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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 all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to share their writing with the exact right industry members.
Featuring a jury of 25 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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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.
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Be a part of the Launch Pad’s tradition of writer success, including projects sold to Netflix, Paramount, and more. Plus, special Mentorship Prize with an Oscar-winning screenwriter and the writer of THE TOMORROW WAR!
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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
No competition will do more to help all of their finalists take the next steps in their careers, and no competition has had as much success in helping writers break into the industry. Check out some of these recent accomplishments!
Top 50, Launch Pad Feature Competition
Signed with a literary manager at Lee Stobby Entertainment
Top 10 and Guaranteed Publishing Winner, Launch Pad Prose Competition
Her novel Eudaimonia will be published by Inkshares November 2022
Winner, Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Signed with a manager & developing original pilot with MGM Television
Top 100, Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Signed with manager David Chien at Art/Work Entertainment
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.
Perfect your script with focused feedback.
Discern market quality from top studio readers.
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
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Check out our writing blog, which has dozens of interviews, profiles and articles to give insight into the business of screenwriting and advice on breaking into the industry.