What is it and how does it work?

The Brit List is not a competition. It’s a showcase.


UK Film & TV companies are invited to recommend the best unproduced scripts they have seen in the past year. If a script receives a minimum number of recommendations it will be featured on the Brit List.


While there is an inevitable ranking, due to the number of recommendations a script may receive, the object is to provide an industry wide platform for these scripts and their writers.


A look at the Past Lists section will give a snapshot of the then unproduced scripts that went on to be made and in many cases to have great critical and commercial success. 


Since 2007 the Brit List has been exclusively for film scripts, however, the inaugural Brit List: TV was launched in 2018. Subsequent lists will alternate between film and TV.


The Brit List: Film for 2018 was published in November.


The next Brit List will be in November 2019 for TV.

Who runs the Brit List?

Although the Brit List is complied by recommendations from companies in the Film and TV industries, it has been coordinated voluntarily for the last 10 years by Alexandra Arlango.  She has seen it grow from humble beginnings to become recognised as an industry wide platform for new writing voices in the UK.


Throughout a long career in film, Alexandra has co-produced four successful feature films including BAFTA and Oscar winner The Duchess. In 2016 she made the move into TV where she has collaborated with both established and emerging writing talent to add to her already wide contact book.