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Andrew Fleming Goes On A "Guys Night"

Andrew Fleming ("The Craft," "Hamlet 2") is set to helm the comedy "Guys Night" at Millennium Films says Variety.

Chris Baldi penned the story of four guys stuck in dead-end jobs and even less successful relationships who hear about a mystery island off the coast of New Jersey where anything goes.

One night, they set off in search of adventure and everything that can go wrong does. Jim Valdez and Matt Bass are producing.
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The Black List 2011: Top Unproduced Screenplays

The 2011 Black List, the Top Unproduced Screenplays of the year has been released. The best unproduced screenplays from The Black List 2011 is compiled by votes from over 300 “execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Regarding the validity of The Black List, things to keep in mind:

some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though…none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends.
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The Black List of 2011 - Part 1

For the seventh annual year a list of the top unproduced screenplays written in the past 12 calendar months has been made. The Black List is the most recognized and celebritized compilation for screenwriters and unknown movie ideas to be heard. While some prior Black List scripts have gone on to be made (like Juno or 500 Days of Summer), most scripts do not. However, what being on The Black List can do is to give a big push of credibility to a screenwriter hoping to carve out a career in Hollywood.

The Black List recepients are chosen by a committee of 300 individuals working in Hollywood: agents, writers, producers, managers and the like. They read the screenplays that float around the showbiz ecosystem; some are bought and are already in development while others are still seeing the interest of talent of financial backers.

The makers of The Black List are good to
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2011 Black List Arrives Online

The 2011 Black List has arrived online and there are a bunch of the hottest scripts in Hollywood. Some have already been picked up by studios, while most are still unproduced. Here is the press release: The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2011 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year.

This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the The Black List.

All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. The Black List apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable 2011 affiliations.

It has been said many times, but it's worth repeating:

The Black List is not a "best of" list. It is, at best, a "most liked" list.
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The 2011 Black List: The Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays

[1] Each December since 2004, studio executive Franklin Leonard has compiled the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted by hundreds of execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year's list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman. It should be noted that the headline is somewhat misleading -- some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though according to Leonard none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends.
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2011 Black List: Most Liked Scripts in Hollywood

This year at the Austin Film Festival, studio executive and “Black List” founder Franklin Leonard introduced the opening film, Butter. It’s a fantastic satirical comedy written by Jason Micallef and Leonard’s post-screening Q&A with him was equally hilarious and unconventional.

Sitting in the upper deck at the Paramount Theatre, I was in awe at how Leonard had not only created the list just six years prior but how it provided such legitimacy to emerging screenwriters, like Micallef. He was relatively unknown in ‘08, but his script placed third on the list. Now he has a movie coming out starring Jennifer Garner, his new scripts have Jack Black and Jason Segel attached (separately), and he wrote a movie titled Good Vibrations about, um, marital aids starring Charlize Theron. That’s the power of the Black List.

Simply put, “The Black List” is a collection of the best unproduced screenplays
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Millennium Films acquires Guys Night comedy

Chris Baldi's comedy spec Guys Night sells to Millennium Films Millennium Films has acquired rights to the story which follows four guys with dead-end jobs and similar relationships, who find out about a mystery Island off the coast of New Jersey where anything goes. After setting off one night to find it, anything and everything goes wrong. Variety reports that a spring production start is being eyed for Guys Night, produced by Jim Valdez and Matt Bass. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler will serve as executive producers. Baldi's doing well. The writer scripted the upcoming Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber flick What Would Kenny Do which Sony is distributing, as well as Fox's Thor Freudenthal-helmed The Scavengers...
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Millennium Films acquires Guys Night comedy

Chris Baldi's comedy spec Guys Night sells to Millennium Films Millennium Films has acquired rights to the story which follows four guys with dead-end jobs and similar relationships, who find out about a mystery Island off the coast of New Jersey where anything goes. After setting off one night to find it, anything and everything goes wrong. Variety reports that a spring production start is being eyed for Guys Night, produced by Jim Valdez and Matt Bass. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler will serve as executive producers. Baldi's doing well. The writer scripted the upcoming Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber flick What Would Kenny Do which Sony is distributing, as well as Fox's Thor Freudenthal-helmed The Scavengers...