2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition
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Ends May 1, 2015
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Ends June 1, 2015
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2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition

OVERALL WINNER

RUNNING MONEY

David Hoffman

DAMAGES meets THE FIRM

When an untested MBA graduate finds herself in the midst of Wall Street's most successful hedge fund, she must decide how far she is willing to go in order to succeed.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

TOP DRAMA

GREYSHORE

Rohit Kumar

HEMLOCK GROVE meets WAYWARD PINES

After a disgraced doctor discovers that the couple who raised him aren't his biological parents, he takes his own family to an inherited estate where he begins to feel the pull of dark, mysterious forces that threaten to change everything he knew about himself and his place in this world.

Drama Horror Thriller

Agent: ICM | Andrew Murphy, Brandy Rivers, Matt Baldovsky
Manager: Benderspink | David Baggelaar, Scott Stoops

Winner

TOP COMEDY

LATE BLOOMER

Shira Hoffman

NEW GIRL meets 13 GOING ON 30

An awkward young woman who has been struggling to make her mark on the world herself with a blessing and a curse when she finally hits puberty at 25.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

20,000 LEAGUES

Cody Pearce

DA VINCI'S DEMONS meets THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

A fantasy-world detective is charged with hunting down a mysterious sea monster that is terrorizing the town, while a young reporter and his photographer sister also search for the beast.

Drama Period Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

APALACHEE

Gannon Kenney

MR. ROBOT meets HOMELAND

A UN officer is coerced into spying for the NSA after leaked information from his computer helps to fuel a terrorist plot on American soil.

Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

ARCANE

Joe Marino

JUSTIFIED meets SUPERNATURAL

A young woman with mysterious powers makes an alliance with a retired exorcist when their southern hometown becomes ground zero in a supernatural war between nightmarish forces.

Drama Horror Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver, David Binns

Honorable Mention

ASH LAKE

John Schlirf

THE KILLING meets BLOODLINE

A recent high school graduate seeks justice for her wrongly-accused brother, bringing her up against the detective who's keeping the truth hidden to protect her own son.

Drama Crime Mystery

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

BAIT

Homa Mojtabai

REVENGE meets HARD CANDY

After the system fails her, a sexual assault victim takes justice into her own hands.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Heroes and Villains Entertainment | Henry Huang

Guarenteed Signing

BANK SQUAD

Evan Menzel

BOYZ N THE HOOD meets THE WIRE

On the cusp of the L.A. Riots, young brothers navigate a gangland while two very different FBI agents work together to solve a string of bank robberies.

Drama Crime Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

BELT, THE

Joel Dorland & Garrett Lander

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA meets DEADWOOD

An assassin must keep a young girl with mysterious powers safe on a space colony while the universe as they know it begins to change around them.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Benderspink | Daniel Vang, Scott Stoops

Top 25

BENEATH

Ryan Stack

THE STAND meets LOST

An oil tycoon down to his last dollar makes a deal to drill on the land of a farmer and his family, only to discover that what is beneath the ground is far more than ordinary fossil fuel.

Drama Horror Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

Top 25

BETTER

Esther Celia Finkelstein

UNITED STATES OF TARA meets TOGETHERNESS

After a failed suicide attempt and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a woman must find her way to a new normal.

Comedy Dark Comedy

Agent: Rothman Brecher | Rina Brannen, Robb Rothman, Stephani Rothman
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

BEYONCE'S HUNGRY

Mark Ganek

VEEP WITH A CELEBRITY UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS TWIST

A well-organized battalion of workers coordinate Beyonce's life, with rival coworkers vying for the top job.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Principato/Young | Maggie Haskins

Top 50

BIRDLAND

Charlotte Cohn-Williams & Jason Odell Williams

STUDIO 60 ON SUNSET STRIP meets MONEYBALL

The new untested and reluctant general manager of Baltimore's major league baseball team must juggle her cocky players, rookie beer vendors, and diehard fans -all while trying not to strike out in her personal relationships.

Comedy Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

BLACKRUSH

Brent Beath

LONGMIRE meets JUSTIFIED

Murder, violence, and corruption threaten to engulf a New Mexico town on the verge of a fracking boom unless a detective from Boston, who has deeper connections than he knows, can stop the daughter of the powerful founding family from taking control.

