Awards and Festivals News


The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2019 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year.

Black List 2018 (1) The Black List 2018 has arrived! We have the complete list of screenplays and their writers, compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives.

1 This is just a quick little post to let all of our industry members know the 2018 Hit List Ballots went out today, so if you are an industry professional and have not received your ballot as of yet, write in to us ASAP, as the voting period ends Monday, December 10th. Additionally, keep en eye out for the released of our annual top 100 writers of the year list, which you’ll be able to find right here on Wednesday, December 5th.

NetCanThe idea that Cannes is telling filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Paul Greengrass to take their new movies elsewhere is mind-boggling to me. It’s not like Netflix is offering the festival a bunch of Adam Sandler movies. No, the streaming service is offering Cannes the cream of their crop, so to speak, and yet, somehow, that still isn’t good enough.