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Top 75

Jun 08, 2016


Jun 21, 2016


Jul 12, 2016


Jul 26, 2016

Grand Prize Winners

Aug 09, 2016

Launch Pad Pilots Competition


The sole objective of the Launch Pad Competition is to recognize writers who have the passion and talent deserving of a professional Hollywood career, and with our track record we have shown that we can do just that. That is why the Launch Pad Competitions have led to over 100 writers being signed in just 3 years! 13 writers have been staffed. 37 projects set up generating 3 bidding wars. Welcome to the 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition!


  • Our 3 Grand Prize Winners will be flown out to Los Angeles for a packed round of meetings with agents, managers and executives.
  • The winners will also be our guest of honor at our Exclusive Tracking Board Event where winners will have the opportunity to meet with our 2016 Pilot Competition Judges and TB alumni.
  • Winners' scripts will be sent out individually to agents, managers, executives, and producers.
  • Winners' scripts will be sent out to our industry insider list of over 5,500 people.
  • The Tracking Board will conduct an interview with the winning writers to be featured on our site.
  • The Grand Prize Winners will be announced on The Launch Pad website and The Tracking Board website.
  • Winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft 9.
  • Winners' names will be included as an “Honoree” in the 2016 Hit List.
  • Winners will have featured profiles listed on The Launch Pad website.

GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western




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International Screenwriters' Association

We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.

  • ISA Introductory Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes): $30
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes): $55
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes): $125

Feedback Type Description

ISA Introductory Feedback (1-2 Pages)

So much of the opportunity available to your script is spent within the first twenty pages. You need to make sure the hook, teaser, cold open… grabs the reader and presents you like it should. This analysis will give you those answers.

ISA General Feedback (2-3 Pages)

You know your work inside and out, now it’s time to get a second opinion. We’ll read your full script, and you’ll receive a detailed personalized critique on what we see, what we think, and suggestions on where to go next.

ISA Extended Feedback (5-6 Pages)

For those looking for an extensive breakdown of the inner-workings of their creative material. Writers who select this Analysis will receive suggestions on how to improve overall writing, story, structure, characters, pacing, stakes, climax and resolution, specific problem scenes, tone and overall commercial appeal.



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