The 2021 Black List Is Unveiled (What Scripts Did Hollywood Love This Year?)

Credit: The Black List
What are the most-liked screenplays in Hollywood? 

The Black List is an annual tradition amongst Hollywood executives. They all vote on their favorite spec scripts of the year and then compile those votes into an annual list. This list gets passed around and becomes every assistant's reading list over the holiday. A reminder from The Black List: "The Black List is not a 'best of' list. It is, at best, a 'most liked' list."

Previous scripts on The Black List includeSlumdog Millionaire, Argo, The King’s Speech, Thepmising Young Woman, and Spotlight. A total of 12 Screenwriting Oscars have been given out to previous Black List screenplays. 

The 17th annual list was revealed online by Black Lady Sketch Show‘s Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis. The number of votes it received comes first, then the title, writer, logline, and team who reps the writer and is producing the movie, if applicable. 

Check it out below and look at the PDF of the screenplays here. 

The 2021 Black List is Unveiled 

32

CAULIFLOWER
Daniel Jackson
Under the cruel guidance of a mysterious coach, an ambitious high school wrestler struggles to become a state champion while battling a bizarre infection in his ear that both makes him dominant in his sport and threatens his sanity.
AGENCY: UTA
AGENT(S): JESSICA KANTOR, GRACE ROYER, MICHAEL SAUVAGE
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGER(S): JOHN ZAOZIRNY, ZACK ZUCKER
PRODUCERS: FULLER MEDIA

30

SEE HOW THEY RUN
Lily Hollander
A blind mother moves into a remote farmhouse with her young daughter, but the mystery of the home’s previous inhabitants intrudes upon her attempts to repair their relationship.
AGENCY: ROTHMAN BRECHER EHRICH LIVINGSTON
AGENT(S): JIM EHRICH
MANAGEMENT: FOURTH WALL MANAGEMENT
MANAGER(S): SYDNEY BLANKE, RUSSELL HOLLANDER, JON HUDDLE
PRODUCERS: FOURTH WALL MANAGEMENT

25

DIVORCE PARTY
Rebecca Webb
Patricia Ford feels pretty good about trading her South Boston roots for a “perfect” life on New York’s Upper East Side, until everything falls to shit and her raucous girlfriends throw her a Divorce Party at the home she’s about to lose. As the night goes from wild to totally insane, Patricia takes back control of her life.
MANAGEMENT: 42
MANAGER(S): ALEXANDRA KORDAS, JOSH VARNEY
PRODUCER(S) 42

23

KILLER INSTINCT
Lillian Yu
After a Hollywood assistant is publicly fired for admitting while on a conference call that he’d love to kill his boss, he finds his boss dead in the office the next morning and goes on the lam to figure out the real culprit, all while being hunted by his boss’s assassin.
AGENCY: UTA
AGENT(S): GREGORY MCKNIGHT, MAX MICHAEL
MANAGEMENT: MANAGEMENT 360
MANAGER(S): MARC MOUNIER, CLIFFORD MURRAY, DANIEL RAPPAPORT
PRODUCERS: MAXIMUM EFFORT PRODUCTIONS

21

THE VILLAIN
Andrew Ferguson
The completely outrageous and completely true story of “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli — from his meteoric rise as wunderkind hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical executive to his devastating fall involving crime, corruption and the Wu-Tang Clan — which exposed the rotten core of the American healthcare system.
MANAGEMENT: WRIT LARGE
MANAGERS: MICHAEL CLAASSEN
PRODUCERS: MANDALAY PICTURES

19

ULTRA
Colin Bannon
When an ultramarathoner learns he is one of ten contestants chosen to take part in a secret race known as “the hardest race on earth,” he is forced to confront his past when he realizes there are deadly consequences for breaking the rules.
AGENCY: VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT(S): PARKER DAVIS, ADAM LEVINE
MANAGEMENT: SUGAR23
MANAGER(S): SUKEE CHEW
FINANCIERS: TRISTAR PICTURES
PRODUCERS: SUKEE CHEW

