Carnival Films Project tops list of TV and film scripts – Deadline

A comedy-drama series of Downton Abbey Carnival Films producer on an ambitious young model to lead this year British list of the best unproduced television and film scripts.

Issy Knowles’ Model behavior landed seven recommendations to place it two ahead of the second Hat Trick series Mercurio the hoaxwhich is based on the true story of a lone Parisian ambulance driver who faked his own heroic involvement in the 2015 Bataclan massacre. Scroll down to see the full list.

Sex education producer Eleven Film has three projects on the list, while the Supported by Ringside Studios Joi Productions has two. The crown Producer Left Bank Pictures, ITV Studios-owned Tall Story Pictures, Banijay UK’s Kudos and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch also have projects featured in the list. Only three are features.

Curtis Brown has the most clients on the list with five, with The Agency, Independent Talent Group, Lark Management and Cassorotto Ramsay & Associates all representing multiple projects.

Inspired by the US Blacklist, the Screenplay Showcase is compiled annually from recommendations from UK production companies, talent agencies, sales companies, financiers, distributors and broadcasters.

The scripts once again needed a minimum of six recommendations for inclusion, and 19 were included in the list in total. Almost half were from female writers. A similar number was made up of writers from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds – a record for the Brit List.

“The Brit List is committed to supporting the talents of British writers from all walks of life and, because of the way it is compiled, acts as a mirror of British industry,” said Brit List founder Alexandra Arlango.

The list, sponsored by Kinetic Content

SEVENTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS

MODEL BEHAVIOR by Issy Knowles (Curtis Brown)
Producer: Carnival Films
Shape: tele
Genre: Comedy Drama

Summary: An ambitious young model goes to great lengths to achieve her dream of becoming a big man, only to find out too late that success isn’t all it’s meant to be. After facing the best and worst of the industry, she must choose to live a lie in the limelight or turn her back on everything she’s ever known.

FIFTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS

THE PHOAX by Sam Spinks & Mattias Mella (Curtis Brown)

Producer: Hat Trick Mercurio
Shape: tele
Genre: Drama

Plot: A 4-part drama inspired by the true story of the lonely Parisian ambulance driver who faked his own heroic involvement in the 2015 Bataclan bombings, and how the huge lie unraveled.

THIRTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS

LOCO PARENTIS by Matthew Jacobs Morgan (The Agency)

Producer: Joi Productions
Form: Characteristic
Genre: Dark Comedy

Plot: A black comedy about a queer black man in his thirties who is desperate to find his role in life, grappling with what family means, especially when he encounters a group of privileged white mothers and a baby who is not. his.

MAN LIKE ME by Richard Wood (Curtis Brown)

Producer: Left Bank Images
Shape: tele
Genre: Grounded Science Fiction

Summary: In this ground-based sci-fi pilot, a small coastal community experiences a flurry of unholy activity when a mysterious stranger comes to town.

TWELVE RECOMMENDATIONS

WITHOUT YOU by Sharmila Chauhan (Dench Arnold)
Producer: Available
Form: Characteristic
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Faced with the death of his mother, Shiv unearths the family secret of intra-family adoption. Questioning her own ideas about motherhood and brotherly love, she is forced to confront the cycles of her past and whether she has given too much to the people she loves.

TWO BECOME ONE by Isaac Tomiczek (The Agency)
Producer: Joi Productions
Form: Characteristic
Genre: Coming of age comedy-drama

Summary: A vibrant and uplifting coming-of-age comedy-drama that captures the spirit of ‘Cool Britannia’ as it follows two sisters’ attempts to attend the Spice Girls’ final concert. Escaping their strained family life and small town, they set off for London on an adventure-filled quest of beatings, capers and strife to a soundtrack of 90s Britpop classics.

ELEVEN RECOMMENDATIONS

NIGHT Shifts by Tom Clapham (Independent Talent Group)

Producer: Available
Shape: tele
Genre: Surreal comedy-drama

Summary: I want Joe and Gemma, two strangers to each other, to have their lives turned upside down when a mysterious connection forms between them every time they fall asleep. Night Shifts is a surreal comedy-drama about a universal accident like no other.

NINE RECOMMENDATIONS

IF IT WAS DIFFERENT IT WOULD NOT BE LIKE THIS by Ava Pickett (Curtis Brown)

Producer: Available
Shape: tele
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: After an incident at a birthday party, best friends Olive, Sorcha and Pamela get a taste for justice, setting off a dangerous series of events for the boys of a small town in Essex and the girls they themselves.

