Read the "Black List: 2019" Screenplays
The 15th edition of "The Black List" features 66 unproduced screenplays. Here are another 12, indexed alphabetically, from I to N.
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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" (basically, a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2019." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.
Past picks include "Big Eyes," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
I Heart Murder
Written by: Tom O'Donnell
A true-crime podcaster tries to solve a gruesome cold case, putting her in the killer’s crosshairs.
Written by: Derek Elliott
Life as a single dad hasn’t been a challenge for Las Vegas blackjack dealer Mike Klein, until his ex resurfaces after walking out on the family six years ago.
Written by: Jared Anderson
A pair of out-of-work immigrant brothers catch a break when they are hired as day laborers to work at a house in the Hollywood Hills, until they witness something they will wish they had never seen.
A Magical Place Called Glendale
Written by: Sara Monge
Mentions: 14 (7th overall in 2019)
To revamp her self image, an arrogant but well-meaning high school socialite decides to help a former friend land the guy of her dreams... but in the process, realizes she wants her for herself.
The Man in the Woods
Written by: Darren GrodskyDanny Jacobs
After moving to Maine and befriending an enigmatic hermit, twelve-year-old Henrietta Thorne begins to wonder if he holds the key to solving a mystery that has eluded our planet for more than a decade.
Written by: Chris PowersDan Powers
MEET CUTE, the hottest dating app on the market, brings couples together by giving them their Rom Com moment. When the app’s biggest skeptic, Haley, matches with one of its developers, Russ, their instant connection starts to change her mind.
The Menu (2022)
Written by: Seth ReissWill Tracy
Written by: Michael Notarile
The incredible true story of Fredericka Marm Mandelbaum, who was the country's first female mob boss. During the Gilded Age, Marm opened a school for criminals, and built her empire by treating her gang of runaways and orphans as family -- eventually partnering with George Leslie to pull off what is still to date the largest bank heist in American history (adjusting for inflation).
Written by: Ken Kobayashi
Mentions: 29 (1st overall in 2019)
Teddy thinks he’s the only living person left in a world where humanity is frozen in time... until his ex-girlfriend, Leyna, shows up at his doorstep. Together, they must go on a journey to find the cause behind the freeze and in the process, confront the issues that plagued their relationship before it’s too late.
My Boyfriend's Wedding
Written by: Carrie Solomon
After Georgia accidentally receives an out of the blue invitation to her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s wedding, she and her best friend Keely make the ill-informed decision to attend.
No Good Deed
Written by: Christina Pamies
A woman with a troubled past invites her teen niece to live with her in the family’s farm house, but the two become tormented by a creature that can take away their pain for a price.
Written by: Esteban Orozco
A reverse SEARCHERS from the perspective of the Natives going East into the unknown, the metropolis, the belly of the beast, late 1800s New York City.