Read the "Black List: 2022" Screenplays
The 18th edition of the "Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from S to T.
Read and download all of the "Black List: 2022" screenplays and scripts. This is part 6 of 7.
So, Four Your Consideration, we have the next 10 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Michael Basha's "Sang Froid," Becca Gleason's "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," 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: "Bird Box," and "The Founder."
Written by: Michael Basha
Mentions: 18 (9th overall in 2022)
After a botched delivery of fresh blood, a world weary vampire and a pregnant nurse team up to rob a hospital of their supply.
Written by: Camrus Johnson
A childhood folktale comes to life when children of the neighborhood start to go missing after playing hide and seek. A group of friends known as "The Finder Four" set out to get answers, but instead, find themselves sucked into a fantasy fear-factor world with only one way out. Based on Daka Hermon’s Scholastic YA Novel, HIDE & SEEKER.
Written by: Laura Kosann
On a private island off San Francisco, a nanny goes to work for a mother who is one of America’s most powerful tech entrepreneurs. Things slowly begin to devolve as the mother’s hyper-monitoring and surveillance become suffocating.
Written by: Alexander Thompson
Identical twins Aurora and Gabrielle live in a secluded commune where all twins are raised knowing that in adolescence, one of the two of them will abruptly turn into a terrifying monster. Discovering the full truth of their situation one fateful night, the sisters plot their escape into an outside world they know little about.
Written by: Andrew Ferguson
When her family is abducted, a disgraced submariner must pilot a narco submarine to its destination in less than eight hours or her husband and daughter will be killed.
There You Are
Written by: Brooke Baker
When a non-confrontational playwright loses her engagement ring, she must travel through Italy to get it back with a man who was supposed to be just a one-night stand, discussing love and lying along the way.
They Came from a Broken World
Written by: Vanessa Block
The year is 1955. The small town of Boon Falls has provided a local forest as refuge to aliens fleeing their war-torn planet. When Mia–young woman dealing with the trauma of her mother’s death–stumbles upon an Alien woman who needs her help, a series of haunting revelations in the refugee forest leads her to an unimaginable truth.
Written by: Woody Bess
A day in the life of the employees of Four Seasons Total Landscaping and its neighboring businesses on November 7th, 2020: the day an average, working-class strip mall in East Philadelphia became the focal point of the most divisive presidential election in American History.
Written by: Julie Lipson
Twin-sister trapeze artists wrestle their own inner demons amid the push-pull of career, stardom, and family, all while performing in the most harrowing production of their lives.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Written by: Becca Gleason
A horror thriller spin on the Brothers Grimm fairytale in which 12 female college students fight against a group of dude bros trying to take over their female-only space.