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(43) John McNamara, Trumbo screenwriter
In celebration of the 68th anniversary of the start of the Hollywood Blacklist, Franklin sits down to chat with John McNamara, screenwriter of Trumbo. They discuss if it was intimidating for John to write a screenplay about Dalton Trumbo, arguably one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, learning Trumbo's voice through trial and error, and what helped guide him toward the story he wanted to tell with the film.
David Gay, screenwriter of The Gauntlet of Phillip Montega
Please enjoy this week’s episode of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard with Black List community director Kate Hagen and screenwriter David Gay known for The Gauntlet of Phillip Montega which will receive the ear movie treatment. This episode is sponsored by Terminus (www.terminusevent.com code: blacklist).
(65) Screenwriters Mike Rosolio and Chad Hartigan
On this week's episode of The Black List Table Reads, Franklin chats with Mike Rosolio, screenwriter of the 2015 Black List script Reagan and Chad Hartigan, screenwriter of Morris from America which won him the 2016 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Mike talks to Franklin about growing up in a family of movie lovers, going from writing sketches with the sketch group Sketchup to writing scripts, and what lead him to writing Reagan. Then, Chad talks to Franklin about being the son of missionaries in Cyprus, engrossing himself in all kinds of films, and how the film festival world changed his life. LA: Join us for the first live, staged reading of 2016 featuring the 2015 Black List script REAGAN, Written and Directed by Mike Rosolio on Saturday, March 5th at 8:00pm at The Montalban Theater and starring JOHN CHO and LENA DUNHAM. Go to https://blcklst.com/ for tickets.
302 Monsters of Mary Shelley
Please enjoy the second Earmovie of Season 3, “Monsters of Mary Shelley” written by Ian Simpson. It stars Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Chike Okonkwo, Scarlett Byrne, Tom Stokes, Tommy Flanagan, and David S. Lee.This episode is brought to you by Seed & Spark (www.seedandspark.com/blacklist) and Scribnos.com.
(64) Loose Women
Put your spurs on and rustle up the latest Black List Table Reads script, Loose Women by Jeffrey Belanger. The Loose Women are an infamous gang of sharpshooters led by Pistol Dick Pete Daly, but when the Women have a falling out with Pete, they're forced to discover just what sort of gang they want to be. Loose Women stars Robin Weigert, TaiVon McKinney, Sandy Martin, Lee Garlington, Sarah Jane Morris, Bailey Noble, Rya Kihlstedt, John Billingsley, John Piper Ferguson, and Robert Baker, and it's narrated by Evan Todd.
(63) Loose Women Screenwriter Jeffrey Belanger
Jeffrey Belanger, screenwriter of Loose Women joins Franklin this week to chat about how judging movies by their covers as a child began his lifelong his interest in movies, writing parody films in middle school, what inspired him to write Loose Women, and being okay with making mistakes.
(50) Screenwriters Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Emma Donoghue (Room)
The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard is starting 2016 with a special twofer interview episode with screenwriters Phyllis Nagy and Emma Donoghue. First comes a conversation with Indie Spirit Award nominated and New York City Film Critics Circle winning screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is the screenwriter of Carol, which itself is nominated for 5 Golden Globes and has won many Critics' Choice Awards. Adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith, it's a story about a department store clerk who dreams of a better life and falls for an older married woman. Then, Franklin chats with Emma Donoghue, Golden Globe nominated screenwriter of Room, which she adapted from her own Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. The film is about a five-year-old and his mother escaping from a room in which they have been trapped for the child's entire life and is also nominated for 3 Golden Globes.
(51) Angel's Flight (Pt. 2)
Welcome back to The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard for Part Two of the action packed Angel's Flight by screenwriter Jill Isaacs. Angel's Flight stars Ignacio Serricchio, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Anne Heche, Richard Cabral, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Trucco, W. Earl Brown, Rod McLachlan, Alex Quijano, and Tara Sands. Don't forget to vote for the Season 2 finale script over at https://blcklst.com/podcast/vote/!
