Read the "Black List: 2015" Screenplays
The 11th edition of "The Black List" features 81 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 15, indexed alphabetically, from Q to S.
We continue our look at the 11th edition of the "Black List: 2015" scripts. And we've made it even easier to find what you're looking for!
So, Four Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 15 scripts that made the List, indexed alphabetically, from Q through S. Including Cat Vasko's "Queen of the Air", "Stronger" by John Pollono and Scott Silver, 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 Fourth Kind", and Oscar-winner "Foxcatcher."
Queen of the Air
Written by: Cat Vasko
Based on the book "Queen of the Air" written by Dean N. Jensen. The story of famed trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel and her relationship with fellow trapeze artist Alfredo Codona, who were two of the most famous entertainers of the world during their time.
Written by: Mike Rosolio
Mentions: 25 (9th overall in 2015)
When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
Written by: Pete Bridges
An underwater earthquake decimates a research crew working at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, leaving two survivors with limited resources to ascend 35,000 feet and reach the surface before their life support runs out.
Written by: Jeffrey Gelber | Ryan Belenzon
Mentions: 37 (4th overall in 2015)
Roger "The Rocket" Clemens, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, has 4672 strikeouts, 354 wins and a record 7 Cy Young awards. This is the story of why he is not in the Hall of Fame.
Written by: Mark Bianculli | Jeff Richard
Fifteen years after the witch trials, the scars of Salem are reopened when young women begin showing up dead. Desperate for answers, the town elders turn to a man of science to uncover the truth behind its terrifying events plaguing their community.
Septillion to One
Written by: Adam Perlman | Graham Sack
Mentions: 20 (12th overall in 2015)
A former FBI agent working the fraud unit of the Texas State lottery falls in love with a woman he’s investigating after she mysteriously hits the jackpot three times.
The Set Up
Written by: Kari Granlund
Two co-dependent female best friends' friendship is put through the wringer after a blind date gone awry sends them on a dangerous, all-in-one-night adventure with a drug dealer.
Written by: Thomas White | Miles Hubley
A dirty cop, exonerated in the murder of a high school honor student, visits the boy’s father at his barbershop and, while receiving a straight razor shave, listens to him recount the story of his son’s life.
Song of Treblinka
Written by: Viorica Blan
Based on a true story. A renowned Jewish conductor plots a revolt with fellow prisoners as he attracts the respect of his Nazi captors in Poland’s most notorious death camp.
A Speck in the Sea
Written by: Jeff Pope
Based on the article "A Speck in the Sea" by Paul Tough. The true story of the rescue of lobster fisherman John Aldridge who fell into the ocean in the middle of the night on July 24th, forty miles off Montauk with no life vest and no way to signal where he was.
Written by: Matthew McInerney-Lacombe
Dr. Liz Scott, a British epidemiologist with the World Health Organization, is tasked with containing an outbreak of Ebola in Afghanistan’s war torn Helmand province as the Taliban’s assault on allied forces threatens to turn the localized outbreak into a global catastrophe.
Written by: David Coggeshall
Two CIA agents must overcome their opposing worldviews to evade the Soviet and Chinese armies during a dangerous mission to Tibet in 1950. The true story of the first CIA agent ever to die in the line of duty; the "first star" on the CIA Memorial Wall.