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Top 25 Semi-Finalists

Sep 30, 2014

Grand Prize Winner

Oct 31, 2014

Top 10 Finalists

Oct 31, 2014

The Launch Pad Features Script Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The Tracking Board wants to discover new talent, provide opportunities not found anywhere else, and help open the doors that will launch your career. These are the core ideas from which The Launch Pad Competition was born.

PRIZES

The Grand Prize

The winning script will be sent out individually to agents, managers, executives, and producers.The script will be sent out to our industry insider list of over 5,500 people.The Tracking Board will do an exclusive interview with our winning writer(s) to be featured on our site. 

 

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on The Launch Pad website and The Tracking Board website.The script will be sent to our esteemed judging panel to be read as well as circulated to industry professionals.Winner's names will be included in the "Honoree" section of the Year End Spec Market book, published by The Tracking Board.Winners will be invited to join our Launch Pad / TB Recommends alumni program.Winners will have mini profiles listed on The Launch Pad website. 

 

Finalists

The Top 10 Finalists will be announced on The Launch Pad website and The Tracking Board website.Their scripts will be sent to our esteemed judging panel to be read as well as circulated to industry professionals.Winner's names will be included in the "Honoree" section of the Year End Spec Market book, published by The Tracking Board.Winners will be invited to join our Launch Pad / TB Recommends alumni program.Winners will have mini profiles listed on The Launch Pad website. 

 

Semi-Finalists

The Top 25 Semi-Finalists will be announced on The Launch Pad website and The Tracking Board website.Their scripts will be sent to our esteemed judging panel to be read as well as circulated to industry professionals.Winner's names will be included in the "Honoree" section of the Year End Spec Market book, published by The Tracking Board.Winners will be invited to join our Launch Pad / TB Recommends alumni program.Winners will have mini profiles listed on The Launch Pad website.

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Contest Rules & Restrictions
  • Please review the rules and restrictions to avoid disqualification.
  • The contest is open to entrants 18 or older. It is an international contest and open to entrants worldwide.
  • Scripts submitted must be original works, or the writer must retain the rights to the work submitted with proof of ownership.
  • You must own the rights to the script and all characters within.
  • Script cannot be currently under any option or purchase agreement.
  • Scripts can have been previously optioned, however, all rights must be available at the time of submission and for the duration of the contest.
  • "TB Recommends" scripts cannot be entered.
  • No script which has previously made the Top 25 in a Launch Pad Competition may be entered.
  • Scripts with multiple writers are allowed, but must be submitted by one writer.
  • Once a script has been accepted, there are no substitution of pages, drafts, or scripts.
  • Writers may submit as many scripts as they would like.
  • General script entries will not receive feedback, however, you can opt to upgrade and receive feedback on your script submission.
  • Feedback MUST be purchased with submission order and cannot be added on later. 
  • All feedback notes will be returned to writers upon the announcement of our Top 25 Semifinalists.
  • All scripts are read a minimum of two times to ensure fair judging.
  • To ensure fair judging, all scripts must be submitted with a cover page containing only the script title, without any of the writer's names or discernible marks.
  • Scripts submitted with a name or identifying mark on ANY page will be disqualified. 
  • TB and all judges/readers will utilize whatever criteria they deem appropriate in deciding a winner.
  • Entrants may be contacted as a result of the contest by TB, the judging panel, or other industry professionals in regards to representation, production, sale and/or option of the entered work.
  • All scripts will remain the property of the respective writer(s). At no point will judging panel, readers, or TB attach themselves to a script without the writer's consent.
  • Entrants are under no obligation to sell their work or otherwise attach themselves to representation in any form.
  • Early Bird Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm on May 31st (PST), regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Regular Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm on June 30th (PST), regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Late Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm on July 31st (PST), regardless of when the payment is made.
  • Last Minute Submissions MUST be received by 11:59pm on August 8th (PST), regardless of when the payment is made.
  • All purchases are final and no refunds will be issued.
  • By entering this contest, the entrant acknowledges and agrees to all the conditions and terms stated above.

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