The Black List: 2012 Screenplays: Part 5

The Black List 2012 screenplays part 5.

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The 8th edition of "The Black List" features 78 screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from L to O.

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Read and download (most) of the "Black List: 2012" screenplays. We have 77 of the 78 selected scripts from the 8th edition. If you've been here before, you may have already noticed that we made a few changes.

For Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 11 screenplays listed and indexed alphabetically, from L through O, for quick access. Including Eric Kirsten's "The Lighthouse," Dominique Ferrari and Suzanne Wrubel's "The Outcasts," 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 "Selma," and "The Changeling."

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    The Lighthouse

    Written by: Eric Kirsten

    Mentions: 6

    William Van Alen’s building of the Chrysler building and the competition to be the first to complete the world’s tallest building.

    Man of Tomorrow

    Written by: Jeremy Slater

    Mentions: 16

    In an alternate 1940s reality, the US Government makes a deal with an indestructible gangster to kill Hitler in exchange for the city of Chicago, which he will build into his own utopia. Unfortunately his model city never comes to fruition and both he and his Bureau liaison get much of the slack for destroying one of America’s greatest cities and now the government wants him dead.


    Written by: Justin Kremer

    Mentions: 11

    It is 1951. Junior Senator Joe McCarthy feels lost. He’s anonymous, just another suit on Capitol Hill. He craves attention and celebrity. He’s desperate to be noticed, to be adored. Inspired by the response of the American public to the House of Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy decides that communism will be his defining issue. What follows is nearly unthinkable -- national fame, a shocking conspiracy, a sitting President afraid to oppose him, and a torrid journey of self destruction and paranoia.

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

    Written by: Jesse Andrews

    Mentions: 29 (9th overall in 2012)

    Based on Andrews’s eponymous novel, a quirky high school student who enjoys making films sparks a friendship with a classmate dying of leukemia. IMDb

    Midnight at Noon

    Written by: Nathaniel Halpern

    Mentions: 7

    On the run after robbing a bank during the great depression, two brothers find themselves trapped in the harsh region known as the Dust Bowl where a ruthless killer hunts them down.


    Written by: Matt Ackley

    Mentions: 6

    A dangerous love affair between a photojournalist and a black market smuggler set against the June 2001 massacre of the Royal Family in Nepal.

    Murder City

    Written by: Will Simmons

    Mentions: 15

    An ensemble crime story set in Detroit about an ex-con who goes back for one last heist in order to settle his family’s debt.

    The One That Got Away

    Written by: April Prosser

    Mentions: 17

    A twenty eight year old woman is about to get engaged to her great boyfriend, when the ex she hasn’t gotten over moves back into town. All of a sudden she isn’t sure if her boyfriend is really the one, and so she spends time decorating her ex’s new condo, trying to figure it all out.

    Our Name Is Adam (n.k.a. The Adam Project) (2022)

    Written by: TS NolwinMark LevinJennifer Flackett

    Mentions: 10

    An astronaut travels back in time to enlist the help of his younger self. IMDb

    Out of State

    Written by: Eric Pearson

    Mentions: 6

    While driving his regular interstate bus route, an emotionally fractured ex-convict finds himself acting as a father figure to a forsaken young boy from the Philadelphia ghetto, even though he knows that the boy is smuggling drugs.

    The Outskirts (n.k.a. The Outcasts) (2017)

    Written by: Dominique FerrariSuzanne Wrubel

    Mentions: 7

    After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends. IMDb

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