Read the "Black List: 2013" Screenplays
The 9th edition of "The Black List" features 72 screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from M to P.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2013" screenplays. We have 72 of the 72 selected scripts from the 9th edition. And, for those with no patience, we've split the batch into smaller groups.
So, Four Your Consideration, we have 11 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from M through P, for quick access. Including Zach Frankel's "Make a Wish", Kate Trefry's "Pure O", 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, scroll down a little bit.
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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", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2013".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "The Men Who Stare at Goats", and "3:10 to Yuma."
Make a Wish
Written by: Zach Frankel
A 14-year-old boy with terminal cancer has one last wish - to lose his virginity - and convinces his reluctant football star Make-A-Wish partner to help him score.
Man of Sorrow
Written by: Neville Kiser
Based on true events, the story centers on Oscar Wilde who goes from renowned playwright to losing everything personally & professionally.
The Mayor of Shark City
Written by: Nick Creature | Michael Sweeney
When a difficult film shoot spirals hopelessly out of control into a living nightmare, an ambitious young director must face his greatest fears to turn a troubled production into the biggest movie of all time. Set on Martha’s Vineyard during the summer of 1974, this is the untold story of the making of JAWS.
Written by: Elijah Bynum
In the middle of major financial problems, a down on his luck southerner’s life begins to unravel when he accidentally runs over and kills a runaway girl.
A Monster Calls (2016)
Written by: Patrick Ness
Mentions: 27 (4th overall in 2013)
Written by: Leo Sardarian
With the Roman empire on the brink of collapse, a 4th century bishop takes up arms to lead the armies of Constantine the Great into battle against the ruthless emperor, changing the face of Rome and begetting one of the greatest legends in history.
Written by: Matthew Bass | Theodore Bressman
A disgraced Governor and his underachieving accomplice go on the run from the FBI, US Marshals and a gang of hardened drug dealers.
Written by: Frank John Hughes
Mentions: 20 (9th overall in 2013)
In the Old West, a group of soldiers go on a mission to slaughter a peaceful tribe in retaliation for another tribe’s attack on a white settlement, only to suffer at the hands of a devastating disease.
Written by: Kate Trefry
In order to overcome violent visions brought on by OCD, a promising young writer is urged by family and friends to step outside her comfort zone to experience the excitement and vulnerability of truly living.