Read the "Black List: 2011" Screenplays
The 7th edition of "The Black List" features 73 (mostly) unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 12, indexed alphabetically, from # to B.
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For Your Consideration, we have the first 12 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Bill Dubuque's "The Accountant," Chuck Maclean's "Bridges on the Fort Point Channel," and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2011" scripts were chosen by more than 300 film-industry executives.
What is the "Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, scroll down a little bit.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2011" scripts
Unsure about exactly what is the "Black List"? Read on.
Consider the name ironic.
This isn't a list of scripts written by those who are unwelcome in the industry. Rather, "The Black List" is a compilation of "most liked" unproduced screenplays from a certain year. Screenwriters, young and old, repped or voiceless, submit their works for consideration.
Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention" (basically, a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2011." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include: "Bad Teacher," and "Good Boys."
Written by: James EllroyDavid Matthews
Two stories from 1974 are linked together - the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer and the nationally televised shootout in South Central Los Angeles between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD where 50,000 rounds of gunfire was exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of a pair of police partners, one black and one white.
A Many Splintered Thing (n.k.a. Playing it Cool) (2014)
Written by: Chris ShaferPaul Vicknair
The Accountant (2016)
Written by: Bill Dubuque
Bad Words (2013)
Written by: Andrew Dodge
The bastard child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult, only to find friendship in a young Indian contestant. IMDb
Bastards (n.k.a Father Figures) (2017)
Written by: Justin Malen
Before I Fall (2017)
Written by: Maria Maggenti
When a popular teen girl is killed in a car crash, she relives the critical day seven times and makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome; in the process, she herself changes as she tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior and gains a better understanding of herself and others. As she evolves and makes the connections necessary to save a bullied, depressed girl’s life, she comes to accept her own fate. IMDb
Written by: Larry Brenner
A group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse make an alliance with a vampire, trading themselves as food in exchange for protection since zombies don’t eat vampires.
Beyond the Pale
Written by: Chad Feehan
Mentions: 27 (10th overall in 2011)
Teenage siblings suspect they’ve been ripped off by the town undertaker, but what they discover is much more sinister than either imagined.
The Big Stone Grid
Written by: Craig Zahler
A cop is pulled into an underworld organization that brutally murders people to extort money out of others.
Written by: Jonathan Stokes
After his team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, a young army ranger must escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive.
Written by: J. Daniel Shaffer
A group of teens living without adults and under their own social order in a small fenced-in neighborhood are forced to face what they fear is the inevitable physical danger beyond the fence.
Bridges on the Fort Point Channel
Written by: Chuck MacLean
An Irish family in the 1970s, dealing with the loss of their father and the busing of black kids into white neighborhoods, decides to blow up all the bridges in Boston.