UPDATED WITH FULL LIST OF SCRIPTS, WRITERS, AND REPS: Catherine The Great, about the rise and life of the famous (sometimes notorious) 18th-Century Russian monarch, was the top vote-getter among 70 scripts chosen for the 2014 Black List of the year’s best un-produced scripts. The screenplay, by Los Angeles writer and producer Kristina Lauren Anderson, was announced as part of an hour-plus process on Twitter and YouTube this morning.

Kristina Lauren AndersonEach of the 70 screenplays on this 10th annual list was chosen by a group of 250 development executives, agents and other Hollywood insiders as among the year’s best un-produced scripts in a process overseen by Franklin Leonard of http://www.blcklst.com. Anderson’s screenplay received 51 votes.

Other notables in the list include writer/actor/director Kenneth Lonergan with Manchester-By-The-Sea, which is being produced by Matt Damon and Chris Moore. Randall Green had two scripts make the list, The Swimsuit Issue and Cartoon Girl.

Let us know what your own picks are for projects worthy of more attention (and no pimping your own screenplay in comments). Here’s the full list of Black List 2014 screenplays, screenwriters, reps, and production companies ranked in order of voting, followed by Deadline’s archived announcement live-blog.

51
CATHERINE THE GREAT
Kristina Lauren Anderson
Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, andher kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
Management: The Schiff Company
Manager: Michael Diamond
Production: Atlas Entertainment

38
ROCKINGHAM
Adam Morrison
A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson’s sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
Agency: WME
Agents: Phil D’Amecourt, Solco Schuit
Management: Jeremy Platt Management
Manager: Jeremy Platt

35
THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE
Randall Green
A nerdy high schooler, who fancies himself an amateur photographer, attempts to create a “Swimsuit Issue” featuring his high school classmates in hopes of raising enough money to go to summer camp.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Amanda Hymson, Blair Kohan
Management: Apostle Pictures
Manager: George Heller

34
THE BABYSITTER
Brian Duffield
A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.
Agency: The Gersh Agency
Agents: Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank
Management: Circle of Confusion
Manager: Zach Cox, Noah Rosen, David Engel
Financier: Wonderland Sound and Vision
Producer: Wonderland Sound and Vision

32
ROTHCHILD
John Patton Ford
A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother’s estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family’s vast fortune.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Jenny Maryasis, Steve Rabineau
Management: Black Box Management
Manager: Mike Dill, Lowell Shapiro
Financier: Voltage
Producer: Black Box Management

30
THE WALL
Dwain Worrell
A sniper and his spotter must kill and avoid being killed, separated from an enemy sniper by only a 16x6ft prayer wall.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, Rob Herting, Joe Mann
Management: Madhouse Entertainment
Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
Financier: Amazon
Producer: Amazon Studios

25
THE CASCADE
Kieran Fitzgerald
Based on the documentary style film “The Day Britain Stopped” directed by Gabriel Range, an oil tanker collides with an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a chain of tragic disastrous events.
Agency: WME
Agents: Ryan Feldman, Stuart Manashil
Financier: 20th Century Fox
Producer: Film Rites, Scott Free Productions

24
AETHER
Krysty Wilson-Cairns
In near future London, a revolutionary technology has been invented that can record sounds hours after they were made. Detective Harry Orwell, inventor of this technology, is part of a pilot program where investigators record and analyze past sound waves and finds himself the prime suspect while investigating a string of brutal murders.
Agency: CAA/United Agents
Agents: Jon Cassir, Matt Martin, Marnie Podos
Financier: FilmNation
Producer: FilmNation

24
SITUATION COMEDY
Cat Vasko
A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on this “TV show.”
Agency: WME
Agents: Simon Faber, Solco Schuit
Management: Grandview
Manager: Matt Rosen, Zac Frognowski, Chris Goble
Producer: Right of Way, Helen Estabrook

23
TAU
Noga Landau
A woman held captive in the futuristic smart house of a serial kidnapper realizes that her only hope of escape lies in turning the house’s sentient computer against its creator.
Agency: WME
Agents: Meyash Prabhu, Ryan Feldman, Dana Harris
Management: Management 360
Manager: Adam Marshall
Producer: Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder

18
ECHO
Chris MacBride
A CIA drone coordinator battles his own psychological health while trying to decipher whether his wife has been replaced.
Agency: ICM Partners
Agents: Jeff Barry
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Stephen Crawford
Financier: 20th Century Fox
Producer: 21 Laps

18
MENA
Gary Spinelli
In the late 1970s to mid 1980s, Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States, one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.
Agency: The Gersh Agency
Agents: Greg Pedicin, Frank Wuliger, Sean Barclay
Financier: Universal
Producer: Imagine, Doug Davison

17
DODGE
Scott Wascha
A genre bending action comedy about a pill popping thug who begins to develop superpowers.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Peter Dodd, Charlie Ferraro
Management: Energy Entertainment
Manager: Brooklyn Weaver

17
NORTH OF RENO
Banipal Ablakhad, Benhur Ablakhad
A down and out prison guard attempts to murder a recently released inmate and steal a half million dollars in hidden heist money.
Management: Shuman Company
Manager: Robert Lazar
Financier: New Line Cinema
Producer: Flynn Picture Co.

