Announcing the Top Pilots of 2015 – The Launch Pad

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Announcing the Top Pilots of 2015 – The Launch Pad

A comprehensive list of the 2015 Launch Pad’s Top 5% of all !
(All categories are listed alphabetically by pilot script title).

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20,000 LEAGUES

Logline: A fantasy-world detective is charged with hunting down a mysterious sea monster that is terrorizing the town, while a young reporter and his photographer sister also search for the beast.
Pitched as: DA VINCI’S DEMONS meets THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | Sci-fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: 20,000 LEAGUES
Profile/Bio: Read more about Cody Pearce

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APALACHEE

Logline: A UN officer is coerced into spying for the NSA after leaked information from his computer helps to fuel a terrorist plot on American soil.
Pitched as: MR. ROBOT meets HOMELAND
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: APALACHEE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Gannon Kenney

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ARCANE

Logline: A young woman with mysterious powers makes an alliance with a retired exorcist when their southern hometown becomes ground zero in a supernatural war between nightmarish forces.
Pitched as: JUSTIFIED meets SUPERNATURAL
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural Horror
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ARCANE

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ASH LAKE

Logline: A recent high school graduate seeks justice for her wrongly-accused brother, bringing her up against the detective who’s keeping the truth hidden to protect her own son.
Pitched as: THE KILLING meets BLOODLINE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ASH LAKE

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BAIT

Logline: After the system fails her, a sexual assault victim takes justice into her own hands.
Pitched as: REVENGE meets HARD CANDY
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Signed with Heroes & Villains Entertainment – Henry Huang
Availability: Project is available
Details: Guaranteed Signing – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BAIT
Profile/Bio: Read more about Homa Mojtabai

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BANK SQUAD

Logline: On the cusp of the L.A. Riots, young brothers navigate a gangland while a pair of mismatched FBI hunt for the most prolific bank robber in American history, a 22-year-old Crip terrorizing the Southland. Based on true events.
Pitched as: BOYZ N THE HOOD meets THE WIRE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BANK SQUAD
Profile/Bio: Read more about Evan Menzel

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THE BELT

Logline: An assassin must keep a young girl with mysterious powers safe on a space colony while the universe as they know it begins to change around them.
Pitched as: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA meets DEADWOOD
Writer: &
Genre: Drama | Sci-fi
Representation: Signed with Benderspink – Daniel Vang, Scott Stoops
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BELT, THE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Joel Dorland & Garrett Lander

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BENEATH

Logline: A struggling oil magnate makes a deal with a farmer and his family to drill on their land, but neither is prepared to handle the secrets found beneath the earth.
Pitched as: THE STAND meets LOST
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural | Horror
Representation: Signed with Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BENEATH
Profile/Bio: Read more about Ryan Stack

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BETTER

Logline: After a failed suicide attempt and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a woman must find her way to a new normal.
Pitched as: UNITED STATES OF TARA meets TOGETHERNESS
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | Dark Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is unavailable
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BETTER
Profile/Bio: Read more about Esther Celia Finkelstein

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BEYONCE’S HUNGRY

Logline: A well-organized battalion of workers coordinate Beyonce’s life, with rivals vying for the top .
Pitched as: VEEP with a celebrity upstairs/downstairs twist
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Signed with Rothman Brecher – Andrea Kavoosi and Rina Brannen | Principato Young Entertainment – Maggie Haskins
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BEYONCE’S HUNGRY
Profile/Bio: Read more about Mark Ganek

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BIRDLAND

Logline: The new untested and reluctant owner of Baltimore’s major league baseball team must juggle her cocky players, rookie beer vendors, and diehard fans—all while trying not to strike out in her personal relationships.
Pitched as: STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP meets MONEYBALL
Writer: &
Genre: Comedy | Dramedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BIRDLAND
Profile/Bio: Read more about Charlotte Cohn-Williams & Jason Odell Williams

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BLACKRUSH

Logline: Murder, violence, and corruption threaten to engulf a New Mexico town on the verge of a fracking boom unless a detective from Boston, who has deeper connections than he knows, can stop the daughter of the powerful founding family from taking control.
Pitched as: LONGMIRE meets JUSTIFIED
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BLACKRUSH

