Read the "Black List: 2013" Screenplays
The 9th edition of "The Black List" features 72 screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from H to L.
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For Your Consideration, we have the next 11 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from H through L. Including David Weil's "Half Heard in the Stillness," Sang Kyu Kim's "The Line," and everything in between.
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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 "Django Unchained," and "Saving Mr. Banks."
Half Heard in the Stillness
Written by: David Weil
A young man, who is inadvertently rescued after living ten years in the basement of the child predator who abducted him, struggles to reunite with his family, while the detective in charge of his case investigates the link between his discovery and the recent disappearance of another local boy.
Written by: Andrew Sodrosk
Mentions: 46 (1st overall in 2013)
When a traditional Midwestern woman suspects her husband of infidelity, an amateur investigation unravels.
Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Written by: Elijah Bynum
Mentions: 24 (6th overall in 2013)
I'm Proud of You
Written by: Noah HarpsterMicah Fitzerman-Blue
Based on Tim Madigan’s autobiographical novel of the same name. A journalist looking for a story about television’s role in the Columbine tragedy interviews TV’s Mr. Rogers and, as a friendship develops between the two, he finds himself confronting his own issues at home.
The Independent (2022)
Written by: Evan Parter
Mentions: 20 (11th overall in 2013)
With America’s first viable independent Presidential Candidate poised for victory, an idealistic young journalist uncovers a conspiracy, which places the fate of the election, and the country, in his hands. IMDb
Ink and Bone
Written by: Zak Olkewicz
When a female book editor visits the home of a horror writer so he can complete his novel, she finds that all of his creations are holding him hostage.
Written by: Josh Simon (as Sam Cohen)
After the death of Princess Diana, a reluctant investigator is hired to ascertain whether her death was premeditated. And in the process, he begins to uncover a conspiracy that compromises his own safety.
The Killing Floor
Written by: Bac DelormeStephen Clarke
An war veteran slaughterhouse worker and his friend discover a small fortune in heroin hidden inside a processed cow and maneuver to hold onto their find and cash out to save his grandfather’s house as the bad guys come looking for their wayward stash.
Last Minute Maids
Written by: Leo Nichols
Two lovable losers run into trouble after they start a service cleaning up the stuff you don’t want your loved ones to find once you die.
Line of Duty
Written by: Cory M. Miller
MACBETH meets THE DEPARTED in this modern retelling of Shakespeare's play, focusing on the tragic rise and fall of NYPD Officer Sean Stewart, a heroic narcotics detective pushed to the dark side of police corruption by his scheming wife and a well-timed prophecy.
Written by: Sang Kyu Kim
A corrupt boarder crossing agent must decide what is more important- saving his soul or inflating his bank account -- when he discovers a young illegal boy who escaped a cartel hit on the boarder between the US and Mexico.