Drama Mystery

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

BLUE BOOK

Andrea Janakas

THE X-FILES meets MAD MEN

A desk jockey gets promoted to director of the Blue Book Project, which monitors and analyzes all UFO sightings in 1960s America, and subsequently explains them away, no matter what the evidence actually shows.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Paradigm | Jennifer Good
Manager: Infinity Management | Seth Nagel

Top 50

BOY UP

Cynthia Furey

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE meets FRESH OFF THE BOAT

An awkward, cowardly eleven-year-old thinks he's finally free of his schoolyard bully, only to discover that his mom has invited his nemesis into his home as a step-brother-of-sorts.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

BY DEGREE

Annah Feinberg

YOU'RE THE WORST meets THE RINGER

A woman with five masters degrees and no discernible skills subsumes her more-successful sister's identity after her untimely death.

Comedy Dark Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Grandview | Merideth Bajana, Zac Frognowski

Top 50

CANVAS 31

Jared Doles

WHITE COLLAR meets THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

A master art thief is offered a chance to stay out of prison in exchange for helping a museum track down priceless pieces of stolen art.

Drama Heist Dark Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

CASEY CAN'T

Kaitlin Fontana

CALIFORNICATION meets 30 ROCK

When a veteran, old school music critic loses her job, she is forced to take a new one with the sort of magazine she's always despised: an online blog.

Comedy Dark Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Brillstein | Brad Petrigala

Top 25

CHAIN, THE

Teresa Huang

ENEMY OF THE STATE meets FACE/OFF

A terrorist plot gets closer to fruition as a mysterious event causes several people, including the Vice President, to wake up in the body of someone else.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Art/Work Entertainment | Cindy Ambers, Julie Bloom

Top 25

CINEPHILE

Chris Dymond

TRUE DETECTIVE meets CASTLE

A retiring police detective with early onset Alzheimer's disease tries to solve her last murder mystery case involving a serial killer who stages the deaths of his victims exactly like iconic movie scenes.

Drama Mystery Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

CURED

Joe Osborn

QUEER AS FOLK meets THE O.C.

In the summer of 1996, a gay Midwestern teenager is sent to a co-ed conversion therapy camp so he can be "fixed."

Drama LGBT

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

DARK AND BROKEN CODE

Zack Kaplan & Graham Funke

MR. ROBOT meets RAY DONOVAN

A seasoned FBI Cyber Agent must collaborate with a notorious ex-hacker, his son who he put in jail, in order to stop a killer who uses technology to murder people.

Drama Thriller

Agent: Paradigm | Jennifer Good
Manager: Heroes and Villains Entertainment | Mikhail Nayfeld

Top 25

DAWN OF THE DRUG WAR, THE

Matthew Tente

THE UNTOUCHABLES meets BOARDWALK EMPIRE

In 1933, the Prohibition Bureau considers an African-American federal agent, who recently lost his partner in a drug bust and was subsequently laid off, to spy on the South Side of Chicago community as they ramp up their war on narcotics in light of prohibition being repealed.

Drama Crime Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Good Fear Film + Management | Jake Wagner

Honorable Mention

DEVIL RIVER

David Sullivan

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE meets HELL ON WHEELS

When a timid slave preacher is separated from his wife and child by a gambling professional, he decides to team up with a mysterious black gambler on the Mississippi steamboats to learn how to win his family's freedom.

Drama Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

ECHO LAKE

Elena Song

MAD MEN meets THE KILLING

In the winter of 1974, a suffocatingly small Connecticut town is put through the ringer when the high school principal turns up dead in the frozen lake, and everyone's a suspect.

Drama Mystery Period

Agent: APA | David Meese, Ryan Saul
Manager: Echo Lake Management | Dave Brown, Matt Horwitz

Top 25

ECLIPSED

Sarah Acosta

FRINGE meets FLATLINERS

A medical student with a haunted past joins a team of researchers determined to answer the question: What happens after you die?

Crime Drama Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Madhouse Entertainment | Robyn Meisinger, Ryan Cunningham

Honorable Mention

ELEVENTH HOUR, THE

Ahmadu Garba

LAW AND ORDER meets LUTHER

A former death-row inmate suffering from constant hallucinations joins an amnesty organization to investigate capital punishment cases overturned by the state supreme court.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Epicenter | Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray

Top 50

EMBEDDED

Andy Muir

AMERICAN ODYSSEY meets GENERATION KILL

Rescued after being abducted while on assignment in Afghanistan two years ago, a celebrated female photojournalist returns to the war torn country to exorcise her demons and determine what happened to her still missing colleague.

Drama War

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

FIREFLIES, THE

Lauren W Stenmoe

GOSSIP GIRL meets DEGRASSI

The origin story of a superstar rock band starts in high school, when a whip-smart but emotionally adrift girl with a gift for guitar transfers to a new school and finds her voice when she teams up with three other talented outcasts.