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BLUE BOOK

Logline: A desk jockey gets promoted to director of the Blue Book Project, which monitors and analyzes all UFO sightings in 1960s America, and subsequently explains them away, no matter what the evidence actually shows.
Pitched as: MAD MEN meets THE X-FILES
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sci-fi
Representation: Signed with Paradigm – Jennifer Good | Infinity Management – Seth Nagel
Availability: Project is available with attachments: Jonathan Krauss (EP) and Jonathan Frakes ()
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BLUE BOOK
Profile/Bio: Read more about Andrea Janakas

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BOY UP

Logline:  A nerdy eleven-year-old thinks he’s finally free of his schoolyard bully, only to discover that his mom is dating his nemesis’ father and has invited both into their home.
Pitched as: MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE meets FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BOY UP
Profile/Bio: Read more about Cynthia Furey

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BY DEGREE

Logline: A woman with five masters degrees and no discernible skills subsumes her more-successful sister’s identity after her untimely death.
Pitched as: YOU’RE THE WORST meets THE RINGER
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | Dark Comedy
Representation: Signed with Grandview – Merideth Bajaña and Zac Frognowski 
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: BY DEGREE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Annah Feinberg

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CANVAS 31

Logline: A master art thief is offered a chance to stay out of prison by helping a museum track down priceless pieces of stolen art.
Pitched as: WHITE COLLAR meets THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Heist | Dark Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: CANVAS 31

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CASEY CAN’T

Logline: When a veteran, old school music critic loses her , she is forced to take a new one with the sort of magazine she’s always despised: an online blog.
Pitched as: CALIFORNICATION meets 30 ROCK
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | Dark Comedy
Representation: Signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners – Brad Petrigala
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: CASEY CAN’T
Profile/Bio: Read more about Kaitlin Fontana

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THE CHAIN

Logline: A radical plot gets closer to fruition as a mysterious event causes several people, including the Vice President, to wake up in the body of someone else.
Pitched as: ENEMY OF THE STATE meets FACE/OFF
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Sci-fi (grounded)
Representation: Signed with Art/Work Entertainment – Julie Bloom, Cindy Ambers
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE CHAIN
Profile/Bio: Read more about Teresa Huang

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CINEPHILE

Logline: A retiring police detective with early onset Alzheimer’s disease tries to solve her last murder mystery case involving a serial killer who stages the deaths of his victims exactly like iconic movie scenes.
Pitched as: TRUE DETECTIVE meets CASTLE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Mystery
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: CINEPHILE

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CURED

Logline: In the summer of 1996, a gay mid-west teenager is sent to a co-ed conversion therapy camp so he can be “fixed.”
Pitched as: QUEER AS FOLK meets THE O.C.
Writer:
Genre: Drama | LGBT
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: CURED

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DARK AND BROKEN CODE

Logline: A seasoned FBI Cyber Squad Agent must collaborate with a notorious ex-hacker in order to stop a killer who uses technology to murder people.
Pitched as: MR. ROBOT meets RAY DONOVAN
Writer: &
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Representation: Signed with Heroes and Villains Entertainment – Mikhail Nayfeld
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: DARK AND BROKEN CODE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Zack Kaplan & Graham Funke

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THE DAWN OF THE DRUG WAR

Logline: In 1933, the Prohibition Bureau considers an African-American federal agent, who recently lost his partner in a drug bust and was subsequently laid off, to spy on the South Side of Chicago community as they ramp up their war on narcotics in light of prohibition being repealed.
Pitched as: THE UNTOUCHABLES meets BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: DAWN OF THE DRUG WAR

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DEVIL RIVER

Logline: When a timid slave preacher is separated from his wife and child by a gambling professional, he decides to team up with a mysterious black gambler on the Mississippi steamboats to learn how to win his family’s freedom.
Pitched as: TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE meets HELL ON WHEELS
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: DEVIL RIVER
Profile/Bio: Read more about David Sullivan

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ECHO LAKE

Logline: In the winter of 1974, a suffocatingly small Connecticut town is put through the ringer when the high school principal turns up dead in the frozen lake, and everyone’s a suspect.
Pitched as: MAD MEN meets THE KILLING
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | Mystery
Representation: Signed with APA – David Meese, Ryan Saul  | Echo Lake Management – Dave Brown, Matt Horwitz
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ECHO LAKE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Elena Song

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ECLIPSED

Logline: A medical student with a haunted past joins a team of researchers determined to answer the question: What happens after you die?
Pitched as: FRINGE meets FLATLINERS
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ECLIPSED

