The Black List: 2022 Screenplays • Part 5

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The 18th edition of the "Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from P to R.

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For Your Consideration, we have the next group of 10 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically for quick access. From Rose Gilroy's "The Pack," to Max Taxe's "Ripple," 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" (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 (perhaps) become movies. Past picks include: "Passengers," and "The Road."

Screenplays on this page:
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    The Pack

    Written by: Rose Gilroy

    Mentions: 10

    A group of documentarians braves the remote wilderness of Alaska in an effort to save a nearly extinct species of wolves. When the crew is brought back together at a prestigious awards ceremony, tensions flare as a deadly truth threatens to unravel their work. The team lived through the harsh elements of the wild but will a secret they share survive the night?

    Pikesville Sweep

    Written by: Brendan McHugh

    Mentions: 22

    After a young, newly widowed janitor in a small mining village is unexpectedly elected Mayor, she navigates a new relationship with a mysterious man from the city and tries to determine how to use her new position of power to confront the corruption that has plagued the town for years.

    Pizza Girl

    Written by: Jean Kyoung Frazier

    Mentions: 21 (4th overall in 2022)

    An 18-year-old pregnant pizza delivery girl falls into an obsession with a stay-at-home mother who is new to the neighborhood.


    Written by: James Morosini

    Mentions: 8

    A kid blackmails his favorite pop star into being his best friend.


    Written by: Marley Schneier

    Mentions: 10

    GOP strategist Lee Atwater won the presidency for George H.W. Bush in 1988, and his campaign changed politics forever–and gave him the worst reputation in America. Now, Lee is on his deathbed, and he needs to tell God his side of the story... before it’s too late.

    Pumping Black

    Written by: Haley Bartels

    Mentions: 22 (3rd overall in 2022)

    A desperate cyclist and his charismatic new team doctor concoct a dangerous training program in order to win the Tour de France. But as the race progresses and jealous teammates, suspicious authorities, and the racer’s own paranoia close in, they must take increasingly dark measures to protect both his secret and his lead.


    Written by: Catherine Schetina

    Mentions: 21 (1st overall in 2022)

    Obsessed with food purity, Hannah’s trip to her sister’s destination wedding descends into madness when she contracts a mysterious foodborne illness that threatens to destroy her.


    Written by: Evan Enderle

    Mentions: 10

    To save her friend, a maid in a decaying manor must unravel the secrets of its inhabitants while confronting spirits, her own terrifying abilities and the very real horrors of Depression-era America lurking outside the door.


    Written by: Alyssa Ross

    Mentions: 16

    After Michael Phelps cements his status as the greatest Olympian of all time, he struggles to build a life and identity for himself outside the pool.


    Written by: Max Taxe

    Mentions: 7

    When a time traveler starts meddling with the past just as Miles finally meets the love of his life, he must battle ever shifting timelines to find her again.

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