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The Black List 2013 Archives

The Black List 2013 was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives. Each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite unproduced scripts from this calendar year.

Of 72 screenplays chosen to be a part of the annual Black List, we have all 72 available to download and study.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that, as of this writing, sixteen, 2013 Black List scripts have been made into feature films including Oscar-winner “Spotlight.”

Before we go any further, let’s talk a little more about The Black List.

WHAT IS THE BLACK LIST

Since 2005, each December, the Black List releases its annual list, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year. The annual lists are aggregated using votes from film executives working in the film industry.blklst.com

To learn more about what the List can do for you as a writer, be sure to visit their website: blklst.com.

TOP 5 BLACK LIST SCRIPTS IN 2013

1. HOLLAND, MICHIGAN
(46 mentions | written by Andrew Sodrosk)
When a traditional Midwestern woman suspects her husband of infidelity, an amateur investigation unravels.

2. SECTION 6
(44 mentions | written by Aaron Berg)
An exploration of the formation of Great Britain’s secret intelligence agency, Military Intelligence, Section 6, known more commonly as MI6.

3. FRISCO
(39 mentions | written by Simon Stephenson)
A forty-something pediatric allergist, who specializes in the hazelnut and is facing a divorce, learns lessons in living from a wise-beyond-her-years terminally ill 15 year old patient when she crashes his weekend trip to a conference in San Francisco.

4. A MONSTER CALLS
(27 mentions | written by Patrick Ness)
An adolescent boy with a terminally ill single mother begins having visions of a tree monster, who tells him truths about life in the form of three stories, helping him to eventually cope with his emotions over his dying mom.

5. THE SPECIAL PROGRAM
(25 mentions | written by Debora Cahn)
The true story of Jack Goldsmith, a young attorney who took on Vice President Cheney and his powerful inner circle when he discovered they were running a number of illegal activities through their so-called Special Program.

LET’S BEGIN YOUR BLACK LIST JOURNEY

In the interest of browsing speed, we’ve divided each year’s list into two-parts. Scripts are indexed alphabetically. You’ll see a little more than 35 screenplays per section.

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