The Black List Blog

This is the official blog of The Black List

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Kate Hagen

Writer. SVP at @theblcklst. Spooky.

Franklin Leonard

Founder & CEO of the Black List; Host of the Black List Table Reads; Story, politics, and football (soccer) fan

Lauren Brown

Chief of Staff at The Black List

Latest Posts

Reflections on the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship from Leslie Nipkow

With the opening of submissions for another year of the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, we’re pleased to bring you…

The Black List Interview: Ximena García Lecuona on ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE

Today, we talk with Ximena García Lecuona about her first feature as a screenwriter, the 2020 annual Black List and 2019 GLAAD List script…

The Black List Interview: Lauren Hadaway on THE NOVICE

Today, we Kate talks with Lauren Hadaway about her debut film, THE NOVICE, which is now nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards…

Why We Write: Jennifer Lucic

Writing…my escape.

The Black List Interview: Van Billet

Today, we talk to screenwriter Van Billet about how the past, present, and future have shaped his life as a writer. Van’s script, SAVING…

Why We Write: Nathan Illsley

When I was 12 years old, I wrote and directed my first “film.” It was an 8-minute slasher called RED FACE, shot on a handheld VHS camcorder…

On Pricing at the Black List Website (Part 2)

More on the very long queue for script evaluations and what we’re doing about it.

Why We Write: Charlie Ricottone

The decision to dedicate my life’s work to writing didn’t come easy. As the child of a successful businessman, I found myself trying to…

The Black List Interview: Tom Levesque

Today we talk to Tom Levesque about how the past, present, and future have shaped his journey as a writer. Tom has found success on the…

Why We Write: Ron Harner

I remember the first time it hit me. My eyes hadn’t adjusted to the light outside the theater yet, but something inside me was different. I…

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