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The 8th edition of "The Black List" features 78 screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from D to E.
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For Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 11 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from D through E. Including Mark Hogan's "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," Michael Werwie's "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2012" scripts were chosen by more than 290 film-industry executives as some of the best unproduced scripts this year.
What is "The Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, go ahead and scroll down a little more.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2012" 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 evaluation and possible consideration.
Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention" (a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2012." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "Disturbia," and "Hanna."
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Written by: Mark Hogan
During WWII, a a fifteen year old German boy is sent to America to spy for the Fatherland by joining a politically-connected family as an English war orphan. Tension mounts when the boy gets the chance to assassinate President Roosevelt.
Devils at Play
Written by: James Dilapo
Mentions: 28 (10th overall in 2012)
In the Soviet Union in 1937, a worker of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs finds a list of traitors, which he thinks is going to be his way out.
The Disciple Program
Written by: Tyler Marceca
A man begins an investigation into his wife’s mysterious death, only to find that it goes much deeper than he imagined.
Don't Make Me Go (2022)
Written by: Vera Herbert
When a single father to a teenage daughter learns that he has a fatal brain tumor, he takes her on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before and to try to teach her everything she might need over the rest of her life. IMDb
Written by: Evan MirzaiShea Mirzai
Buttoned-down 20-something Eric isn’t ready to marry his longtime girlfriend Abby. His only way out is through slacker Sam, his identical twin brother, who offers to pose as Eric to do the dumping. But the plan becomes a disaster when Sam realizes Abby is actually really cool--and falls head over heels for her.
Draft Day (2014)
Written by: Rajiv JosephScott Rothman
Mentions: 63 (1st overall in 2012)
On the day of the NFL Draft, Bills General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Buffalo when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred. IMDb
Written by: Roberto Bentivegna
An escaped convict is ensnared in a plot by a corrupt Sheriff to kidnap the young heiress to an oil fortune, complicating his quest for freedom.
Written by: Aaron BuchsbaumTeddy Riley
A family vacation goes horribly awry when the father is mistaken for the most ruthless drug lord in Mexico, El Tigre.
The Equalizer (2014)
Written by: Richard Wenk
A veteran covert operative seeking redemption for his dark deeds quits a CIA-like agency and devotes himself to helping others where injustice has been done.
Ex Boyfriend of the Bride
Written by: Matt Hausfater
After discovering one of their high school sweethearts is getting married, two best friends head to the wedding in order to stop the bride from going through with it.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Written by: Michael Werwie
Mentions: 31 (7th overall in 2012)
Based on a true (and ultimately surprising) story, a promising young law student fights an oppressive legal system and growing public scrutiny when his routine traffic stop snowballs into shocking criminal charges, imprisonment, daring escapes, and ultimately acting as his own attorney in a nationally televised murder trial. IMDb