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Please note that Forum activation is manual, and should be approved within ONE BUSINESS DAY. All other membership features will be automatically activated.
Yes! Each Industry service has its own credentials and they are usually different usernames and passwords. Don't assume that the credentials that you use on the Industry will work on the Forum, Launch Pad, etc.
Here are direct links to log in to the Industry Services. Some require an active Industry membership to log in.
The Industry is an industry-leading resource for exclusive, insider information to the people, projects, deals and developments happening in Hollywood today.
Membership has the following perks, all for just $79!
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Please enter the approprate competition for the type of work that you are submitting.
Each Competition Has Its Own Rules
Click this button for the current rules of all competitions.
Thanks for purchasing Feedback Notes. All Feedback Notes will be returned AFTER the Top 10 winners are announced. The current projected Feedback Notes delivery dates for 2016 are as follows.
|2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition||2017-11-02 00:00:00 -0700|
|2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition||2017-09-21 00:00:00 -0700|
|2017 Launch Pad Pilot Competition||2017-06-15 00:00:00 -0700|
Active Industry members receive 10% off of the Feature, Pilot, Manuscript Competition Entry Fee. This discount will be automatically applied to your purchase at checkout.
Active Industry members receive $25 off of any coverage package. This discount will be automatically applied to your purchase at checkout.
You will receive an email as soon as you have paid that specifies your acceptance into a competition. Additionally, you can click "My Profile" to view your submitted scripts.
To ensure a fun and fair competition, we require that script entries contain absolutely no identifiable marks whatsoever, or you risk disqualification.
Please double-check to make sure your title pages, file names, headers and footers DO NOT CONTAIN any of the following:
If you register your script with the WGA and keep the email receipt for your script submission to us, you will retain a record of ownership that exists even for a script submitted without identifying marks. Each script submission internally receives a unique ID that we use to always attribute your work to you. However, even more, your script is protected by our proven track record of working with writers to find success together. Additionally, all readers have signed NDAs on file with us for the duration of their term. We take great care in protecting and promoting writers and that’s our guarantee.
While all scripts are judged primarily on content alone, we still prefer that all scripts adhere to industry standard formatting requirements.
Here is your easy guide to submission eligibility. If your specific case is not covered here, please contact us.
|My Manuscript Is...||Can I submit?|
|An unpublished work, that is my original story and characters, and I own all the rights to it.||YES|
|A self-published work, that is my original story and characters, and I own all the rights to it.||YES|
|A self-published or regular published work, that is my original story and characters, and I own the film and television rights to it, but not the publishing rights.||YES, but must opt-out of Inkshares Prize|
|A published, self-published or unpublished work that is my original story and characters, but someone else owns or has optioned the film and television rights.||NO|
|A published, self-published or unpublished work that I wrote and is based off of existing stories, characters, or literary figures that are public domain.||YES|
|A published, self-published or unpublished work that I wrote and is based off of existing stories, characters, or literary figures that are not public domain.||NO|
|A work that I didn’t write.||NO|
|A work that has already received a Top 25 placement in Launch Pad competition or received a “TB Recommend” from coverage.||NO|
Pilots and Features
|My Pilot or Feature Is...||Can I submit?|
|A script that I wrote, that is my own original work, story and characters, that I own the full and complete rights to.||YES|
|A script that I wrote, that is my own original work, story and characters, that is set up at a production company / studio / producer and is not 100% available.||NO|
|A script that I wrote, that is based off of existing shows, movies, books, or characters that I did not write and do not own the rights to.||NO|
|A script that I wrote, that is based off of existing books, or characters that I did write and do own the rights to.||YES|
|A script that I didn’t write.||NO|
|A script that has already received a Top 25 placement in Launch Pad competition or received a “TB Recommend” from coverage.||NO|
Our readers are the same people that make up The Industry itself; namely, a collection of Execs, Assistants, Producers, Agents, Managers and professional readers who have been, and continue to be, at the front lines of Hollywood’s Information Superhighway.
We aren’t some nameless interns covering your script for free in a studio basement, we are working professionals whose job it is to track all the projects that are hot, on the market and selling in Hollywood right now.
All coverage receipts clearly show the estimated delivery date on the bottom of your receipt.
With the exception of Overnight Rush, Coverage is NOT delivered on Weekends. No coverage is delivered on Holidays.
In general, please see the below chart for coverage return guidelines.
|Rush Type||Delivery Date|
|Standard Delivery||14 Calendar Days Later at 6pm (No Weekend Delivery)|
|Five Day Rush||5 Calendar Days Later at 6pm (No Weekend Delivery)|
|Three Day Rush||3 Calendar Days Later at 6pm (No Weekend Delivery)|
|Overnight Rush||Next Day at 6pm (Even Weekends)|
Here at The Launch Pad, we understand there are numerous script coverage sites out there and personally can recommend several that offer exceptional coverage services. However, what we offer here is coverage on your script from a collection of industry professionals and story analysts whose job it is to track every project that is selling in Hollywood.
Our readers have read for companies like Warner Bros., CAA, DreamWorks, WME, Verve, Universal, and UTA. They are experienced in what works in scripts and what doesn’t. Their experience will provide feedback that helps polish your script so that it is ready for executives or reps to read. In addition to offering in depth script and story breakdowns, we also help compare your ideas and marketability to what is selling in Hollywood right now!
One more added bonus we provide our customers is if you utilize us for coverage and your script receives a “Recommend” grade, we will include it in our TB Recommends section on The Launch Pad and The Industry web sites, post a notice on our forums and feeds, as well as include it in our social media networks, ensuring that the thousands of industry professionals that are members of our site or follow us will know how great your script is.
Nope. You also don’t technically need an agent or manager, but that doesn’t mean you should turn one down if they offer to represent you. Script coverage is a tool that you can utilize to push your script to the next level, a way to get professional industry level feedback on your script before you expose it to the people who will only give it one chance.
Absolutely! In fact, we give you a discount. After absorbing your coverage, know that if you choose to revise and resubmit a new draft of the same script, you will receive a 10% discount on any coverage service.
To get the discount, simply check the box labled "Check here to resubmit a previously covered script at a discount!" and pick your script title from the dropdown list.
All job titles and basic information are accessible to both members and non-members of the Industry. Active Industry members have access to the exclusive weekly job newsletters and application instructions for all positions.
Simply click the button below select "Job Posting" from the dropdown and paste the job listing and how to apply. We will post it right away if it meets our criteria for job postings.