Read the "Black List: 2019" Screenplays
The 15th edition of "The Black List" features 66 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 8, indexed from T to Z.
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They're listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. For Your Consideration, the final batch of 8 scripts. Including Eric Gross's "T", Andrew Zilch's, "Wayward", 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 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: 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 scripts include "Little Miss Sunshine", and "Nacho Libre."
Written by: Eric Gross
The true story of how Lawrence Tureaud, a poor kid in Chicago with 12 brothers and sisters, fought and charmed his way into becoming the single lettered icon of saintly compassion and macho energy.
This Is Going to Hurt
Written by: Cameron Fay
An absent mother attempts to reconnect with her daughter by relaying to her how she helped her own parent through battles with cancer and addiction.
Written by: Jessica Knoll
Swept up in the excitement of her wedding day, Dr. Julie Wheeler is oblivious to the killer on her guest list, who is methodically stalking her nearest and dearest, until its too late.
Written by: Austin Everett
Mentions: 16 (5th overall in 2019)
A man jumps forward in time at the same time every morning. As the length of time increases for every jump, he struggles to keep his family together and find a cure, all as his secret spreads throughout the world. Based on the novel by Joseph Eckert.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
Written by: Kevin Etten | Tom Gormican
Mentions: 16 (6th overall in 2019)
Voicemails for Isabelle
Written by: Leah McKendrick
A low-level TV writer struggles to cope with the death of her little sister by continuing to leave her voicemails chronicling the shitshow that is dating in LA. When the phone number is unknowingly transferred, a cocky New York real estate agent begins receiving the hilarious and confessional voicemails, and feels pulled to California to find this stranger he feels intimately close to.
Written by: Andrew Zilch
The wife of a megachurch pastor seeks atonement after she and her lover kill an attacker in self-defense, but don’t report it out of fear of exposing their affair.