Read the "Black List: 2019" Screenplays
The 15th edition of "The Black List" features 66 unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 8, indexed alphabetically, beginning with A.
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For Your Consideration, we have the first 8 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. From Ian Shorr's and Peter Gamble's "10-31", to Adam Morrison's, "Atlanta On Fire", and everything in between.
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What is "Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, scroll down a little bit.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2019" 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: 2019".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Frost/Nixon", and "Slumdog Millionaire."
Written by: Peter Gamble | Ian Shorr
A young woman takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper that says there’s a killer loose on her block.
Affairs of State
Written by: Pat Cunnane
AFFAIRS OF STATE is a romantic comedy about an outgoing President, an incoming Prime Minister, and their second shot at love.
Written by: Lauren Caris Cohan
After a whirlwind lost-distance online romance, a once-cynical writer inherits a remote smart-house from her newly deceased new husband and discovers he might not be entirely gone after all.
Written by: Aja Gabel | MJ Wesner
When old college friends on a trip to Mexico get trapped in an underwater cave system with a bull shark, old tensions and power struggles resurface as they fight to survive.
Written by: Stephen Vitale
A mysterious loner heads to Muscle Beach in 1985 to pursue a career as a competitive bodybuilder. Struggling to transform his physique, he unleashes a darker side of himself as he descends into madness.
Written by: Kay Oyegun
A thief finds sanctuary in a retirement home after going on the run.
Atlanta on Fire
Written by: Adam Morrison
The true story of Leo Frank, a young, Jewish businessman who, due to widespread anti-Semitism/the KKK in the post Civil War South, was wrongfully accused, tried, and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old factory worker, Mary Phagan.