(61) Forever Jiaying, 1937
This week, The Black List Table Reads brings you a powerful and poignant script set in China during the Nanking Massacre. “Forever Jiaying, 1937” by Kristina Lauren Anderson, follows an American woman who moves to Shanghai to be with her husband, unaware that her world is about to be upended. Forever Jiaying stars Jessika Van, Georgina Haig, Erin Cummings, Amy Hill, Kerr Smith, Ryan McPartlin, Patrick Fabian, Chris Pang, Tom Choi, and Cooper Thornton.
Lane and Ruckus Skye, screenwriters of Rattle the Cage
Please enjoy this episode of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard and Black List community director Kate Hagen in which they interview Lane and Ruckus Skye, the screenwriters of Rattle the Cage about their creative histories, the nuts and bolts of their creative processes, having their feature produced in Arabic, and much more.
(41) Three Months screenwriter Jared Frieder
Jared Frieder, screenwriter of Three Months, joins Franklin this week to chat about how Three Months came to be, choosing comedy as a vehicle for a personal story, and why it's important for writers to be constantly creating from a personal space.
(38) Chrome Noir
Welcome back to The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard. Popular demand called for it, and we listened: Each earmovie is now a single episode. Today, we come to the end of our Season 1 earmovie binge-a-thon with our fourth earmovie - Kent Tessman’s Chrome Noir. Men in hats. Tommy guns. Robots. A film noir detective story that will have you riveted. Bringing the world of Chrome Noir to life is Colin Hanks, Zachary Levi, Rob Morrow, Katie Lowes, Billy Burke, Stephanie Drake, Matt Bohrer, Ben Schrader, Andrea Anders, and Cooper Thornton.
Monsters of Mary Shelley Interview w/ Robert Ian Simpson
Season 3 of THE BLACK LIST TABLE READS continues with a sit-down chat featuring screenwriter Robert Ian Simpson, Franklin Leonard, and Kate Hagen, to talk about the origin of how MONSTERS OF MARY SHELLEY came to be, favorite films, importance of authenticity, and creating a narrative for real life.This episode is brought to you by Scribnos.com.
301 Blood From A Stone
In the first Earmovie of Season 3, “Blood from a Stone” by Bill Palmer is both a tribute and a send-up of the blood-spattered heydays of irresponsible 1980's action films. Sean Sharpstone (Paul Scheer), is a muscle-bound renegade cop wrapped in acid-wash denim and dipped in pure testosterone. It's 1986 in Los Angeles, and Sharpstone's loose fists and tight jeans are the only things that can stop a spider-worshipping cult from creating an invisible network that will change the face of the nation - something they're calling a "Worldwide Web". When Sharpstone slides behind the wheel of his t-top Camaro, rules, consequences and ethical behavior take a backseat to broken bones, severed limbs and one-liners delivered to corpses. You're invited to sit shotgun. Starring Paul Scheer, Gregg Henry, Troy Blendell, Liza Lapira, Larry Poindexter, Alex Ashbaugh, Mousa Kraish, and Rane Jameson. Original Music by Ryan Connor. Main Theme by Ryan Connor and Jeaux Janovsky. Bill Carter Theme by Brett Morris. This episode is sponsored by Scribnos.com  
Noah Oppenheim, Jackie Screenwriter and Executive-in-Charge of TODAY
Noah Oppenheim is a writer, Emmy-winning television producer, and Executive-in-charge of the Today Show. Noah joins Franklin to talk about working as a senior producer for Hardball with Chris Matthews, being a senior producer for The Today Show, moving to LA to pursue writing, writing the screenplay for Jackie, and returning to The Today Show.This episode is brought to you by Seed & Spark (www.seedandspark.com/blacklist) and Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com).