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THE ELEVENTH HOUR

Logline: A former death-row inmate suffering from constant hallucinations joins an amnesty organization to investigate capital punishment cases overturned by the state supreme court.
Pitched as: LAW AND ORDER meets LUTHER
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ELEVENTH HOUR, THE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Ahmadu Garba

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EMBEDDED

Logline: Rescued after being abducted while on assignment in Afghanistan two years ago, a celebrated female photojournalist returns to the war torn country to exorcise her demons and determine what happened to her still missing colleague.
Pitched as: AMERICAN ODYSSEY meets GENERATION KILL
Writer:
Genre: Drama | War
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: EMBEDDED

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THE FIREFLIES

Logline: The origin story of a superstar rock band starts in high school, when a whip-smart but emotionally adrift girl transfers to a new school and finds her voice when she teams up with three other talented outcasts.
Pitched as: GOSSIP GIRL meets DEGRASSI
Writer: Lauren W. Stenmoe
Genre: Drama | Teenage
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: FIREFLIES – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Laura W. Stenmoe

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FRAGMENT

Logline: Years after the release of wearable technology that can induce reality-like lucid dreaming, a veteran and her brother struggle to work for their manipulative crime boss father’s illegal and expanding dream sedative trafficking business.
Pitched as: THE SOPRANOS meets INCEPTION
Writer: Cameron Pattison
Genre: Drama | Sci-fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: FRAGMENT – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Cameron Pattison

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GEMINI PROCESS

Logline: Dim-witted twins decide to use a sizable inheritance from their grandmother to open their own process serving business.
Pitched as: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA meets WORKAHOLICS
Writer: Paola Andrea Ariza | Frank Nestor
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Ariza: Currently unrepresented | Nestor: Circle of Confusion – Krista Sipp
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: GEMINI PROCESS – Coming Soon

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GENERATION GWEN

Logline: A young woman must learn how to balance raising her newborn child by herself while maintaining her high-pressure .
Pitched as: SUITS meets THE MINDY PROJECT
Writer: Megan Karasch
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition | Mentorship Winner Selected By Bisanne Masoud
Direct Link: GENERATION GWEN – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Megan Karasch

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THE GOVERNESS

Logline: In 1906 Newport, a young woman with a troubled past and sins to atone for becomes the new governess at a house plagued by scandal – but the forces that drew her there in the first place may be from beyond the grave.
Pitched as: DOWNTON ABBEY meets THE OTHERS
Writer: Christopher Basler
Genre: Drama | Horror | Period
Representation: Signed with Equitable Stewardship for Artists – Antoni Kaczmarek, Varun Monga | Industry Entertainment –  Ava Jamshidi, Micah Klatzer
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE GOVERNESS – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Christopher Basler

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GREYSHORE

Logline: After a disgraced doctor discovers that the couple who raised him aren’t his biological parents, he takes his own family to an inherited estate where he begins to feel the pull of dark, mysterious forces that threaten to change everything he knew about himself and his place in this world.
Pitched as: HEMLOCK GROVE meets WAYWARD PINES
Writer: Rohit Kumar
Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller | Mystery
Representation: Signed with Benderspink – David Baggelaar, Scott Stoops
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top Drama – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: GREYSHORE – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Rohit Kumar

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HALCYON FALLS

Logline: A traumatized town struggles to return to normalcy in the aftermath of a tragic school shooting, while desperately hiding secrets from the media and each other.
Pitched as:  AMERICAN CRIME meets THE KILLING
Writer: Jeff Bower
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: HALCYON FALLS – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Jeff Bower

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HARMONY FALLS

Logline: A writer returns to his hometown to find inspiration for his novel, but the move spells danger for his family when a long ago tragedy begins to replay itself and a mysterious being haunts his son.
Pitched as: AWAKE meets TWIN PEAKS
Writer: Anthony Nero
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: HARMONY FALLS – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Anthony Nero

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HATCHETMEN

Logline: Within the dawning metropolis of San Francisco comes the rise of a Chinese kingpin whose relationship with tycoons of the day is wrought with crime, conspiracy, jealousy and power.
Pitched as: GANGS OF meets BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Writer: Kevin Lau
Genre: Drama | Period | Crime
Representation: Signed with Christine Martin Management – Christine Martin
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: HATCHETMEN – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Kevin Lau

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HEAVEN FORBID

Logline: A mischievous angel, banished from Heaven to a mysterious and unholy city on Earth, undertakes the charge to convert the entire town to following God in an attempt to get back into His good graces and restore his position in Heaven.
Pitched as: DOGMA meets RELIGULOUS
Writer: Brandon DeRoos
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: HEAVEN FORBID – Coming Soon

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I HAVE FIVE FUCKING ROOMMATES

Logline: After his girlfriend breaks up with him, an out of work bachelor accidentally moves into a house that already has five eccentric tenants.
Pitched as: NEW GIRL meets SHAMELESS
Writer: Joshua Statman
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: I HAVE FIVE FUCKING ROOMMATES – Coming Soon

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KARMA, INC.

