2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition
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Competition Dates
Early
$65
Ends July 9, 2017
Regular
$75
Ends August 6, 2017
Late
$85
Ends August 28, 2017
Final
$95
Ends September 18, 2017
Announcement Dates
Top 25 Announced
October 26, 2017
Top 10 Announced
November 2, 2017
Feedback Notes Returned
November 2, 2017
Winners Announced
November 14, 2017
Competition Add Ons
Feedback Notes
$50
Mentorship
$25
Guaranteed Signing
$25
Guaranteed Option
$25
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2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition

The FINAL DEADLINE for the 2017 Feature Competition is almost here. Finish the summer strong and submit your script before the competition comes to a close on Sunday, September 10th at 11:59PM (PST)

*BONUS OFFER* Get the Prime Universe Guaranteed Option add-on FREE with your entry. No coupon code needed. A $25 value!

The competition that started it all… the Launch Pad Feature Competition is back for its 5th year. Since the launch of our very first writing competition, the Launch Pad has helped 254 writers get signed, 81 projects get set up, seen 48 writers hired as staff-writers, and sparked 4 studio bidding wars.

From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

At the Launch Pad, we go above and beyond to advocate for all of our finalists, from the Top 75 all the way to our winners. We work tirelessly to get your work into the hands of the biggest agencies, management companies, and production companies around to showcase you and your writing.

But that’s just where it begins. Our industry leading partnerships with companies like Michael De Luca Productions, Scott Free Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment, Lee Stobby Entertainment, ESA, and Energy Entertainment, to name a few, give writers even more opportunities to take their writing careers to the next level.

Guaranteed Option Prize

The Launch Pad is excited to announce our Guaranteed Option Prize partnership with producer Adrian Askarieh and his Prime Universe Films. Prime Universe is the production company behind the popular video game-based Hitman film franchise. They are currently in development on the feature film adaptation of Just Cause based on the best-selling Sqaure-Enix video game series, which has Aquaman star Jason Momoa set as the lead and San Andreas director Brad Peyton directing.

Prime Universe also recently signed a first-look deal for film and TV with production/distribution company Constantin Films (Resident Evil film franchise, The Fantastic Four film franchise, The Mortal Instruments franchise).

Hot off their new deal, Prime Universe is eager to discover and develop strong cinematic stories with unique characters that cater to the ever-expanding global marketplace. By partnering with the Launch Pad, they are not only onboard to serve as one of our judges for this year’s competition, but have also committed to option at least one project which has selected the Guaranteed Option add-on, with an eye toward discovering their next global hit.

Guaranteed Signing Prize

At the Launch Pad we’re all about helping writers further their professional writing career and for a lot of you that means landing great representation. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our exclusive partnership with Echo Lake Entertainment, the powerhouse boutique management and production company that represents emerging actors, writers and directors across Film, Television and Digital. As a production company they’ve produced and/or financed more than 30 films and have received a number of awards including 8 Academy Award Nominations and one Academy Award win.

Their clients have written projects for every major studio and production company including Universal, Warner Bros., MGM, The Weinstein Company, FilmNation, Sony Pictures Classics, amongst others. In television their clients have worked on hit shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, American Gods, Daredevil, Timeless, The Blacklist, UnReal, Queen of the South, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Star, American Horror Story and many more. This is an incredible opportunity to earn representation from a top company that can do it all!

For our guaranteed signing prize, Echo Lake Entertainment will select at least one writer for representation who has selected the Guaranteed Signing Prize.

One On One Learning

We are incredibly excited to announce our 2017 Feature Competition Mentors, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge covering a wide array of the industry. From hitting the town with a new spec, to landing representation, to creating and writing for a cable network, to the ins and outs of seeing your film produced, each of our mentors tackle the industry from all different angles to make you a more versatile writer.

Anthony Cipriano / David Hoffman / Jason Hellerman

Our first mentor, Anthony Cipriano, began his career in features and shifted his focus to television. He developed the acclaimed television series Bates Motel for A&E, based on Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho, which went on to run for five seasons starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. He currently has pilots in development at NBC with Jennifer Lopez producing and Starz with producer 50 Cent. Cipriano is now transitioning back into features, where he has multiple projects in development, including one he is eyeing as his directorial debut.

We’re proud to say that David Hoffman, our second mentor, got his start through our very own Launch Pad Competitions. Soon after his drama pilot Running Money won the 2015 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, he set it up with Romark Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment. After his first place finish in the competition, Hoffman was quickly signed by Paradigm and Artillery Creative. Last year, he hit the town with his hot feature spec The Great Debate about the Nixon/Kennedy presidential debates, which won the Enderby Entertainment Award at the Austin Film Festival and earned him a place on the 2015 Hit List and 2015 Young & Hungry List. All this buzz helped earn him a spot writing for the NBC series Timeless.

