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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."

Black List: 2014 Index | Alphabetically From: N - Z

    North of Reno

    Written by: Banipal Ablakhad | Benhur Ablakhad

    Mentions: 17

    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

    Mentions: 17

    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

    Mentions: 14

    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.

    Plus One

    Written by: April Prosser

    Mentions: 9

    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

    Mentions: 10

    In a seemingly perfect marriage, a man discovers that he is actually wedded to a demon inhabiting another woman’s body.

    Professor Pasghetti

    Written by: Jeff Feuerstein

    Mentions: 7

    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

    Mentions: 11

    The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Rockingham

    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.

    Rothchild

    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

    Mentions: 6

    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.

    Situation Comedy

    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.'

    Syndrome (E)

    Written by: Mark Heyman

    Mentions: 12

    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.

    Tau (2018)

    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.

    The Bringing

    Written by: Brandon Murphy | Philip Murphy

    Mentions: 8

    A private investigator investigates a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel and uncovers its dark supernatural history. Based on true events.

    The Defection

    Written by: Ken Nolan

    Mentions: 15

    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

    Mentions: 7

    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

    Mentions: 13

    The origin story of McDonald’s and Raymond Albert 'Ray' Kroc.

    The Long Haul

    Written by: Dan Stoller

    Mentions: 15

    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

    Mentions: 6

    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.

    The Munchkin

    Written by: Will Widger

    Mentions: 16

    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.

    The Search

    Written by: Spencer Mondshein

    Mentions: 13

    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

    Mentions: 10

    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.

    The Shower

    Written by: Jac Schaeffer

    Mentions: 10

    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.

    The Takeaway

    Written by: Julia Cox

    Mentions: 8

    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

    Mentions: 6

    In a corrupt Southern town, a dangerous sociopath runs bareknuckle boxing fights that pit its youths against each other.

    Uncle Shelby

    Written by: Brian C. Brown | Elliott DiGuiseppi

    Mentions: 7

    The little-known personal, heartbreaking, and darker side of cartoonist/author Shel Silverstein.

    Wonka

    Written by: Jason Micallef

    Mentions: 9

    A dark, reimagining of the Willy Wonka story beginning in World War II and culminating with his takeover of the chocolate factory.

    Yellowstone Falls

    Written by: Daniel Kunka

    Mentions: 13

    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.

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