent and grounded sci-fi. The kind of series a network or cable company will build a night around. DEADWOOD meets REVOLUTION.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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RIPPLE EFFECT

Logline: A financially strapped detective, stumbles into the world of the supernatural when he teams up with a genius waitress and an eccentric new-age scientist as they investigate the death of a young man who mysteriously appears on a Seattle bridge, frozen to death.
Writer: Jim Simone Sharon Cingle
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Fun, fun, fun. This show will do for sci-fi, what Sleepy Hollow did for supernatural. Excellent characters that fans are just waiting to fall in love with. The procedural template and excellent story design gives this series legs, and taps into a big audience waiting for a new sci-fi procedural to get behind. SLEEPY HOLLOW meets FRINGE.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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SHANGHAI’D

Logline: Educated in the sciences at Harvard, Joshua Cabot travels to ‘gold rush’ California from Boston in 1848 to establish an assaying office; a wife and baby die tragically, he escapes into alcohol, wakes up on a Pacific merchant ship as a shanghaied sailor.
Writer: Curtis Burdick
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
Original, fun, smart and exciting. Centering on a fantastic main character, this show invites us into a world not yet seen in a weekly format. With a strong lead, and an endless sense of adventure, this series is built on keeping an audience engaged, excited, and eager to tune in week to week. MACGYVER meets HELL ON WHEELS.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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SHINING CITY

Logline: A devoted husband and father discovers that his , his family, and his entire life are false memory implants and that he is, in fact, a former operative holding a dangerous secret living in a giant prison masquerading as a city.
Writer: Douglas Stark
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Why you
should read:
Smart, thrilling and mysterious, this series is set to introduce us to a world we all think we know, and then flip it on its head. Incredibly smart, and crafted to keep you guessing every step of the way. Built to be a network heavyweight, and to invite an audience in to play the game right alongside the characters. MINORITY REPORT meets PRISON BREAK.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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SIDE BY SIDE

Logline: New York City, 1938. Conjoined twins Bette and Evie Grand abandon the sideshow they grew up in search of a bigger, better life for themselves. But their patchwork family proves difficult to leave behind, and their divergent dreams threaten to tear the sisters apart.
Writer: Lily Blau
Genre:
Representation: Signed by CAA – Olivia Blaustein
Signed by Washington Square Arts & Films – Bruce Miller
Why you
should read:
Incredibly unique, yet brilliantly relatable at the same time. This is the type of series that brings movie stars to television for the long haul. Great writing, story, and setting all round out a place where character truly is king. This is the type of series cable, or a pay cable outlets use to launch themselves into serious contention for awards and ratings alike.
BOARDWALK EMPIRE meets MASTERS OF SEX.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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THE TRIBE

Logline: Crime drama set on an Indian reservation where an exiled FBI agent struggles to solve a series of crimes amongst warring crime factions within the Lakota nation.
Writer: Gregory D. Navarro
Genre:
Representation: Currently unrepresented.
Why you
should read:
A fresh and welcome spin on the classic crime drama series. This pilot offers networks and cablers, a shot at kicking off a new series without stepping too far from the comforts of home. The series captures a glimpse behind the curtains into the mindset and customs of life on an Indian Reservation, and just how similar that world may be to the outside. This is the type of series that will run for years. THE SOPRANOS meets SONS OF ANARCHY.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY

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WINTER

Logline: The de-evolution of society as we enter into a modern ice age. In the year 2015, an unknown event has started severe global cooling, leading the United States to range from fertile croplands to frozen wastelands. During these times, four people struggle to hold themselves, their families and the country together, before forces of nature rip the world apart.
Writer: Andy HeriaudKaitlin Kelly
Genre:
Representation: Signed with Lee Stobby Entertainment – Lee Stobby
Why you
should read:
 Think of all of those shows being pitched as “The Walking Dead” meets “…”. Now actually read one. An event series mixed in with incredibly strong characters, themes, and story throughout. A great reflection of who we are as a people, and how a looming event with apocalyptic ramifications will change us. Instantly relatable, yet endlessly unique, and touching on topics as big as politics and survival, while easing in tales of love and family. This show could do for networks what The Walking Dead did for AMC.
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW meets THE WALKING DEAD.
Read it: CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE SCREENPLAY
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