November 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #34328November 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #34311November 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm #34312November 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm #34313November 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm #34314November 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm #34315November 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm #34316November 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm #34317November 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm #34318November 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm #34319November 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm #34320November 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm #34424
This is quite a remarkable achievement. Not for any of the details, necessarily, but the big picture blows me away. To me, very much on the outside, it feels like there’s finally an intelligible way to pursue screenwriting as a career–at least in the early steps.
I was dubious at first, but the Black List strikes me as analogous to the online dating sites: initially seemed like a cool novelty … but now something like a quarter of couples meet online. They’re not just thriving businesses, they’ve become cultural institutions. I suspect the new Black List will follow the same path–if it hasn’t already!–in the culture of screenwriting.
Congratulations–and thanks–to everyone who made it happen. Way to turn a vision into reality.November 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm #34426
I second everything you’ve written, JR. I am so proud of and pleased for Franklin, Dino and Terry and astounded at what they’ve accomplished in just one year. It really is an honour that our community could be a small part of that.
Speaking of which, I don’t know how closely y’all have read the report so far but page one gives The Black Board a shout out, too–and that’s not to the moderators or to me, it’s to EVERYONE here who contributed to our community in the first year. Which is pretty awesome.November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #34427
Franklin held a live Q&A about the report tonight and we’ve got the highlights for you here:November 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm #34432
I have to say, I have to read a lot of annual reports at work, and I always come out in a cold sweat when I have to open the PDFs…..they are never fun to read……so it was a nice surprise to read the BL report……really cool design and not full of filler…..here are the facts, read them, be impressed!
And I love the fact that the BL is being used by so many people from all over the world. Obviously there is a concentration in the US, but submission from Argentina to the US Virgin Islands prove that the List is truly an international initiative and it can only get bigger and better.
Franklin and the team have a right to a suitably proud.
And it is fantastic to be a part of that by being involved in the Black Board.
(Now all I need to do is get a couple of scripts finished and up on the List!)
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