For the eigth year in a row we are proud to present Hollywood’s picks for the best specs scripts of the year - The Hit List! With close to 400 specs from more than 450 writers eligible for this years list, it was once again one of the largest creative pools to select from, a task our 550 film executives did not take lightly as they cast more than 2,600 votes for who they deemed the best of 2017!
The 2017 Hit List featured one of the most diverse breakdowns in not just the scripts and writers themselves, but also in the stories and genres represented. With comedies, dramas and thrillers all staying within the average expected rise from previous years, this year we saw a significant surge in science fiction, biopics, period pieces and romances, all earning their best numbers since the Hit List began.
Scripts, stories and genres were not the only widely diverse areas of this years list, as the representation categories once again offered a glimpse at how large the spec market has become, as 12 different agencies, 39 different management companies, and more than 200 individual reps were behind the 90 scripts on this list.