Franklin Leonard is a film executive best known for founding The Black List, he is currently an adviser to BoomGen Studios and Plympton and serves on the board of directors for Young Storytellers. He hosts The Black List Podcast.
Forget looking for a needle in a haystack – instead, build a new type of metal detector, to find undervalued assets that others don’t see. That’s exactly what Franklin Leonard did when he started The Black List, an annual survey of screenplays everyone loved (but no one was making). Devise ways to find things no one else has found – or didn’t think to look for – and it could be the difference that drives you to scale. Cameo: Software engineer Tatiana Mac.Learn more about The Black List: https://blcklst.com/Learn more about Tatiana Mac: https://tatianamac.com/
In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
In episode 625, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by The Black List founder Franklin Leonard to discuss the film trends, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Trump not wearing a face mask while visiting a factory, what we learned from the whistleblower from Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force, how venues will be re-opening, Demolition Man, and more! FOOTNOTES: Ahmaud Arbery: anger mounts over killing of black jogger caught on video Trump does not wear coronavirus mask at Honeywell factory that makes masks Kushner coronavirus effort said to be hampered by inexperienced volunteers What will concerts look like after the pandemic? Upcoming show, experts give us ideas Uh Oh, We’re Inching Towards the ‘Demolition Man’ Future Demolition Man 2 in the Works at Warner Bros. Fauci: 'In a perfect world' Americans would stop shaking hands The Writer of Demolition Man on the Predictive Power of His 1993 Movie 5 WTF Scenes You Forgot Were In Your Favorite Movies Sylvestor Stallone On Instagram: Questions and answers WATCH: Common - Heat (prod. by J Dilla) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Black List founder Franklin Leonard talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he accidentally created one of the most important lists in Hollywood and how he turned it into a real business for connecting screenwriters with producers. Leonard also talks about the statistics that show the benefits of reading scripts from diverse writers and the mostly-white 2020 Oscar nominations, about which he wrote a satirical op-ed for the Washington Post. Plus: Why he doesn't expect AI to replace human readers. Click here to read a full transcript of this interview. Featuring: Franklin Leonard (@FranklinLeonard), founder, The Black List (@theblcklst) Host: Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large More to explore: Subscribe for free to Reset, Recode's new podcast that explores why — and how — tech is changing everything. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily Twitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Episode Count
166
Podcast Count
12
Total Airtime
4 days, 5 hours
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