Read the "Black List: 2014" Screenplays
The 10th edition of "The Black List" features 70 screenplays. Here are the first 13, indexed alphabetically, from A to B.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2014" screenplays. We have 70 of the 70 selected scripts from the 10th edition.
For Your Consideration, we have the first 13 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from A through B, for quick access. Including Krysty Wilson-Cairns's "Aether", Brandon Murphy's and Philip Murphy's "The Bringing", and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2014" 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: 2014" 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: 2014".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Crazy, Stupid, Love", and "Source Code."
Written by: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Mentions: 24 (8th overall in 2014)
In near future London, a revolutionary technology has been invented that can record sounds hours after they were made. Detective Harry Orwell, inventor of this technology, is part of a pilot program where investigators record and analyze past sound waves and finds himself the prime suspect while investigating a string of brutal murders.
A Beautiful Game
Written by: Zander Lehmann
A high school soccer star’s personal life becomes complicated leading up to his championship game as he develops a relationship with his soccer coach.
Written by: Evan Mirzi | Shea Mirzai
After they unwittingly get their daughters disqualified from the child beauty circuit, two warring stage-mothers are forced to go head to head in an adult beauty pageant.
Written by: Jeff Lock
The manager of a fast food chain in Muncie, Indiana gets in over his head with some bookies.
Written by: F. Scott Frazier
As the Berlin Wall is being constructed at the height of the Cold War, a veteran CIA agent searches for a Soviet mole who has already killed several fellow agents, including a young agent he’s mentored.
Written by: Jared Cowie
As Britain struggles through the darkest hours of World War II, a naval officer, raw from the loss of his ship during the evacuation of Dunkirk, is thrust into the thick of the hunt for the Nazi super-battleship, Bismarck. Based on a true story.
Written by: Jonathan Stewart | Jake Crane
On the eve of a US-Soviet disarmament treaty, a British scientist and a NATO medical investigator discover a secret Soviet plot to unleash a terrifying biological weapon.
Written by: Hernany Perla
Years after being fully paralyzed during an infamous bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. His only form of communicating with the outside world - and outsmarting his captors – is his ability to blink.
Written by: Chuck MacLean
In the 1960s, a determined detective puts his life and career on the line to solve the case of the Boston Strangler.
Written by: Brandon Murphy | Philip Murphy
A private investigator investigates a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel and uncovers its dark supernatural history. Based on true events.