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The Black List 2011 highlights the best spec screenplays of the year

The 2011 Black List is here! Congratulations to all of the writers who made the list.

For those who don’t know, the Black List compiles the “most liked” unproduced (as of voting time) screenplays of the year, as voted on by studio, agency and production company executives in Hollywood. What began as an underground project has become a major announcement for the development community that is reported on by sources such as The Hollywood Reporter.

Past winners like Juno and The Social Network have proven the list as a prescient judge of quality film storytelling. Read more

And the inevitable Black List cease-and-desist…

I don’t know what wingnut set up a Mediafire library with all of the Black List scripts on it, considering Fox’s $15 million lawsuit against the other Mediafire script library, but somebody did, and can you guess what happened? Read more

The Black List 2010 full list

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Here is the full Black List 2010 (the pdf is here):

Note: The numbers above the script titles represent the number of votes, thus the higher the number, the higher the placement on the list. Source: Deadline Hollywood Read more

The Black List 2010 released

It’s that time again. The infamous Hollywood “Black List” of unproduced screenplays has been released. The official site is here.

I just wrote about The Beaver script, which was the winner of the 2008 Black List and will soon be released as a movie directed by Jodie Foster and starring Mel Gibson. Several other titles from previous Black Lists have been produced, such as Juno and The Social Network. Those films weren’t produced because of the Black List, but for some of the writers and projects that make the list, it can boost their visibility in the industry.

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