Wednesday, December 16, 2009

News: The 2009 Black List

Rashida and Will McCormack's script, 'Celeste and Jesse Forever', has been included in the 2009 Black List!

Votes are cast by a couple hundred Hollywood execs every year; according to founder Franklin Leonard it isn't a "best of" list per se, but more of a "most liked" list of their personal favorites.

by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack “A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.”
AGENT United Talent Agency –Keya Khayatian (Jones)
Gersh-David Kopple, Lindsay Porter (McCormick)

MANAGER Brillstein Entertainment Partners -Andrea Pett-Joseph (Jones)

Overture. Team Todd producing.

-Of the 97 scripts on the list, 'Celeste...' is equal 16th and overall 20th
-Rashida is one of only 10 women on the List
-Rashida and Will are the highest ranked actors/screenwriters, polling above Sarah Polley, Mindy Kaling and Zach Braff
-311 'insiders' & industry figures participated in the voting


In other news 'The Social Network', which Rashida just landed a major role in, came in at #2.

“The story of the founders of the social networking website Facebookand how overnight success and wealth changed their lives.”

AGENT William Morris Endeavor –Ari Emanuel, Jason Spitz
Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Cean Chaffin, and Dana Brunetti producing

via The Black List

Thanks to R for the info :)