A great film can take years to get off the ground. Creatively rich screenplays pile up high on executives' desks. Scripts so original that studios are scared no-one will come and see the finished product.
The Los Angeles Times has an engaging method of giving these writers the additional push and exposure they need. Their list, selected by 307 industry readers, collects together the best unproduced screenplays of the year.
Past scripts that topped the Black List include 'Juno' by Diablo Cody. She went on to win the Oscar for it. As did Aaron Sorkin for 'The Social Network'.
A lot of the names below may mean little right now (aside from Quentin Tarantino's shockingly low entry), but they offer a fascinating early glimpse at what Hollywood could have to offer:
The Imitation Game by Graham Moore
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