Read the "Black List: 2017" Screenplays
The 13th edition of the "Black List" features 76 unproduced screenplays. Here are 9 more, indexed from S to U.
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They're listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. For Your Consideration, the next batch of 9 scripts. Including Travis Betz and Kevin Hamedani's "The Saviors," Brett Treacy's and Dan Woodward's, "Trapline," and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2017" scripts were chosen by industry executives as their favorite among unproduced screenplays from the past year.
What is the "Black List" you ask? It may not be exactly what you'd expect. Discover more, below.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2017" screenplays
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 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 scripts include "Greenland," and "Finch."
Written by: Travis Betz | Kevin Hamedani
A seemingly progressive suburban husband and wife renting their garage through AirBnB become suspicious of their Muslim guests. As they investigate their visitors, they unwittingly trigger events that will forever change the course of human history.
Written by: Joe Ballarini
The true story of two families who attempt to escape over the Berlin Wall using a hot air balloon in 1979.
Sleep Well Tonight
Written by: Frederik With-Seidelin Skov
Mentions: 18 (8th overall in 2017)
Behind the walls of a maximum security prison, a naïve teenage inmate and a rookie correctional officer are forced into a drug-smuggling operation, while a looming conflict between rival gang members threatens to boil over.
Social Justice Warrior
Written by: Emma Fletcher | Brett Weiner
When a liberal, white, college sophomore who knows exactly how to fix society accuses her equally liberal professor of hate speech, it throws the campus and both their lives into chaos as they wage war over the right way to stop discrimination.
Written by: Nicholas Jacobson-Larson | Dalton Leeb
Based on the confusing, sometimes offensive, borderline-insane memories of David Prowse, the irascible Englishman behind Darth Vader’s mask.
The Thing About Jellyfish
Written by: Molly Smith Metzler
After her best friend drowns, a seventh-grade girl is convinced the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory.
This is Jane
Written by: Daniel Loflin
Based on the book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan. An ordinary group of women provide 11,000 safe, illegal abortions in Chicago from 1968 through 1973.
Written by: Brett Treacy | Dan Woodward
Mentions: 16 (10th overall in 2017)
A captive boy’s lifestyle is upended when his abductor asks for his help kidnapping a second child.