Last, but certainly not least, we are pleased to welcome Jason Hellerman to our mentor team this year. Hellman’s script Shovel Buddies appeared on the 2013 Hit List and 2013 Black List, and shortly after sold to Awesomeness TV. The film was released in 2016, starring Bella Thorne, and premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Hellerman also brings to the table years of industry experience having worked as a development executive for Cota Films and producer Michael Costigan.

Bringing years of combined experience our mentors are the perfect guides to help you take those crucial next steps. Our mentor program will focus on getting your script ready, tips and strategies on pitching and choosing your next project, and insight on how to navigate your newly minted Hollywood career.

Launch Your Career Today

We’re pleased to be re-teaming with Roadmap Writers to offer all of our competition entrants a free seminar with the Roadmap Writers Program. Run by former development exec for Bold Films (Nightcrawler, Drive) Joey Tuccio, the exclusively curated seminar - geared toward writers of all experience levels - will give writers insight from working producers, executives, agents, and managers to help you build a better pitch, learn how to be good in a room, and how to be sure you’re putting your best work into the world.

Real Notes, Real Feedback

Continuing with the same educational ideas behind the origination of the mentorship program, and continually looking to identify new ways to give our writers even more of a leg up when entering the Launch Pad Competition, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our Feedback Notes Program. Rather than receiving a few vague disconnected sentences or paragraphs from other coverage services or competitions out there, we’ve struck a deal with our professional readers (reading for places such as 20th Century Fox, Sony, Paramount, Universal, UTA & more) to provide 1-2 pages of in-depth notes on your competition entry. With an emphasis on initial thoughts, opinions and analysis, get an inside look at what is usually a behind the curtain process, and get our readers' perspectives on the story, characters, marketability, and ideas for where the story could go. Was it a page-turner? Did we want to see more of a character? Was the dialogue believable? Get the actionable notes and insight you deserve.

The Launch Pad is more than just a writing competition. We’re here to be the first step in starting your writing career.

The 2017 Feature Competition Prizes

The Launch Pad Competition is focused on identifying, discovering and helping launch the careers of our writers. Whether you make the quarter-finalists or win it all in any of our competitions, we work with you to help polish your work, prepare for meetings, craft you pitch, identify your follow up projects, and prepare yourself for anything that comes your way on the journey to becoming a professional writer.

(As a reminder, if you select any add-ons at time of entry, regardless of where you place in the competition, you will still be in the running for those add-on features.)

  • You will be flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive Launch Pad industry event in your honor, featuring dozens of our judges, agents, managers, executives, producers, mentors, and fellow writers and Launch Pad Alums.
  • You and your project will be showcased individually to agents, managers, executives, and producers who are looking for new clients, new projects, and new writers. We specifically curate a meeting list for each winner based on their individual material, and what you, the writer, want to achieve now and in your career overall.
  • You will be featured in an exclusive interview, which will be hosted on The Tracking Board, and shared with the town as part of our Launch Pad Alum awareness campaigns.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and via press release and industry newsletter via The Tracking Board, Launch Pad, and our partners to more than 50,000 readers and industry members worldwide.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet.
  • Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book.
  • You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • Your work will be read, reviewed, and voted on by each of our 25 esteemed judges.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • You will receive 1 free entry into any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.
  • You will receive 1 free Studio Coverage from our Launch Pad Coverage Program.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.
  • You and your project will be showcased individually to agents, managers, executives, and producers who are looking for new clients, new projects, and new writers.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and via press release and industry newsletter via The Tracking Board, Launch Pad, and our partners to more than 50,000 readers and industry members worldwide.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet.
  • Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book.
  • You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • Your work will be read, reviewed, and voted on by each of our 25 esteemed judges
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • You will receive 1 free entry into any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and via press release and industry newsletter via The Tracking Board, Launch Pad, and our partners to more than 50,000 readers and industry members worldwide.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet.
  • Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book.
  • You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and to industry members via our Tracking Board and Launch Pad newsletters.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet.
  • Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book.
  • You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.
  • Your project will be announced on our sites and to industry members via our Tracking Board and Launch Pad newsletters.
  • You and your project will be presented to the entertainment industry in both our “Best Writers of the Year” booklet and our annual “Launch Pad Alum” booklet.
  • Your project will be featured in a special Launch Pad section of our annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, and Spec Book.
  • You will receive an exclusive alumni profile on The Launch Pad website that highlights your project as well as your bio and upcoming works.
  • You will receive a free 1-Year Membership (or extension) to The Tracking Board.
  • Lastly, you will be invited to join our Launch Pad Community of over 600 writers who came before you, where you can meet those who came before you, ask questions, work together, and network with a group of smart and passionate people who started in the same shoes you’re about to step into.