STAMFORD HILL by Evan Placey (The Agency)

Producer: Tall Story Pictures
Shape: tele
Genre: Contemporary crime thriller

PLOT: Detective Inspector Yael Rosen must return to the Hasidic Jewish community and the family she left behind 20 years ago to investigate the murder of a young man in Stamford Hill.

EIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS

SELF by Rose Lewenstein (Lark Management)

Producer: well done
Shape: tele
Genre: Drama Comedy

Summary: In her early thirties, Eve reflects on her life and how it didn’t turn out the way she had imagined. Fleeing from memories of a trauma she experienced as a teenager, Eve realizes that she can see and interact with herself at 15.

ANONYMOUS by Danny McNamara & Lauren McNamara (Casarotto)

Producer: Eleven Films
Shape: tele
Genre: crime thriller

Summary: William Clarke has no idea how he ran for his life in the middle of the night, or why a seemingly normal family would try to bludgeon him to death in the street. He also has no idea why a group of vigilante anonymous committing increasingly ambitious crimes wearing a mask of his face. ANONYMOUS is a gripping crime thriller set in West Yorkshire, where the limitless and mythical moorlands collide with the urban dystopia of Halifax.

LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT by Zina Wegrzynski (Casarotto)
Producer: Eleven Films
Shape: tele
Genre: Comedy Drama

Summary: A teenage clairvoyant may be able to see the future, but her anxiety means she can’t always trust what she sees. Now she must figure out what she wants to do with her life, while juggling school and her new love, Teo, the one thing she didn’t see coming.

SEVEN RECOMMENDATIONS

WONDERLAND by Juno Dawson (Mulcahy Sweeney Associates Ltd)
Producer: The Lighthouse Film and Television
Shape: tele
Genre: YA Drama

Summary: Based on Juno Dawson’s best-selling young adult novels Clean, Meat Market and Wonderland. A twisted urban fairy tale in which three seemingly unrelated teenage girls are thrown together after the death of a socialite.

DEBRIS by Matt Hartley (United Agents)

Producer: Clerkenwell Films
Shape: tele
Genre: Thriller

Synopsis: The world of a small fishing community in Devonshire is turned upside down when a mysterious boat is found floating at sea. A character-driven thriller, highlighting the world tourists never see in coastal villages and efforts that those who live there will go to survive.

SIX RECOMMENDATIONS

MOUSE CIRCUS by Jodie Ashdown (Berlin Associates)

Producer: Boom
Shape: tele
Genre: Comedy Drama

Synopsis: Dark and comedic mystery drama about a sixty-something hotel maid who loves taxidermy and longs for a Hollywood romance. The only thing standing in her way is her annoying husband.

LONG LOST by Abi Hynes (independent talent agency)

Producer: Sunny March
Shape: tele
Genre: Crime Drama Thriller

Plot: Radio presenter Anna is contacted by her estranged sister, Sophie, when their mother unexpectedly sells their childhood home along with the body of their abusive father, whom they killed as teenagers. , still hidden inside.

PARADISE by Liv Little (Lark Management)

Producer: Available
Shape: tele
Genre: Thriller

Summary: Heaven is Research group dating Lena Waithe Around twenty; a propulsive and twisty LGTBQ+ thriller tackling well-being conspiracy theories, the growing pains of living in your twenties and what it means to feel safe and visible as a queer person in the UK, the all with a bit of the absurd fun of Knives out for good measure.

DAD JOKE by Joshua Robertson & David Abramsky (The Galton Agency & Unrepresented)

Producers: Eleven Film in association with Bluebird Films
Shape: tele
Genre: Comedy Drama

PLOT: When Joshua, a disabled stand-up comedian, finds out his fiancee Jen is pregnant, he’s finally ready to bare his soul on stage in a desperate attempt to “make it” before fatherhood strikes. But as he throws everything in his quest for glory, he risks losing his family.

KATE’S RESIGNATION by Will Truefitt (Curtis Brown)

Producer: Available
Shape: tele
Genre: Comedy Thriller

Summary: When an underdog personal assistant witnesses the murder of her asshole director boss, she will have to do whatever it takes to survive. Unfortunately, her biggest obstacle may be the longtime boyfriend she was about to break up with, who now insists on running away with her.

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