Here's all the details you need to know before you submit your screenplay

The LAUNCH is more than just a Grand Prize winner! The Top 8 winners are awarded $100,000 in education grants to help them defer the cost of their education and the the Top 3 will also receive an offer of representation from a major talent agency and a management company, to assist in guiding their new career in Hollywood!

DEADLINES & PRICING

Submissions Open: February 1st 2019

Early Submission: February 1-28, 2019 – $20 USD
Regular Submission: March 1-31, 2019 – $30 USD
Late Submission: April 1-30, 2019 – $40 USD
Submissions Close: April 30, 2019 @ 11:59PM PST

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winner Announced: July 8th, 2019*

Quarter-Finalists: May 20th, 2019*
Semi-Finalists: May 31st, 2019*
Finalists: June 14th, 2019*

(*on or around intended date)
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PRIZES

Grand Prize 1st Place

  • Your screenplay will be produced as a feature film with a budget of approx $1,000,000 USD
  • $50,000 Grant
  • Representation from a Hollywood Talent Agent and Literary Manager
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

2nd Place

  • $15,000 Grant
  • Representation from a Hollywood Talent Agent and Literary Manager
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

3rd Place

  • $10,000 Grant
  • Representation from a Hollywood Talent Agent and Literary Manager
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

4th Place

  • $7,000 Grant
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

5th Place

  • $6,000 Grant
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

6th Place

  • $5,000 Grant
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

7th Place

  • $4,000 Grant
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

8th Place

  • $3,000 Grant
  • Script Feedback from the Judging Panel
  • A 12-Month subscription to the SAVE THE CAT!® Story Structure Software (ARV $99.95)
  • All the SAVE THE CAT!® best sellers- Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Strikes BackBlakes Blogs (ARV $50.85)
  • One (1) copy of the Final Draft Software (ARV $129.99)

SCREENPLAY JUDGING PROCESS:

1st ROUND

Every screenplay submitted will receive a full read, evaluation, and scoring, with the top 25% moving onto the next round.

2nd ROUND

Based on the previous round, each screenplay will receive a second full read, evaluation, and scoring, with the top 40% moving onto the next round.

3RD ROUND

Based on the previous round, each screenplay will receive a third full read, evaluation, and scoring, with the top 50% moving onto the next round.

4th ROUND

Based on the previous round, each screenplay will receive a third full read, evaluation, and scoring, with the top 25 scripts moving to the next round.

Our Judging Panel will read and evaluate the top 25 scripts and the Top 8 Finalists will be announced on or around July 8th 2019!

The LAUNCH has partnered with Coverfly to seamlessly manage the screenplay submission process, as well as the evaluation and scoring of the screenplays by professional readers.

Screenplays will be judged by scoring on the following attributes: (1) story; (2) creativity ; (3) character development; (4) voice originality; and (5) honest emotion. The judging process will be conducted as shown above, with the foregoing criteria applied after each round of reading and evaluation.

The 25 scripts with the highest scores after the four (4) rounds of evaluation and scoring will be evaluated by The LAUNCH’s judging panel, who will select the Top 8 Potential Finalists, subject to verification of eligibility and required documentation. Winners will then be announced on or around July 8th, 2019!

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