19 November 2012 10:36 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A month into its new online service allowing screenwriters to have their work read, reviewed and (potentially) pursued, the Black List announces its first success story. After submitting his script to the Black List site "out of sheer curiosity," writer Justin Kremer has signed with CAA. His script, "McCarthy," about the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist excitement, was up on the Black List four days after it launched. It quickly became the highest-rated script on the site after getting a stellar rating by its first professional reader. Over 1100 screenplays have been uploaded to the site since its launch. Kremer says, "The script had been completed for some time and was collecting dust in a drawer. The response I've received has been truly incredible. None of this would have been possible without the Black List site. The avenue it has provided has been invaluable, and one that I expect to breed many success stories. »

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