The Black List: 2012 Screenplays: Part 4

The Black List 2012 screenplays part 4.

Read the "Black List: 2012" Screenplays

The 8th edition of "The Black List" features 78 screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from H to K.

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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2012" screenplays. We have 77 of the 78 selected scripts from the 8th edition. And, in the interest of speed and your 8FLiX experience, we've grouped the downloads into smaller chunks.

For Your Consideration, we have the next 10 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from H through K. Including Tom Shephard's "Hey, Stella!," Will Staples' "King of Heists," 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" (basically, 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: "State of Play," and "Seven Pounds."

Screenplays on this page:
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    Hey, Stella!

    Written by: Tom Shephard

    Mentions: 13

    The story of how Marlon Brando won the role of Stanley Kowalski in Elia Kazan’s Broadway play A Streetcar Named Desire.


    Written by: Geneva Robertson-DworetWill Frank

    Mentions: 7

    A wrongly convicted inmate volunteers for a hibernation experiment in exchange for one day of parole every five years, which he uses to prove his innocence and search for his missing daughter across an increasingly futuristic landscape.

    Hold on to Me

    Written by: Brad Ingelsby

    Mentions: 6

    Based on an article written by Hillel Levin and Jim Keene, a ruthless and money-hungry woman uses a hapless man as a pawn in her criminal schemes.

    The Hooverville Dead

    Written by: Brantley Aufill

    Mentions: 7

    Set in St. Louis in the 1920s, washed up baseball player Will Cosgrove is a private eye with his older brother Ross. When Ross goes missing, Will stumbles upon a deep secret that the disease taking over the town is not quite what it seems and a mob boss turned Governor will do anything to keep the town’s secret from being revealed.

    If They Move... Kill 'Em

    Written by: Kel Symons

    Mentions: 21

    After losing his luster and respect in Hollywood, famed director Sam Peckinpah hopes to direct his next great film with financial backing from Colombian drug lords and brings along a novice screenwriter to write the film in Colombia.

    Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    Written by: Taika Waititi

    Mentions: 12

    After being severely hurt by a grenade at Hitler youth camp, a prideful and nationalistic ten-year old boy discovers that his mother is hiding a fifteen year old Jewish girl in their house. IMDb

    The Judge (2014)

    Written by: Bill Dubuque

    Mentions: 20

    A successful attorney returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his Alzheimer’s-stricken father is suspected of murder and must represent him in court. The ordeal becomes an emotional journey that makes him a better man. IMDb

    The Keeping Room (2014)

    Written by: Julia Hart

    Mentions: 22

    Three southern women defend their home from the Union army while their husbands are off fighting in the Civil War. IMDb

    The Killing Spree

    Written by: Derek ElliottJack Donaldson

    Mentions: 7

    Heartbroken after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, a guy’s best friends devise the perfect plan for his recovery and teach him how to sleep with as many women as humanly possible.

    King of Heists

    Written by: Will Staples

    Mentions: 6

    Based on the book King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America, written by J. North Conway. An unassuming man in the elite New York society assembles a crew that pulls off the largest bank heist in American history in 1878.

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