THE 2012 BLACK LIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER

At 9:00 AM PST on Monday December, 17, the Black List will begin tweeting from its Twitter handle @theblcklst, in random order at a rate of approximately one per minute, the titles and authors of the scripts included on the 2012 Black List.

Once every script has been mentioned, the top 10 titles and authors will be tweeted, in reverse order, at which time the complete list, including loglines and additional information, will be made available at the Black List’s website, http://www.blcklst.com

Partnering with the social media giant represents a further embrace of technology for Hollywood’s annual most liked screenplay list that already this October launched an online service allowing writers from all over the world to have their scripts considered by Hollywood.

Said Omid Ashtari, Head of Sports and Entertainment at the social media giant, “increasingly, Twitter is a place where news breaks. Releasing the list on Twitter first is a great way to spark a conversation around these scripts.”

As in every year since 2005, the annual Black List is a survey of Hollywood industry executives who offer up to ten names of their favorite as-yet unproduced screenplays. Over 290 executives participated in this year’s survey.  Previous Black List scripts include two of the last four Best Picture award winners (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and THE KING’S SPEECH) and five of the last ten awarded screenwriting Oscars (JUNO, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE KING’S SPEECH, THE DESCENDANTS.)