The Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, is pleased to announce the Top 75 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition.
Now in its fifth year, the Feature Competition is the one that started it all way back in 2013. Since then, all of the Launch Pad Competitions have helped more than 250 writers get signed, 81 projects get set up, seen 48 writers hired as staff-writers, and sparked 4 studio bidding wars. We’ve had the privilege of seeing so many amazing writers get their career jumpstart right here, and we couldn’t be more proud of all our alums.
As in years past, this competition’s Top 75 showcases a vast array of films from storytellers across the globe. These writers’ work represents everything from slow-burn horror to uplifting journeys of hope, gut-busting and unexpected comedies to breakneck thrillers, true historical adventures to magical animated fantasies. Their protagonists cope with loss, struggle with impossible odds, strive to find the humor in any situation, and even fight tooth and nail for their very survival. These 75 scripts are a true representation of the promise and excitement of why we began this competition five years ago, and why we’re thrilled to continue it year after year.
As our 2017 LPFC producing partner Prime Universe Films begins the hunt for their next big hit, and our representation partner Echo Lake Entertainment searches for their newest star client, we’ll be hard at work getting the Top 75 into the hands of our judges at UTA, WME, Gersh, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue Productions, and many more. We cannot express enough how incredibly excited we are for the weeks ahead, and to see this latest batch of Launch Pad writers thrive.
Without further ado, let us introduce you to the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition Top 75!
As a reminder: If you selected one of our add-on prizes at the time of entry, but did not advance to the Top 75, you are still in contention to win those prizes.