Drama Teenage

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Jon Kanak Management | Jon Kanak

Top 50

FRAGMENT

Cameron Pattison

THE SOPRANOS meets INCEPTION

Years after the release of wearable technology that can induce reality-like lucid dreaming, a veteran and her brother struggle to work for their manipulative crime boss father's illegal and expanding dream sedative trafficking business.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

GEMINI PROCESS

Paola Andrea Ariza & Frank Nestor

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA meets WORKAHOLICS

Dim-witted twins decide to use a sizable inheritance from their grandmother to open their own process serving business.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

GENERATION GWEN

Megan Karasch

SUITS meets THE MINDY PROJECT

A young woman must learn how to balance raising her newborn child by herself while maintaining her high-pressure career.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25, Mentor Program

GOVERNESS, THE

Christopher Basler

DOWNTON ABBEY meets THE OTHERS

In 1906 Newport, a young woman with a troubled past and sins to atone for becomes the new governess at a house plagued by scandal -but the forces that drew her there in the first place may be from beyond the grave.

Drama Horror Period

Agent: ESA | Antoni Kaczmarek, Varun Monga
Manager: Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi, Micah Klatzer

Top 25

GREYSHORE

Rohit Kumar

HEMLOCK GROVE meets WAYWARD PINES

After a disgraced doctor discovers that the couple who raised him aren't his biological parents, he takes his own family to an inherited estate where he begins to feel the pull of dark, mysterious forces that threaten to change everything he knew about himself and his place in this world.

Drama Horror Thriller

Agent: ICM | Andrew Murphy, Brandy Rivers, Matt Baldovsky
Manager: Benderspink | David Baggelaar, Scott Stoops

Winner

HALCYON FALLS

Jeff Bower

AMERICAN CRIME meets THE KILLING

In the aftermath of a tragic school shooting in a seemingly idyllic American small town, long-hidden secrets are threatened to be exposed.

Drama

Agent: Abrams Artists Agency | Manal Hammad, Paul Weitzman
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

HARMONY FALLS

Anthony Nero

AWAKE meets TWIN PEAKS

A writer returns to his hometown to find inspiration and finish his novel, but the move spells danger for his family thanks to the entity that haunted his youth lying in wait, and a long-ago tragedy that seems to be replaying itself.

Drama Mystery

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

HATCHETMEN

Kevin Lau

GANGS OF NEW YORK MEET BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Within the dawning metropolis of San Francisco comes the rise of a Chinese kingpin whose relationship with tycoons of the day is wrought with crime, conspiracy, jealousy and power.

Crime Drama Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Martin Management | Christine Martin

Top 50

I HAVE FIVE FUCKING ROOMMATES

Joshua Statman

NEW GIRL meets SHAMELESS

After his girlfriend breaks up with him, an out of work bachelor accidentally moves into a house that already has five eccentric tenants.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

KARMA, INC.

Jarrod Lohoff

DEXTER meets REVENGE

A down on his luck salesman joins a mysterious new company whose mission is, for a price, to dole out karmic revenge.

Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

KINDERHOOK

Patch Darragh & Adrian Rieder

IN TREATMENT meets MAD MEN

A New York psychologist infiltrates an esoteric cult, uncovering the mystery of his own traumatic past.

Drama Psychological Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

LATE BLOOMER

Shira Hoffman

NEW GIRL meets 13 GOING ON 30

An awkward young woman who has been struggling to make her mark on the world herself with a blessing and a curse when she finally hits puberty at 25.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

LEGACY

Alex Freedman

SUITS meets THE GOOD WIFE

Following the suicide of her father, an attorney is forced to return to her distant brother and family-owned probate law-firm in New York.

Drama Family Legal

Agent: CAA | Jacquie Katz, Praveen Pandian
Manager: Untitled Entertainment | Jennifer Au

Honorable Mention, Mentor Program

LEGACY

Brian Shin

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets EMPIRE

An ex-NBA superstar is suddenly thrust into the position of Chicago Bulls head coach and must navigate a maelstrom of blackmail, gambling addiction, public hatred, disgruntled players, and a reckless son who undeservedly made the NBA.

Drama Sports

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Dialed-In Entertainment | Alex Creasia

Top 25

LETTERS, THE

Dani Bailes

BLOODLINE meets THE KILLING

After discovering her mother's extensive correspondence with a notorious serial killer, a woman finds herself entangled in family secrets when similar murders begin occurring in her own backyard.

