Read the "Black List: 2018" Screenplays
The 14th edition of the "Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 8, indexed from U to Z.
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They're cataloged and indexed alphabetically for quick access. For Your Consideration, the final batch of 8 scripts. Including Justin Kremer's "The United States of America v. Bill Gates," Matt Whitaker's "Your Boy," 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? Scroll down a little further to find out.
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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" (call it a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2018." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "Knock at the Cabin," and "Hanna."
The United States of America v. Bill Gates
Written by: Justin Kremer
An inexperienced and idealistic twentysomething finds himself at the center of the largest anti-trust suit in modern American history when his idol, billionaire behemoth Bill Gates, wages war against his young internet company.
Untitled Coast Guard
Written by: Alex Sohn
An inexperienced Coast Guard Captain is put to the test after she unknowingly intercepts one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords. With a hurricane bearing down on them, the captain and her crew must defend the ship against a series of unrelenting attacks. Based on "Drug War On the High Seas: Onboard the Coast Guards Billion-Dollar Busts" by Hunter Atkins.
Untitled Syria Project
Written by: Stephanie Carrie
A disillusioned and indoctrinated American teenage girl travels to Syria to help ISIS build their Caliphate and, what she has been led to believe, is a better world. Through her relationship with an everyday Syrian family, she will discover the true face of Islam and the courage to fight for what is right against insurmountable odds.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Written by: Ross LazarSebastian Shepard
When a new job transplants an upper-middle class family from San Francisco into an up-and-coming neighborhood outside of Portland, they don’t get the neighborly welcome they were expecting.
Written by: Amy Wang
When an ambitious girl from the slums of China manipulates her way into marriage with a media tycoon, she becomes one of the most powerful women in the Western world. This is the story of Wendi Deng, second wife of Rupert Murdoch.
The Worst Guy of All Time (And the Girl Who Came to Kill Him)
Written by: Michael Waldron
Mentions: 26 (8th overall in 2018)
Barret is a social media influencer, the worst guy ever, and the eventual President of the United States. Dixie is a badass freedom fighter, sent back from 2076 to kill him before he takes over the world and ruins the future. They hate each other. Then they accidentally fall in love.
Young Wild Free (2023)
Written by: Tony RettenmaierJuel Taylor
Written by: Matt Whitaker
Home for the summer on Long Island, a shy black college student comes out to his oldest and closest friend. But after an internship in Manhattan leads him to an exhilarating gay social scene, the 21-year-old is caught between his newly confident lifestyle and the unpopular straight friend who once knew him best.