Logline: A down on his luck salesman joins a mysterious new company whose mission is, for a price, to dole out karmic revenge.
Pitched as: DEXTER meets REVENGE
Writer: Jarrod Locke
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: KARMA, INC. – Coming Soon
Profile/Bio: Read more about Jarrod Locke

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KINDERHOOK

Logline: A New York psychologist infiltrates an esoteric cult, uncovering the mystery of his own traumatic past.
Pitched as: IN TREATMENT meets MAD MEN
Writer:  |
Genre: Drama | Psychological Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: KINDERHOOK

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LATE BLOOMER

Logline: An awkward young woman who has been struggling to make her mark on the world faces a blessing and a curse when she finally hits puberty at 25.
Pitched as: NEW GIRL meets 13 GOING ON 30
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Signed with – Jacquie Katz, Praveen Pandian
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top Comedy – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LATE BLOOMER
Profile/Bio: Read more about Shira Hoffman

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LEGACY

Logline: Following the suicide of her father, an attorney is forced to return to her distant brother and family-owned probate law-firm in New York.
Pitched as: SUITS meets THE GOOD WIFE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Family | Legal
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LEGACY
Profile/Bio: Read more about Alex Freedman

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LEGACY

Logline: An ex-NBA superstar is suddenly thrust into the position of Chicago Bulls head coach and must navigate a maelstrom of blackmail, gambling addiction, public hatred, disgruntled players, and a reckless son who undeservedly made the NBA.
Pitched as: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets EMPIRE
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sports
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LEGACY
Profile/Bio: Read more about Brian Shin

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THE LETTERS

Logline: After discovering her mother’s extensive correspondence with a notorious serial killer, a woman finds herself entangled in family secrets when similar murders begin occurring in her own backyard.
Pitched as: BLOODLINE meets THE KILLING
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Mystery
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE LETTERS

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LEXICON

Logline: A mystical artifact is the object of desire for a cop, a reporter, a student, and a drug lord due to the power it provides the holder.
Pitched as: THE WIRE meets HEROES
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LEXICON
Profile/Bio: Read more about Amanda Keener

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LORDS OF THUNDER

Logline: Two clueless aging metal-heads, and their equally as oblivious daughters, carry out their ridiculous antics and absurd schemes as they carve a place for themselves amongst the LA arts district.
Pitched as: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA meets THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | Animated
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LORDS OF THUNDER
Profile/Bio: Read more about Michael Flores

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THE LOST BOYS

Logline: When a Chicago cop suffering from PTSD returns to his hometown in the Ozarks, he becomes obsessed with solving a series of local child murders that threaten to further unravel him.
Pitched as: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO meets INSOMNIA
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Crime | Mystery
Representation: Signed with Stacey Testro Internation – Stacey Testro
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: LOST BOYS, THE
Profile/Bio: Read more about David Lawrance

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MOWTOWN

Logline: A recent college grad is forced to move back home in order to save money for law school, only to wind up alongside his best friend in the shady underworld that is the Cape Cod service industry.
Pitched as: ROYAL PAINS meets WORKAHOLICS
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: MOWTOWN

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MR. HEAD

Logline: An ex-CIA operative faces his most challenging assignment yet: being a guidance counselor at a tough inner-city school.
Pitched as: ARCHER meets SOUTH PARK
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | Animated
Representation: Signed with Epicenter – Jarrod Murray, Allard Cantor
Availability: Project is available, with attachments
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: MR. HEAD
Profile/Bio: Read more about Cooper Sukaly

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NEVERLAND

Logline: When Captain James claims Neverland as his own, Tinkerbell employs the help of modern day cockney misfits to help win it back.
Pitched as: ATTACK THE BLOCK (without aliens) meets OUTLANDER
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Representation: Signed with Benderspink – Jake Wagner
Availability: Project is unavailable
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: NEVERLAND
Profile/Bio: Read more about Michael Stagliano

