The Black List’s annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays has a proven track record for finding compelling stories. Black List movies have won 53 Academy Awards and garnered 262 nominations, including four of the last 10 Best Picture Oscars.
Leonard said the mid-eight figure fund would enable The Black List to get more of the scripts it champions onto the big screen.
“I’ve always said the North Star of the blacklist is identifying and celebrating great screenwriting. The best way to celebrate great screenwriting is to get it made,” Leonard said in a conversation with Deadline. “We’d love to be in a position to bring financial resources to support the making of these movies.