Read the "Black List: 2018" Screenplays
The 14th edition of the "Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are 7 more, indexed from S to T.
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They're listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. For Your Consideration, the next batch of 7 scripts. From Larry J. Cohen's "Saddam & Me", to Chris Goodwin's and Phillip Van's, "To the Extreme", and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2018" 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: 2018" 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: 2018".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past scripts include "Foxcatcher", and "Bad Teacher."
Saddam & Me
Written by: Larry J. Cohen
The true story of the FBI’s interrogation of Saddam, carried out by a special agent whose family came to the US as refugees from Lebanon, ultimately leading to the discovery that there were no WMDs in Iraq.
The Second Life of Ben Haskins
Written by: Matt Kic | Mike Sorce
Ben Haskins loses his battle with cancer, leaving his beloved wife Kat a widow. About twenty years later, a mysterious new technology has brought Ben’s consciousness back - but into a different body, one belonging to a more recently deceased man. After acclimating to his new self, Ben asks to be reunited with his long lost wife, only to discover she has opted never to see him again. Convinced this must be a mistake, Ben enlists a new friend to help him in the search to win back the love of his (former) life.
Written by: Reiss Clauson-Wolf | Julian Silver
A look at the regiment led by Colonel Custer in the days leading up to the disastrous fight at Little Bighorn against Sitting Bull.
Written by: Ryan Jaffe
Sharon Osbourne tells the story of her relationship with Ozzy before they were married.
Written by: Meredith Dawson
When a young African-American woman takes a job at a well-known venture capitalist firm in Silicon Valley, she must figure out a way to succeed in an elitist society where she feels inherently excluded.
Written by: Sean Thomas
When former NFL player Pat Tillman is killed in battle, his family uncovers the truth from the United States government who lied about the circumstances of his death.
To the Extreme
Written by: Chris Goodwin | Phillip Van
From a high school dropout selling used cars in Dallas to having the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts with Ice Ice Baby, a young Vanilla Ice struggles with stardom, extortion attempts, and selling out as he makes music history.