The "Black List: 2014" screenplays & scripts are now available here!
The 10th edition of "The Black List" features 70 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 32, indexed alphabetically, from N to Z.
We continue our look at the 10th edition of the "Black List: 2014" scripts.
Four Your Consideration, we have the final 32 scripts that made the List, indexed alphabetically, from N through Z. From the Ablakhad's "North of Reno", to Daniel Kunka's "Yellowstone Falls", and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2014" scripts were chosen by more than 250 film-industry executives.
What is "The Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, scroll down a little bit.
Discover more about the "Black List: 2014" 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: 2014".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "47 Ronin", and Oscar-winner "The Social Network."
North of Reno
Written by: Banipal Ablakhad | Benhur Ablakhad
A down and out prison guard attempts to murder a recently released inmate and steal a half million dollars in hidden heist money.
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Written by: Daniel Stiepleman
The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career.
One Fell Swoop
Written by: Greg Scharpf
A self-centered divorce attorney’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.
Written by: April Prosser
Just out of a long term relationship and realizing that all her friends have married, Rachel discovers that her only remaining wing-woman is Summer, a loud and oversharing wildcard.
Possession: A Love Story
Written by: Jack Stanley
In a seemingly perfect marriage, a man discovers that he is actually wedded to a demon inhabiting another woman’s body.
Written by: Jeff Feuerstein
A famous children’s author, with an affinity for drugs and hookers, finds himself on a journey of self-discovery with a dead stripper and her eight year old son.
Road to Oz
Written by: Josh Golden
The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Written by: Adam Morrison
Mentions: 38 (2nd overall in 2014)
A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson’s sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
Written by: John Patton Ford
Mentions: 32 (5th overall in 2014)
A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother’s estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family’s vast fortune.
Seducing Ingrid Bergman
Written by: Arash Amel
Based on Chris Greenhalgh’s eponymous novel. Ingrid Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa engage in a passionate, life-changing romance in post-World War II Paris.
Written by: Cat Vasko
Mentions: 24 (9th overall in 2014)
A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on this 'TV show.'
Written by: Mark Heyman
A detective solving the case of a disturbing film with subliminal images that is killing people who come in contact with it discovers a greater evil.
Written by: Noga Landau
Mentions: 23 (10th overall in 2014)
A woman held captive in the futuristic smart house of a serial kidnapper realizes that her only hope of escape lies in turning the house’s sentient computer against its creator.
The Babysitter (2017)
Written by: Brian Duffield
Mentions: 34 (4th overall in 2014)
A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.
Written by: Brandon Murphy | Philip Murphy
A private investigator investigates a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel and uncovers its dark supernatural history. Based on true events.
Written by: Ken Nolan
After the Edward Snowden affair, an intelligence contractor defects to North Korea, taking a mysterious bag with him, and the CIA hires an expert trained during the Cold War to help with the case.
The Eden Project
Written by: Christina Hodson
When a race of genetically modified humans living secretly among us declare war on Man, the fate of the world is in the hands of a rogue 'Synthetic' named Eve and a young girl who is about to discover she’s not all human.
The Founder (2016)
Written by: Robert Siegel
The origin story of McDonald’s and Raymond Albert 'Ray' Kroc.
The Long Haul
Written by: Dan Stoller
A self-destructive trucker estranged from his son travels cross country with a problematic nephew whom he barely knows.
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
Written by: David Bar Katz
The story of Clark Rockefeller, a con artist thought to be American royalty until he kidnapped his young daughter initiating a manhunt that revealed his true identity.
Written by: Will Widger
A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies involving THE WIZARD OF OZ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer brass.
Written by: Spencer Mondshein
An expert tracker battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother who has vanished in the uncharted wilderness of the Northwest.
The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola
Written by: Mike Vukadinovich
Twin brothers with opposite personalities are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives, eventually being reunited in the effort to save the company 'Rocket Cola' despite their love of the same woman.
Written by: Jac Schaeffer
At a baby shower for their longtime friend, the attendees suddenly find themselves in the middle of a different type of shower: meteors that release a vapor turning men into blood-hungry aliens.
The Swimsuit Issue
Written by: Randall Green
Mentions: 35 (3rd overall in 2014)
A nerdy high schooler, who fancies himself an amateur photographer, attempts to create a “Swimsuit Issue” featuring his high school classmates in hopes of raising enough money to go to summer camp.
Written by: Julia Cox
A young, play-it-safe, art restorer is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her charming boss, who turns out to be a world-class thief.
The Wall (2017)
Written by: Dwain Worrell
Mentions: 30 (6th overall in 2014)
A sniper and his spotter must kill and avoid being killed, separated from an enemy sniper by only a 16x6ft prayer wall.
The Wild Ones
Written by: Tyler Shields
In a corrupt Southern town, a dangerous sociopath runs bareknuckle boxing fights that pit its youths against each other.
Written by: Brian C. Brown | Elliott DiGuiseppi
The little-known personal, heartbreaking, and darker side of cartoonist/author Shel Silverstein.
Written by: Jason Micallef
A dark, reimagining of the Willy Wonka story beginning in World War II and culminating with his takeover of the chocolate factory.
Written by: Daniel Kunka
After an apocalyptic event, a mother wolf is separated from her mate and the rest of the pack, and has to protect her cubs from swarms of mutated humans.