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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.