17
ON THE BASIS OF SEX
Daniel Stiepleman
The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career.
Agency: The Gersh Agency
Agents: Sandra Lucchesi, Frank Wuliger
Management: Anonymous Content
Manager: Rosalie Swedlin, Joy Gorman

16
MOONFALL
David Weil
The investigation of a murder on a moon colony.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Dan Rabinow, Ida Ziniti
Management: Unified Management
Manager: Jessica Moresco
Financier: Audax Films
Producer: Ram Bergman

16
THE MUNCHKIN
Will Widger
A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies involving THE WIZARD OF OZ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer brass.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Tanya Cohen, Adam Weinstein
Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Manager: Josh Goldenberg, Aaron Kaplan

15
MATRIARCH
Eric Koenig
A prison psychologist has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to tell her the location of her final victim before she is executed.
Agency: Paradigm
Agents: David Boxerbaum, Adrian Garcia
Management: BenderSpink
Manager: Daniel Vang, Jake Wagner
Financier: Paramount Pictures
Producer: Red Wagon

15
THE DEFECTION
Ken Nolan
After the Edward Snowden affair, an intelligence contractor defects to North Korea, taking a mysterious bag with him, and the CIA hires an expert trained during the Cold War to help with the case.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jay Baker, Todd Feldman, John Garvey
Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Manager: Tobin Babst
Financier: 20th Century Fox
Producer: Hutch Parker Entertainment

15
THE LONG HAUL
Dan Stoller
A self-destructive trucker estranged from his son travels cross country with a problematic nephew whom he barely knows.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Jason Burns, Geoff Morley
Management: 3 Arts Entertainment
Manager: Ari Lubet, Greg Walter
Producer: Matt Berenson

14
BERLINER
F. Scott Frazier
As the Berlin Wall is being constructed at the height of the Cold War, a veteran CIA agent searches for a Soviet mole who has already killed several fellow agents, including a young agent he’s mentored.
Agency: CAA
Agents: David Kopple, Ida Ziniti
Management: DMG Entertainment
Manager: Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton
Financier: Universal
Producer: Chris Morgan Productions, DMG Entertainment

14
ONE FELL SWOOP
Greg Scharpf
A self-centered divorce attorney’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Stephen Crawford, Micah Klatzker
Financier: Wonderland Sound and Vision
Producer: Wonderland Sound and Vision, Mason Novick

13
BIRD BOX
Eric Heisserer
A woman tries to lead her children to safety after the world is invaded by monsters who turn you insane upon sight.
Agency: WME
Agents: Rich Cook, Jason Spitz
Management: Art/Work Entertainment
Manager: Julie Bloom
Financier: Universal
Producer: Bluegrass Pictures, Chris Morgan Productions

13
HUNTSVILLE
Anthony Ragnone II
A girl tracks down the man responsible for her father’s death and avenges him.
Agency: The Gersh Agency
Agents: Mark Hartogsohn, Bob Hohman
Management: Project D Media
Manager: Allison Doyle

13
IN THE DEEP
Anthony Jaswinski
A lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
Agency: Paradigm
Agents: David Boxerbaum, Valarie Phillips
Management: Circle of Confusion
Manager: Ashley Berns, Lawrence Mattis
Financier: Sony
Producer: Weimaraner Republic Pictures

13
THE FOUNDER
Rob Siegel
The origin story of McDonald’s and Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Greg Cavic, Greg McKnight, Tiffany Ward
Financier: FilmNation
Producer: The Combine

13
THE SEARCH
Spencer Mondshein
An expert tracker battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother who has vanished in the uncharted wilderness of the Northwest.
Agency: APA
Agent: Adam Perry, Debbie Deuble
Management: Management 360
Manager: Adam Riback
Financier: Voltage
Producer: Busted Shark

13
YELLOWSTONE FALLS
Daniel Kunka
After an apocalyptic event, a mother wolf is separated from her mate and the rest of the pack, and has to protect her cubs from swarms of mutated humans.
Agency: ICM Partners
Agent: Harley Copen, Kathleen Remington
Management: Madhouse Entertainment
Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
Financier: QED
Producer: Misher Films

12
SYNDROME (E)
Mark Heyman
A detective solving the case of a disturbing film with subliminal images that is killing people who come in contact with it discovers a greater evil.
Agency: CAA
Agents: John Cassir, John Garvey, Rob Kenneally
Management: Grandview
Manager: Matt Rosen
Financier: Paramount Pictures
Producer: Film Rites, Indian Paintbrush

