Read the "Black List: 2015" Screenplays
The 11th edition of "The Black List" features 81 unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 15, indexed alphabetically, from A to B.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2015" screenplays. We have 81 of the 81 selected scripts from the 11th edition.
And, For Your Consideration, we have the first 15 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from A through B, for quick access. Including Andrew Cypiot's "105 and Rising: The Fall of Saigon", Brad Ingelsby's "The Burning Woman", and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2015" 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: 2015" 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: 2015".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Good Boys", and Oscar-winner "Argo."
105 and Rising: The Fall of Saigon
Written by: Andrew Cypiot
Amid the chaos of a failing nation on April 29, 1975, the objective was clear: safely evacuate all remaining Americans from Saigon. But to Major Jim Kean and Ambassador Graham Martin, the moment represented something else: the final opportunity to uphold promises and obligations to the people of South Vietnam.
An African Western
Written by: Chloe Castellón | Ridgeway Wilson
When a young African woman’s village is destroyed by a "Christian" paramilitary unit and her sister is kidnapped, she uses every weapon at her disposal on an odyssey to save her last living relative.
Written by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet
The survival story of an astronaut whose space capsule crash lands in the African desert and whose mission to space was part of a larger conspiracy.
Written by: Zach Dean
A lone American paratrooper stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day, is tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.
Written by: David Matillo
New York City 1862: The bare knuckle boxing champion, Bad Jack, develops a crush on a common French girl and uses his political influence to send her Irish lumberman husband off to the Civil War so he can take her for his own.
Battle of New Orleans
Written by: Daniel Kunka
In one of the greatest untold stories in American history, General and future President Andrew Jackson reluctantly partners with world-renowned pirate Jean Lafitte to lead a rag-tag team of soldiers against the indomitable British Army in the climactic battle of the War of 1812.
Written by: Chris Bremner
Set around the Blackfriars massacre of 1978, the true story of a Boston police officer and a con-man-turned-witness, who become unlikely friends hiding out in Bermuda, ultimately perpetrating a con on the Boston DA they’re tasked to serve.
Written by: Matt King
A slick corporate investigator with a closely guarded secret discovers a sinister criminal conspiracy in North Dakota oil boom country.
Written by: Mattson Tomlin
A teenage boy is born with special abilities and spends his childhood switching names and cities in order to keep his identity hidden. When he loses control and accidentally kills his father, he and his mother have to go on the run.
Written by: Owen Egerton
Sixteen years after stabbing a classmate to appease a legendary phantom known as the Boy, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and nephew. But as the Boy continues to haunt her she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth about the Boy before he claims her nephew.
Written by: Isaac Adamson
Mentions: 44 (1st overall in 2015)
A baby chimp is adopted by the pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release.
Written by: Ori Guendelman | Rob McClelland
Mentions: 21 (10th overall in 2015)
After an accidental hit and run, a young lawyer’s entire life unravels over the span of one night as he attempts to dispose of a corpse that turns out to be way more than an innocent victim.