TV SEASON IS BACK!
Year six is here, and the competition that has led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other writing competition in the world is now underway. With more than 400 signings, 140 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 134 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent.
And to kick things off, we’re offering a $10 OFF ENTRY FREE COUPON TO THE FIRST 200 ENTRIES WITH COUPON CODE: PILOTS2019
This promotional code will run until either the 200 entries have been completed, or until the early bird period ends on March 31st, 2019. This is only good for future entries, and can not be added to any entries that have already been submitted.
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM THE REST?
For most competitions on the market today, whether win or lose, the finish line usually comes with a brief blog post announcing winners on the competition site, immediately followed by a new competition turning on. For us, that was never enough. Our focus has always been on discovery and elevation. The reality is, a vast majority of the writers working in Hollywood today got their start with a competition. But, they also lost or made finalist rounds in several that never blinked an eye. While it’s impossible to discover every great writer every year, we go to great lengths to ensure those who make any finalist rounds with us are given attention far beyond a blog post. We not only advocate for all of our finalists, and work closely with them to fine tune loglines, bios, and additional works, but we also feature all of our finalists in our highly regarded Launch Pad Alum Booklets, our “Best Scripts of the Year” lists, our industry released Announcements, and via our partners we also include them in the end of year Spec Book, Hit List and Young & Hungry List.
Additionally, we work with every finalist to prepare you for what comes next – whether representation meetings, pitch meetings or generals. Preparing a series bible for your TV pilot, crafting your additional works for interested reads, and navigating the series of meetings that inevitably follow. We track every read received through the competition, and we share all of this info with you along with the way, so you know who’s reading, and can gauge how far your work truly is going. And, as our end of competition and end of year lists go out to the more than 25,000 industry members we work with, as well as to our exclusive panel of former partners and judges, we’ll work with you to be sure you put your best foot forward every step of the way.
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR JUDGES
We will be announcing our judges, along with our guaranteed signing & option partners, as well as our 2019 mentors over the next few weeks, but if you look at the above companies that judged last year you’ll get an idea of who will be reading your work during this competition. Our judges have included Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winners, as well as a number of those producing and representing some of the most successful film and television projects of the past decade.
GUARANTEED OPTION PRIZE
Stay Tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Guaranteed Option Partner who will join the ranks of Ridley Scott, Michael De Luca, Roy Lee, Jeremy Garelick and many others who have come before them.
GUARANTEED SIGNING PRIZE
Stay Tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal the 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Guaranteed Signing Partners (that’s right plural) who will join the ranks of UTA, Paradigm, Circle of Confusion, ESA, Echo Lake, Good Fear Film + Management, Heroes & Villains, Lee Stobby Entertainment and Artillery Creative, amongst others who came before them.
LAUNCH PAD MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Stay Tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal our 2019 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Mentors who will join the ranks of Cormac & Marianne Wibberly (National Treasure), Gary Graham (I Am Legend), Ian Shorr (Training Day), Talia Gonzalez & Bisanne Masoud (Hawaii 5-O, iZombie), Santa Sierra (Narcos), Jason Hellerman (Shovel Buddies), Anthony Cipriano (Bates Motel), Mark Mallouk (Black Mass), Eric Koenig (Matriarch), Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), David Hoffman (Timeless), Zach Robbins (Ballers), Mike Perri (State of Affairs), Andrew Baldwin (The Take), Tal Klein (The Punch Escrow), and many others who came before them.
PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK NOTES
Continuing with the same educational ideas behind the origination of the mentorship program, and continually looking to identify new ways to give our writers even more of a leg up when entering the Launch Pad Competition, we are thrilled to announce the return of our Feedback Notes Program.
Rather than receiving a few vague disconnected sentences or paragraphs from other coverage services or competitions out there, we’ve struck a deal with our professional readers (reading for places such as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Sony, Paramount, Universal, Anonymous Content, Circle of Confusion, CAA, UTA, Paradigm, Skydance and more) to provide 1-2 pages of in-depth notes on your competition entry. With an emphasis on initial thoughts, opinions and analysis, get an inside look at what is usually a behind the curtain process, and get our readers’ perspectives on the story, characters, marketability, and ideas for where the story could go. Was it a page-turner? Did we want to see more of a character? Was the dialogue believable? Get the actionable notes and insight you deserve.