Thursday, February 28, 2013

Franklin Leonard,CEO of The Black List, to Guest USA Scriptchat March 3, 2013

Franklin Leonard @franklinleonard is the creator of the Black List @theblcklst and co-creator of, a yearly publication highlighting Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays and its ongoing home on the web. 

Over 220 Black List scripts have been produced as feature films earning more than 148 Academy Award nominations including two of the last four BestPictures and five of the last ten screenwriting Oscars. Franklin has worked in development at Universal Pictures and the production companies of Will Smith, Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella, Leonardo DiCaprio, and John Goldwyn. Before Los Angeles and all things film related, Franklin was - atdifferent times - a business analyst at McKinsey & Co., a weekly columnist for the Trinidad Guardian in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad, and the communications director for John Cranley's 2000 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio's first district.   

He’s a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. Since 2010, he has been named one of Hollywood Reporter’s 30 Under 30, Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Emerging Leaders for Our Future,” AOL Black Voices “30 Black Hollywood Game Changers” and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.”

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