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.
For Your Consideration, we have the final 9 screenplays that made The List, indexed alphabetically, from T through Z. Including Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin's "Times Square," 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, 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 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 "The Beaver," and "Buried."
Written by: Taylor MaterneJake Rubin
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
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.
Written by: Jack Paglen
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. IMDb
Untitled Blake McCormick Cop Comedy
Written by: Blake McCormick
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
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.
Written by: Damien Chazelle
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. IMDb
Who Framed Tommy Callahan
Written by: Harry Kellerman
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
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.