Read the "Black List: 2022" Screenplays
The 18th edition of "The Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are another 10, indexed alphabetically, from G to I.
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Four Your Consideration, we have the next batch of 10 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Vikash Shankar's "Gather the Ashes", Cerina Aragones's "It's Britney, Bitch", and everything in between.
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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: 2022" scripts
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 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", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2022".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Seven Pounds," and "The Men Who Stare At Goats."
Gather the Ashes
Written by: Vikash Shankar
Two brothers, Dev and Siddharth, hope to break free of London’s foster care system when they inherit their estranged family’s old farmhouse in India, but they find something sinister lies in the roots of their family tree as they attempt to discover their past.
Written by: Zack Akers | Skip Bronkie
A promising first-round draft pick is invited to train at the private compound of the team’s legendary but aging quarterback. Over one week, the rising star witnesses the horrific lengths his hero will go to to stay at the top of his game.
Going For Two
Written by: Kevin Arnovitz
An openly gay NFL quarterback finds his meticulously-planned life upended on and off the field when he falls for a charming high school teacher during the most important season of his career.
A Guy Goes to Therapy
Written by: Shane Mack
Mentions: 19 (6th overall in 2022)
When an emotionally stunted townie with no direction is left by his longtime girlfriend, he has no choice but to turn to an option he would have never considered: Therapy. As a result, his entire existence is thrown into flux and his life gets a whole lot worse before it can get better.
Written by: Jason Hellerman
A naive male stripper attempting to start his life over finds himself in the crosshairs of his boss’ increasingly violent divorce.
Written by: Bradley Kaaya Jr.
A troubled bi-racial, inner-city teen is sent to live with his white, conservative grandfather on his ranch for the summer. Things take a turn when the two are forced to overcome their generational and racial differences while defending the ranch from a ruthless, backcountry gang.
The House in the Crooked Forest
Written by: Ian Shorr
A mother and her young son fleeing Nazi-occupied Poland are forced to take shelter from a blizzard in an isolated manor, where they discover the Nazis may be the least of their worries.
I Love You Now and Forever
Written by: Robert Machoian
After exhausting all financial options to save their dying daughter, Frank and Abby are forced into a final act of desperation: rob a local bank.
It's A Wonderful Story
Written by: Alexandra Tran
In the aftermath of WWII, a traumatized Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart use the making of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE to attempt to find a way back into normalcy.
It's Britney, Bitch
Written by: Cerina Aragones
A dramatic and musical character study of global pop icon Britney Spears, leading up to her very public unraveling at a Tarzana hair salon, and her recent courtroom victory to win her freedom back.