WAIT LIST
Carly J. Hallman
A troubled millennial from small-town Texas will do anything to get into her top-choice law school, including murder.
MANAGEMENT: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
MANAGERS: DERRICK EPPICH, DANIEL SECO

18

MERCURY
Stefan Jaworski
When a first date takes a dangerous turn, down-on-his-luck Michael risks everything to save his newfound love from her past. Little does he know, the night — and his date — are not what they seem. Michael soon finds himself on a high-octane cat-and-mouse race across the city to save himself and uncover the truth, armed with nothing but his wit, his driving skills, and a 1969 Ford Mercury.
MANAGEMENT: LIT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
MANAGER(S): ADAM KOLBRENNER, KENDRICK TAN
PRODUCERS: ACE ENTERTAINMENT, LIT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

17

IN THE END
Brian T. Arnold
In the near future, terminal patients are given the opportunity to go out with a bang with personalized VR “perfect endings.” But when the best Transition Specialist gets far too close to a patient, he finds himself questioning everything in his life.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT(S): HALLE MARINER, ADAM PERRY, SHERYL PETERSEN
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGER(S): KATE SHARP, JOHN ZAOZIRNY
PRODUCERS: SISTER

16

MR BENIHANA
Chris Wu
When a short Japanese kid from post-war Tokyo decides to make it big in the US of A, he discovers a winning recipe of exploiting his heritage with good old-fashioned American entertainment, to the great shame of his traditionalist father. This is the larger-than-life immigrant story of the OG daredevil playboy tycoon: the one-and-only Rocky Aoki.
AGENCY: KAPLAN-STAHLER AGENCY
AGENT(S): MICHAEL KOLODNY
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGERS: JOHN ZAOZIRNY
PRODUCERS: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS

WORST. DINNER. EVER.
Jack Waz
An estranged father and son have to survive terrorists, explosions, and, most terrifying of all, dinner with each other.
MANAGEMENT: FOURTH WALL MANAGEMENT
MANAGERS: RUSSELL HOLLANDER

15

GRIZZ
Connor Barry
A car accident strands a young paramedic in the rugged Pacific Northwest where she is hunted by a ravenous grizzly bear.
AGENCY: Gersh
AGENT(S): JONATHAN MARTIN, DANNY TOTH
MANAGEMENT: SUGAR23
MANAGER(S): SUKEE CHEW
PRODUCERS: SUKEE CHEW

HOMECOMING
Murder Ink (Brandon Broussard, Hudson Obayuwana, Jana Savage)
Ten years after graduation, one of New York’s most eligible bachelors and his eccentric wanderlust wingman try to pull their recently divorced friend out of his rut by taking him back to Howard University’s legendary Homecoming for the best weekend of their lives.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT(S): HALLE MARINER, ADAM PERRY
FINANCIERS: LIONSGATE
PRODUCERS: GET LIFTED FILM COMPANY,
MANDEVILLE FILMS, MURDER INK

WHITTIER
Filipe Coutinho, Ben Mehlman
While looking into a client’s murder, a Los Angeles social worker stumbles on a political conspiracy in the wake of the 1987 Whittier earthquake.
MANAGEMENT: MAZO PARTNERS
MANAGER(S): MATT ROSEN

14

*WEIRD
Augustus Schiff
An autistic kid tries to do normal college things — making friends, figuring out if girls like him, getting over his mom’s death — while seeing life in his own “musical” way.
MANAGEMENT: HEROES AND VILLAINS ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGER(S): AARON LIPSETT
PRODUCERS: AUTOMATIK ENTERTAINMENT

