The Industry’s Favorite Competition & Coverage Service

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 all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to share their writing with the exact right industry members.

Pilot

Pilot Competition

Enter the competition that has helped more writers than any other, including dozens of writers staffed on hit shows for Netflix, CBS, NBC and more.

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Feature

Feature Competition

Enter now to join The Launch Pad’s tradition of writer success, including projects sold to Netflix, Paramount, and more. Plus, seven bidding wars!

Opening again next season

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Prose

Prose Competition

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

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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 / Good Fear Content

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

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!

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Guaranteed Signing, 2020 Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Recon Literary

Lauren Carlisle

Lauren Carlisle

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Hired to write a script for Stronghold

Thomas Kivney

Thomas Kivney

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Wilandrea Blair

Wilandrea Blair

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

More Success Stories

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.

Includes
• 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.

Includes
• 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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Learn Strategies for Success

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.

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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!