The Black List: 2012 Screenplays: Part 7

The Black List 2012 screenplays part 7.

Read the "Black List: 2012" Screenplays

The 8th edition of "The Black List" features 78 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 9, indexed alphabetically, from T to Z.

We continue our look at the 8th edition of the "Black List: 2012" scripts.

Four Your Consideration, we have the final 9 scripts that made the List, indexed alphabetically, from T through Z. From Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin's "Times Square", to Patrick Aison's "Wunderkind", 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.

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: 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 consideration.

Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2012".

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "The Beaver", and "Buried."


Times Square

Written by: Taylor Materne | Jake Rubin

Mentions: 8

Set amidst the transformation of Times Square from New York’s seediest neighborhood to the commercialized Disneyland it is today, when a secret from his past is unearthed, a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.

Titans of Park Row

Written by: Mitch Akselrad

Mentions: 6

Young William Randolph Hearst goes to war against an aging Joseph Pulitzer as each tries to monopolize coverage of a mysterious homicide capturing New York’s imagination, birthing the modern concept of sensationalist media coverage.

Transcendence (2014)

Written by: Jack Paglen

Mentions: 7

An epic love story set in a time where a dying scientist is able to upload his consciousness into the internet and, facing its global implications, must fight against the forces who are actively working against the existence of a singularity.

Untitled Blake McCormick Cop Comedy

Written by: Blake McCormick

Mentions: 10

Following a costume party where they dressed as cops, two best friends are mistaken for actual police officers and find themselves on the run, after being forced to bring a dangerous criminal back to the station.


Written by: Tucker Parsons

Mentions: 19

The leader of a fourteenth century Scottish whaling village must seek out and do battle with a whale many times larger than any he has ever seen in order to ransom back his son from the occupying English.

Whiplash (2014)

Written by: Damien Chazelle

Mentions: 19

Under the director of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor, a young college student begins to lose his humanity in his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country.

Who Framed Tommy Callahan

Written by: Harry Kellerman

Mentions: 11

An elementary school student searches for the truth behind the candy bar ring conspiracy that got his brother expelled.

The Winter Kills

Written by: Ben Carney

Mentions: 11

A disgraced cop pursues the serial killer who murdered his partner ten years ago, has resurfaced, and is killing again.


Written by: Patrick Aison

Mentions: 33 (6th overall in 2012)

A Mossad employed father and his CIA agent son team up to hunt an escaped Nazi.

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