13

AIR JORDAN
Alex Convery
The wild true story of how an upstart shoe company named Nike landed the most influential endorsement in sports history: Michael Jordan.
AGENCY: UTA
AGENT(S): RAMSES ISHAK, JORDAN LONNER, MICHAEL SHERESKY
MANAGEMENT: GRANDVIEW
MANAGER(S): ZAC FROGNOWSKI, FAISAL KANAAN
PRODUCERS: MANDALAY PICTURES, SKYDANCE MEDIA

THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
Thomas Aguilar, Michael Ballin
A young Kanye West’s intimate journey to create his seminal first album that reinvented hip hop music.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT(S): MIKE GOLDBERG, KYLE LOFTUS, ADAM PERRY
MANAGEMENT: NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS(S): MATT OCACHER, MICHAEL PELMONT
FINANCIERS: COLUMBIA PICTURES

HOT GIRL SUMMER
Michelle Askew
After witnessing a drug deal gone wrong, thirteen-year-old (and exceptionally awkward) Beatrice accidentally finds herself in the middle of an underground drug ring…and on the perfect route to having a proper hot girl summer.
MANAGEMENT: FOURTH WALL MANAGEMENT
MANAGER(S): BELLA BAGATELOS, RUSSELL HOLLANDER
PRODUCERS: DAVIS ENTERTAINMENT, PAUL FOLEY, ALEXIS OSTRANDER

HOTEL HOTEL HOTEL HOTEL
Michael Shanks
A man wakes up trapped in a mysterious hotel room. All alone in a mind-bending prison, his only chance for escape is teamwork: with himself.
AGENCY: WME
AGENT(S): TJ BERNARDY, PERRY WEITZNER
MANAGEMENT: GRANDVIEW
MANAGER(S): ADAM KLEIN, MATT ROSEN

LOUD
Whit Brayton
A famed experimental musician finds himself embroiled in the race to solve Earth’s primary existential threat: A deafening sound that never stops, forcing all of humanity to survive in silence.
MANAGEMENT: GRANDVIEW
MANAGER(S): TRACY KOPULSKY
PRODUCERS: STAR THROWER ENTERTAINMENT

RABBIT SEASON
Shanrah Wakefield
Supernatural horror about a woman stalked through a dark city park by the most monstrous manifestation of manhood during her walk home from her high school reunion.
AGENCY: CAA
AGENT(S): RYANT BARILE, OLIVIA BLAUSTEIN
MANAGEMENT: GRANDVIEW
MANAGER(S): TRACY KOPULSKY
PRODUCERS: GHOST HOUSE PICTURES

12

LADY KRYLON
Brandon Constantine
Two rival graffiti artists engage in a series of street battles, culminating in an otherworldy duel after the art starts bleeding into the real world.
AGENCY: PARADIGM
AGENT(S): MELISSA BALOGLU, ETHAN NEALE
MANAGEMENT: HOUSEFIRE MANAGEMENT
MANAGER(S): JON HERSH
PRODUCERS: STAMPEDE VENTURES

THE MASKED SINGER
Mike Jones, Nicholas Sherman
Mickey Rourke loses his mind after he’s forced to take a gig on television’s highest rated show: The Masked Singer.
AGENCY: VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT(S): PARKER DAVIS

MICHAEL BAY: THE EXPLOSIVE BIOPIC
Sean Tidwell
Packed with enough C4 to split an asteroid in two, this tell-all Michael Bay origin story reveals the explosions that defined him, the fire that ignited his little heart, and the fate that sealed his Hollywood destiny.
AGENCY: VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT(S): KYLE JENSEN

SYMPHONY OF SURVIVAL
Daniel Persitz
The incredible true story of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich writing an epic symphony during the deadly World War II siege of Leningrad — a work of art so powerful it would save him and his family, all while helping to unite his people with the Allies.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT(S): DAVID SAUNDERS

11

BELIEVE ME
Hannah Mescon, Dreux Moreland
An absurdist biopic chronicling the many rises and falls of Donald Trump, culminating with that fateful night at the 2011 Correspondent’s Dinner.
AGENCY: WME
AGENT(S): ERIC DARNELL, OLIVE UNIACKE
MANAGEMENT: SUGAR23
MANAGER(S): ALEX CREASIA
PRODUCERS: BAHA PRODUCTIONS, PARADOX

