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The 13th edition of the "Black List" features 76 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 9, indexed alphabetically, from I to K.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2017" screenplays
Unsure about exactly what is the "Black List"? Read on.
The name is sort of 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" (a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2017." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "Superbad," and "The Prestige."
Written by: Ian Shorr
Based on the The Reincarnationist Papers written by D. Eric Maikranz. The hallucinations of a schizophrenic are revealed to be memories from past lives where he obtained talents that he still has to this day. IMDb
Written by: Elaina Perpelitt
A writer struggling to crack her second novel starts to lose her sense of reality as the book bleeds into her life...and her life bleeds back.
Written by: Sarah Jane Inwards
Mentions: 12 (20th overall in 2017)
A young black girl’s family in 1960s Mississippi decides to harbor two human-looking refugees who have mysteriously fallen from the sky.
Written by: Molly Prather
In an effort to fund their start-up, two women catfish ISIS and get more than they bargained for when the CIA recruits them as spies.
Written by: Umair Aleem
Keeper of the Diary
Written by: Samuel FrancoEvan Kilgore
Mentions: 32 (4th overall in 2017)
Chronicles Otto Frank’s journey, with the help of a junior editor at Doubleday Press, to find a publisher for the diary his daughter Anne wrote during the Holocaust.
Key of Genius
Written by: Daniel PersitzDevon Kliger
The story of Derek Paravicini, a blind, severely autistic boy who needed an incredible teacher to help realize his world-class musical ability.
Written by: Eric BeuGreg Martin
A darkly comic crime thriller concerning three groups of people dealing with blackmail gone wrong.
Written by: Andrew BozalisDerek Mether
A CIA operative experienced in taking down kings and installing their replacements is brought in to take down a dictator he helped install a few years prior.