Drama Mystery Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

LEXICON

Amanda Keener

THE WIRE meets HEROES

A mystical artifact is the object of desire for a cop, a reporter, a student, and a drug lord due to the power it provides the holder.

Crime Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Echo Lake | Chelsea Benson, Zadoc Angell

Top 25

LORDS OF THUNDER

Michael Flores

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA meets THIS IS SPINAL TAP

Two clueless aging metal-heads, and their equally as oblivious daughters, carry out their ridiculous antics and absurd schemes as they carve a place for themselves amongst the LA arts district.

Animated Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

LOST BOYS, THE

David Lawrance

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO meets INSOMNIA

When a Chicago cop suffering from PTSD returns to his hometown in the Ozarks, he becomes obsessed with solving a series of local child murders that threaten to further unravel him.

Crime Drama Mystery

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

MOWTOWN

Gabriel Worgaftik

ROYAL PAINS meets WORKAHOLICS

A recent college grad is forced to move back home to save money for law school, only to wind up alongside his best friend in the shady underworld that is the Cape Cod service industry.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Stacey Testro International | Katie Ybarra

Honorable Mention

MR. HEAD

Cooper Sukaly

ARCHER meets SOUTH PARK

An ex-CIA operative faces his most challenging assignment yet: Guidance Counselor at a tough inner city school.

Animated Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

NEVERLAND

Michael Stagliano

ATTACK THE BLOCK (WITHOUT ALIENS) meets OUTLANDER

When Captain James claims Neverland as his own, Tinkerbell employs the help of modern day cockney misfits to help win it back.

Drama Fantasy

Agent: CAA | Angela Dallas, Barry Kotler
Manager: Epicenter | Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray

Top 25

NEXT BEST THING, THE

Benjamin Kawaller

LOOKING meets LOUIE

A middle-aged gay man faces the upheaval of his closest relationships when he chooses to start dating women.

Comedy LGBT

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Benderspink | Jake Wagner

Top 25

ONE SOUL

Chris Wu

SOURCE CODE meets CLOUD ATLAS

In the future, where The Corporation has forced people into an existence of pure labor, one woman begins to view three of her past lives that take place in different times, locations, and religions of the world.

Drama Period Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Bellevue | Jeff Portnoy

Honorable Mention

OWEN'S CREEK

Gabriel Feinberg

UNDER THE DOME meets DEADWOOD meets LOST

In 1890, a town full of reticent Old West settlers is on the brink of boiling over into an all-out resource war, and that's before the entire town is mysteriously transported into a valley from which there is no way in and no way out.

Drama Period Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Bellevue Productions | John Zaozirny

Top 50

PAMELA AND SHARONA

Tim Schildberger

THE ROCKER meets THE ODD COUPLE

A sloppy, faded 80s Rock Queen launches one final comeback with the help of a daughter she never knew she had.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

PERMANENTS, THE

Maura Milan

LOST meets THE MIST

A group of people "living" in purgatory must survive the fog that contains beasts of unimaginable terror while trying to remember who they are and why they are there so that they may move on.

Drama Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

POSTGRADS

Mitchell Golden

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER meets HAPPY ENDINGS

After graduation, a group of friends realize that they've finished the best years of their lives and must navigate the "real world" without growing apart.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

PRESTON & MICKEY

Josh Sorokach

MOM meets COMMUNITY

On the first day of college, a timid male freshman is roomed with a wild 31-year-old woman who helps him live a fuller college experience.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

PROTECTION

David Hendon

THE SOPRANOS meets THE AMERICANS

After testifying against a dangerous gangster, a father is forced to move his family to Wisconsin as part of the Witness Protection Program, but his dark past follows them to their new home.

Crime Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

PUBLIC ACCESS

Katie Scrivner & Michael Sokey

PARKS AND RECREATION meets ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

A disgraced weatherman is forced to return home and work at a public access television station while dealing with his vengeful ex-, the station's crazy employees, and his own frustrating relationship with the station owner, his father.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

QUARRY

Aisling Corristine

DEXTER meets BROADCHURCH

Returning home to facilitate her parents' divorce, a young woman is forced to face the reasons she left in the first place when a local construction crew drain a quarry, uncovering a skeleton and exposing secrets from her past.

Drama Mystery

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

REAL GONE

Jared Laberdesque

THE AMERICANS meets THE UNTOUCHABLES

A sprawling ensemble that revolves around a closeted FBI agent who gets blackmailed into going undercover in the mafia controlled gay scene of 1950s New York.

