Read the "Black List: 2020" Screenplays
The 16th edition of the "Black List" features 80 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 8, indexed alphabetically, from H to L.
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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" (basically, 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 "Source Code," and "Horrible Bosses."
Written by: Greg Navarro
Based on the incredible true story of serial killer Paul John Knowles and the week he spent with British journalist Sandy Fawkes in the midst of a murderous killing spree.
Written by: Sophie Dawson
Mentions: 29 (1st overall in 2020)
A high-functioning cannibal selects his victims based on their Instagram popularity, but finds his habits shaken by a man who wants to be eaten.
Here Come the Bandits
Written by: Ethan Dawes
Mickey Bradley, a wildly talented minor league baseball player in his early twenties who returns home to Los Angeles after an injury and coaches a little league team full of misfits who remind him why he fell in love with baseball in the first place. And there's a sweet romance in there too.
Written by: Noga Pnueli
A depressed, progressive woman stuck in a conservative small Texas town starts micro-dosing the entire town with marijuana to make them all get along.
Written by: Lauren Meyering
Living under the full time care of her cancer-stricken mother, a twenty-six-year-old, socially awkward, horse-obsessed woman attempts to prove her independence by winning a hobbyhorse competition.
Written by: Nick Shafir
At any given moment in time there are roughly six astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS). The station itself is divided into two segments one half Russian, one half American. When a world war event occurs on Earth, America and Russia find themselves on opposing sides. As such, both nations secretly contact their astronauts aboard the ISS and give them instructions to take control of the station by any means necessary. The six astronauts must each secretly choose between their friendships with each other and their allegiance to their country.
If You Were the Last (2023)
Written by: Angela Bourassa
Mentions: 25 (4th overall in 2020)
Written by: Alex Russell
An obsessed fan maneuvers his way into the inner circle of his hip hop idol and will stop at nothing to stay in.