11
BEEF
Jeff Lock
The manager of a fast food chain in Muncie, Indiana gets in over his head with some bookies.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Stephen Crawford, Micah Klatzker
Producer: Marquee Entertainment

11
BLACK WINTER
Jonathan Stewart, Jake Crane
On the eve of a US-Soviet disarmament treaty, a British scientist and a NATO medical investigator discover a secret Soviet plot to unleash a terrifying biological weapon.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir
Management: Oasis Media Group
Manager: Ben Rowe

11
CARTOON GIRL
Randall Green
When a young boy finds out that the cartoon character he’s in love with is based on a real girl, he drags his single father on a road trip to track her down.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Amanda Hymson, Blair Kohan
Management: Apostle Pictures
Manager: George Heller

11
ROAD TO OZ
Josh Golden
The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Agency: ICM Partners
Agents: Cullen Conly, Harley Copen, Bryan Diperstein, Rich Green
Management: Heretic Literary Management
Manager: Jeff Portnoy
Financier: New Line Cinema
Producer: Flynn Picture Co.

10
BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE
Jason Orley
A sixteen year old virgin with a growth deficiency slowly gets corrupted by his hero, an aimless college dropout.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Amanda Hymson, Geoff Morley
Management: Mosaic
Manager: Langley Perer, Justin Letter
Financier: StarStream
Producer: StarStream

10
LBJ
Joey Hartstone
Lyndon Johnson goes from powerful Senate Majority Leader, powerless Vice President to President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, Jacqueline Sacerio
Management: Grandview
Manager: Chris Goble, Jeff Silver

10
POSSESSION: A LOVE STORY
Jack Stanley
In a seemingly perfect marriage, a man discovers that he is actually wedded to a demon inhabiting another woman’s body.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jay Baker, Jon Cassir, John Garvey
Management: Silent R Management
Manager: Jewerl Ross
Financier: Ken Kao/Waypoint
Producer: Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Jewerl Ross

10
THE SECRET INGREDIENTS OF ROCKEY COLA
Mike Vukadinovich
Twin brothers with opposite personalities are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives, eventually being reunited in the effort to save the company ‘Rocket Cola’ despite their love of the same woman.
Agency: Verve
Agent: Bryan Besser
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Ava Jamshidi
Producer: Escape Artists

10
THE SHOWER
Jac Schaeffer
At a baby shower for their longtime friend, the attendees suddenly find themselves in the middle of a different type of shower: meteors that release a vapor turning men into blood-hungry aliens.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Melissa Solomon, Bill Weinstein
Management: Circle of Confusion
Manager: Britton Rizzio

9
CELERITAS
Kimberly Barrante
When a missing astronaut crash lands forty years after he launched having not aged a day, his elderly twin brother helps him escape the NASA scientists hunting him. As the government closes in, neither brother is who they claim to be.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Parker Davis, Adam Weinstein
Management: Madhouse Entertainment
Manager: Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

9
I AM RYAN REYNOLDS
Billy Goulston
An inside look at the marriage, career, and mental state of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Peter Dodd, Max Michael

9
JACKPOT
Dave Callaham
After a group of bumbling teachers win a large amount of money, their greed and incompetence put them on a hilarious path toward death and destruction.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Jason Burns, Emerson Davis
Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Manager: Tobin Babst
Financier: Focus Features
Producer: Olive Bridge

9
PLUS ONE
April Prosser
Just out of a long term relationship and realizing that all her friends have married, Rachel discovers that her only remaining wingwoman is Summer, a loud and oversharing wildcard.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Blair Kohan, Carolyn Sivitz
Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Manager: Josh Goldenberg
Financier: The Weinstein Co.
Producer: Gloria Sanchez Productions

9
WONKA
Jason Micallef
A dark, reimagining of the Willy Wonka story beginning in World War II and culminating with his takeover of the chocolate factory.
Agency: WME
Agents: Rich Cook, Meyash Prabhu
Manager: Underground
Manager: Josh Turner Maguire

8
BEAUTY PAGEANT
Evan Mirzi, Shea Mirzai
After they unwittingly get their daughters disqualified from the child beauty circuit, two warring stagemothers are forced to go head to head in an adult beauty pageant.
Agency: Paradigm
Agents: Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer
Management: Principato-Young Entertainment
Manager: Allen Fischer

8
BISMARCK
Jared Cowie
As Britain struggles through the darkest hours of World War II, a naval officer, raw from the loss of his ship during the evacuation of Dunkirk, is thrust into the thick of the hunt for the Nazi superbattleship, Bismarck. Based on a true story.
Management: BenderSpink
Manager: Daniel Vang

8
MORGAN
Seth W Owen
A corporate risk management consultant is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.
Agency: WME
Agents: Mike Esola, Simon Faber
Management: Apostle Pictures
Manager: George Heller
Financier: 20th Century Fox
Producer: Scott Free Entertainment

