Franklin Leonard

THE BLACK LIST TABLE READS

Franklin Leonard

THE BLACK LIST TABLE READS
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Biography

Franklin Leonard is the founder of the Black List (http://www.blcklst.com), the yearly publication highlighting Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays and the company birthed to continue its mission. At various times, he’s been a film executive for Will Smith, Universal Pictures, Sydney Pollack & Anthony Minghella, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Clerical errors resulted in his being named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013, the Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans a year later, and the recipient of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)’s Special Achievement Award for career excellence in 2015. He’s a rabid football (soccer) fan, detests political hypocrisy, and comments on it all on Twitter at @franklinleonard.