4 December 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Daily Bite: Hollywood Black List Launches Paid Service For Screenwriters
17 Oct 2012 : By Eva Hall
Quentin Tarantino's ‘Django Unchained’ once featured on the Hollywood Black List
Hollywood Black List Expands…
The annual Black List of Hollywood, which features Hollywood’s most liked screenplays, is launching a new paid service where any screenwriter can upload their script to an online database for a fee. The result means the script could be read by thousands of industry professionals, after it is evaluated by professional script readers. Scripts which have made the Black List in the past include ‘Jane Got a Gun’, the Michael Fassbender/Natalie Portman-attached western, and the Quentin Tarantino-directed ‘Django Unchained’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.

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