8
SHADOW RUN
Joe Gazzam
A viral attack puts lives in danger, forcing a CIA agent to initiate a secret prisoner exchange of Russia’s most notorious spy for the American scientist who can create a cure.
Agency: Paradigm
Agents: David Boxerbaum, Chris Smith
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Ava Jamshidi
Financier: Sony
Producer: Original Film

8
THE BRINGING
Brandon Murphey, Philip Murphey
A private investigator investigates a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel and uncovers its dark supernatural history. Based on true events.
Agency: WME
Agents: Rich Cook, Solco Schuit
Management: Mosaic
Manager: Langley Perer
Financier: Sony
Producer: Matt Tolmach Productions

8
THE TAKEAWAY
Julia Cox
A young, play-it-safe, art restorer is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her charming boss, who turns out to be a worldclass thief.
Agency: APA
Agents: Adam Perry, Sheryl Petersen
Management: Project D Media
Manager: Allison Doyle
Producer: Di Novi Pictures

7
BLINK
Hernany Perla
Years after being fully paralyzed during an infamous bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. His only form of communicating with the outside world – and outsmarting his captors – is his ability to blink.
Agency: Original Artists
Agents: Jordan Bayer, Matt Leipzig
Management: Madhouse Entertainment
Manager: Ryan Cunningham
Producer: Atlas Independent

7
BOSTON STRANGLER
Chuck MacLean
In the 1960s, a determined detective puts his life and career on the line to solve the case of the Boston Strangler.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, John Campisi, Alexandra Trustman
Management: Oasis Media Group
Manager: Ben Rowe
Financier: Warner Bros.
Producer: Langley Park Pictures

7
ERIN’S VOICE
Greg Sullivan
A deaf computer genius’ world is thrown into turmoil when he meets a troubled coffee shop waitress whose voice turns out to be the only thing he can miraculously hear.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Carolyn Sivitz
Management: Lee Stobby Entertainment
Manager: Lee Stobby
Producer: 1821 Pictures, Erik Olson

7
EVERYONE WANTS EVERYTHING
Abraham Higginbotham
As his life reaches its neurosis-inducing midpoint, a married man asks himself an eternal question with no real answer — “Am I living the life I want to be living, or do I need to start over before its too late?” Torn between two lives, he’s forced to do the one thing he doesn’t want to do — make a choice.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Keya Khayatian, Carolyn Sivitz
Producer: Donna Gigliotti, Renee Witt

7
GIFTED
Tom Flynn
A thirty year old man attempts to continue raising his deceased sister’s seven year old daughter, a kid-genius, while battling his own mother for custody.
Agency: Original Artists
Agents: Matt Leipzig, Jordan Bayer
Management: Grade A Entertainment
Manager: Andy Cohen
Producer: FilmNation

7
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA
Kenneth Lonergan
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
Agency: WME
Agents: David Karp, David Lubliner
Producer: Matt Damon, Chris Moore
7
MERC
Andrew Bozalis, Derek Mether
When a disgraced former soldier finds success by working for a private security company, the illegal tactics the company employs challenges his worldview.
Agency: Paradigm
Agents: Adrian Garcia, Martin Spencer
Management: Industry Entertainment|
Manager: Stephen Crawford

7
PROFESSOR PASGHETTI
Jeff Feuerstein
A famous children’s author, with an affinity for drugs and hookers, finds himself on a journey of self-discovery with a dead stripper and her eight year old son.
Agency: UTA
Agents: Jon Huddle
Management: Hopscotch Pictures
Manager: Sukee Chew
Producer: Hopscotch Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions

7
THE EDEN PROJECT
Christina Hodson
When a race of genetically modified humans living secretly among us declare war on Man, the fate of the world is in the hands of a rogue “Synthetic” named Eve and a young girl who is about to discover she’s not all human.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jay Baker, Ida Ziniti
Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Manager: Tobin Babst
Financier: Sony
Producer: Material Pictures

7
UNCLE SHELBY
Brian C Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi
The little-known personal, heartbreaking, and darker side of cartoonist/author Shel Silverstein.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Craig Brody, Matt Martin
Management: Industry Entertainment
Manager: Dianne Fraser

6
A GARDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Gary Graham
In a post-apocalyptic world, a recluse, trying to recreate trees to produce new life, takes in a young girl who is on the run from some bad men, including her father.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, Ida Ziniti
Management: Energy Entertainment
Manager: Brooklyn Weaver
Financier: Warner Bros.
Producer: Jonathan Krauss, Roy Lee, Brooklyn Weaver

6
COFFEE & KAREEM
Shane McCarthy
An overweight, foul-mouthed nine year old reluctantly teams with the straight edge cop sleeping with his mom to take down Detroit’s most ruthless drug lord.
Agency: Verve
Agents: Parker Davis, Adam Levine, Adam Weinstein
Management: The Gotham Group
Manager: Eric Robinson
Producer: Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions

