Since 2011, The Tracking Board has created The Young & Hungry List from the nominations and advice of Hollywood’s most influential tastemakers to showcase up-and-coming talent: these are the most in-demand and most buzzed about new writers. Whether it’s a newcomer with their first big hit, a more seasoned writer hitting their stride, or a veteran returning to their roots, every writer on this list has one thing in common: an unrelenting drive to make their mark.
Unlike most year-end lists, this list focuses not on the scripts, but on the writers themselves, emphasizing not just a single noteworthy project, but the foundations of an impressive body of work that’s just taking off. Now in its eighth year, The Young & Hungry List is still compiled with one goal in mind – to represent the “best of the best” of Hollywood’s collected shortlists. We are proud to have become the premier source for identifying new talent, emerging voices, and those with the potential to achieve greatness.
With that said, we hope you enjoy our list.