Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2020 by Jacob Hall
Every year, the Black List shows off the most well-liked but not-yet-produced screenplays of year. And each year, the Black List offers a glimpse into a world of not just unmade scripts, but of talented writers waiting for their big moment and film projects just waiting for the right person to say “yes.”
The 2020 Black List is no different. There is a lot of imagination on this list of unmade scripts. Some ideas sound ready to become movies right now. Others are so bizarre that they demand a double take. Some even make you cock an eyebrow and question the taste of the more than 375 film executives who were polled to create this list. One thing is for certain though: at least some of these scripts will get made and more than a few of the writers here will go on to write some major movies.
So let’s take a look and see what the future looks like.
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The 2019 Black List has arrived.
This fifteenth annual edition surveyed more than 250 executives in the film industry, of the year’s most-liked scripts that have not started or will not begin production in this calendar year. This list has long been an indicator of great scripts which could result in great movies, and previous entries have included scripts for films like Whiplash, The Social Network, The Prestige, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Argo, Juno, In Bruges, and countless more. Check out the full list of 2019 entries below, as well as ten of our favorites from these selections.
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The 2018 Black List is here. The annual compilation surveyed over 300 film executives, who voted on their favorite scripts of the past year that have not yet been produced. Previous years’ entries have included movies like Argo, Whiplash, Zodiac, In Bruges, Juno, The Wolf of Wall Street, Looper, The Social Network, The Prestige, There Will Be Blood, Inglourious Basterds, The King’s Speech, Take This Waltz, Arrival, John Wick, and Manchester by the Sea. Could your new favorite movie be lying in wait in the list below? Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The annual “Black List” of best unproduced screenplays is interesting in the moment but fascinating in the long run. What looks like a list of unfamiliar titles now could, in a few years, become a list of actual movies that have hit theaters, found audiences, won awards, made a ton of money bombed horribly, developed horrifying reputations, and led to bitter Twitter arguments. So scan this list, bookmark this page, and come back in a few years to see what happens.
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The line-up for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival was announced earlier this week. I just got my hands on a boat load of photos from the films in this year’s festival. We actually have too many photos to feature in just one posting, so we have divided this feature into a few parts.
Our third segment in the series takes a look at the films in the Spectrum category. The list of films includes: Anvil! The True Story Of Anvil, The Black List, Kicking It, The Linguists, Made In America, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?, Young@Heart, August, Baghead, Birds of America, Blind Date, Bottle Shock, Chronic Town, Goliath, A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy, Love Comes Lately, Momma’s Man, Quid Pro Quo, and Red.
Also be sure to check out our Sundance 2008 Photo Previews for the Premieres and U.S. Dramatic Competition.
Check out the photos after the jump. Click on the images to enlarge.
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