The movies we see, the stories that get told, and the lives portrayed on the big screen are slowly changing thanks in part to Franklin Leonard (he/him). He’s the founder of The Black List—a company and production studio that began as an anonymous survey searching for the best screenplays that didn't make it to film. It's now a place producers go to find the movies they should be making.
On July 12, On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti (she/her) sits down with him to discuss the legacy of The Black List, equity in Hollywood, and the future of the industry he’s trying to change.
On Point is produced by WBUR, and distributed by APM. It can be heard on over 290 stations, including 89.3 KPCC, weekdays at 9:00 p.m.
This event is part of KPCC’s Public Radio Palooza, a year-long celebration of all the ways public radio brings us together, featuring some of the most legendary and innovative creators in the public media landscape.