Founder, The Black List
Franklin Leonard is host of the “Black List Table Reads” podcast and founder of the Black List, Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays. He has worked in development at Universal Pictures and at the production companies of Will Smith, Sydney Pollack, and others. Leonard serves on boards for Young Storytellers Foundation and American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” has been a juror at Sundance and Toronto film festivals, and was a delegate at the White House’s 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He has been named one of Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Under 35 and Black Enterprise’s 40 Emerging Leaders, and he received the 2015 African American Film Critics Association Special Achievement Award.