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The 2023 Georgia List

The Georgia List is a new opportunity for all writers with close ties to the state of Georgia to submit their feature scripts, pilots, plays, and musicals. The Black List has partnered with Collective Moxie and Trilith Studios–with support from additional partners 3Arts Entertainment, Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content), Content Talent South, the Alliance Theatre, and Art Farm at Serenbe–to identify and curate a list of the ten best unproduced features, pilots, plays, and musicals from writers with a connection to Georgia.

Writers who are new to the Black List may request a fee waiver for one free month of hosting and one free evaluation. 75 fee waivers will be distributed in order of request. When requesting a fee waiver, writers will have to disclose what their close tie to Georgia is, and the Black List and partners will have the right to approve or reject each request based on eligibility.

After submissions close on June 15, 2023, representatives from each supporting partner will read the shortlisted feature scripts, pilots, plays, and musicals and provide input on which scripts show the most promise. The final ten writers on the Georgia List will be announced at the 2023 Georgia Summit in October 2023.

The writers on the Georgia List will meet with managers from 3Arts and Content Talent South for possible representation, and executives from Fifth Season for a potential development deal. The Alliance Theater will mount a staged reading of one of the scripts on the List.

Two writers from the List will also become Artists in Residence at the Art Farm at Serenbe. These two writers will each receive a $10,000 grant and mentorship from Jamie Linden (WE ARE MARSHALL, DEAR JOHN).

Important Deadlines

October 20, 2022 - Submissions open on blcklst.com
May 14, 2023 - Purchase deadline for paid evaluations / Deadline to use Fee Waiver
June 15, 2023 - Submission deadline
June 16, 2023 - Shortlist writers notified
September 16, 2023 - Georgia List writers notified
October 2023 - Announce List at 2023 Georgia Summit


Writers who submit to the Georgia List must have a close tie to the state of Georgia. Close ties to the state can include but are not limited to:

  • The writer is from the state of Georgia
  • The writer grew up in the state of Georgia
  • The writer currently lives in the state of Georgia
  • The writer went to college in the state of Georgia
  • The writer is a part time resident of the state of Georgia
  • The writer has spent significant time  with family in the state of Georgia