CANDLEWOOD
Jason Benjamin, Jessica Granger
In 1992 a seaplane crash in a lakefront community sparks a relationship between three young sisters and the mysterious, injured female pilot.
AGENCY UTA (BENJAMIN) / ICM PARTNERS (Granger)
AGENT(S): JENNY MARYASIS, LARRY SALZ (BENJAMIN) / MELISSA ORTON (GRANGER)
MANAGEMENT: ARTISTS FIRST (GRANGER)
MANAGER(S) ALLEN FISCHER, CASEY NEUMEIER (GRANGER)
PRODUCERS: WASHINGTON SQUARE FILMS

INDIGO
Ola Shokunbi
An art thief who takes priceless objects from museums and private collections and redistributes them to their original countries of ownership is tracked by a dogged FBI Agent across the globe.
AGENCY: CAA
AGENT(S): JON CASSIR, DARIAN LANZETTA, BEGHO UKUEBERUWA
PRODUCERS: GODDARD TEXTILES

JELLYFISH DAYS
Matthew Kic, Mike Sorce
A young woman and her devoted boyfriend’s lives are dramatically altered by a medical procedure that could potentially quadruple their lifespans.
AGENCY: WME
AGENT(S): CJ FIGHT
MANAGEMENT: CAVALRY MEDIA
MANAGER(S): JARED CEIZLER, ARI ZUDKEWICH
PRODUCERS: TEMPLE HILL ENTERTAINMENT

WHEELS COME OFF
Kryzz Gautier
In the year 2065, a fiery teenager with a wild imagination, her paraplegic mom, and their clueless robot struggle to navigate the post-apocalypse; but when the mother’s wheelchair breaks, the trio must venture out into the dangerous “outside” for a chance to survive.
AGENCY: CAA
AGENT(S): CHRISTINA CHOU, STEPHANIE SMALLING
MANAGEMENT: MAZO PARTNERS
MANAGER(S): DAVID CLARK, MATT ROSEN
PRODUCERS: OHCO

YASUKE
Stuart C. Paul
The true story of the first and only African Samurai in feudal Japan who rose from being a slave for the Jesuits to fighting as a Samurai in the unification of Japan.
AGENCY: PARADIGM
AGENT(S): ETHAN NEALE, MATT SNOW
MANAGEMENT: CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
MANAGER(S) JULIAN ROSENBERG
PRODUCERS: 1.21, RECORDED PICTURE COMPANY

10

ABBI AND THE EIGHTH WONDER
Matt Roller
When a misogynist explorer meets his sudden (and violent) end, his long-overlooked understudy seizes the moment and embarks on an adventure that will earn her a place in the annals of history.
MANAGEMENT: MANAGEMENT 360
MANAGER(S): ERYN BROWN, MARC MOUNIER
FINANCIERS: TRISTAR PICTURES

CRUEL SUMMER
Leigh Cesiro, Erica Matlin
During the summer of 1998, five camp counselors accidentally kill a stranger in the woods.
MANAGEMENT: GRANDVIEW
MANAGER(S): TRACY KOPULSKY

FOLLOW
Michael Kujak
When a social media influencer meets a fan at a meet-and-greet, she’s so taken with her cleverness and vulnerability that she invites the fan to intern with her for the summer. At first, they’re an unstoppable team, but soon, the influencer is forced to wonder who she has let into her life.
AGENCY: WME
AGENT(S): CJ FIGHT
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGER(S): JOHN ZAOZIRNY
PRODUCERS: 21 LAPS ENTERTAINMENT, BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS

