The 2009 Black List: The Best Scripts You May Never Read

Since in 2004, film execs all over town have offered their picks of the best screenplays that came across their desks “that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2009 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.” It’s called The Black List and it is a kind of honor, we believe, to be included in this roster of faves. It means the work has been appreciated by those in the know and is a hot property yet it may not fit the year’s production slate, budget constraints, or whatever. For each screenwriter, frustrating as the list may be, that’s still gotta feel great.

Kudos are in order for our good friends screenwriter Nissar Modi and writer/director Pall Grimsson whose screenplay “Z FOR ZACHARIAH” is much-loved here in the land of golden dreams and silver screens. Whether (and when) we’ll see “Z” in theatres is up the the one exec out there who will fund it and add it to his or her development slate. If you want to read it, keep watch on some of our favorite script sites (listed in the sidebar) but these closely held gems might be tough to find…until they’re produced, that is. Good thing you never know who gets their hands on what around here.

Z FOR ZACHARIAH
Logline: “A sixteen-year-old girl named Ann Burden survives a nuclear war in a small American town.”
Agent: Creative Artists Agency – Jay Baker, Josh Krauss
Manager: Energy Entertainment – Angelina Chen, Brooklyn Weaver
Zik Zak Filmworks producing.

Based upon the novel “Z for Zachariah” by Robert C. O’Brien.
The Black List 2009: Full Roster by Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood.

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