UPDATE with latest info: WME and CAA have bragging rights as the talent agencies with the most scripts on the 2015 edition of The Black List, the annual vote by industry executives of the year’s most-liked unproduced screenplays that was unveiled today. WME and CAA finished with 15.5 scripts on the list (they co-rep the writers on Landslide), followed by UTA with 14.
CAA landed the top two scripts of this year’s bunch with Bubbles, Isaac Adamson’s story of a baby chimp who is adopted by the pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release. Second on the list is the Boston Marathon bombing script Stronger, the John Pollono-written true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the bombing and became an integral part of helping the police locate the Tsarnaev brothers.
Here is the full list of scripts by agency:
WME – 15.5
CAA – 15.5
UTA – 14
Paradigm – 8
Gersh – 5
Verve – 5
APA – 4
ICM Partners – 4
The Agency Ltd (UK) – 1
Equitable Stewardship for Artists – 1
Kaplan Stahler Agency – 1
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