The Black List

This was brought to my attention today. in Hollywood there are literally 1000’s of screenplays floating around, many of these never get made into films. However people in Hollywood have set up The Black List. a site which brings together all the concepts and puts them out there for everyone to see.

From The Black List site:

THE BLACK LIST is a snapshot of the collective taste of the people who develop, produce, and release theatrical feature films in the Hollywood studio system and the mainstream independent system.

An annual list of Hollywood’s most liked unproduced screenplays published on the second Friday of December each year, THE BLACK LIST began in 2004 as a survey with contributions from 75 film studio and production company executives. In 2009, over 300 executives contributed their opinion.

Since its inception, dozens of screenplays that appeared on the list have been optioned, produced, and released, many to great commercial success. Two of the top three screenplays on the inaugural 2005 list – JUNO by Diablo Cody and LARS AND THE REAL GIRL by Nancy Oliver – went on to be nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2008 Academy Awards, with JUNO winning the Oscar.

There really are some Gems on the list and it really is worth a look.

Here are the ones i’d love to see get the big screen treatment:

Boy Scouts VS. Zombies By Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki

“A troop of boy scouts on their weekend camping trip must protect an island town from a zombie outbreak and save the local girl scout troop”

F*cking Jane Austen By Blake Bruns

“Two friends angry at Jane Austen for creating unrealistic romantic expectations among women today get sent back in time to the nineteenth century. the only way for them to return home is for one of them to get Jane Austen to fall in love and sleep with him.”

Kitchen Sink by Oren Uziel

“A human teenager, a vampire, and a zombie must save their town from an alien invasion.”

Check out the rest for yourself at The Black List!

GS Reporter: Matt

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