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THE NEXT BEST THING

Logline: A middle-aged gay man faces the upheaval of his closest relationships when he chooses to start dating women.
Pitched as: LOOKING meets LOUIE
Writer:
Genre: Comedy | LGBT
Representation: Signed with Bellevue Productions – Jeff Portnoy 
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE NEXT BEST THING
Profile/Bio: Read more about Benjamin Kawaller

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ONE SOUL

Logline: In the future, where The Corporation has forced people into an existence of pure labor, one woman begins to view three of her past lives that take place in different times, locations, and religions of the world.
Pitched as: SOURCE CODE meets CLOUD ATLAS
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Period
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: ONE SOUL

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OWEN’S CREEK

Logline: In 1889, a bustling Old West railroad town is mysteriously transported into a valley from which there is no way in and no way out.
Pitched as: UNDER THE DOME meets DEADWOOD meets LOST
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | Sci-fi | Supernatural
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: OWEN’S CREEK
Profile/Bio: Read more about Gabriel Feinberg

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PAMELA AND SHARONA

Logline: A sloppy, faded 80s Rock Queen launches one final comeback with the help of a daughter she never knew she had.
Pitched as: THE ROCKER meets THE ODD COUPLE
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: PAMELA AND SHARONA

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THE PERMANENTS

Logline: A group of people “living” in purgatory must survive the fog that contains beasts of unimaginable terror while trying to remember who they are and why they are there so that they may move on.
Pitched as: LOST meets THE MIST
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE PERMANENTS
Profile/Bio: Read more about Maura Milan

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POSTGRADS

Logline: After graduation, a group of friends realize that they’ve finished the best years of their lives and must navigate the “real world” without growing apart.
Pitched as: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER meets HAPPY ENDINGS
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: POSTGRADS

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PRESTON & MICKEY

Logline: On the first day of college, a timid male freshman is roomed with a wild 31-year-old woman, who helps him live a fuller college experience.
Pitched as: MOM meets COMMUNITY
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: PRESTON & MICKEY
Profile/Bio: Read more about Josh Sorokach

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PROTECTION

Logline: After testifying against a dangerous gangster, a father is forced to move his family to Wisconsin as part of the Witness Protection Program, but his dark past follows them to their new home.
Pitched as: THE SOPRANOS meets THE AMERICANS
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: PROTECTION

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PUBLIC ACCESS

Logline: A disgraced weatherman is forced to return home and work at a public access television station while dealing with his vengeful ex, the station’s crazy employees, and his own frustrating relationship with the station owner, his father.
Pitched as: PARKS AND RECREATION meets ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Writer: |
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: PUBLIC ACCESS
Profile/Bio: Read more about Katie Scrivner & Michael Sokey

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QUARRY

Logline: Returning home to facilitate her parent’s divorce, a young woman is forced to face the reasons she left in the first place when a local construction crew drain a quarry, uncovering a skeleton & exposing secrets from her past.
Pitched as: DEXTER meets BROADCHURCH
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Representation: Signed with Collective Talent – Steven Russell
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: QUARRY
Profile/Bio: Read more about Aisling Corristine

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REAL GONE

Logline: A sprawling ensemble that revolves around a closeted FBI agent who gets blackmailed into going undercover in the mafia controlled gay scene of 1950s New York.
Pitched as: THE AMERICANS meets THE UNTOUCHABLES
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period | LGBT | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: REAL GONE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Jared Laberdesque

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THE RECKONING

Logline: In a dystopian future, life is now lived in underground in tightly controlled Facilities, but one boy may have the key to the survival of the human race.
Pitched as: THE MAZE RUNNER meets CHILDREN OF MEN
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE RECKONING

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THE REPEATERS

Logline: After a mysterious catastrophe destroys the world, the residents of a small Texas town begin flashing back in time to relive parts of their lives over and over again while trying to prevent the apocalypse.
Pitched as: EDGE OF TOMORROW meets SEVEN
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sci-fi | Crime
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE REPEATERS
Profile/Bio: Read more about Douglas Wolfe

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RIPL

Logline: A recently disgraced detective solves cold cases using information provided by those experiencing their past lives’ murders, only to discover she may be a past life victim herself.
Pitched as: COLD CASE meets GHOST WHISPERER
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: RIPL

