Read the "Black List: 2013" Screenplays
The 9th edition of "The Black List" features 72 screenplays. Here are the first 10, indexed alphabetically, from A to B.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2013" screenplays. We have the 72 selected scripts from the 9th edition. And we've divided the material into smaller groups for quick and easy access.
For Your Consideration, we have the first 10 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from A through B. Including Stephany Folsom's "1969: A Space Odyssey of How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon," Justin Kremer's "Bury the Lead," and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2013" scripts were chosen by more than 250 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: 2013" 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: 2013." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "Superbad," and "Dirty Grandpa."
1969: A Space Odyssey of How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon
Written by: Stephany Folsom
With NASA's Apollo program in trouble and the Soviets threatening nuclear war, a female PR operative conspires with NASA’s Public Affairs Office to stage a fake moon landing in case Armstrong and Aldren fail, the goal being to generate public excitement that will aid the U.S. in winning the Cold War. But the op is faced with the biggest challenge of all: Filming the fake lunar landing with temperamental Stanley Kubrick.
American Sniper (2014)
Written by: Jason Dean Hall
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. IMDb
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Written by: Richard NaingIan Goldberg
Written by: Zach Dean
With the hope of starting over, a reformed criminal with an ultra-violent past returns home, but when he finds his own family leading his teenaged son down the same path of destruction, he will stop at nothing to save his child.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Written by: Alexis C. Jolly
Set in 1950s Manhattan, Fred Rogers journeys from a naïve young man working for NBC to the host of the beloved children’s PBS show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Written by: Annie Neal
An unhappily married woman and her best friend go on a road trip to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss Married America competition.
The Boy and His Tiger
Written by: Dan Dollar
The true story of Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes.
Written by: Declan O'Dwyer
After his brother is found brutally murdered, a man hellbent on revenge returns to his decrepit Irish fishing village home armed only with a mysterious list of names his brother left behind.
Written by: Doug Simon
After a young teenage girl is murdered, her stepfather falls back on his dark and violent past to find her killer.
Bury the Lead
Written by: Justin Kremer
A desperate, attention hungry journalist concocts a story that ironically proves to be true and finds himself engulfed in a dangerous underworld of murder and mayhem.