Upending Hollywood From the Inside

What was the best script you read this year that still hasn't been made into a feature film? That was the simple question to film-industry executives that catalyzed the Black List. Since 2005 the Black List has helped generate over 300 films, including The Revenant, Spotlight, Slumdog Millionaire, Juno, The King's Speech, Argo, and The Social Network. Those films have earned over $25 billion worldwide and won 35 Academy Awards, including eight of the last fifteen screenwriting Oscars. Black List founder Franklin Leonard chats with Michael Eisner about the activism inherent in the Black List, and how choosing the name “Black List” combats the paradigm he heard growing up, that black somehow equaled bad.

Festival: 2016

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