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.
The object is to provide an industry wide platform for these scripts and their writers, even though there is an inevitable ranking due to the number of recommendations a screenplay may receive.
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 had 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.
The next Brit List will be in November 2020 and in order to reflect the fact that most writers now work across film and television, The Brit List 2020 will feature scripts from both TV and film for the first time.