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Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

Is the shrinking percentage of women screenwriters now seen as just business as usual, a reflection of our societal malaise? Or are women screenwriters actually doing something to fuel the inequity?
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • April 14, 2014 3:46 PM
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The Black List Reveals the Best Unproduced Screenplays of 2013 -- All 72 Scripts Now Announced

UPDATE: The Black List has revealed via their Twitter all 72 authors and scripts on the 2013 Black List, the annual list of Hollywood’s most liked unproduced screenplays. Full list, below. More info to come later, including loglines.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 16, 2013 2:21 PM
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Black List Expands to Television and Web Series, Now Welcomes Series Pilots

The Black List has launched its expansion into television and episodic scripted content. Beginning November 13, writers worldwide can upload their original pilot scripts (and, optionally, their series bibles) to the script database, request evaluations by professional script readers, and make their scripts available to the Black List's membership of 2,000-plus industry professionals.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 1:31 PM
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Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List Team for Independent Screenwriting Fellowship

Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List founder Franklin Leonard have unveiled the creation of the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, wherein one unrepresented writer with lifetime earnings not exceeding $5,000, with a screenplay of indie sensibility, will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and mentorship from Elwes himself.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 2:43 PM
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Black List to Host Inaugural Screenwriters Lab, Mentors Incude Billy Ray and Kiwi Smith

The Black List has announced its first ever Screenwriters Lab, in which six nonprofessional screenwriters will be invited to attend an all-expenses paid workshop in Las Vegas, from September 30 to October 5, with four screenwriting mentors.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 9, 2013 2:19 PM
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