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Preparing & Polishing Writers for their Career. Get Read. Get Notes. Get Noticed. Break in.

The New Standard in Writing Competitions

The Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories, and careers than any other screenwriting competition. We advocate for our top finalists, working with them to share their writing with the exact right industry members.


Pilot Competition

Featuring a jury of industry professionals from top companies. The Launch Pad Pilot competition has led to dozens of writers staffed on hit shows for Netflix, CBS, NBC and more.

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Prose Competition

The Launch Pad Prose Competition has led to twelve published books and projects set up with Apple TV, Laura Dern, Ridley Scott, Fox and more.

Opening again next season

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Feature Competition

Launch Pad’s tradition of writer success has led to more careers than any other screenwriting competition. With an exclusive mentorship prize uniquely tailored for each writer, featuring the screenwriters of THE CONJURING, and SWEET HOME ALABAMA!

Opening again next season

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Recommended by Industry Professionals

Writers are an integral part of my team and without them I would not be able to do my job, so to be able to work with Launch Pad and provide a new and innovative way for them to get their work out in the world is truly exciting.

Ridley ScottDirector & Producer / Scott Free Productions

The Launch Pad competition is one of, if not the, premier industry screenplay competitions. It is a gold mine of well-executed, commercial specs and it is run by execs who are savvy, have great taste and are well connected. With the amount of talent that is signed and the amount of scripts that are sold out of Launch Pad, this is the competition that every writer, rep and exec should know and be excited about.

Jake WagnerManager & Producer / Alibi Entertainment

From original concepts to skillful writing, I’m consistently impressed by the material Launch Pad showcases. I always look forward to scouting new talent and stories each year and can see why so many careers have started here!

Nicole PoritzkyMandeville Films

Exclusive Launch Pad Development Partnership with Ramo Law

Ramo Law, a leading legal service provider in the entertainment industry with a specialized focus in representing financiers, producers, and deals with dozens of major projects at top film festivals and markets such as Sundance, and Launch Pad are partnering up to help screenwriters develop and package projects to get made or sold!

Any screenplay that has placed in the Top 100 of any Launch Pad competition will be considered. Writers selected for this special development opportunity will be supported throughout the entire journey with feedback, developmental notes, an overview of strategy, preparing for pitches, and the shopping of the project to Ramo Law’s buyer contacts once they feel the material is ready.

Helping Hundreds of Screenwriters

Our track record speaks for itself. No competition has had as much success in helping writers break into the industry. Check out some of these recent accomplishments!

Fiona Graham

Fiona Graham

Top 50, Launch Pad Prose Competition

Her book The Chancer was published in May of 2023

Jeff Topolski

Jeff Topolski

Comedy Winner, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with manager at Rain Management

Andy Erikson

Andy Erikson

Finalist, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with literary manager Nelson Cole

Peter Haig

Peter Haig

Launch Pad Feature Competition, Mentorship Winner

Signed with literary managers at Entertainment 360

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Find Out What Industry Readers Actually Think About Your Script

Get a peek behind the curtain of Hollywood with our studio-style script coverage and notes that provide constructive, straightforward, and professional feedback for experienced writers from readers who work for the studios, production companies, and agencies that make today’s content.

Development Notes

Perfect your script with focused feedback.
from $125

Honest feedback for experienced writers.
Not for beginners, or early drafts.

• Grid with scores
• 3+ pages of notes
• Suggested logline

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Studio Coverage

Discern market quality from top studio readers.
from $125

Insights into how studios will view your script.
For polished, final drafts.

• Grid with scores
• 1-2 pages of notes
• Suggested logline
• 1-2 page synopsis
• Character breakdown
• Marketing comparison list
• Follow-up question for reader
• Eligible for LP Recommends

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Looking for a manager?

Take a look at our Launch Pad Management Guide, highlighting twenty of the top management companies in Hollywood.

Check it out here!

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