6
FORGIVE ME
Max Hurwitz
How Mike Wallace helped to create 60 Minutes and how years later, he confronted and dealt with his own depression.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, Jacqueline Sacerio
Management: Grandview
Manager: Jeff Silver
Financier: Michael Costigan

6
IN REAL TIME
Chai Hecht
A young man convinced that his mentally unstable sister needs to relive her high school prom from ten years prior to overcome her depression goes to great lengths to recreate that event.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Jon Cassir, Matt Martin
Management: Madhouse Entertainment
Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
Producer: Pacific Standard Films

6
IN THIS, MY DARKEST HOUR
Bryan McMullin
A man rises to power during the California gold rush, tearing his family apart.
Management: Luber Roklin
Manager: Tim Taylor

6
MONEY MONSTER
Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden
After a man loses all his money in the stock market by following the advice of a Wall Street TV host, he takes the money adviser hostage on live television.
Agency: CAA (DiFiore), WME (Kouf), Paradigm (Linden)
Agents: Chris Harbert, Kevin Cooper, Brett Loncar, Ted Miller (DiFiore), Jeff Gorin, David Stone (Kouf), Valarie Phillips (Linden)
Management: Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group (DiFiore), Principato-Young Entertainment (Linden)
Manager: Elizabeth Hodgson (DiFiore), Paul Young (Linden)
Financier: Tristar
Producer: Smokehouse, The Allegiance Theater

6
MY FRIEND DAHMER
Marc Meyers
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by John Backderf, Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy and during his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
Management: Aperture Entertainment
Manager: Adam Goldworm
Producer: Aperture Entertainment, Ibid Filmworks

6
SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN
Arash Amel
Based on Chris Greenhalgh’s eponymous novel. Ingrid Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa engage in a passionate, life changing romance in post-World War II Paris.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Brian Siberell, ,Ida Ziniti
Management: Grandview
Manager: Matt Rosen
Financier: YRF Entertainment
Producer: YRF Entertainment

6
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
Zander Lehmann
A high school soccer star’s personal life becomes complicated leading up to his championship game as he develops a relationship with his soccer coach.
Agency: WME
Agents: Ryan Feldman, Jeff Gorin
Producer: Ad Hominem Enterprises, Bottega Media

6
THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT
David Bar Katz
The story of Clark Rockefeller, a con artist thought to be American royalty until he kidnapped his young daughter initiating a manhunt that revealed his true identity.
Agency: CAA
Agents: Trevor Astbury, Craig Brody
Management: Untitled Entertainment
Manager: Jennifer Levine
Financier: Fox Searchlight
Producer: De Line Pictures

6
The Wilde Ones
Tyler Shields
In a corrupt Southern town, a dangerous sociopath runs bareknuckle boxing fights that pit its youths against each other.
Agency: ICM Partners
Agents: Jeff Barry
Producer: Atlas Independent

David Bloom December 15, 201410:00 am

David Bloom December 15, 201410:00 am

That’s the official Black List 2014 cover, designed by @TerryKHuang

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:01 am

https://twitter.com/theblcklst/status/544552724566528000 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:02 am

First Black List entry, announced by Nathan Fillion: 


PROFESSOR PASGHETTI by Jeff Feuerstein

David Bloom December 15, 201410:02 am

“Morgan” by Seth W. Owen

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:04 am

Megan Halpern announces:


I AM RYAN REYNOLDS by Billy Goulston

David Bloom December 15, 201410:05 am

Ted Hope announces ‘Gifted” by Tom Flynn

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:06 am

ANNIE & DEVIL WEARS PRADA screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna announces “Road to Oz” by Josh Golden

David Bloom December 15, 201410:07 am

“The Imitation Game” writer Graham Moore announces “The Founder” by Rob Siegel


Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:08 am

SAVING MR BANKS screenwriter Kelly Marcel (filmed by Chris Terrio) announces “Wonka” by Jason Micallef  

http://youtu.be/LbTWhy9MY5I

David Bloom December 15, 201410:08 am

Moore is a Black List alum who found several of his “Imitation Game” collaborators there. Nice video. 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:09 am

Victoria Strouse (another BL alum) announces ‘Bird Box’ by Eric Heiserrer

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:10 am

SAVING MR BANKS screenwriter Kelly Marcel (filmed by Chris Terrio) announces “Wonka” by Jason Micallef  

http://youtu.be/LbTWhy9MY5I

David Bloom December 15, 201410:10 am

‘The Founder,’ BTW, is about Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:11 am

GODZILLA screenwriter Max Borenstein announces “The Wall” by Dwain Worrell
http://youtu.be/M9O8E4xm1T4

David Bloom December 15, 201410:12 am

Cassian Elwes announces “In the Deep” by Anthony Jaswinski

David Bloom December 15, 201410:13 am

Casting directors Deb Aquilla and Lisa Zagoria announce “My Friend Dahmer” by Marc Meyers

