The Black List: 2015 Screenplays • Part 5

The Black List 2015 screenplays part 5.

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The 11th edition of "The Black List" features 81 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from M to P.

We continue our look at the 11th edition of the "Black List: 2015" scripts.

For Your Consideration, we have the next 10 screenplays indexed alphabetically, from M through P. Including Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore's "Mayday 109," Jake Morse and Scott Wolman's "Preconception," 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, go ahead and scroll down a little more.

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Discover more about the "Black List: 2015" scripts

Unsure about exactly what is "The Black List"? Read on.

Hopefully you've noticed the irony.

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: 2015." 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 "Inglourious Basterds."

Screenplays on this page:
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    Mayday 109

    Written by: Samuel FrancoEvan Kilgore

    Mentions: 13

    Based on actual events, a young John F. Kennedy struggles to save the crew of his PT Boat after it is sunk by a Japanese warship during World War II. IMDb

    Militia (n.k.a. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek) (2018)

    Written by: Henry Dunham

    Mentions: 9

    After a shooting at a police funeral by a suspected militia member, a recluse ex-cop and fellow militia man must interrogate the suspected gunmen in his own militia before copycat attacks start a nationwide war between cops and militias. IMDb

    Miss Sloane (2016)

    Written by: Jonathan Perera

    Mentions: 31 (6th overall in 2015)

    A powerful lobbyist sacrifices her career on Capitol Hill so she can push through an amendment enforcing stricter federal laws regulating guns. IMDb

    Morningstar

    Written by: David Birke

    Mentions: 13

    The war is over. A bitter and uneasy truce has been reached with an invading alien race, and a new cold war has begun. Fueled by suspicions of an alien spy in their ranks, the United Nations Intelligence Division entrusts their top agent, Martin Webber, with finding the mole.

    Move That Body (n.k.a. Rough Night) (2017)

    Written by: Lucia AnielloPaul W. Downs

    Mentions: 13

    Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper. IMDb

    Nyad

    Written by: Robert Specland

    Mentions: 13

    Based on the true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who in 2013, after 4 failed attempts and at the age of 64, became the first person ever to open-swim from Cuba to Florida (55 hours non-stop) overcoming impossible odds, personal tragedy, and 103 miles of open ocean.

    Our Week with Waller

    Written by: Evan MirzaiShea Mirzai

    Mentions: 10

    After getting laid off, two Americans cash in their vacation pay and head abroad to Spain where their paths collide with one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

    Pale Blue Dot (n.k.a. Lucy in the Sky) (2019)

    Written by: Brian C. BrownElliott DiGuiseppi

    Mentions: 26 (8th overall in 2015)

    Twelve months after returning from a space mission, decorated astronaut Laura Pepper is arrested for the attempted murder of a fellow astronaut. IMDb

    Pandemonium, Splendidly Managed

    Written by: Brett Conrad

    Mentions: 15

    A local Phoenix newscaster at the pinnacle of local celebrity slowly descends into the depths of madness while trying to become a game show host in Los Angeles.

    Preconception

    Written by: Jake MorseScott Wolman

    Mentions: 8

    A couple on the verge of parenthood embarks on a pre-baby bucket list.

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