In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

Franklin Leonard, CEO & Founder of The Black List, returns to Sundance Collab to share his advice on how to get your next screenplay out into the world. In this intimate conversation, we get his perspective on current events, hear about his journey as a Hollywood production executive and learn why he became a champion for storytelling. We also explore the opportunities available when you've completed a script, discuss what executives consider in reviewing a project and reveal some common mistakes to avoid. In the process, Franklin divulges what he’s found to be true about successful screenwriting and gives us an insider’s tour of The Black List.  

For more, check out Franklin Leonard's last conversation with Collab: The Art of Feedback: Giving and Receiving Notes.

Franklin Leonard is a film producer, cultural commentator, professor, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the Black List, the company that celebrates and supports great screenwriting and the writers who do it via film production, its annual survey of best unproduced screenplays, online marketplace, live staged script readings, screenwriter labs, and film culture publications more...

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