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Black List Expands to Television and Web Series, Now Welcomes Series Pilots

Black List Expands to Television and Web Series, Now Welcomes Series Pilots

The Black List has launched its expansion into television
and episodic scripted content. Beginning November 13, writers worldwide can upload their original pilot scripts (and, optionally, their series
bibles) to the script database, request evaluations by professional script
readers, and make their scripts available to the Black List’s membership of 2,000-plus
industry professionals.

Writers can categorize their scripts, including multi-cam/single-cam,
procedural/serialized, length of season, prospective number of seasons, and in more than 60 genres and over 800 tags.

As with feature film scripts, writers pay $25 per month to
host and index each of their pilots (the series bible is no additional charge)
on the site, accessible only by the Black List community of professionals (and by their fellow writers if they choose to make them available.) They can
further pay for evaluations by professional script readers hired by the Black

Evaluations for pilots meant to be longer than 30 minutes
will cost $50, just like feature scripts, and those meant to be 30 minutes or
less will cost $30. WGA East and West members can list their
material for free (without hosting it), just as they can with their film

Plus, Black List founder Franklin Leonard states, “writers
retain all rights to sell and produce their work and are free to negotiate the
best deal they can get. All we ask is an email letting us know of their

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