The Launch Pad

The new standard in writing competitions

Competitions Coverage Success Stories

The Launch Pad

The new standard in writing competitions

Success Stories

Welcome home writers

The Launch Pad is a place dedicated to launching writing careers. Going well beyond what other competitions offer, we have created a platform that has helped more than 216 writers launch their careers. Utilizing our three competitions - pilots, features and manuscripts - as well as our advanced coverage services, we provide a hub that reaches far beyond a simple prize with your name listed on a site. The Launch Pad is a community of writers, executives, agents, managers and producers working together with one focus in mind – THE WRITER.

The Launch Pad is brought to you by The Tracking Board – The entertainment industry’s premiere source for all things spec market, breaking news, reviews, development and beyond.


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Enter our wildly successful Launch Pad Pilots Competition, featuring guaranteed signings from one of the biggest managers in Hollywood, 25 of the most successful agents, managers, producers and executives judging your work, and a mentorship program featuring from some of the hottest television writers in the business.


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In an exclusive partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Paradigm Talent Agency, Energy Entertainment and publisher Inkshares, we’re proud to introduce the newest addition to our Launch Pad competition slate. With a focus on screenwriters and authors alike, this competition will allow writers the chance to showcase their work by submitting up to 50 pages of prose and synopsis work, highlighting where the story will go. Featuring guaranteed publishing for our winners, as well as guaranteed signings, mentorships, and at least one guaranteed option from a major production company. Our most ambitious competition to date just became our most exciting!


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From the start, the competition has leveraged our deep relationships with Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, and executives and consistently assembled a “who’s who” panel of 25 judges for each and every competition. This year is no exception, with judges participating from Paradigm, APA, Energy Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Di Novi Pictures, Bellevue, and many more.

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Script Coverage

Whether a feature, a pilot, a manuscript or a comic book at some point every writer needs a fresh set of eyes. Why not let our professional readers help?

Our readers have worked for some of the biggest names in film and television, and feature extensive backgrounds in development, writing coverage, and providing feedback to executives and producers, writers and directors. With our readers you’re receiving the same attention, detail and analysis most major studios and networks would receive. Why trust coverage from readers who’ve never worked in the industry, when you can get an industry perspective first?

Our coverage program also features our TB Recommends program, which identifies writers and scripts that

receive a recommend, and introduces them to Hollywood showcasing their work directly to those who matter. Previous writers identified in this program have seen their recommended scripts set up with Warner Bros., Appian Way, Scott Free, Fox and Amazon amongst others, and have signed with places such as CAA, WME, ICM, Energy, Industry, Madhouse Entertainment, and several more. Learn More
About The Tracking Board

Since launching in 2009, The Tracking Board has become the premiere source for writers who are ready to

get serious about their careers. With the most advanced spec market, open writing assignment, and in development database tracking on the market, we have built a home for writers to track which scripts are hitting the market, who’s selling, who’s buying, and which types of material is trending. With our in depth annual spec books, and almost a decade of comparative stats and analysis, we’ve created a one-stop outlet to keep you informed, and ready to tackle your career.

Whether starting out, searching for an assignment, or researching a future employer, we have all the sources you need to take control of your career!

Tracking Board Membership

When you join The Tracking Board, you’re access goes well beyond just tracking the spec market. Featuring

up to the minute breaking news, reviews, films rights, casting details, industry jobs, tracking reports, a robust sales market database, opinion pieces, VIP events, and more, we give you a complete look at Hollywood's film and television world, with an eye towards tracking projects from inception to release, with complete coverage of the market from a data driven, opinion, and journalist perspective.

Sign up today, and receive 10% off every competition entry, and $25 off every coverage submission. With discounts like that, the membership almost pays for itself.

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