MIMI
Scarlett Bermingham
A successful illustrator finds herself friendless after her best friend gets engaged, forcing her to embark on an epic quest to “date” for new girlfriends — as an adult.
MANAGEMENT: CAVALRY MEDIA
MANAGER(S): JARED CEIZLER
PRODUCERS: BIG CAT PRODUCTIONS, CANARY HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

OPERATION MILK & COOKIES
M. Miller Davis
After their house is threatened with repossession, a mismatched group of foster kids set out on an adventure to summon Santa Claus to save their home and end up on the run from a crew of angry bank robbers.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT(S): KYLE LOFTUS, ADAM PERRY
MANAGEMENT: GOTHAM GROUP
MANAGER(S): PETER MCHUGH, CHARLIE SCULLY
PRODUCERS: JENNIFER TODD PICTURES, RACHEL ROVNER

SANDPIPER
Lindsay Michel
Still reeling in the wake of her husband’s death, master thief Viola Crier signs on to a risky, last-minute job set to take place inside a man-made time loop, but as the number of loops increases, the job begins to spiral out of control.
AGENCY: WME
AGENT(S): CONNOR ARMSTRONG
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGERS: KATE SHARP
PRODUCERS: MADRIVER PICTURES

SHANIA!
Jessica Welsh
Eilleen Edwards rises from an impoverished upbringing in rural Canada to transform into 90’s global country-pop superstar Shania Twain, only to face her greatest challenge yet: putting her life and career back together after losing her voice.
AGENCY: CAA
AGENT(S): NORRIS BROOKS, STEVEE JO EADS, BRIAN KEND
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGER(S): KATE SHARP
FINANCIERS: SONY
PRODUCERS: MONTECITO PICTURE COMPANY

SKELETON TREE
Paul Barry
When an accident sinks their boat, two teenaged boys must learn how to survive the wilds of the remote Alaskan coastline, endure one another, and to come to terms with a long-held life-altering secret.
MANAGEMENT: WRIT LARGE
MANAGER(S): MICHAEL CLAASSEN
PRODUCERS: 3FIFTY FILMS, 87 NORTH

9

CHALLENGERS
Justin Kuritzkes
Framed around a single tennis match at a low-level pro tournament, three players who knew each other when they were teenagers — a world-famous grand slam winner, his ambitious wife/coach, and their old friend who’s now a burnout ranked 201 in the world — reignite old rivalries on and off the court.
AGENCY: CAA
AGENT(S): SUE CARLS, KEVIN LIN, JIAH SHIN
MANAGEMENT: MGMT ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGER(S): DIANNE MCGUNIGLE
PRODUCERS: PASCAL PICTURES

CHICAGO FOR ONE
Madeleine Paul
Based on Robbie Chernow’s hilarious viral solo adventure, a newly heart-broken groomsman takes Chicago by storm celebrating a solo Bachelor Party Weekend after the rest of the party — including the groom — get stuck over 700 miles away.
MANAGEMENT: MANAGEMENT 360
MANAGER(S): MARC MOUNIER
PRODUCERS: ENTERTAINMENT 360

FIENDISH
Edgar Castillo
While meeting her boyfriend’s dysfunctional family at their ancestral manor, a young woman finds herself entangled in a bizarre and terrifying mystery when the family’s patriarch claims to have been cursed by a demon.
AGENCY: KAPLAN-STAHLER AGENCY
AGENT(S): VARUN MONGA
MANAGEMENT: SCHEMERS ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGER(S): GAVIN DORMAN

HARD TO GET
Dan Schoffer
After Amanda is seemingly ghosted by the man of her dreams, she’s delighted to discover he’s actually been kidnapped — and takes it upon herself to be his rescuer, going on an adventure of epic proportions along the way.
MANAGEMENT: AUTHENTIC TALENT & LITERARY MANAGEMENT
MANAGER(S): BOB SOBHANI
PRODUCERS: WALL FLY, WEED ROAD PICTURES

IDOL
Tricia Lee
The true story of American Idol viral sensation, William Hung
PRODUCERS: HAPPY CANVAS, MOTOR CONTENT

IT WAS YOU
William Yu
With the future of Manhattan’s Chinatown at stake, a stubborn store clerk battles against an innovative CEO’s expansion plan, while both are unaware they’ve been falling in love with each other on a new, anonymous dating app.
AGENCY: APA
AGENT: HALLE MARINER
MANAGEMENT: BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGER(S): ZACK ZUCKER
PRODUCERS: ELECTRIC SOMEWHERE CO.

