Raha Amirfazli A New York-based Filmmaker
Purple List 2021

“In the Land of Brothers” is among the five selected screenplays of NYU’s Black List Inspired “Purple List.”

New York University’s Purple List—an annual selection of the best production-ready screenplays from Tisch School of the Arts graduate film students and recent alumni—announces its picks for 2021.

The annual selection of the most promising production-ready screenplays helped launch projects for two Oscar nominees: Shaka King and Chloé Zhao

The annual list was inspired by Franklin Leonard’s Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays. Throughout its 10 year history, the Purple List has selected 44 scripts from 46 screenwriters. Thirteen of the projects have had theatrical releases. The list has been a tremendous success, with many films going into production and succeeding at the world’s top festivals including Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes.

This year’s five screenplays were handpicked by a panel of 60 esteemed industry professionals including producers, screenwriters, casting directors, writers, and editors from Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, Sundance Labs, and other leading film organizations. The scripts are selected through a blind read process and continue the Purple List’s long tradition of helping bring diverse stories and voices into the mainstream.

You can find out more about Purple List and the selected screenplays on THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, VARIETY, and INDIA EDUCATION DIARY!

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