Crime LGBT Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50, Mentor Program

RECKONING, THE

David Hendon

THE MAZE RUNNER meets CHILDREN OF MEN

In a dystopian future, life is now lived underground in tightly controlled Facilities, but one boy may have the key to the survival of the human race.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

REPEATERS, THE

Douglas Wolfe

EDGE OF TOMORROW meets SEVEN

After a mysterious blast destroys the world, a small town sheriff flashes into the past, reliving the apocalypse over and over again as he desperately searches for the one man who might know what's happening -a serial killer whose grisly crime-scene messages predicted the catastrophe.

Crime Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

RIPL

Heather Schmidt

COLD CASE meets GHOST WHISPERER

A recently disgraced detective solves cold cases using information provided by those experiencing their past lives' murders, only to discover she may be a past life victim herself.

Drama Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

RUNNING MONEY

David Hoffman

DAMAGES meets THE FIRM

When an untested MBA graduate finds herself in the midst of Wall Street's most successful hedge fund, she must decide how far she is willing to go in order to succeed.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

SATURDAYS

Matthew Fruchtman

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets GREEK

When a former football legend returns to his alma mater to coach, he struggles to keep the alumni happy, the media at bay, and his unruly team under control - which now includes his own son.

Drama Sports

Agent: Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum, Ellie Schiff, Zac Simmons
Manager: Artillery Creative | Tom Carter

Honorable Mention

SEE NORA RUN

Susan Jaffee

CALIFORNICATION meets YOUNG ADULT

The insulated life of a children's book author who hates children breaks wide open after her estranged brother shows up at her door with his two young daughters in tow.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SHUDDER HOLLOW

Sarah McChesney

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? meets VERONICA MARS

A young girl is invited into a secret society where she and her friends must decipher clues to solve the mystery of the spooky town's missing children, before they unwillingly join them.

Children Drama Supernatural

Agent: Kaplan Stahler Agency | Cindy Mintz, Katherine Riley
Manager: Dialed-in Entertainment | Stephen Marks

Top 25

STORYVILLE

Jonathan Marx

JUSTIFIED meets TREME

In 1903, a world-weary detective is hired to investigate crimes in Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans, where he must deal with corrupt officials, prostitutes, voodoo women, and more.

Drama Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Benderspink | David Baggelaar, Scott Stoops

Top 25

TARGETS

Nihar Patel

NUMBERS meets HOUSE OF CARDS

Two Secret Service agents, one who uses statistics to predict potential threats and another who relies on her well-honed instincts, try to stop would-be assassins from killing high-level targets.

Drama Political Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

THICKER THAN WATER

Jenn Dlugos

FRIENDS meets ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

Three siblings must live together in the same apartment and navigate the difficulties of finding love, setting boundaries, and agreeing on a pet.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

TIMESTOPPERS

Allen Glover & Robb Lanum

HEROES meets PUSH

An escaped prisoner discovers that he is the key to discovering, and unlocking, the secrets of an unexplained power to stop time as he is put in the crosshairs of two powerful organizations both vying for his abilities.

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

TYBURN TREE, THE

Russell Simpson

THE WIRE meets CRASH

A perfect maelstrom of political corruption and social injustice leads to the breakdown of society in the UK.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Artillery Creative | Tom Carter

Top 50

USE YOUR WORDS

Julia Batavia

THE NEWSROOM meets MAD MEN

A desperate publisher and his editorial team fight to save their jobs and reputations in the increasingly endangered world of book publishing in the 21st century.

Drama Dark Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

VALLEY, THE

Jonathan Light

ELYSIUM meets CONTINUUM

In a future world, where the wealthy are technologically connected via brain implants while the poor live an analog existence in the Valley, one man discovers he may have the key that can get him over the treacherous mountains to the advanced land of the upper class.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: 42 Management | Kate Prentice (UK)
Manager: Zero Gravity Management | Jeff Belkin

Honorable Mention

WATSON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, THE

Dane M Anderson

Y: THE LAST MAN meets GOSSIP GIRL

Sixteen years after a viral pandemic wiped out the planet's male population, a group of teenage boys who were raised in quarantine are integrated into an all-girls boarding school and an all-female world.

Drama Teenage

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention
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Deadlines

  • Feedback MUST be purchased with submission order and cannot be added on later.
  • Feedback notes, if purchased, will be returned to writers in after the announcement of the Top 10 Finalists, which is tentatively set for July 19th, 2016.
  • Pilot Early Bird Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm (PST) on January 31st 2016, regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Pilot Regular Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm (PST) on February 29th 2016, regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Pilot Late Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm (PST) on March 31st 2016, regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Pilot Last Minute Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm (PST) on April 14th 2016, regardless of when the payment is made.
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