Magazine article Screen International

2015 Black List Screenplays Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

2015 Black List Screenplays Revealed

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A script about Michael Jackson?s pet chimp Bubbles and a Moon-based roadtrip adventure are both on this year?s Black List of ?most liked? unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

The annual list, which was first published in 2005, surveys around 500 film executives on their favourite unmade scripts, with a typical response rate of 60%.

This year?s list features 81 screenplays, and was revealed in a series of Youtube videos hosted by the likes of Channing Tatum, Ava DuVernay and Lily James.

2015?s top screenplay is Isaac Adamson?s Bubbles, the story of the late pop star Michael Jackson?s life told through the narration of his pep chimp Bubbles.

Previous films on the list include Danny Boyle?s Slumdog Millionaire, Tom Hooper?s The King?s Speech and Ben Affleck?s Argo, all of which went on to win best picture Oscars.

Spotlight and The Revenant, both of which are strong contenders for this year?s awards race, were also former black list screenplays.



Will Staples & Tony Camarino

105 and Rising

Andrew Cipio

Crimson Trail

Jeremy Schipp

The Fisherman

Will Dunn

The Canyon

Alex Cocquelow

Queen of the Air

Kat Bascoe

An African Western

By Chloe Castillion & Ridgeway Wilson


David Burke

Pandemonim Splendidly Managed

Brett Conrad

Cut and Run

Zoe McCarthy


Nicholas Zort


Matthias Carusoe

Black Friars

Chris Bremner


Mark Benculie & JeffPrichard


Laurie Evans Taylor

Septillion to One

Adam Perlman & Graham Sack

Wish Upon

Barbara Marshall


Ari Gwendolyn & Rob McClelland

Star One

David Coggeshall

I Believe in America

Terry Fine

Treasure Island

James Coin


Mattson Tomlin

The Wretched Emily Derringer

Chris Thomas Dublin

Circle of Treason

Anna Waterhouse & Joe Schrapnel


Mike Rizzollio

Castle Drive

Matthew Scott Weiner


Matt King

Our Week with Waller

Evan & Shane Merzai

Mayday 109

Samuel V. …

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