This year's Launch Pad Feature Competition welcomes an impressive industry jury of top Hollywood professionals, including reps from Verve, Bellevue, and Paradigm, as well as executives from Apatow Productions and Blumhouse.

We're also excited to welcome A-list writers Zach Dean (THE TOMORROW WAR) and David Rabinowitz (Oscar-winning writer of BLACKkKLANSMAN) as mentors for our Mentorship Program Add-on Prize!

Over the past decade, the Launch Pad Competitions have led to more signings, success stories and careers than any other screenwriting competition. We advocate for all of our Top 100 finalists, working with them to share their work with the right industry members to advance their career.

We strive to provide as many avenues towards success as possible, through exclusive mentorship and partnership opportunities to give writers an extra leg up.

No competition will do more to help all of their finalists take the next steps in their careers, and no competition has had as much success in helping writers break into the industry. Enter now for a chance to join this tradition of Launch Pad success.

What the industry is saying:

“The numbers speak for themselves. Beyond the massive amount of writers who have landed reps from Launch Pad, no other has led to more sales and bidding wars in existence. And beyond that, the success isn’t just here, but these scripts have landed on every major end of year list. This place starts careers!”
- Brooklyn Weaver, Manager & Producer, Energy Entertainment

“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.”


Motion Picture Literary Coordinator, Verve

Literary Agent, Paradigm

TV Development, Apatow Productions

Manager of Creative Development, Blumhouse

Manager, Bellevue

Creative Executive, Bold Films

Empirical Evidence, Manager

First Story Entertainment, Manager/Producer

Cavalry Media, Director of Development

H2L, VP of Television

Baha Productions, VP of Development & Production

Viewfinder Management, Principal/Manager

Ramo Law PC, President


Grand Prize | Top 3 Winners

Everything the Top 10 receive, plus…
- Invited to an exclusive, Launch Pad virtual event where you’ll interact with industry professionals like top agents, managers, and executives.

Top 10

Everything the Top 50 receive, plus…
- Your work will be read, reviewed and voted on by our esteemed Judges.
- One free entry to any future Launch Pad Competition of your choosing.

Top 50

Everything the Top 100 receive, plus…
- One year free membership to the Tracking Board.

Top 100

- Your project and writer profile will be shared and marketed to our extensive industry networks.

(Stay tuned as we continue to announce the companies who will be participating with these prizes!)

Writers will be selected by one of our competition mentors to participate in our Launch Pad Feature Mentorship Program. This year's mentors include Academy-Award winning screenwriter David Rabinowitz, and THE TOMORROW WAR screenwriter Zach Dean. To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Mentorship Program” add-on when submitting their project.

A minimum of 1 project will be selected by Development Prize partner Citizen Skull, who will select one project from the Launch Pad Feature competition to develop with the writer(s). To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Development” add-on when submitting their project.

A minimum of 1 writer will be selected for representation by manager and producer Nick Leicht. To qualify for this prize, entrants must have selected the “Guaranteed Signing” add-on when submitting their project.

Nick Leicht is a producer, talent and literary manager with several feature films and series currently in development. He is the CEO of management production company Bright Leicht Content, formerly Elixir Entertainment, which he founded in 2017. He specializes in motion picture and television packaging, producing and talent representation, guiding the careers of actors, writers, directors and producers.

Note: Add-on prizes are 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.

All scripts MUST BE submitted as a PDF.

All feature scripts must be under 120 pages (any script with more than 120 pages will be charged an additional $1 per page)

Do not submit any form of pitch document with your feature script.

Do not include any identifying information (name, address, etc) on any page of your submission EXCEPT for the Title Page, which will be removed before sharing with readers to preserve anonymity. As such, the Title Page can include any information you would like.

Scripts with multiple writers are allowed (however, all entry fees must be paid under one account and all prizes to be shared among writing partners).

All submissions must be the sole property of the writer(s). Any submissions of existing characters and or stories not in the public domain, as well as any intellectual property that the writer does not own will be disqualified.

Features with a prior option are allowed, but at the time of submission and for the duration of the contest, must remain exclusively the writer’s property.

The only scripts not allowed to be entered are those which have already sold, been produced, have previously earned our “TB Recommends” or “Launch Pad Recommends” honors, or received a top 50 placement in a previous Launch Pad competition, regardless of format.

The Launch Pad uses Coverfly to manage our submissions and reads. Updated drafts accepted through the Coverfly website only.

The Launch Pad 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 judges panel, or Launch Pad ever attach themselves to your work without your consent).

Entrants may be contacted as a result of the contest by Launch Pad, its partners, 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 – this includes the guaranteed development and guaranteed signing add ons.

General script entries will not receive feedback, however, you can opt to upgrade and receive feedback on your script submission.

The contest is open to entrants who will be 18 or older at the time of the winners announcement. It is an international contest and open to entrants worldwide.

The Launch Pad 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 Launch Pad and The Tracking Board. You may unsubscribe to these at any time.

All entrants understand and agree to allow Launch Pad to post details on their script (title, writer’s name, logline, genre, and competition details) as well as regarding the writer (biography, picture) to their site, or sister site to help promote the entrants’ work.

By entering the competition, entrants are acknowledging their eligibility for the competition. The vast majority of entrants enter in good faith, and validating everyone at the entry stage would be inefficient and take away from efforts reading and finding the best scripts. Therefore, we check eligibility at the Top 100 Finalist stage, which allows us to confirm eligibility prior to winner selection. If an issue comes to our attention earlier, we will address eligibility issues in earlier rounds on a case-by-case basis.

All purchases and submissions are final. No refunds will be issued.

Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to LaunchPad and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You agree to release and hold harmless LaunchPad, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, readers, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising, or promoting the competition, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the competition and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the LaunchPad and its sponsors, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the competition and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize.