The Black List: 2019 Screenplays • Part 2

Black List 2019 screenplays part 2.

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The 15th edition of "The Black List" features 66 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 9, indexed alphabetically, from B to C.

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For Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 9 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. From Nicolas Curcio's "Barron: A Tale Of Love, Loss & Legacy", to Lillian Yu's, "Cicada", and everything in between.

If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2019" scripts were chosen by more than 250 film-industry executives.

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: "The Equalizer", and "The Beaver."


Barron: A Tale of Love, Loss & Legacy

Written by: Nicolas Curcio

Mentions: 8

Fearing the devastating impact that his father’s presidency would have on his personal life, his country, and the world at large, ten-year-old Barron Trump sets out to sabotage his father’s 2016 campaign.

Betty Ford

Written by: Kas Graham | Rebecca Pollock

Mentions: 7

An intimate portrait of the sensational First Lady and ERA champion, Betty Ford, as she challenges, scandalizes, dances and drinks her way through the White House to gain a higher popularity rating than any President in American history, all whilst maintaining a 26 pill-a-day drug habit.

Black Mitzvah

Written by: Lauren Tyler

Mentions: 10

After embarrassing herself at the most popular girl’s party, a black and Jewish middle school misfit embarks on a journey to glow up and throw the best Bat Mitzvah of all time.

Blue Slide Park

Written by: Kyle Anderson | Michael Vlamis

Mentions: 6

After his first album topped the Billboard Charts, life was never the same for Malcolm McCormick aka Mac Miller. This is his story of music, love, success, family, and addiction. Based on the forthcoming manuscript UNT. MAC MILLER BIOGRAPHY written by Paul Cantor for Abrams Press.

Breathe (2023)

Written by: Doug Simon

Mentions: 9

In the near future when air-supply is scarce, a mother and daughter fight for survival when two strangers arrive desperate for an oxygenized safe haven.

The Broker

Written by: Justin Piasecki

Mentions: 13 (10th overall in 2019)

A fixer who brokers off-the-books exchanges for powerful corporate clients finds himself being hunted after he’s hired to protect a whistleblower and the evidence she’s uncovered.

The Cabin at the End of the World (n.k.a. Knock at the Cabin) (2023)

Written by: Steve Desmond | Michael Sherman

Mentions: 8

A gay couple and their adopted daughter have their cabin invaded by four strangers who take the family captive and tell them that, to prevent the upcoming apocalypse, one of them must be killed by the others.

Can You Tell Me How?

Written by: Gregory Bonsignore

Mentions: 6

Alarmed by the disproportionate dropout rates amongst children of the working class, a young female TV producer finds a way to teach them their ABCs and 123s. With the help of genius puppeteer Jim Henson and a diverse team of dedicated researchers and educators, they brought us the groundbreaking show, Sesame Street.


Written by: Lillian Yu

Mentions: 16 (4th overall in 2019)

When a talented hacker is recruited by the mysterious Cicada 3301, she gets wrapped up in a plot that threatens to destroy the entire world. Based on the real organization.

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