The Black List 2014 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 70 screenplays chosen to be a part of the annual Black List, we have all 70 available to download and study.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that, as of this writing, twenty-one, 2014 Black List scripts have been made into feature films, including Oscar-winner “Manchester by the Sea.”
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 2014
1. CATHERINE THE GREAT
(51 mentions | written by Kristina Lauren Anderson)
Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great.
(38 mentions | written by Adam Morrison)
A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson’s sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
3. THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE
(35 mentions | written by Randall Green)
A nerdy high schooler, who fancies himself an amateur photographer, attempts to create a ‘Swimsuit Issue’ featuring his high school classmates in hopes of raising enough money to go to summer camp.
4. THE BABYSITTER
(34 mentions | written by Brian Duffield)
A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.
(32 mentions | written by John Patton Ford)
A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother’s estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family’s vast fortune.
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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