Our exclusive option partner for this year’s competition is Prime Universe Films.

  • A Minimum of 1 project will be selected from our exclusive development partner to receive an option agreement for their Launch Pad project.
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Option” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.

Our guaranteed signing partner for this year’s competition is Echo Lake Entertainment.

  • A Minimum of 1 writer will be selected for representation by our exclusive signing partner(s).
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Signing” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.

We are excited to announce our mentors for this year’s competition are Anthony Cipriano, David Hoffman, and Jason Hellerman.

  • A Minimum of 3 writers (1 per mentor) will be selected by our mentors to enter our 2017 Launch Pad Mentorship Program.
  • To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Mentorship Program” add-on when submitting their project.
  • This prize, as with all add-on prizes is not decided upon by placement in the competition. Regardless of whether the project entered makes any finalist round, your project will still be in contention for this prize until the competition ends.
  • Represents Wes Ball, writer/director of The Maze Runner series.
  • His other clients include: Alexis C. Jolly (A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood), Amy Fox (Equity), Ben Katai (The Forrest), Chris Borrelli (100 Bullets), Christopher Browne (The Walk) David Chirchirillo (Eli), Julia Cox (Do No Harm, The Takeaway) and more.
  • The top agent on the 2015 Hit List, with 6 writers represented.
  • APA clients have written on Bates Motel, The Big Bang Theory, Narcos, Angie Tribeca, Hannibal, East Los High, Graceland, Numb3rs, Heartbeat, The Glades, In Plain Sight, Young & Hungry, Desperate Housewives, and more.
  • APA has signed multiple Launch Pad Alumni
  • Askarieh produced the Hitman films (2007, 2015) based on the popular video game franchise.
  • Prime Universe is in development on the feature film adaptation of Just Cause which has Aquaman star Jason Momoa set to star and San Andreas director Brad Peyton attached to direct.
  • Prime Universe has a two year first-look deal with Constantin Films for film and TV.
  • Prime Universe is developing the big screen adaptation of Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. and Lin Pictures with Robert Rodriguez is set to write and direct.
  • Vertigo Entertainment has produced such films as The Boy, Run All Night, The Departed, The Woman In Black, The Grudge, How To Train Your Dragon, and many more.
  • Vertigo also produced The Lego Movie, and are now working on the sequel as well as The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.
  • Vertigo is behind the highly anticipated upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's novel "It."
  • Vertigo Entertainment has previously served as a Launch Pad exclusive partner and optioned a project as part of our Guaranteed Signing Prize.
  • Village Roadshow is behind such blockbusters as Passengers, The Legend of Tarzan, and San Andreas.
  • Critical hits Mad Max: Fury Road and American Sniper have received multiple Academy Awards.
  • Upcoming Village Roadshow projects include Ocean’s 8, Ready Player One, and Amy Poehler/Will Ferrell comedy The House.
  • His clients include Rob Liefeld, (Deadpool), Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night, Out of the Furnace), Gary Graham (I Am Legend reboot) and Mark Mallouk (Black Mass).
  • He is the only manager to have had writers appear on every Hit List, Black List, and Young & Hungry List since 2010.
  • Energy Entertainment has produced Run All Night, Out of the Furnace, Extant and the upcoming NBC show Reverie.
  • He was the top manager in specs set up in both 2013 and 2014.
  • Di Novi Pictures recently produced Principal Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut Unforgettable, starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson.
  • Di Novi produced such films as The Lucky One, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Monte Carlo, and If I Stay.
  • Di Novi is producing the upcoming adaptation of Little Women with Amy Pascal and Columbia Pictures, as well as an adaptation of Kiera Cass’s YA series The Selection.
  • Recently named as partner at UTA.
  • His clients include such successful writers as Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War), Diana Ossana and Larry McMurty (Brokeback Mountain), Gary Whitta (Rogue One), and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock).
  • Consistently one of the top agents with clients on year-end lists, having 5 writers on the Hit List, 3 on the Young & Hungry List, and 4 on the Black List for 2015. While in 2016 he had 3 on the Young & Hungry List and topped the 2016 Hit List with 7 writers making the list.
  • UTA led all agencies with 18 writers on the 2016 Young & Hungry List.
  • Chernin Entertainment produces Planet of the Apes series as well as such blockbusters as Oblivion and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
  • On the comedy side, Chernin has produced Amy Schumer’s Snatched as well as Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Spy, St. Vincent and The Heat.
