The Brit List of most admired unproduced screenplays began 4 years ago, inspired by the Hollywood version known as the Black List. This year the anonymous UK agent polled 80 industry players, asking them for their favourite screenplays. Due to the increased number of people taking part this year, a script had to receive 3 votes or more to appear on the list. Over 170 screenplays were nominated but only 35 made the final cut. Well-known writers on the list include Ian McEwan, who has adapted his own novel On Chesil Beach for Sam Mendes; John Hodge (Trainspotting), who has written William and Harold for 127 Hours producer Christian Colson; and Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage), whose Song For Marion, about a widower who joins a choir, represents a change in direction for the writer/director. Ruby Films (Tamara Drewe) and BBC Films are co-developing this year’s winner, Sex Education, which follows a schoolboy who passes himself off as an adult in order to take revenge on his biology teacher and sleep with his wife. The plan of course goes awry in Jonathan Stern and Jamie Minoprio’s comedy, which garnered 11 votes in this year’s poll. The pair are repped by Casarotto. Brit List scripts from previous years that have gone into production include Men Who Stare At Goats, Never Let Me Go, Nowhere Boy and Salmon Fishing In the Yemen. Currently shooting are 2 more Brit Listers — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and My Week With Marilyn. Here are this year’s selections:

11 VOTES
SEX EDUCATION by Jonathan Stern and Jamie Minoprio (Casarotto)
Producers: Ruby Films/BBC Films

8 VOTES
CHEERLEADERS by Ben Schiffer (ITG)
Producers: Cloud Eight Films

7 VOTES
HONOUR by Shan Khan (The Agency)
Producers: Dan Films/Parti Productions

SHADOW DANCER by Tom Bradby (Lucas Alexander Whitley (law) Agency)
Producers: Unanimous Pictures/Element Pictures/Wildbunch Production

SONG FOR MARION by Paul Andrew Williams (United Agents)
Producers: Steel Mill Productions

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH by Eran Creevy (ITG)
Producers: Between the Eyes

6 VOTES
BREATHE (aka BACK 2 JACK) by Claire Wilson (Casarotto)
Producers: Element Pictures

ENGAGED by James Condon (unrepresented)
Producers: Silvertown Films

THE ANIMATORS by Clive Dawson (ITG)
Producers: Qwerty Films

5 VOTES
A LONG WAY DOWN BY Jack Thorne (Casarotto)
Producers: Finola Dwyer Productions/Wildgaze Films

GRANNY MADE ME AN ANARCHIST by Ronan Bennett (Tavistock Wood) and Duncan Campbell (United Agents)
Producers: Origin Pictures/Easter Partisan/Film 4

4 VOTES
30 EGGS by Eoin O’Connor (Berlin Associates)
Producers: Treasure Entertainment

BLACKROCK (aka BAD DAY IN BLACKROCK) by Malcolm Campbell (Curtis Brown)
Producers: Element Pictures

FINISHING SCHOOL by Daisy Donovan (ITG)
Producers: Origin Pictures

LAST WILL by Geoff Thompson (Debi Allen Associates)
Producers: Steel Mill Productions

LETTERS FROM AMERICA by Gaia and Hania Elkington (United Agents)

LOVEFEST by Michael Cowen (United Agents)
Producers: Cloud Eight Films/Pathé

THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE by Andrew Bovell (HLA)
Producers: Forward Films

VALERIO by Kelly Marcel (Casarotto)
Producers: 4DH Films

3 VOTES
3 MINUTE HEROES by Paven Virk (Alan Brodie Representation)
Producers: Mike Elliot

A LITTLE CHAOS by Alison Deegan (The Agency)
Producers: Potboiler

BROKEN by Mark O’Rowe (Curtis Brown)
Producers: Cuba Pictures

DEVOTCHKA by Gary Young (Sara Putt Associates) and Geoff Bussetil (ITG)
Producers: Peapie Films

ELFIE HOPKINS AND THE GAMMONS by Riyad Barmania (Alan Brodie Representation) and Ryan Andrews (ITG)
Producers: Size 9

FUMBLING by Stephen Prentice (The Rod Hall Agency)
Producers: DJ Films

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT by Trevor De Silva (The Rod Hall Agency)
Producers: Ecosse Films

JAMAICA INN by Patrick Harbinson (ITG) and Michael Thomas (Casarotto)
Producers: Hilary Heath/BBC Films

KARENFAN by Geoff Bussetil (ITG)
Producers: Peapie Films

MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH by Philip Gawthorne (Curtis Brown)

ON CHESIL BEACH by Ian McEwan (The Agency)
Producers: Neal Street

PASSPORTS by Paloma Baeza (The Agency)
Producers: Focus Films

SUITE FRANCAISE by Saul Dibb (Casarotto)
Producers: Qwerty Films/TF1

THE LOVERS by Bridget O’Connor (Michelle Kass Associates)
Producers: Thomas Thomas Films

THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Corinna Faith (Curtis Brown)
Producers: Warp Films

WILLIAM AND HAROLD by John Hodge (United Agents)
Producers: Cloud Eight Films/Pathé