8

BALLAST
Justin Piasecki
A naval engineer and her crew find themselves trapped in a deadly game on a shipping vessel in the middle of the Atlantic when they learn a series of car bombs are hidden amongst the thousands of vehicles on board.
AGENCY
PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY
AGENT
ETHAN NEALE, MARK ROSS,
MATT SNOW
MANAGEMENT
ZERO GRAVITY MANAGEMENT
MANAGERS
JEFF BELKIN
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
LOVE AND SQUALOR PICTURES, THUNDER ROAD PICTURES

BARRON’S COVE
Evan Ari Kelman
When his young son is viciously murdered by a classmate, a grieving father with a history of violence kidnaps the child responsible, igniting a frenzied manhunt fueled by a powerful politician — the father of the kidnapped boy.
AGENCY
AGENT
MANAGEMENT
TACT MEDIA
MANAGERS
CORY THOMPSON
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
MANDALAY PICTURES

THE DEVIL HERSELF
Colin Bannon
When an elite assassin is sent to the haunted Harz Mountains in Germany on an extraction job she intends to be her last, she quickly learns that the local legends about witchcraft are true and must face a sinister supernatural threat.
AGENCY
VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT
PARKER DAVIS, ADAM LEVINE
MANAGEMENT
SUGAR23
MANAGERS
SUKEE CHEW
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
SUGAR23, SUKEE CHEW

THE FIRE OUTSIDE
Yumiko Fujiwara
Peter, a seventeen-year-old painter, lives with his controlling mother in a lonely house in the wilderness. When he meets a mysterious stranger, he begins to question the reality he was raised to believe, gathers the courage to leave his mother, and unveils the sinister truth behind his upbringing.
AGENCY
AGENT
MANAGEMENT
WRIT LARGE
MANAGERS
LAUREN DINELEY, GREG SHEPHARD
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS

FOUR ASSASSINS (AND A FUNERAL)
Ryan Hooper
The adoptive daughter of a legendary assassin returns home for his funeral… and finds herself in the crosshairs of her four highly trained, highly dangerous siblings.
AGENCY
PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY
AGENT
MARK ROSS
MANAGEMENT
INDUSTRY ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS
ANDREW DEANE
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
THUNDER ROAD PICTURES

FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW
Laura Kosann
After a woman becomes one of the first female presidents of a 1950s publishing house in New York, she draws a former college classmate into her orbit, who soon finds her literary empire is not what it appears to be.
AGENCY
AGENT
MANAGEMENT
HEROES AND VILLAINS ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS
CHRIS COGGINS
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
B FOR EFFORT, INNIS FREE

GO DARK
Josh Marentette, Spencer Marentette
A team of black-ops soldiers use an experimental technology to travel into the afterlife and rescue their dead teammate.
AGENCY
UNITED TALENT AGENCY
AGENT
JORDAN LONNER,
MICHAEL SAUVAGE
MANAGEMENT
KAPLAN/PERRONE ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS
ALEX LERNER, BEN NEUMANN
FINANCIERS
MIRAMAX
PRODUCERS
UNIQUE FEATURES

HELLO UNIVERSE
Michael Golamco
When a bully’s antics land a timid boy in the bottom of a well, his self-proclaimed psychic friend and unknowing crush team up to find him. Based on the 2017 book by Erin Entrada Kelly.
AGENCY
CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
AGENT
JON CASSIR, ALBERT LEE
MANAGEMENT
MANAGE-MENT
MANAGERS
DAN HALSTED, NATHAN MILLER
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTIONS

