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Emilie
Wapnick
Wapnick

I had a wonderful experience as a Top 50 Finalist in the Launch Pad Pilot competition, in particular. It really felt like the folks running that competition were invested in the finalists’ success and I felt so supported.

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Nathan
Wilcoxen
Wilcoxen

The team at Launch Pad has gone above and beyond in promoting my work after it placed in the Top 10 of their feature competition. Launch Pad set up several introductions with managers and because of that I was able to land representation with a phenomenal management company, Gravity Squared Entertainment. This is what has so impressed me with Launch Pad. They don't promise money. They promise access to industry professionals who can advance your career. And that is exactly what they delivered.

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Amadou
Diallo
Diallo

After winning a LaunchPad mentorship in 2020, I sent query letters to seven managers, each of whom I had a mutual connection to through my personal network. Five of them agreed to read.

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Alexandra
Amadio
Amadio

My now manager was one of the judges of the Launch Pad Pilot competition that I was fortunate enough to place as the overall winner in. Launch Pad connected us after he requested an introduction, we had a couple of great calls, and both felt that it was a good fit. After everything, it was really as simple as that!

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Manfred
Lopez Grem
Lopez Grem

[My script] went on to place in the Top 25 of The Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Competition. Soon after that, I was contacted by a few producers and directors. I entered into an option agreement with a producer who has a first-look deal with Netflix …I’m just amazed.

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Gillian
Muller
Muller

Almost immediately following the announcement that I was in the latest competition, I met with and signed with my new reps, they got me an interview and was being hired to join the writing room on a new show. Honestly, what more can you ask for when it comes to a writing competition.

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Emilie Wapnick

I had a wonderful experience as a Top 50 Finalist in the Launch Pad Pilot competition, in particular. It really felt like the folks running that competition were invested in the finalists’ success and I felt so supported.

Nathan Wilcoxen

The team at Launch Pad has gone above and beyond in promoting my work after it placed in the Top 10 of their feature competition. Launch Pad set up several introductions with managers and because of that I was able to land representation with a phenomenal management company, Gravity Squared Entertainment. This is what has so impressed me with Launch Pad. They don't promise money. They promise access to industry professionals who can advance your career. And that is exactly what they delivered.

Amadou Diallo

After winning a LaunchPad mentorship in 2020, I sent query letters to seven managers, each of whom I had a mutual connection to through my personal network. Five of them agreed to read.

Alexandra Amadio

My now manager was one of the judges of the Launch Pad Pilot competition that I was fortunate enough to place as the overall winner in. Launch Pad connected us after he requested an introduction, we had a couple of great calls, and both felt that it was a good fit. After everything, it was really as simple as that!

Manfred Lopez Grem

[My script] went on to place in the Top 25 of The Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Competition. Soon after that, I was contacted by a few producers and directors. I entered into an option agreement with a producer who has a first-look deal with Netflix …I’m just amazed.

Gillian Muller

Almost immediately following the announcement that I was in the latest competition, I met with and signed with my new reps, they got me an interview and was being hired to join the writing room on a new show. Honestly, what more can you ask for when it comes to a writing competition.

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Launch Pad Writers are Thriving

Take a look at some recent exciting successes!

Thomas Kivney

Thomas Kivney

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Wilandrea Blair

Wilandrea Blair

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Ursula Taherian

Ursula Taherian

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Gersh and Gotham Group

Michelle Askew

Michelle Askew

Overall Winner, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Fourth Wall Management

Brit Wigintton

Brit Wigintton

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with CAA and Artillery Creative

Manfred Lopez Grem

Manfred Lopez Grem

Top 25, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Zero Gravity Management, Script Optioned by AlteredLA

Andrea Jaag

Andrea Jaag

Top 75, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Rascality Entertainment

Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed a shopping agreement with Citizen Skull Productions

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Recommended by Industry Professionals

Writers are an integral part of my team and without them I would not be able to do my job, so to be able to work with Launch Pad and provide a new and innovative way for them to get their work out in the world is truly exciting.

