The Black List Releases Top Unproduced Screenplays of 2014; ‘Catherine the Great’ at No. 1

By Marie delos Santos | 3 years ago
The Black List Releases Top Unproduced Screenplays of 2014; ‘Catherine the Great’ at No. 1
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The Black List has been released, and it looks like “Catherine the Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson takes the top spot as the most liked unproduced screenplay in 2014. Read on for further details.

The annual Black List has just been released with “Catherine the Great” leading the roster of screenplays.

“Catherine the Great” centers on the life story of Sophia Augusta, the famous Russian monarch in the 18th century. The screenplay depicts how she became Russia’s most loved monarch, which leads her to becoming known as “Catherine the Great.” The script received 51 votes. “Rockingham” by Adam Morrison follows the list with 38 votes. “The Swimsuit Issue” by Randall Green completes the top three with 35 votes.

In case you haven’t heard, the Black List is a list of the “most liked” projects of unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. The scripts are voted on and chosen by more than 250 studio executives.

The annual Black List tradition started in 2005, when one of DiCaprio’s production company executives asked his friends to send him a list of their top 10 favorite new unproduced scripts. The list quickly became famous, thus, becoming an annual tradition in Hollywood.

Not all films included in the list will be produced; however, the list has also included some of the most famous films in Hollywood before they were even produced. “Juno,” “Lars and the Real Girl” and “Things We Lost in the Fire” were included in the top three Black List in 2005. “Transcendence” was in the 2012 list.

Screenplays previously included in The Black List such as “Argo,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The King’s Speech” have also garnered 196 Oscar nominations and won 37 awards from them.

Here’s 2014’s Black List, together with their corresponding number of votes:

  • “Catherine the Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson – 51 votes 
  • “Rockingham” by Adam Morrison – 38 votes 
  • “The Swimsuit Issue” by Randall – 35 votes 
  • “The Babysitter” by Brian Duffield – 34 votes
  • “Rothchild” by John Patton Ford – 32 votes
  • “The Wall” by Dwain Worrell – 30 votes
  • “The Cascade” by Kieran Fitzgerald – 25 votes
  • “Aether” by Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 24 votes
  • “Situation Comedy” by Cat Vasko – 24 votes
  • “Tau” by Noga Landau – 23 votes
  • “Echo” by Chris MacBride – 18 votes
  • “Mena” by Gary Spinelli – 18 votes
  • “Dodge” by Scott Wascha – 17 votes
  • “North of Reno” by Banipal Ablakhad, Benhur Ablakhad – 17 votes
  • “On the Basis of Sex” by Daniel Stiepleman – 17 votes
  • “Moonfall” by David Weil – 16 votes
  • “The Munchkin” by Will Widger – 16 votes
  • “Matriarch” by Eric Koenig – 15 votes
  • “The Defection” by Ken Nolan – 15 votes
  • “The Long Haul” by Dan Stoller – 15 votes
  • “Berliner” by F Scott Frazier – 14 votes
  • “One Fell Swoop” by Greg Scharpf – 14 votes
  • “Bird Box” by Eric Heisserer – 13 votes
  • “Huntsville” by Anthony Ragnone – 13 votes
  • “In the Deep” by Anthony Jaswinski – 13 votes
  • “The Founder” by Rob Siegel – 13 votes
  • “The Search” by Spencer Mondshein – 13 votes
  • “Yellowstone” Falls by Daniel Kunka – 13 votes
  • “Syndrome (E)” by Mark Heyman – 12 votes
  • “Beef” by Jeff Lock – 11 votes
  • “Black Winter” by Jonathan Stewart and Jake Crane – 11 votes
  • “Cartoon Girl” by Randall Green – 11 votes
  • “Road to Oz” by Josh Golden – 11 votes
  • “Big Time Adolescence” by Jason Orley – 10 votes
  • “LBJ” by Joey Hartstone – 10 votes
  • “Possession: A Love Story” by Jack Stanley – 10 votes
  • “The Secret Ingredients of Rockey Cola” by Mike Vukadinovich – 10 votes
  • “The Shower” by Jac Schaeffer – 10 votes
  • “Celeritas” by Kimberly Barrante – 9 votes
  • “I Am Ryan Reynolds” by Billy Goulston – 9 votes
  • “Jackpot” by Dave Callaham – 9 votes
  • “Plus One” by April Prosser – 9 votes
  • “Wonka” by Jason Micallef – 9 votes
  • “Beauty Pageant” by Shea Mirzai and Evan Mirzai – 8 votes
  • “Bismarck” by Jared Cowie – 8 votes
  • “Morgan” by Seth Owen – 8 votes
  • “Shadow Run” by Joe Gazzam – 8 votes
  • “The Bringing” by Brandon Murphey and Philip Murphey – 8 votes
  • “The Takeway” by Julia Cox – 8 votes
  • “Blink” by Hernany Perla – 7 votes
  • “Boston Strangler” by Chuck Maclean – 7 votes
  • “Erin’s Voice” by Greg Sullivan – 7 votes
  • “Everyone Wants Everything” by Abraham Higginbotham – 7 votes
  • “Gifted” by Tom Flynn – 7 votes
  • “Manchester by the Sea” by Kenneth Lonergan – 7 votes
  • “Merc” by Andrew Bozalis and Derek Mether – 7 votes
  • “Professor Pasghetti” by Jeff Feuerstein – 7 votes
  • “The Eden Project” by Christina Hodson – 7 votes
  • “Uncle Shelby” by Brian Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi – 7 votes
  • “A Garden at the End of the World” by Gary Graham – 6 votes
  • “Coffee & Kareem” by Shane McCarthy – 6 votes
  • “Forgive Me” by Max Hurwitz – 6 votes

You can also check out the list on Variety. Click here.

That’s the Black List for 2014. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Jonathan Joseph Bonhus

 

 

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