  • Chernin’s Hidden Figures was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • Chernin produces the hit FOX series New Girl.
  • Circle of Confusion clients have been staffed on such series as The Good Fight, How to Get Away With Murder, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Fuller House and others.
  • Circle of Confusion clients include Adam F. Goldberg, creator of The Goldbergs, Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows), Gary Whitta (Rogue One), Jon Spaiths (Passengers, Doctor Strange, Prometheus), and the Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas, Sense8).
  • Circle of Confusion produces both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, as well as BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
  • Circle of Confusion has had clients on every major best of list including, The Hit List, Black List, Young & Hungry List, and the Blood List.
  • His clients have been staffed on such shows as iZombie, Teen Wolf, Shameless, Ash vs. Evil Dead, The Family, and Genius.
  • Has signed multiple Launch Pad Alumni.
  • Thruline clients have written such films as Death at a Funeral, For a Good Time Call, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
  • Toth had clients appear on the Hit List, Black List and Young and Hungry List for 2016
  • Gersh represents writers such as Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got A Gun), Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen), Gary Spinelli (Mena), and many more.
  • Gersh had one of the highest spec sale percentages of agencies in 2015, with 15 projects set up.
  • Romark Entertainment recently sold Launch Pad script Marian to Sony with Margot Robbie attached to star and produce with Amy Pascal and Donald DeLine.
  • Romark is currently developing the adaptations of the best-selling novel Brothers & Bones and the comic book series Herald.
  • Romark is producing previous Launch Pad scripts Matriarch for Paramount, and Tranquility Base for Fox.
  • Represents such writers as Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows), Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Chris Roach (Non-Stop) and David Guggenheim (Safe House).
  • Represents Launch Pad Alumni Eric Koening who’s 2015 Launch Pad feature script sold to Paramount in a bidding war.
  • The top agent with clients on the 2015 Hit List.
  • Paradigm had 11 writers on the 2016 Young & Hungry List and repped 9 projects on the 2015 Hit List.
  • Lee Stobby Entertainment represents Isaac Adamson, whose spec Bubbles topped the 2015 Black List and placed second on the 2015 Hit List. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is set to direct.
  • Their clients have written for such shows as Stranger Things, Superstore, CSI: Cyber, and The Middle.
  • Lee Stobby Entertainment represents 6 Launch Pad Alumni.
  • WME was the top agency with projects on the 2016 Hit List and 2016 Black List with 18 on each.
  • WME reps such top writers as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, The Wachowskis, Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Tina Fey, Diablo Cody and others.
  • WME writers are staffed on such shows as The Mick, Difficult People, Girlboss, Better Call Saul, Shameless, Insecure, Empire and many more.
  • Represents Evan Daugherty, writer of Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Divergent.
  • Represents Launch Pad writer Eric Koenig, whose spec Matriarch is in development with Red Wagon and Romark Entertainment at Paramount Pictures.
  • Had writers appear on the Hit List, Young & Hungry List and Black List for 2014 and 2015, as well as multiple on the 2016 Young & Hungry List.
  • Zero Gravity produced the Ben Affleck film The Accountant.
  • Has had clients appear on the Hit List, Young & Hungry List and Black List.
  • Zero Gravity represents such writers as Bill Dubuque (The Judge), Michael Robert Johnson (Pompeii, Sherlock Holmes) and Adam Robitel (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension).
  • Portnoy was featured as the top manager in the 2016 Spec Book, setting up 6 of 13 specs.
  • Bellevue is producing the upcoming Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition for Universal as well as the horror film Eli with Broad Green Pictures.
  • Bellevue was one of the top management companies on the 2016 Hit List, representing 7 projects.
  • Just this year Portnoy’s clients sold the spec Body Cam to Brian Robbins new venture.
  • Electric Entertainment is producing the upcoming Warner Bros. blockbuster Geostorm starring Gerard Butler.
  • Electric Entertainment has produced the TV series Leverage, and The Librarians.
  • Recently, Electric Entertainment produced the Independence Day sequel, Independence Day Resurgence.
  • Electric Entertainment will domestically distribute the upcoming LBJ biopic directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson.
  • Electric Entertainment is producing the upcoming thriller Bad Samaritan from director Dean Devlin and starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan.
  • Curates the yearly list of top horror specs known as The Blood List.
  • Represents Nick Simon, the writer/director of horror films The Girl in the Photographs and The Pyramid.
