The Black List: 2022 Screenplays • Part 1

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The 18th edition of "The Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 11, indexed alphabetically, from A to B.

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For Your Consideration, we have the first 10 (of 11) scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Seth Reiss' "42.6 Years," Zachary Joel Johnson's "Break Point," and everything in between.

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What is the "Black List" you ask? Find out how it all works a little further down the page.

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Discover more about the "Black List: 2022" scripts

Unsure about 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 certain 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" (yeah, you can call it a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2022."

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and maybe, just maybe, get made. Past picks include: "Jackie," and "Margin Call."

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    42.6 Years

    Written by: Seth Reiss

    Mentions: 7

    After waking up from a failed experimental lifesaving procedure in which he was cryogenically frozen for 42.6 years, a young man realizes he wants his ex-girlfriend back. He’ll have to overcome the fact that while he hasn’t aged a day, she’s lived an entire life without him.

    The Americano

    Written by: Nico BellamyChase Pestano

    Mentions: 12

    An everyday guy who accidentally starts working as a barista inside the CIA headquarters building gets lured into a spy mission by a beautiful secret agent, known only to him as Caramel Macchiato.

    An Oakland Holiday

    Written by: Yudho AdityaEmma Dudley

    Mentions: 8

    When a neglected and lonely Southeast Asian Princess goes undercover in an Oakland high school to live out her dream of being a normal teen, she discovers that happy endings come with many hard lessons about life, love, and humility.

    Baby Boom

    Written by: Jack Waz

    Mentions: 17 (10th overall in 2022)

    When her sister’s gender reveal party triggers the apocalypse, a woman and her husband have to prove to themselves, and the world, that they’re responsible enough to save it.


    Written by: Briggs WatkinsWes Watkins

    Mentions: 20 (5th overall in 2022)

    Shunned by elite society as a member of the gig economy, a sociopathic dog walker infiltrates an exclusive L.A. community with designs of reaching the top of the neighborhood’s social ladder.


    Written by: Geoff TockGreg Weidman

    Mentions: 6

    Fresh out of a spell in prison a man attempts to set his life right by working a mysterious job that requires him to seek out life forms hidden amongst us.

    Better Luck Next Time

    Written by: Kristen Tepper

    Mentions: 8

    Two best friends run a successful underground service taking womens’ toxic exes on humiliating dates, but their friendship is put to the ultimate test when an old mark plots his revenge.

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    Black Dogs

    Written by: Kieran Turner

    Mentions: 6

    Based on the novel by Jason Burhmester. In 1973, Led Zeppelin was robbed of nearly a quarter million dollars in cash while playing a series of concerts in New York City. The case was never solved. We follow four young friends from the streets of Baltimore as they attempt to pull off what is possibly the most brazen heist in Rock & Roll history.

    Black Kite

    Written by: Dan Bulla

    Mentions: 6

    After a devastating wildfire wipes out a small California town, a teenage girl is missing and presumed dead. A year later, an obsessive mother and cynical arson investigator begin to suspect that she’s still alive...and in the clutches of a predator.

    The Boy Houdini

    Written by: Matthew Tennant

    Mentions: 12

    New York, 1889. When young street urchin and aspiring magician Harry Houdini discovers a mysterious puzzle-box, he must use his talent for illusion and escape to unlock the box’s powerful secrets and keep it from the hands of a vengeful occult sorcerer hot on his tail.

    Break Point

    Written by: Zachary Joel Johnson

    Mentions: 7

    Courted by colleges and sponsors alike, a burnt-out tennis prodigy fights to maintain dominance against her Academy rival as she hurtles toward the existential decision of turning Pro–a choice that will force her to double down on her dream or walk away from the future she’s fought for.

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