Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
Franklin Leonard has been supporting screenwriters and bringing to light screenplays that otherwise would have remained shelved.
Leonard founded and is CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best unproduced screenplays by writers of color and getting those films made. The annual lists have included such Oscar-winning films as “Juno,” “The King’s Speech” and “Argo.”
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