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.
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.
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.
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!
[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.
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.