This is the first I’ve ever heard of Hollywood’s infamous Black List, which is 130 of the biz’s hottest unproduced screenplays floating around town. Some of the screenplays are in development and some are not.
According to Slashfilm, “The list is compiled with a poll of 150 development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2007 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.”
Started two years ago by a young executive at Leonardo DiCaprio?s production company Appian Way, who polled 90+ peers to send him their 10 favorite new unproduced screenplays to read over the holidays. The underground list was e-mailed around and quickly became a Hollywood phenomenon.
Interesting for sure and probably why DiCaprio always seems to appear in the best written movies recently. Smart on his part to start something like this, but certainly not smart to let something like this leak. To see the entire list head on over to Hollywood Else-where.