5 items from 2013
We didn’t know it when docu-helmer Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Unknown Known) signed up for it last July, but by the looks of several industry players, he might have landed on the best screenplay of the bunch.
The annual “The Black List” unveiled its “favorite unproduced screenplays” of the year, and ranking at the top with a slim margin of a lead was Andrew Sodroski’s Holland, Michigan – a project that should begin lensing in April of next year with Naomi Watts possibly toplining. The second place top vote-getter got a lot more than a set of steak knifes this year. The out-of-nowhere, complete obscurity to huge pay day Section 6 by first time scribe Aaron Berg garnered huge interest towards the end of the year and should be jettisoned into production by the Universal folks – look for big name talent to be attached sometime in »
- Eric Lavallee
With all the mindless sequels and reboots that Hollywood has churned out over the last few years, it’s always nice when something original and well-written can break through and get a studio release. Unfortunately, many quality scripts can spend years without ever reaching the right executive to give it the green light. In an effort to make the process a little bit better, former production executive Franklin Leonard started The Black List in 2004. Today, the site announced its ninth annual list of the best unproduced scripts.
To come up with the list, nominations are received from over 250 executives. If a film gets 6 nominations, it gets a spot on the list. The more executives that nominate it, the higher on the list it is. Production for last year’s top film, Draft Day, is underway with the theatrical release scheduled for April, so there’s a pretty good chance that »
- Alexander Lowe
What’s poppin’ cool kids! Well, let me tell ya!
In my opinion, the Hottest list in Hollywood to be on, The Black List, has just announced their 2013 winners! The Black List is the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted on by over 250 film execs. This year 72 scripts made the cut in the 2013 edition of the yearly ranking compiled since 2004 by baller Franklin Leonard.
Congrats to all the writers that made the list! I’m especially proud of my close dear friend, Latino screenwriter Hernany Perla who made the list!
The winners are…
Mississippi Mud by Elijah Bynum
Patient Z by Michael Le
Randle Is Benign by Damien Ober
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Holland, Michigan by Andrew Sodroski
Hot Summer Nights by Elijah Bynum
Dude by Oliva Milch
Superbrat by »
- El Mayimbe
Withough further ado, the cover of #BlackList2013, designed by Glen Charbonneau. Let's get started. pic.twitter.com/5G0V1kGsXd— The Black List (@theblcklst) December 16, 2013
While Prisoners, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Spectacular Now have generated positive reviews at the box office, they also share one common distinction: They were all recognized on Franklin Leonard’s Black List, an annual compendium of the year’s most-liked un-produced screenplays as determined by the hundreds of executives in Hollywood that spend their lives reading scripts.
Leonard, 35, began the list in 2005 on a lark. As a young development executive about to leave for winter vacation, »
- Nicole Sperling
The Black List has announced their 2013 winners.
The annual lineup consists of the year’s best unproduced scripts in Hollywood as voted on by more than 250 studio execs.
Previous alumni of the list include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo” and “The King’s Speech.” This years list includes 72 scripts that can be seen below.
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“The Line of Duty” by Cory Miller
“The Boy and His Tiger” by Dan Dollar
“Sweetheart” by Jack Stanley
“The Company Man” by Andrew Cypiot
“Burn Site” by Doug Simon
“Shovel Buddies” By Jason Mark Hellerman
“Capsule” by Ian Shorr
“Pure” by Kate Trefry
“Fully Wrecked” by Jake Morse and Scott Wolman
“The End of the Tour” by Donald Margulies
“Gay Kid and »
- Justin Kroll
5 items from 2013
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