The new standard in writing competitions

WELCOME HOME WRITERS

The Launch Pad is a place dedicated to launching writing careers. Going well beyond what other screenwriting competitions offer, we have created a platform that has helped more than 300 writers launch their careers. Utilizing our three competitions – pilots, features and manuscripts – as well as our advanced coverage services, we provide a hub that reaches far beyond a simple prize with your name listed on a site. The Launch Pad is a community of writers, executives, agents, managers and producers working together with one focus in mind – THE WRITER.

The Launch Pad is brought to you by The Tracking Board – The entertainment industry’s premiere source for all things spec market, breaking news, reviews, development and beyond.

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Pilot Competition

Enter our wildly successful Launch Pad Pilots Competition, featuring a judging panel comprised of 25 of Hollywood’s most successful agents, managers, producers and executives who are eager to read your work. With additional prizes and mentorship opportunities to take advantage of, our competition is poised to help break you into the business.

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Feature Competition

There is no better way to showcase your skill, your voice, and your creativity on the page than a feature spec screenplay. The Launch Pad Feature Competition seeks to identify promising feature film scripts. Join previous Launch Pad finalists who have sold their feature scripts to Netflix, Sony, Paramount and more. 

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Prose Competition

Welcome to the 2021 Launch Pad Prose Competition! The competition that has led to twelve published books and projects setup with Showtime, Laura Dern, Ridley Scott and more is now accepting short stories alongside book manuscripts.

Now open.

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Judges include executives and industry professionals from the following companies:

Script Coverage

Whether you’re writing a feature, a pilot, a manuscript or a comic book, at some point every writer needs a fresh set of eyes on their work. Our professional industry readers are here to help.

Our readers have worked for some of the biggest names in film and television, and feature extensive backgrounds in development, writing coverage, and providing feedback to executives and producers, writers and directors. With our readers you’re receiving the same attention, detail and analysis most major studios and networks would receive. Why trust coverage from readers who’ve never worked in the industry, when you can get an industry perspective first?

Our coverage program also features our TB Recommends program, which identifies writers and scripts that receive a recommend, and introduces them to Hollywood showcasing their work directly to those who matter. Previous writers identified in this program have seen their recommended scripts set up with Warner Bros., Appian Way, Scott Free, Fox and Amazon amongst others, and have signed with places such as CAA, WME, ICM, Energy, Industry, Madhouse Entertainment, and several more.

Interested in a Tracking Board Membership?

While you certainly don’t have to be a member of The Tracking Board to enter the Launch Pad competitions, you will love what you can get out of your membership! When you join The Tracking Board, your access goes well beyond just tracking the spec market. Featuring up to the minute breaking news, reviews, films rights, casting details, industry jobs, tracking reports, a robust screenplay and film sales market database, opinion pieces, VIP events, and more, we give you a complete look at Hollywood’s film and television world, with an eye towards tracking projects from inception to release, with complete coverage of the market from a data driven, opinion, and journalist perspective. Learn more and join here!

Interested in a Tracking Board Membership?

While you certainly don’t have to be a member of The Tracking Board to enter the Launch Pad competitions, you will love what you can get out of your membership! When you join The Tracking Board, your access goes well beyond just tracking the spec market. Featuring up to the minute breaking news, reviews, films rights, casting details, industry jobs, tracking reports, a robust screenplay and film sales market database, opinion pieces, VIP events, and more, we give you a complete look at Hollywood’s film and television world, with an eye towards tracking projects from inception to release, with complete coverage of the market from a data driven, opinion, and journalist perspective. Learn more and join here!