Qumra 2019: The Black List's Franklin Leonard reveals global expansion dream

Founder in talks for first-look deal with Endeavor Content.

The Black List founder Franklin Leonard is mulling the expansion of his influential system of gathering and assessing unproduced scripts to include other markets and non-English language projects.

“I’ve been trying to figure out for a while how to expand The Black List into the Spanish language market,” Leonard told an industry talk at the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra project and talent development event in Qatar.

The challenge, said Leonard, is while the Spanish-language market is vast and encompasses some 500million Spanish speakers worldwide, the various Spanish-speaking film and

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