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:13 am

DODGEBALL & WE’RE THE MILLERS director Rawson Thurber announces “Beauty Pageant, by Shea and Evan Mirzai 

http://youtu.be/vOuayfWOZ8w

David Bloom December 15, 201410:14 am

Aquilla and Zagoria have some fun with their announcement. It’s pretty entertaining. They also have staged the live screenplay readings at BL

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:14 am

MAD MEN creator Matt Weiner announces “In This, My Darkest Hour” – as he’s packing his Mad Men office – by Bryan McMullin

David Bloom December 15, 201410:15 am

“Bourne Ultimatum” screenwriter Scott Z Burns announces “LBJ” by Joey Hartstone 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:16 am

Mad Men’s Matt Weiner: “I thrilled to be part of the Black List and to encourage all the writers out there who are working in messy rooms like this and in coffee shops, to keep writing – the more you write, the better you get.” 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:16 am

“Sense & Sensibilty” producer Lindsay Doran announces “Plus One” by April Prosser

David Bloom December 15, 201410:17 am

Prosser, a script consultant, has a couple of quotes on writing that she shares….

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:17 am

REMINISCENCE writer Lisa Joy Nolan, a Black List honoree last year, announces “A Garden At The End Of The World, by Gary Graham 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:18 am

CLASH OF THE TITANS & PACIFIC RIM screenwriter Travis Beacham announces “The Shower,” by Jac Schaeffer 

http://youtu.be/GUmrNFF1vGk

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:18 am

CLASH OF THE TITANS & PACIFIC RIM screenwriter Travis Beacham announces “The Shower,” by Jac Schaeffer 

http://youtu.be/GUmrNFF1vGk

David Bloom December 15, 201410:19 am

“Solitary Man” writer-director Brian Koppelman announces “Rockingham” by Adam Morrison 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:19 am

CLASH OF THE TITANS & PACIFIC RIM screenwriter Travis Beacham announces “The Shower,” by Jac Schaeffer 

http://youtu.be/GUmrNFF1vGk

David Bloom December 15, 201410:19 am

Koppelman has fun with how desperate people get when they hear about a great script, and “insider trading.” 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:19 am

REMINISCENCE writer Lisa Joy Nolan, a Black List honoree last year, announces “A Garden At The End Of The World, by Gary Graham 



David Bloom December 15, 201410:19 am

John Krasinski drops by Koppelman’s new show in the video…

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:20 am

REMINISCENCE writer Lisa Joy Nolan, a Black List honoree last year, announces “A Garden At The End Of The World, by Gary Graham 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:21 am

‘Maze Runner’ screenwriter Noah Oppenheim announces “Bismarck” by Jared Cowie

David Bloom December 15, 201410:22 am

Oppenheim shares the screen with his rather insistent but very cute daughter. “Bismarck” is based on the true WWII story of the hunt for the German super battleship. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:22 am

Imitation Game producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky announce “Rothchild” by John Patton Ford

http://youtu.be/aDBHTW_XxdA

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:23 am

Looper and Star Wars VIII & IX writer/director Rian Johnson announces “Possession: A Love Story” by Jack Stanley
http://youtu.be/w92RG7BewpQ

David Bloom December 15, 201410:23 am

“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” screenwriter Lorene Scafaria announces “Manchester by the Sea” by Kenneth Lonergan, perhaps the best known name on the winners list so far. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:24 am

Rian Johnson on “Possession: A Love Story”: It’s about a man who discovers he’s married “a demon possessing another woman’s body, which just sounds totally awesome.”

David Bloom December 15, 201410:25 am

USC prof Howard Rodman announces “North of Reno” by Banipal Ablakhad and Benhur Ablahad

David Bloom December 15, 201410:26 am

Howard pulls out some idea cards and has fun with those. 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:27 am

Ty Burrell announces “Shadow Run” by Joe Gazzam

David Bloom December 15, 201410:27 am

Burrell says he’s been “riding on the coattails of great screenwriting for a long time” and also has been in a couple of BL films

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:27 am

STICK IT writer-director & Labs mentor Jessica Bendinger announces “Aether,” by Krysty Wilson-Cairns in a fun video featuring dramatic readings AND a musical score. (Turn your phone Jessica!)

