EXCLUSIVE: Fox Broadcasting Company has partnered with The Black List to find television drama writers for Fox projects. The way it will work is, The Black List will solicit scripts to be evaluated by its in-house readers, and will recommend a short list of scribes to Fox for consideration. If Fox likes them, a drama script deal or drama staff position might be the result. Writers can begin submitting material today, to http://www.blcklst.com/fox, and the program ends May 1 at 11:59 PM.
While it first became known for identifying the best unproduced feature scripts, The Black List has broadened its online presence and turned it into a real business that evaluates and shares scripts with the town. Run by former studio exec Franklin Leonard, The Black List has made similar alliances with Warner Bros, where film chief Greg Silverman has sought to find new writer voices in under-served demos.
“As we build a year-round slate of high-quality programming, we are constantly looking for fresh new voices that break out of the pack,” said Terence Carter, EVP Drama Development & Programming. “Given the Black List’s impressive track record in features, they are the perfect partner for us as we seek out new drama talent.”
Other alliances made by The Black List include WIGS; the East, West Coast and Great Britain branches of WGA; the Sundance Institute; TNT; and TBS.