A HUFFLEPUFF LOVE STORY
Sophia Lopez
Unpopular Hogwarts student Finn blames everything bad in his life on being sorted into Hufflepuff rather than Gryffindor with Harry Potter and the cool kids. So when he discovers a chance to go back in time and fix that, he takes it — only to discover things aren’t quite as simple as he’d imagined.
AGENCY
VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT
MATTHEW DOYLE, SARA NESTOR
MANAGEMENT
BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGERS
JOHN ZAOZIRNY
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS

A NICE INDIAN BOY
Eric Randall
When Naveen brings his fiance Jay home to meet his family, his traditional Indian parents must contend with accepting his white partner and helping them plan the most fabulous same sex Indian wedding the Bay Area has ever seen.
AGENCY
VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT
MELISSA DARMAN, PARKER DAVIS
MANAGEMENT
RAIN MANAGEMENT GROUP
MANAGERS
JONATHAN BARUCH
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
LEVANTINE FILMS

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRESENTS THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Hannah Hafey, Kaitlin Smith
Frustrated by the conservative curriculum at her high school, a rebellious teen girl decides to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St. Mary’s can even bear to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud . . . Based on Flynn Meaney’s Bad Habits.
AGENCY
THE GERSH AGENCY
AGENT
ERIC GARFINKEL
MANAGEMENT
THE ARLOOK GROUP
MANAGERS
JACK GREENBAUM
FINANCIERS
AMAZON STUDIOS
PRODUCERS
DI NOVI PICTURES

7 MENTIONS
APEX
Jeremy Robbins
When an adrenaline junkie sets out to conquer a menacing river, she discovers that nature isn’t the only thing out for blood.
AGENCY
UNITED TALENT AGENCY
AGENT
CHARLIE FERRARO,
MICHAEL SAUVAGE
MANAGEMENT
FOURTH WALL MANAGEMENT
MANAGERS
RUSSELL HOLLANDER, JON HUDDLE
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
IAN BRYCE PRODUCTIONS

BELLA
Chris Grillot
A young college student is forced to confront her family’s dark past when a mysterious stalker appears, derailing her life and sending her spiraling into a web of anxiety and paranoia.
AGENCY
CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
AGENT
BRYANT BARILE
MANAGEMENT
MANAGERS
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
DI NOVI PICTURES

BLACKPILL
Alexandra Serio
Awkward and lonely, Jared is only able to find a community online — until the day he realizes that his favorite Youtuber lives nearby. Desperate for a connection, he becomes determined to find a way into her life… whether she wants it or not.
AGENCY
VERVE TALENT AND LITERARY AGENCY
AGENT
JENNA BLOCK, SARA NESTOR,
JESSICA ZOU
MANAGEMENT
BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS
MANAGERS
JOHN ZAOZIRNY, ZACK ZUCKER
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS

CARRIAGE HILL
Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Wilson
A pregnant couple hoping to start their family in the suburbs find themselves embroiled in a decades long mystery which threatens to shatter their American dream.
AGENCY
AGENT
MANAGEMENT
SUGAR23
MANAGERS
SUKEE CHEW
FINANCIERS
PRODUCERS
SUKEE CHEW

THE DARK
Chad Handley
When stranded on the far end of Manhattan by a mysterious city-wide blackout, a group of inner-city middle schoolers must fight through seemingly supernatural forces to make their way back to their parents in the Bronx.
AGENCY
AGENT
MANAGEMENT
REDEFINE ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS
TONY GIL
FINANCIERS
PICTURESTART
PRODUCERS
GET LIFTED FILM COMPANY

