Ever since 2005, film executive Franklin Leonard has been putting out The Black List, an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.
Placement on the list has often led to the movies being produced, and several Black List alumni – including Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Argo and Spotlight – have become prominent important motion pictures.
Promising Young Woman, one of the best movies this year, was on the Black List on 2018.
And while there have been many successes, some films on The Black List remain unproduced.
This week, the 2020 version of The Black List was released, as part of a live show hosted by Showtime’s Desus and Mero.