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Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition!

By July 16, 2020 No Comments

We were thrilled to return to the world of manuscripts this year, and discovered so many amazing projects perfect for publication and adaptation. We want to thank our industry judges and partners for their hard work in making these selections, and we also want to thank all of our finalists for sharing their truly remarkable writing.

After months of reading, we are now proud to announce our Overall WinnerTop Comedy WinnerTop Drama Winner, Romark Entertainment Guaranteed Option WinnerEnergy Entertainment Guaranteed Signing Winner and the three Launch Pad Mentorship Winners. The Inkshares Publishing Winner(s) will be announced at a later date.

Congratulations to our winners and to all of our finalists. If you’re looking to view all Top 100 finalists from this year’s competition, you can find the complete list on Coverfly here. Want to receive a notification when the next season opens? Sign up for reminders via Coverfly here.

Overall Winner

THE MEASURE by Nikki Erlick

THE LEFTOVERS meets IN TIME

After everyone on earth receives a box containing a string which represents how long they have left to live, society rearranges to adapt to the shocking news.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Overall Winner  Romark Entertainment Guaranteed Option Winner

Top Comedy

MY LIFE AS A STAR by Ruth Kaufman

A STAR IS BORN meets BEYOND THE LIGHTS

After helping a famous and handsome director escape his rabid fans, a struggling actress from Chicago finds her career taking off and a romantic spark emerging.

Comedy Drama Romantic Comedy

Top Comedy

Top Drama

SURVIVING CIERA by Craig Lew

PAPER TOWNS meets THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

A guilt-ridden teen is sure she just saw her childhood friend on the street, even though that friend was kidnapped six years ago and presumed dead. 

Drama Mystery Thriller Young Adult

Top Drama Mentorship Selection – Chase Pletts

Romark Entertainment Guaranteed Option Winner

THE MEASURE by Nikki Erlick

THE LEFTOVERS meets IN TIME

After everyone on earth receives a box containing a string which represents how long they have left to live, society rearranges to adapt to the shocking news.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Overall Winner  Romark Entertainment Guaranteed Option Winner

Energy Entertainment Guaranteed Signing Winner

THE WALL by Brian Penn

THE HUNGER GAMES meets RED RISING

In a futuristic America where the technology exists to grant people a “second life”, society is split by a wall that separates the prosperous second-lifers of Zion and everyone else, leading a young couple on different sides of the wall to go on a life-threatening search for each other.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Top 10 Energy Entertainment Guaranteed Signing Winner

Mentorship Program Winners

Mentorship Selection – Chase Pletts

SURVIVING CIERA by Craig Lew

PAPER TOWNS meets THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

A guilt-ridden teen is sure she just saw her childhood friend on the street, even though that friend was kidnapped six years ago and presumed dead. 

Drama Mystery Thriller Young Adult

Top Drama Mentorship Selection – Chase Pletts

Mentorship Selection – Juliet McDaniel

TRASH BABY by Cristina Lescay Megret

 ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL meets THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

An adopted teenager discovers that his biological mother left him in a trash can as an infant, and when the whole school finds out, his life is turned upside down.

Coming-of-Age Drama Teen

Top 25 Mentorship Selection – Juliet McDaniel

Mentorship Selection – Scott Thomas

THE HIGHWAYMAN by Shannon Kelley

THE CONJURING meets THE WITCH

A struggling married couple discovers an old book in the Colonial era inn they are renovating, which tells a thrilling tale of love and war that begins to haunt them in the present day.

Drama Horror Supernatural Thriller

Top 10 Mentorship Selection – Scott Thomas

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