Screenwriters; It’s Time To Take Some Responsibility

I’m going to open by doing the unthinkable. I’m going to defend Franklin Leonard. Let me state that I am not a fan of Franklin, nor a champion of his Black List. However, he is not the soul reason for it’s popularity — we are.

Franklin never put a gun to writer’s heads. I remember when the Black List launched around 5/6 years ago and the uproar it caused. I recall a great deal of scepticism along with applause. The ScriptNotes podcast at the time welcomed Franklin to appear and make his case. He was active and open on DoneDealPro. His…