DENNIS RODMAN’S 48 HOURS IN VEGAS
Jordan VanDina
Before Game 7 of the NBA finals, Dennis Rodman tells Phil Jackson he needs 48 hours in Vegas. What follows is a surreal adventure with his skittish assistant GM that involves a bull rodeo, parachuting out of a Ferrari and building a friendship that neither one of them ever thought was possible but will end up solving both of their problems.
AGENCY
UNITED TALENT AGENCY
AGENT
ALEX RINCON
MANAGEMENT
3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS
ARI LUBET
FINANCIERS
LIONSGATE
PRODUCERS
3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT,
LORD MILLER, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

FALSE TRUTH
Thomas Berry, Isaac Gabaeff, Nathan Gabaeff
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THE FAMILY PLAN
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A former top assassin living incognito as a suburban dad must take his unsuspecting family on the run when his past catches up to him.
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WRIT LARGE
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BASH NARAN, NOAH ROSEN
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SKYDANCE
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AN IDEAL WOMAN
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CHRIS COGGINS
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LIFT
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A female master thief and her ex-boyfriend who works for the FBI team up to steal $100M worth of gold bullion being transported on a 777 passenger flight from London to Zurich.
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DAVID BOXERBAUM, MELISSA FRIED
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ADAM KOLBRENNER
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NETFLIX
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6TH & IDAHO, GENRE FILMS,
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MAX AND TONY’S EPIC ONE-NIGHT STAND
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A disastrous Grindr hookup goes from bad to worse when a meteor unleashes a horde of aliens on New York and the two ill-matched men must depend on each other to make it through the night alive.
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KAPLAN/PERRONE ENTERTAINMENT
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MICHAEL WILSON
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SLEEP SOLUTION
Ted Caplan, Jenni Hendricks
Two former thieves are having a hard enough time with their fussy newborn baby when a mishap draws them back into their old lives, forcing them to recover a priceless jade bangle, escape their boss’s murderous son and, toughest of all, get their baby to sleep through the night.
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UNITED TALENT AGENCY
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ANNA FLICKINGER, MARY PENDER
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KAPLAN/PERRONE ENTERTAINMENT
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BEN NEUMANN, HANNAH OZER
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THICKER THAN ICE
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Inspired by the true story of Hannah and Marissa Brandt, adoptive sisters and hockey players who put their relationship to the test as they vie for Olympic glory… on different teams: top-ranked Team USA and Korea’s first ever unified team.
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LIT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
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KENDRICK TAN
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LIT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP,
SUGAR23, TIME

THE UNBOUND
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Disillusioned with life in the wake of a personal tragedy, Rachel goes on a mountain retreat with her friends in search of an escape, only to find themselves stumbling into the depths of horror and madness.
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ROOM 101, TETRAD STUDIOS

THE WAY YOU REMEMBER ME
Geoffrey Roth
Following the death of her vivacious, entrepreneurial, thirtysomething son Ben, Laurie learns that he had frozen some of his sperm before his passing. As she embarks on an unconventional journey in search of someone who may bear Ben’s child, Laurie forges an unexpected friendship with a woman, who, in turn, starts to fall for the memory of him.
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3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
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LUKE DILLON, LUKE MAXWELL
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WAYS TO HIDE IN WINTER
Jenny Halper
A woman in rural Pennsylvania falls in love with a stranger from Uzbekistan, then finds out he may be responsible for war crimes. Based on Sarah St. Vincent’s acclaimed debut novel.
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CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
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DARIAN LANZETTA
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UNTITLED ENTERTAINMENT
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LIZA ZUSMAN
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SHANI GEVA, JENNY HALPER     

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Wow, this is a very useful article.

December 13, 2021 at 11:07PM

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Henry Mosley
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Very interesting! By the way, I saw more than a decade ago the “Leningrad” Shostakovich symphony performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. We were amazed, shocked and transported to a sieged city! The first part ends with percussion that evolves to give the sensation of the Nazi machine guns. It’s amazing a script has been selected in Hollywood about this! Wow! A ten for Symphony of Survival!

December 14, 2021 at 1:24AM

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