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Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

By October 23, 2020 No Comments

This year’s pilot competition was our biggest competition yet, and we have never had such an amazing collection of scripts to choose from. These winners reflect the best of the best, and we are so excited to introduce them to the industry.

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 entrants and finalists for sharing their fantastic scripts.

After months of reading, we are now proud to announce our Overall WinnerTop Comedy WinnerTop Drama Winner, Bad Idea Guaranteed Option Winner, Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner and the three Launch Pad Mentorship Winners.

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

ALOHA STATE by Alexandra Amadio

OUTER BANKS meets THE OC

After the death of her father, a teenager moves to her mother’s hometown in Hawaii, where she has to adapt to a totally new way of life.

Drama Teen

Overall Winner

Top Comedy

SEXY TEEN SQUAD: UNDERCOVER MONSTER HUNTERS
by Jon Bershad

SCREAM meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Horror movies got it right: ghosts, monsters, and supernatural serial killers are real. And, for some reason, they only want to kill sexy teenagers. To strike back, the government has put together a crack squad of undercover teens, and assigned to travel from town to town and lure the monsters out.

Animated Comedy Horror Teen

Top Comedy

Top Drama

ANGELS OF WAR by Natalie Bergman and Victoria Rau

CALL THE MIDWIFE meets BAND OF BROTHERS

At the start of World War II, a group of American nurses stationed in the Philippines must battle the horrors of combat and find a way to save lives – including their own – under dire circumstances.

Drama Period War

Top Drama

Bad Idea Films Guaranteed Option Winner

USERNAME by Barbara Soares

MR. ROBOT meets BLACK MIRROR

After joining an A.I. talent agency where she impersonates a fictional CGI Instagram celebrity, a hacker finds herself at the center of a high-stakes conspiracy when the profile begins enlisting its followers to commit suicide.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Top 10  Bad Idea Guaranteed Option Winner

Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner

EXIT STRATEGY by Brit Wigintton

EUPHORIA meets VERONICA MARS

After her friend’s disappearance, a recent high school graduate receives a mysterious package of clues that leads her and the missing girl’s boyfriend on a quest through the American South for answers.

Drama Mystery Teen

Top 50  Artillery Creative Guaranteed Signing Winner

Mentorship Program Winners

Mentorship Selection – Ahmadu Garba

THE WOODHULL by Lynda Brendish

MRS. AMERICA meets SUFFRAGETTE

A limited series drama based on the true story of Victoria Woodhull’s radical 1872 bid for the presidency, 50 years before women had the vote — and the sex scandals, hubris and patriarchal powers that stood in her way.

Biopic Drama Period

Top 100 Mentorship Selection – Ahmadu Garba

Mentorship Selection – Kendra Chapman

KING OF LESOTHO by Amadou Diallo

SUCCESSION meets QUEEN SONO

After renouncing his inheritance, the son of an African billionaire is forced to leave behind the life he’s built as a New York City school teacher to confront the family legacy of greed and corruption he’s spent years running away from.

Drama Thriller

Top 50 Mentorship Selection – Kendra Chapman

Mentorship Selection – Sylvia Jones

DUST CHILD by D. Dona Le

BLOODLINE meets LITTLE AMERICA

A half-Vietnamese woman travels to the United States for the first time in search of her American GI father—unlocking two families’ dark secrets and a murderous past in the process.

Drama

Top 10 Mentorship Selection – Sylvia Jones

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