The Black List: 2020 Screenplays • Part 2

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The 16th edition of the "Black List" features 80 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from C to E.

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What is "The 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: 2020" 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" (or, a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2020". And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.

Past picks include "Free Guy," and "Mother."

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    Chang Can Dunk (2023)

    Written by: Jingyi Shao

    Mentions: 28 (2nd overall in 2020)

    A young Asian-American teen and basketball fanatic who just wants to dunk and get the girl ends up learning much more about himself, his best friends, and his mother. IMDb

    Cosmic Sunday

    Written by: MacMillan Hedges

    Mentions: 9

    A small percentage of the population is stuck in a time loop and have had to create a society that functions within the same day, repeated day in and day out. One man struggles to find himself for the first time in ages amidst a society clinging to a sense of normalcy.

    Crush On You

    Written by: Shea Mayo

    Mentions: 10

    Summer on a secluded campus takes a dark turn for three college girls when a supernaturally sexy mystery man begins haunting their dreams.

    The Culling

    Written by: Stephen Herman

    Mentions: 10

    A troubled priest confines himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a child.

    Dust (2024)

    Written by: Karrie Crouse

    Mentions: 7

    A young mother in 1930s Oklahoma is convinced that her family is threatened and takes drastic steps to keep them safe. IMDb


    Written by: Austin Everett

    Mentions: 9

    A former music therapist is recruited to use a mysterious machine to dive into the memories of a serial killer on death row.

    Emancipation (2023)

    Written by: Bill Collage

    Mentions: 8

    Based on a true story, a runaway slave has to outwit bounty hunters and the perils of a Louisiana swamp to reach the Union army and his only chance at freedom. IMDb

    Emergency (2022)

    Written by: KD Davila

    Mentions: 21 (8th overall in 2020)

    Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an emergency. IMDb

    Enemies Within

    Written by: Cat Vasko

    Mentions: 14

    In the 1950’s, Joseph McCarthy and his right hand man Roy Cohn sit at the height of their influence, casting aside democratic norms unchecked - until the Army’s lowest-level lawyer, John G. Adams, stumbles upon the shocking truth behind their power grab, and makes it his mission to reveal this to the public.


    Written by: Alex Convery

    Mentions: 9

    The true story of the meteoric rise (and subsequent fall) of Marvel Comics and the star-crossed creators behind the panel: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby.

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