Eric Heisserer, Arrival Screenwriter
Merry Christmas from The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard! Please enjoy an interview with screenwriter Eric Heisserer known for Arrival, one of the best films of 2016.
209 Young Storytellers
Four short ear movies and four short interviews with four very special writers is happening on a special episode of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard. Thanks to the wonderful Young Storytellers Foundation you will hear 4 stories written by 5th graders and brought to life by professional actors Gail Bianchi, Darren Bluestone, Dave Hill, Tom Lenk, Jeremy Maxwell, Vanessa Mizzone, Cuba Packett, and Darrin Revitz. Plus, Franklin sits down to have a conversation with Bill Thompson, executive director of Young Storytellers Foundation. For more information go to www.youngstorytellers.com
Todd Komarnicki, Sully Screenwriter
Happy New Year from The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard! Please enjoy an interview with screenwriter Todd Komarnicki known for Sully, one of the best films of 2016.
(53) Angel's Flight (Pt. 1)
The first Black List Table Reads script of 2016 is so action packed that it comes in two parts! Angel's Flight from screenwriter Jill Isaacs has been described by a Black List reader as "An LA origin story in the high noir tradition of Chinatown. A spectacular script that is as ambitious as it is satisfying." It stars Ignacio Serricchio, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Anne Heche, Richard Cabral, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Trucco, W. Earl Brown, Rod McLachlan, Alex Quijano, and Tara Sands. Look for part two over at http://blacklist.wolfpop.com/! Don't forget to vote for the Season 2 finale script over at https://blcklst.com/podcast/vote/!
(55) Hosers: LIVE from The Fast Company Innovation Festival
On a bonus episode of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard, we are proud to present a live script reading of Jacob Isser's "Hosers," a half-hour television pilot recorded at The Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City. Hosers stars Jason Biggs, Bruce Altman, Katrina Bowden, Nick D'Agosto, Rumer Willis, Amy Rutberg, Geoffrey Arend, Anthony Ramos, Judy Gold, and is narrated by Franklin Leonard.
(45) Celeritas screenwriter Kimberly Barrante
Kimberly Barrante, screenwriter of Celeritas, joins Franklin this week to chat about how Celeritas started as her very first screenplay for a Screenwriting 101 class, writing a Sci-Fi novel titled "New Novel" as a child, and why talking to people could essentially lead to your next collaborator.
(49) Cary Fukunaga, Screenwriter and Director of Beasts of No Nation
Happy New Year from The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard! On a bonus episode, Franklin sits down to chat with Cary Fukunaga, screenwriter and director of Beasts of Nation, director of the critically acclaimed first season of True Detective for which he won an Emmy, and writer/director of Sin Nombre. They'll discuss the process of adapting Beasts of Nation from a novel to a major motion picture now available to watch on Netflix.
Chris Salmanpour, screenwriter of The Promise
Please enjoy this week’s episode of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard with Black List community director Kate Hagen and screenwriter Chris Salmanpour known for The Promise which will receive the ear movie treatment.
306 The Promise
Please enjoy the sixth Earmovie of Season 3, “The Promise” written by Chris Salmanpour. It stars Houshang Touzie (Ata), Omid Abtahi (Reza), Oded Fehr (Afshin, et al), Marshall Manesh (Said, et al), Charlie Weber (Tom), Adam Tsekhman (Sassan, et al), Brian George (Cleric Hussein, et al), Mo Gallini (Iranian Man, et al), Nazneen Contractor (Golnar, et al), and Franklin Leonard (Narrator).
(60) Josh Singer, Screenwriter Of Spotlight
On this bonus episode of The Black List Table Reads, Franklin chats with Josh Singer, the writer of Oscar-nominated sensation Spotlight. They’ll discuss Josh’s beginnings in theater, writing for The West Wing, and how working on The Fifth Estate led to Spotlight.
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Started
Jul 2nd, 1970
Latest Episode
Jun 22nd, 2017
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
89
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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