Read the "Black List: 2015" Screenplays
The 11th edition of "The Black List" features 81 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from E to H.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2015" screenplays. We have all 81 of the 81 selected scripts from the 11th edition. And, to help your browsing experience, we've spread the content out over several pages.
So, Four Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 10 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from E through H. Inlcuding David Chirchirillo's "Eli", Matthew Orton's "Hunting Eichmann", 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: "The Bucket List", and "Death at a Funeral."
Written by: David Chirchirillo
Mentions: 21 (11th overall in 2015)
Written by: Michael Lee Barlin
A mistreated elderly Inuit (Eskimo) woman is forced out of her village to survive alone on the savage arctic tundra.
Written by: Will Dunn
A fisherman sails out of Martha’s Vineyard in search of the shark that killed his fellow sailors while they were stranded in the water for four days after their ship was attacked by a Japanese submarine.
Francis and the Godfather
Written by: Andrew Farotte
Facing financial ruin, auteur filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is forced to direct the adaptation of Mario Puzo’s pulp novel The Godfather, pitting him against legendary mega-producer Robert Evans in this comedy about art versus commerce.
Written by: Sam Regnier
A female NBA executive for the Golden State Warriors pursues the biggest free agent of her career while managing a messy divorce and a complicated relationship with a younger colleague and his teenage sister.
Written by: Andy Friedhof
After negligently killing a hunter with their patrol car, an alcoholic Sheriff’s Deputy and her superior officer must decide what to do with the only witness to their crime - a death row inmate only days from execution.
Green River Killer
Written by: Michael Sheen
Based on the Eisner Award winning graphic novel of the same name. The story follows the detectives in the Green River Killer case as they attempt to unravel not only the facts behind the gruesome series of murders that plagued the Pacific North West for over a decade, but also the psychosis of the killer they now find themselves face to face with.
Written by: Mike Van Waes
A terminally-ill teenager looking for answers about his missing father finds a key that unlocks an opening to an alternate animated dimension, and a new friend helps him repair his broken family.
Written by: Jacques Edeline
A teenage boy, raised in total seclusion and indoctrinated by his enigmatic father, is sent to live with a foster family and enrolled in a public high school when his father is incarcerated, threatening their relationship and causing the boy to question everything he’s learned.