Ridley ScottDirector & Producer / Scott Free Productions

The Launch Pad competition is one of, if not the, premier industry screenplay competitions. It is a gold mine of well-executed, commercial specs and it is run by execs who are savvy, have great taste and are well connected. With the amount of talent that is signed and the amount of scripts that are sold out of Launch Pad, this is the competition that every writer, rep and exec should know and be excited about.

Jake WagnerManager & Producer / Good Fear Content

From original concepts to skillful writing, I’m consistently impressed by the material Launch Pad showcases. I always look forward to scouting new talent and stories each year and can see why so many careers have started here!

Nicole PoritzkyMandeville Films

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Pilot

Pilot Competition

Enter the competition that has helped more writers than any other, including dozens of writers staffed on hit shows for Netflix, CBS, NBC and more.

Opening again next season

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Feature

Feature Competition

Enter now to join The Launch Pad’s tradition of writer success, including projects sold to Netflix, Paramount, and more. Plus, seven bidding wars!

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Prose

Prose Competition

The Launch Pad Prose Competition has led to twelve published books and projects set up with Showtime, Laura Dern, Ridley Scott, Fox and more.

Opening Jul 01, 2021

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Launch Pad Recommends

Be discovered through Coverage

The Launch Pad Recommends Program is a year-round initiative that works in tandem with our coverage service to identify, highlight and showcase new writers to our list of thousands of industry professionals. Every script submitted for Studio Coverage that receives a coveted “Recommend” score will be eligible for the program, which has seen fantastic success in helping writers to sign with representation and set up their scripts. While less than 1% of scripts qualify for this program, you will get constructive feedback on your writing either way.

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Our Writers Are Excelling

It’s time to add your name to the list.

Nathan Wilcoxen

Nathan Wilcoxen

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Gravity Squared Entertainment

Doua Moua

Doua Moua

Top 50, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Heather Spiegel

Heather Spiegel

Top 100, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed producer attachment agreement

Natalie Bergman

Natalie Bergman

Top Drama, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed a shopping agreement with LBI Entertainment

Victoria Rau

Victoria Rau

Top Drama, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed a shopping agreement with LBI Entertainment

Cerina Aragones

Cerina Aragones

Top 75, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Housefire Management

Alex Tranquada

Alex Tranquada

Top 50, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed shopping agreement

Schyler Martin

Schyler Martin

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Everyday Films

Amadou Diallo

Amadou Diallo

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Fwrd Management

Teddy Schenck

Teddy Schenck

Top 100, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Cate Holahan

Cate Holahan

Top 100, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Project Optioned

Cate Honzl

Cate Honzl

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with manager Andrea Dimity

Alexandra Amadio

Alexandra Amadio

Overall Winner, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Artillery Creative

Shira Hoffman

Shira Hoffman

Top Comedy, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with manager Jennifer Au, Staffed on LOUDERMILK

Laura Bensick

Laura Bensick

Top Drama, Launch Pad Pilot

Signed with UTA

Ben Watts

Ben Watts

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Project optioned by Bad Idea

Jeffrey Field

Jeffrey Field

Overall Winner, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Zero Gravity Management

Michelle Davidson

Michelle Davidson

Top 10, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Zero Gravity

Gabriel Feinberg

Gabriel Feinberg

Top 75, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Staffed on NBC's CHICAGO MED

Preston Walker

Preston Walker

Top 50, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Staffed on CBS's B POSITIVE

Emily Duke

Emily Duke

Top 25, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Signed with Romark Entertainment

Liz Storm

Liz Storm

Top 25, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Project set up with Karen Gillan and Awkwafina attached to star

Jackie Cloud

Jackie Cloud

Top 25, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Signed with Bellevue Productions

Gillian Muller

Gillian Muller

Top 100, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Staffed on SyFy's THE SURREALTOR

John Wikstrom

John Wikstrom

Top 25, Launch Pad Feature Competition

Hired to write a script for AGBO

Jess Harris-Distefano

Jess Harris-Distefano

Top 10, Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Project set up with Castle Rock and Warner Bros TV