  • Represented multiple projects on the 2016 Hit List.
  • WME was the top agency with projects on the 2016 Hit List and 2016 Black List with 18 on each.
  • WME reps such top writers as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, The Wachowskis, Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Tina Fey, Diablo Cody and others.
  • WME writers are staffed on such shows as The Mick, Difficult People, Girlboss, Better Call Saul, Shameless, Insecure, Empire and many more.
  • Weed Road, Akiva Goldsman's production company, produced Lone Survivor, Hancock, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, I Am Legend, and many more.
  • Weed Road's upcoming releases include Transformers: The Last Knight and The Dark Tower.
  • Weed Road produced WGN America’s acclaimed drama series Underground.
  • Akiva Goldsman won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for A Beautiful Mind.
  • Elevate’s clients include Taylor Sheridan, Academy Award nominated writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water.
  • Represents Jovanka Vuckovic, one of the writer/directors behind the anthology horror film XX.
  • Elevate client Corin Hardy, who wrote and directed 2015’s The Hallow, has been hired to direct the Conjuring spinoff The Nun.
  • Owner of Pollinate Entertainment - her clients work across all mediums including film, television, digital, and VR.
  • Has signed Launch Pad Alum from the 2016 Feature Competition.
  • Represents the entire Emet Comics library of IP including graphic novels, and comics.
  • 3 Arts produces such TV series as Better Things, Insecure, The Good Place, Baskets, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • 3 Arts clients are staffed on such shows as Empire, Stan Against Evil, The Flash, Saturday Night Live, and Survivor’s Remorse.
  • 3 Arts represents such writer/performers as Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Bo Burnham, Hannibal Buress, Issa Rae, Jenny Slate, Louis CK and others.
  • 3 Arts produced such movies as 13 Hours, Unbroken, Edge of Tomorrow and the upcoming Rough Night.
  • All scripts must be submitted with a cover page containing ONLY the script title, without any of the writer(s) names or discernible marks, including but not limited to WGA Registration numbers.
  • All scripts MUST BE submitted as a PDF.
  • All feature scripts must be under 130 pages (any script with more than 130 pages will be disqualified).
  • Do not submit any form of pitch document with your feature script.
  • NO specs of pre-existing shows or films are allowed. All submissions must be your own original work, story and characters. Any submissions of existing shows or films that the writer does not own will be disqualified.
  • Scripts with multiple writers are allowed (however, all entry fees must be paid under one account).
  • All scripts must be the sole property of the writer(s).
  • All scripts will be read at least twice to ensure the best judgment of your work. All scripts will also be read blind, with no names, or title pages allowed. We choose this option so that each script is judged by the work, and the words alone.
  • Scripts with a prior option are allowed, but at the time of submission and for the duration of the contest, must remain the writer’s property.
  • The only scripts not allowed to be entered are those which have already sold, have previously earned our “TB Recommends” honors, or received a top 25 placement in a previous Launch Pad competition.
  • Each script may only be entered one time. Once a script has been submitted, there are absolutely no substitutions of pages, drafts, or scripts overall.
  • TB and all judges/readers will utilize whatever criteria they deem appropriate in deciding a winner.
  • All scripts will remain the property of the writer(s) throughout the contest (at no point will anyone from the judge’s panel, or TB ever attach themselves to your work without your consent).
  • Entrants may be contacted as a result of the contest by TB, the judging panel or other industry professionals in regards to representation, production, sale and/or option of the entered work.
  • Entrants are under no obligation to sell their work or otherwise attach themselves to representation in any form.
  • General script entries will not receive feedback, however, you can opt to upgrade and receive feedback on your script submission.
  • Each Grand Prize Winner will be reimbursed up to $500 USD for airfare to Los Angeles for our Exclusive Tracking Board Event. Date of event is TBD.
  • The contest is open to entrants 18 or older. It is an international contest and open to entrants worldwide.
  • Tracking Board reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify these terms at any time without notice.
  • By entering this competition, you agree to receive periodic emails from The Tracking Board and The Launch Pad. You may unsubscribe to these at any time.
  • If selected as a Overall Winner, or as a winner of one of our add on prizes (Guaranteed Signing, Guaranteed Option, or Mentorship Program) you agree to allow the respective partner an initial opportunity to agree to mutual terms with you concerning your winning script.
  • All purchases and submissions are final. No refunds will be issued.