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The 2012 Black List of the Best Un-Produced Screenplays Will Be Revealed on Twitter

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 14, 2012 at 5:44PM

On Monday, Decemeber 17, the 2012 Black List will be announced via Twitter. The titles will be named in a random order every minute. Once all the titles have been named, the top 10 will be announced in reverse order. Then the complete list, along with loglines, will be available on the Black List's site.
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The King's Speech
'The King's Speech'

On Monday, Decemeber 17, the 2012 Black List will be announced via Twitter. The titles will be named in a random order every minute. Once all the titles have been named, the top 10 will be announced in reverse order. Then the complete list, along with loglines, will be available on the Black List's site. The Black List's founder, Franklin Leonard, states, “Our mission has always been to celebrate exceptional screenwriting and the writers who do it. We think this partnership [with Twitter] has extraordinary potential to do that more effectively than we ever could before.”

The Black List is determined by a survey of Hollywood executives (290 this year) who give the names of up to ten of their favorite unproduced screenplays. Previous titles on The Black List include "The King's Speech" and "Slumdog Millionaire."

Earlier this year The Black List created a site for screenwriters to upload their work for evaluation and exposure to industry professionals. It's already leading to good things for writers like Justin Kremer.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.