The Black List: 2015 Screenplays • Part 7

The Black List 2015 screenplays part 7.

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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.

For Your Consideration, we have the final 12 screenplays 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, 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.

The name is 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" (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 "Easy A," and "Sherlock Holmes."

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    Three Months (2022)

    Written by: Jared Frieder

    Mentions: 6

    After being exposed to HIV the weekend of his high school graduation in 2011, a punk gay teenager from Miami attempts to start a new relationship with a someone from his support group as they try to endure the three months it takes to get accurately tested. IMDb

    Tomorrow on the Runway

    Written by: Frederick Seton

    Mentions: 9

    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.

    Treasure Island

    Written by: James Coyne

    Mentions: 9

    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.

    True Fan

    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

    Mentions: 8

    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

    Mentions: 10

    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 WidenerGavin James

    Mentions: 8

    A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    The Virginian

    Written by: Michael Russell Gunn

    Mentions: 15

    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 Water Man (2020)

    Written by: Emma Needell

    Mentions: 18

    A young boy tries to save his mother from terminal cancer by seeking out the town’s bogeyman, "The Water Man," who is fabled to have conquered death. IMDb

    White Boy Rick (2018)

    Written by: Logan MillerNoah Miller

    Mentions: 20

    The true story of Richard Wershe, Jr., the only successful white boy gangster/drug kingpin in an African American dominated 1980’s Detroit ghetto. IMDb

    Wish Upon (2017)

    Written by: Barbara Marshall

    Mentions: 6

    When sixteen-year-old misfit Claire finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she has always wanted, she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment. IMDb

    The Wretched Emily Derringer

    Written by: Chris Thomas Devlin

    Mentions: 16

    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.

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