Read the "Black List: 2015" Screenplays
The 11th edition of "The Black List" features 81 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 12, indexed alphabetically, from T to Z.
We continue our look at the 11th edition of the "Black List: 2015" scripts.
So, Four Your Consideration, we have the final 12 scripts that made the List, indexed alphabetically, from T through Z. Including Jared Frieder's "Three Months", Chris Thomas Devlin's "The Wretched Emily Derringer", 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: "Easy A", and "Sherlock Holmes."
Three Months (2022)
Written by: Jared Frieder
Tomorrow on the Runway
Written by: Frederick Seton
Kermit St. Lucy has a ridiculous name and is ridiculously ill-equipped to deal with adult responsibilities. After a tragedy shakes him to his essence, Kermit takes it upon himself to look after and raise two young children.
Written by: James Coyne
Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, young Jim Hawkins finds a map to a buried fortune; to claim it means a perilous voyage, pirate treachery, and the wicked mentorship of Long John Silver.
Written by: John Whittington
Mentions: 28 (7th overall in 2015)
After interfering with a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs playoff game, Steve Bartman was tortured and stalked by die hard Cub fans for potentially costing them their first National League pennant since 1945. Years later, in a new town with a new identity—but depressed, overweight and working a dead end job—Steve meets a woman who gives him a new lease on life and reason to live.
Untitled Larry Hillblom Project
Written by: Matt Portenoy
The strange-yet-true story of the battle over the estate of Larry Lee Hillblom, billionaire founder of DHL.
Untitled Sociopath Project
Written by: Topher Rhys-Lawrence
A successful New Yorker’s seemingly perfect life starts unraveling once he’s suspected for the murder of his co-worker, and his only alibi is the doppelganger that’s begun stalking him.
Written by: Neil Widener | Gavin James
A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Written by: Michael Russell Gunn
A young, down-and-out George Washington, desperate to join the British Army, accepts a dangerous mission to conquer a French fort and save the American colonies.
The Wretched Emily Derringer
Written by: Chris Thomas Devlin
Gleefully terrifying her small town as a serial killer known as "The Misfit Butcher," 13-year-old Emily Derringer becomes annoyed when a new killer comes to town and residents begin attributing his sloppy murders to the Misfit Butcher. In a macabre coming of age story, Emily must deal with her competition while also taking on the other trials and tribulations of junior high school life.