Cheers to the first five years of blcklst.com!
An impressive overview of Black List accomplishments.
From Kate Hagen, Director of Community at @theblcklst:
Today, we’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of blcklst.com, which launched on October 15, 2012!
Seven feature films have been produced from scripts discovered on blcklst.com since our launch five years ago: NIGHTINGALE (written by Frederick Mensch); ZINZANA (aka RATTLE THE CAGE, by Lane and Ruckus Skye); SHOVEL BUDDIES (by Jason Hellerman); EDDIE THE EAGLE (by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton); KATIE SAYS GOODBYE (by Wayne Roberts); PSYCHOANALYSIS (by James Raue); and DESOLATION (by Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas.)
Countless writers have found representation, had their scripts sold or optioned, or made further advancements to their professional careers via site interactions — read our series of screenwriter interviews for the stories of these writers in their own words.
Since October 2012, we’ve partnered with organizations including the WGA-W, the WGA-E, The Sloan Foundation, The Sundance Institute, Women in Film, UrbanWorld, Indigenous Media, and more, in addition to collegiate partnerships with schools like New York University, Columbia University, UCLA, and Chapman University.
Screenwriters have been able to submit their scripts for consideration in opportunities with Warner Bros., Disney, the NFL, Google, Women in Film, go90, FOX, Turner/TBS, WIGS, Studiocanal/The Picture Company, Symbolic Exchange, Cassian Elwes, and more. Additionally, annual screenwriters labs have been held by The Black List to provide mentorship and development for writers using blcklst.com since 2013 — the fifth installment of the Black List Lab for Feature Screenwriters featured mentors Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Phyllis Nagy, Allison Schroeder, and more.
There’s a lot more which you can read by going here. I’m kinda partial to this:
Since September 2011, Scott Myers’ Go Into the Story has been the official screenwriting blog of the Black List — Scott has posted for 3436 consecutive days and counting, with over 23,000 posts total!
One super cool thing: You can go here to see a timeline of everything Black List related since the debut of the annual list in 2005. Some amazing accomplishments.
Congrats, Black List!