David Bloom December 15, 201410:28 am

Burrell has  a big confession to make: He’s “not a great reader, okay.” Amusing. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:29 am

Black List labs mentor Jesse Wigutow announces “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit,” by David Bar Katz


David Bloom December 15, 201410:29 am

“The Voices” screenwriter Michael R. Perry announces “Berliner by F. Scott Frazier

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:29 am

Black List director of community Kate Hagen announces “The Long Haul” by Dan Stoller

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:31 am

Killer Films producer Christine Vachon announces “On The Basis Of Sex” by Daniel Stiepleman

http://youtu.be/BTpitqOv7U4

David Bloom December 15, 201410:31 am

“Draft Day” writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman announce “Everyone Wants Everything” by Abraham Higginbotham

David Bloom December 15, 201410:32 am

Rothman and Joseph are showing why they’re normally behind the camera…Funny. 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:33 am

Scriptnotes podcaster John August announces “Money Monster” by Alan DiFiore, Alan Rauf and Jamie Linden

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:33 am

Women In Film President, Mandalay Pics President, and CRASH producer Cathy Schulman first recommends you go see Wild, then recommends you see her February 4 movie The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick, and finally announces “The Eden Project” by Christina Hodson. By sealed envelope!

http://youtu.be/alnul-W8dKw

David Bloom December 15, 201410:35 am

BL Founder Franklin Leonard announces ‘The Beautiful Game” by Zander Lehman

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:35 am

INSURGENT & JANE GOT A GUN screenwriter Brian Duffield announces “The Search” by Spencer Mondshein

David Bloom December 15, 201410:36 am

Leonard is pinch-hitting after technical difficulties for one of his announcers. 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:36 am

We’re more than halfway through now too. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:36 am

Inaugural Black List #1 screenwriter Allan Loeb announces “The Swimsuit Issue” by Randall Green
http://youtu.be/2AwfHMuISCI

David Bloom December 15, 201410:37 am

Sundancers Kerry Putnam and John Cooper announce “The Wild Ones” by Tyler Shields 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:37 am

“I’m the winner of the original Black List with Things We Lost In The Fire, which I am pleased to say has just crossed over one billion dollars domestically. It’s still in wide release.” Congrats, Allan Loeb

David Bloom December 15, 201410:39 am

Chris Weeks, whose 2009 ‘Muppet Man” was No. 1 on Black List that year, announces “Blink” by Hernany Perla

David Bloom December 15, 201410:39 am

Weeks has a very entertaining surprise guest in his video. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:39 am

Scott Neustadter, who’s made the Black List with 500 Days of Summer, Spectacular Now, and The Fault In Our Stars, announces “Erin’s Voice” by Greg Sullivan


David Bloom December 15, 201410:41 am

‘The Lego Movie” directors Lord & Miller announce “Big Time Adolescence” by Jason Orley

Not surprisingly, they employ some Lego avatars to help
Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:41 am

Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum announces “Black Winter” by Jonathan Stewart & Jake Crane.
http://youtu.be/AUo6ppE2bPY

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:43 am

The Imitation Game made the Black List in 2011. Tyldum says it’s “so important and so wonderful that we have this list… it all starts with the script. Nothing is more important.”

David Bloom December 15, 201410:43 am

‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” shaman James Schamus announces “Beef” by Jeff Lock. Speaking from “an undisclosed location with great art.”

David Bloom December 15, 201410:45 am

‘500 Days of Summer” co-writer Michael Weber announces ‘Forgive Me” by Max Hurwitz

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:45 am

DARK SHADOWS & ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Black List ’10) announces “Echo” by Chris MacBride 

http://youtu.be/IFioE7UzGQU

David Bloom December 15, 201410:46 am

“Forgive Me” is about CBS News demigod Mike Wallace about his part in ’60 Minutes,” and later confronting his own depression.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:47 am

Black List co-founder & CTO Dino Sijamic announces “Syndrome (E)” by Mark Heyman (and explains how he keeps the Black List website running)
http://youtu.be/qJ1qDmFICec

David Bloom December 15, 201410:47 am

“Cold Comes The Night” Mynette Louie announces “The Takeaway” by Julia Cox after promoting her film.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:47 am

Oh hey, it’s Black List founder Franklin Leonard again! He announces “Merc” by Andrew Bozalis & Derek Mether
http://youtu.be/LtrgttqaAGo

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:48 am

Selma’s Oscar-bound director Ava DuVernay announces “The Munchkin” by Will Widger, about a little person P.I. investigating a missing actress and The Wizard of Oz/MGM conspiracies in 1920s Hollywood.

David Bloom December 15, 201410:49 am

“Wild” movie’s Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern announce “Matriarch” by Eric Koenig, crime thriller

David Bloom December 15, 201410:51 am

A very bearded Daniel Radcliffe announces “The Defection” by Ken Nolan. Our Harry is all grown up, and “incredibly passionate about scripts.” 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:51 am

Patton Oswalt announces “Uncle Shelby” by Elliott DiGiuseppi and Brian C. Brown. In rhyme!

http://youtu.be/qmqmEJ_F090

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:51 am

Patton Oswalt announces “Uncle Shelby” by Elliott DiGiuseppi and Brian C. Brown. In rhyme!



David Bloom December 15, 201410:52 am

Okay, there are three different names for the movie Radcliffe announced. He called it “The Defector” the tweet called it “The Defection” and the YouTube post calls it “Defection” We’ll figure it out.

