Join us as we welcome the Founder of the Black List, Franklin Leonard, along with two writers recently named to his site, both talented Writers Boot Camp alumni who are esteemed professional membership, Jon Boyer and Tucker Parsons.
Not the famed McCarthy era screenwriter blacklist, Franklin has published the top yet-to-be produced feature film scripts as voted by nearly 300 creative executives and readers each year since 2005. The panel will cover the origin of his inspiration, his background in development and how his company operates.
We’ll also get Jon and Tucker’s perspective about the experience of being named, whether it has led to representation and/or opportunity. Jon Boyer’s feature FREE BYRD, written during his Pro Member sessionwork landed him on the latest list in 2013. Tucker Parsons wrote WHALEMEN after his Pro Member sessionwork and was named in 2012.
Every year except 2007 at least one Writers Boot Camp alumnus has been named to Franklin’s list and Kate Angelo, in fact, has had two scripts, PLAN B, which was written in class and became THE BACKUP PLAN, and SEX TAPE, which stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz.
Other alumni who have made the list include Pro Members Javier Rodriguez and Ben Magid, as well as Cindy Chupack, Alan Freedland & Alan Cohen, Will McCormack, Steve Leff, Matt Nix, Kaile Schilling, Katie Wech and Josh Singer.
Pro Members, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $20 for the general creative community; Writers Boot Camp Basic Training alumni can enter the promo code BTBL in the event box on the right of this page for 50% off the public ticket price.