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RUNNING MONEY

Logline: When an untested MBA graduate finds herself in the midst of Wall Street’s most successful hedge fund, she must decide how far she is willing to go in order to succeed.
Pitched as: DAMAGES meets SUITS
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Signed with Artillery Creative – Tom Carter
Availability: Project is available
Details: Overall Winner – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: RUNNING MONEY
Profile/Bio: Read more about David Hoffman

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SATURDAYS

Logline: When a former football legend returns to his alma mater to coach, he struggles to keep the alumni happy, the media at bay, and his unruly team under control—which now includes his own son.
Pitched as: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets GREEK
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sports 
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: SATURDAYS

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SEE NORA RUN

Logline: The insulated life of a children’s book author who hates children breaks wide open after her estranged brother shows up at her door with his two young daughters in tow.
Pitched as: CALIFORNICATION meets YOUNG ADULT
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Signed with Dialed-in Entertainment – Stephen Marks
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: SEE NORA RUN
Profile/Bio: Read more about Susan Jaffee

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SHUDDER HOLLOW

Logline: A young girl is invited into a secret society where she and her friends must decipher clues to solve the mystery of the spooky town’s missing children, before they unwillingly join them.
Pitched as: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? meets VERONICA MARS
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Supernatural | Horror | Children
Representation: Signed with David Baggelaar, Scott Stoops – Benderspink
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10  – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: SHUDDER HOLLOW
Profile/Bio: Read more about Sarah McChesney

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STORYVILLE

Logline: In 1903, a world-weary detective is hired to investigate crimes in Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans, where he must deal with corrupt officials, prostitutes, voodoo women, and more.
Pitched as: JUSTIFIED meets TREME
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Period
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: STORYVILLE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Jonathan Marx

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TARGETS

Logline: Two Secret Service , one who uses statistics to predict potential threats and another who relies on her well-honed instincts, try to stop would-be assassins from killing high-level targets.
Pitched as: NUMBERS meets HOUSE OF CARDS
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Political Thriller
Representation: Signed with Ginsburg Daniels LLP – Lev Ginsburg (UK)
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: TARGETS

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THICKER THAN WATER

Logline: Three siblings must live together in the same apartment and navigate the difficulties of finding love, setting boundaries, and agreeing on a pet.
Pitched as: FRIENDS meets ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Writer:
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THICKER THAN WATER
Profile/Bio: Read more about Jenn Dlugos

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TIMESTOPPERS

Logline: An escaped prisoner discovers that he is the key to discovering and unlocking the secrets of an unexplained power to stop time, only to find himself in the crosshairs of two powerful organizations both vying for his abilities.
Pitched as: PUSH meets HEROES
Writer: |
Genre: Drama | Sci-fi | Thriller | Crime
Representation: Signed with Artillery Creative – Tom Carter
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 10 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: TIMESTOPPERS
Profile/Bio: Read more about Allen Glover & Robb Lanum

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THE TYBURN TREE

Logline: A perfect maelstrom of political corruption and social injustice leads to the breakdown of society in the UK.
Pitched as: THE WIRE meets CRASH
Writer:
Genre: Drama
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE TYBURN TREE
Profile/Bio: Read more about Russell Simpson

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USE YOUR WORDS

Logline: A desperate publisher and his editorial team fight to save their jobs and reputations in the increasingly endangered world of book publishing in the 21st century.
Pitched as: THE NEWSROOM meets MAD MEN
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Dark Comedy
Representation: Signed with Zero Gravity Management – Jeff Belkin | 42 Management – Kate Prentice (UK)
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 50 – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: USE YOUR WORDS
Profile/Bio: Read more about Julia Batavia

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THE VALLEY

Logline: In a future world, where the wealthy are technologically connected via brain implants while the poor live an analog existence in the Valley, one man discovers he may have the key that can get him over the treacherous mountains to the advanced land of the upper class.
Pitched as: ELYSIUM meets CONTINUUM
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: THE VALLEY

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THE WATSON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Logline: Sixteen years after a viral pandemic wiped out the planet’s male population, a group of teenage boys who were raised in quarantine are integrated into an all-girls boarding school and an all-female world.
Pitched as: Y: THE LAST MAN meets GOSSIP GIRL
Writer:
Genre: Drama | Teenage
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Unavailable
Details: Honorable Mention – 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Direct Link: WATSON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
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