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[Video]: Hollywood’s Black List Sets The Standard for Screenplays


BLACKLIST founder Franklin Leonard offers a surprisingly unique perspective on Hollywood’s reality: sleepless script execs slaving through piles of bad scripts, all asking each other the same question: ‘read anything good lately?’ This is the riveting origin story of If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you … Read more