Read the "Black List: 2014" Screenplays
The 10th edition of "The Black List" features 70 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 9, indexed alphabetically, from N to R.
We continue our look at the 10th edition of the "Black List: 2014" scripts.
For Your Consideration, we have the next 9 screenplays that made The List, indexed alphabetically, from N through R. Including Ablakhad's "North of Reno," John Patton Ford's "Rothchild," 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" (a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2014." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "47 Ronin," and Oscar-winner "The Social Network."
North of Reno
Written by: Banipal AblakhadBenhur Ablakhad
A down and out prison guard attempts to murder a recently released inmate and steal a half million dollars in hidden heist money.
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Written by: Daniel Stiepleman
One Fell Swoop
Written by: Greg Scharpf
A self-centered divorce attorney’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.
Written by: April Prosser
Just out of a long term relationship and realizing that all her friends have married, Rachel discovers that her only remaining wing-woman is Summer, a loud and oversharing wildcard.
Possession: A Love Story
Written by: Jack Stanley
In a seemingly perfect marriage, a man discovers that he is actually wedded to a demon inhabiting another woman’s body.
Written by: Jeff Feuerstein
A famous children’s author, with an affinity for drugs and hookers, finds himself on a journey of self-discovery with a dead stripper and her eight year old son.
Road to Oz
Written by: Josh Golden
The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Written by: Adam Morrison
Mentions: 38 (2nd overall in 2014)
A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson’s sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
Written by: John Patton Ford
Mentions: 32 (5th overall in 2014)
A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother’s estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family’s vast fortune.