David Bloom December 15, 201410:53 am

“Whiplash” director/writer Damien Chazelle (a BL alum) announces “Moonfall” by David Weil.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:53 am

Black List director of product & 2014 cover designer Terry Huang announces “Mena” by Gary Spinelli & quotes The Black Eyed Peas:

David Bloom December 15, 201410:53 am

75 percent done, BL says

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:55 am

Yelling To The Sky writer/director Victoria Mahoney announces “Tau” by Noga Landau

http://youtu.be/aPJkFIkZ9hk

David Bloom December 15, 201410:55 am

“Toy Story 4” writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack announce “Situation Comedy” by Cat Vasko. Their “Celeste and Jesse” made the BL, which “put us on the map. 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:57 am

Yelling To The Sky writer/director Victoria Mahoney announces “Tau” by Noga Landau, “about a woman held captive in a futuristic smart house by a serial kidnapper who realizes her only hope for escape lies in turning the sentient computer against its creator” SIGN ME UP.

http://youtu.be/aPJkFIkZ9hk

David Bloom December 15, 201410:57 am

Del, Shaw, Moonves partner Nina Shaw announces “One Fell Swoop” by Greg Scharpf


Shaw gives a pitch for “Selma” along the way. 

David Bloom December 15, 201410:59 am

“Captain Phillips” writer Billy Ray announces “Catherine The Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson. About a young girl who takes control of her life and kingdom to become Russia’s great monarch.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201410:59 am

Togetherness & Black List live read star Melanie Lynskey announces “Yellostone Falls” by Daniel Kunka from a motel room in Jackson, Miss. 

http://youtu.be/s3UF_qNXwoE

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:00 am

DUE DATE, SOURCE CODE & BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY star Michelle Monaghan announces action-comedy “Dodge” by Scott Wascha



http://youtu.be/l4IMRnMzonI

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:00 am

DUE DATE, SOURCE CODE & BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY star Michelle Monaghan announces action-comedy “Dodge” by Scott Wascha

http://youtu.be/l4IMRnMzonI

David Bloom December 15, 201411:01 am

“The Good Lie” screenwriter Margaret Nagle announces “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” by Arash Amel. Nagle’s film was on the first Black List and just got made, so don’t expect anything to happen overnight.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:02 am

X-Men producer/writer Simon Kinberg has never made the Black List. He announces “Huntsville” by Anthony Ragnone just the same. 

http://youtu.be/meai4YxJsR0 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:02 am

2010 Black List #1 screenwriter Wes Jones (COLLEGE REPUBLICANS) announces “The Boston Strangler” by Chuck Maclean
http://youtu.be/mBr6B4BlmSs

David Bloom December 15, 201411:03 am

“Ant Man” director Peyton Reed announces “The Bringing” by Brandon Murphey and Philip Murphey. Sounds like a supernatural noir

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:04 am

Spidey helmer Marc Webb (who directed Black Listed script 500 Days Of Summer) bathes in glorious soft light to announce “The Secret Ingredients Of Rockey Cola” by Mike Vukadinovich
http://youtu.be/6WHB4Me_B4U

David Bloom December 15, 201411:04 am

“Foxcatcher” screenwriter E. Max Frye announces “Jackpot” by Dave Callaham. “Foxcatcher” was on 2008 BL list.

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:06 am

Craig Mazin, screenwriter and ScriptNotes ‘caster, announces “Cartoon Girl” by Randall Green http://youtu.be/6d-MDn11qBc

David Bloom December 15, 201411:07 am

“Selma” star David Oyelowo announces “The Cascade” by Kieran Fitzgerald 

Oyelowo starred in “Nightingale,” first film produced off Blcklist.com

David Bloom December 15, 201411:08 am

Oyelowo, with his plummy British accent, is fresh off a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma” 

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:09 am

Black List screenwriting blogger Scott Myers(Go Into The Story) announces “Coffee & Kareem” by Shane McCarthy – a Detroit-set kid ‘n’ cop buddy pic
http://youtu.be/Ev3_Ggkj4Vk

David Bloom December 15, 201411:10 am

‘Dear White People” writer/director Justin Simien and producer Lena Waithe announce “Celeritas” by Kimberly Barrante. They have some fun with trying to pronounce the movie’s name

Jen Yamato December 15, 201411:10 am

Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman beams down from London to announce “In Real Time” by Chai Hecht
http://youtu.be/YVI4nqp_Bdo

David Bloom December 15, 201411:11 am

Elizabeth Banks announces “The Babysitter” by Brian Duffield, live from a casting couch in Hollywood California. 

A 12-year-old-boy falls in love with babysitter and learns some hard lessons about life, love and murder. That’s right. Murder. 

David Bloom December 15, 201411:12 am

Okay, all done with announcements, but Deadline will be pulling together lists of which agencies and managers had what. Thanks for watching, screenwriter fans.