San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the first Black List Live! event: a series of exclusive, one night only staged screenplay readings at the opulent Los Angeles Theatre. We kick off at the LA Film Fest with a reading of Stephany Folsom's 2013 Black List script "1969: A Space Odyssey, or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon" about a White House public affairs assistant who convinces Stanley Kubrick to fake the moon landing, just in case something goes wrong during that one small step. Seeing is believing!
- Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mad Men) as Stanley Kubrick
- Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words, Parks and Recreation) as Barbara Penn
- Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Trust Me) as Richard Helms
- Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) as Julian Scheer
- Aaron Staton (Mad Men) as Neil Armstrong
- Rich Sommer (Med Men) as Buzz Aldrin
- Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope) as Kara Downs
- Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deke Slayton
- Tessa Ferrer (Grey's Anatomy, Extant) as Christiane Kubrick
- Troy Ruptash (Actor/Producer) as William Rogers
- with Cooper Thornton narrating
Doors open at 7:00pm (cash bar). Show begins at 8:00pm.
Parking is available for $7 at 530 S Olive Street.
First time Uber user? Use code 'BLACKLIST' (worth up to $50 on your first ride) to get to and from Black List Live!
Limited edition, signed movie posters will be available for sale in the lobby before the show.
General Admission (Orchestra)
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The Black List
The Black List is an online community where moviemakers find scripts to make and writers to write them and screenwriters find moviemakers to make their scripts and employ them. Begun in 2005 as an annual survey of several dozen executives favorite unproduced screenplays, the Black List has grown to survey over 500 executives each year (virtually 100% of Hollywood’s studio system’s executive corps). Over 270 Black List scripts have been produced into films grossing over $23 billion in worldwide box office. Black List scripts have won 37 Academy Awards – including three of the last six Best Pictures and eight of the last fourteen screenwriting awards – from 196 nominations.
In October 2012, the Black List launched an online database of every screenplay and teleplay circulating Hollywood and all those submitted by English language writers from around the world. Since its launch, it has hosted more than 15,000 screenplays teleplays and completed more than 24,000 script evaluations. Dozen of writers have found representation at major agencies and management companies or sold/optioned their screenplays as a direct result of introductions made via the site.
At any given moment, more than 2,600 scripts are actively hosted for perusal by over 2,400 film industry professionals ranging from agency assistants to studio and network presidents and A list actors and directors.