Franklin Leonard


Franklin Leonard is the host of the Black List Table Reads podcast (an iTunes Best of 2015 pick) and is the founder of the Black List, the yearly publication highlighting Hollywood's most popular unproduced screenplays and the company birthed to continue its mission. Over 250 Black List scripts have been produced as feature films earning 243 Academy Award nominations, and 45 wins including three of the last seven Best Pictures and eight of the last sixteen 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. He currently serves on the advisory b…