GLAAD, The Black List join hands to promote LGBTQ screenplays: An LGBTQ media advocacy group, GLAAD has collaborated with The Black List, the yearly survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays, to make The GLAAD List.
It’s a newly compiled list of the most promising not made LGBTQ-inclusive scripts in Hollywood. On Sunday, the two organizations announced their decision at the Sundance Film Festival.
As per the latest Hollywood reports, the inaugural 10 scripts that involves David Carlson’s ‘Trouble Man’, the true story of gay African-American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, Pamela Garcia Rooney’s ‘Me & Tammy Faye at the Betty Ford Clinic’, a fictitious tale of a friendship that initiates between the televangelist and a Latina transgender woman and Harry Tarre’s ‘Queen’, the real story of the world’s first openly transgender high school prom queen, Corey Rae.
Corey Rae on highlighting further on it said, “I’m so grateful to have my story of becoming the world’s first transgender prom queen be recognized by two amazing organizations.
She also said, GLAAD and The Black List combining for the first time is epic and I’m so happy they are focusing on elevating LGBTQ+ stories together. The making of ‘Queen’ has been a fascinating and fulfilling process thus far, and I’m really looking forward to it becoming a successful film.”
These projects have been prepared with those scripts that have been hosted on blcklst.com or were included in the Annual Black List at the end of the year 2018.
The GLAAD List is not done through the survey but instead curated by GLAAD, which is based on a pool of the highest class scripts provided by the Black List, which contains LGBTQ characters.
A script may remain active on the Black List and the GLAAD list until it starts filming.
The norm used to evaluate the scripts including fair, accurate and inclusive LGBTQ representation; Boldness and Content originality; Potential impact of the media project; The overall quality of the written project; And whether they passed the Vito Russo Test.
As per Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s director of entertainment media, “There is no more reputable source for discovering quality scripts in Hollywood than The Black List,”
The commitment of The Black List to increase the marginalized voices in the film industry is unmatched and GLAAD is excited to shake hands with them by helping bring diverse LGBTQ stories to Hollywood’s attention.”