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The 13th edition of the "Black List" features 76 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from G to H.
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If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2017" scripts were chosen by more than 275 film-industry executives.
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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 particular 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: 2017".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "The Pursuit of Happyness," and "Michael Clayton."
Written by: Ross Evans
In 1951, a manufacturing company stirs up curiosity when they publish a user’s manual to a time machine called Gadabout TM-1050.
Written by: Jeremy Michael Cohen
The true story of the Reys, the husband and wife team who fell in love, created Curious George, and escaped the horrors of WWII in Europe together.
The Great Nothing
Written by: Cesar Vitale
Mentions: 17 (9th overall in 2017)
A grieving thirteen-year-old girl hires a terminally ill, acerbic philosophy professor to prevent flunking the seventh grade. What begins as a homework assignment blossoms into an unlikely friendship and a new appreciation for life that neither will forget.
Written by: Matt Tente
A paroled ex-con agrees to help his daughter steal medical marijuana tax dollars from City Hall.
The Grown Up
Written by: Natalie Krinsky
Based on the short story "The Grownup" by Gillian Flynn. A con woman who pretends to read auras is hired by a wealthy woman to banish an evil spirit from her house, but it is soon clear that the fake exorcist is in over her head.
Written by: Mike Schneider
Based on actual reports, a horrifying look inside the Democratic National Committee hack and the Russian manipulation of the 2016 election.
Health and Wellness
Written by: Joe Epstein
A sociopath obsessed with self-improvement claws her way to the top of the fitness world, leaving a trail of broken bodies in her wake.
Heart of the Beast
Written by: Cameron Alexander
A former Navy SEAL and his retired combat dog attempt to return to civilization after a catastrophic accident deep in the Alaskan wilderness.
Written by: Andrew Rothschild
The story of writer/director John Hughes, whose emotionally honest high school movies helped to define American culture in the 1980s–but who, at the very height of his success, abruptly abandoned filmmaking for reasons that have never been fully explained.