March 16, 2017
Please enjoy the fourth Earmovie of Season 3, “The Hounds of Rearden” written by Sean Geraghty. It stars Cooper Thornton (Peter), James Callis (Sir Julius/Cortez), Greg Itzin (Sen. Warren/Hunter), Charles Shaughnessy (Cromwell/Clark), Sachin Bhatt (Raj/Ranger #1), Gregg Daniel (Leopold), Andrew Roa (Johnny Napoleon), Ben Lawson (Hastings/Collins), Laura Kai Chen (Khan), and Franklin Leonard (Narrator).
March 17, 2016
We asked you listeners to choose which Black List script you wanted to hear for the Season 2 finale of The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard and The Hitch by Troy Anthony Miller prevailed. While visiting Los Angeles in 1927, young British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock is accused of murder and must go on the run to prove his innocence. Bringing The Hitch to life is Tom Rhys Harries, Jack Falahee, Shelley Hennig, Angela Gots, Dave Hill, Graham Hamilton, Louis Herthum, John Getz, Jayne Taini, Lauren Bass, with narration from Cooper Thornton.
February 11, 2016
This week, The Black List Table Reads brings you a powerful and poignant script set in China during the Nanking Massacre. “Forever Jiaying, 1937” by Kristina Lauren Anderson, follows an American woman who moves to Shanghai to be with her husband, unaware that her world is about to be upended. Forever Jiaying stars Jessika Van, Georgina Haig, Erin Cummings, Amy Hill, Kerr Smith, Ryan McPartlin, Patrick Fabian, Chris Pang, Tom Choi, and Cooper Thornton.
January 28, 2016
We have another great script this week on The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard. Jody by Jason Wilborn and Chris Kyle is a great way to bridge the gap between the NFL’s Conference Championships and Sunday’s Super Bowl. A Black List reader wrote about the script, “This script fires pitch perfectly on all cylinders. From start to finish, this script surprises. Its characters and plot throwing left right punches making for edge of your seat drama.” Jody stars Ed Quinn, Ashley Greene, Constance Zimmer, Emily Osment, Michael Dempsey, Jonathan Goldstein, Aimee Teegarden, Matt Barr, Carter Hastings, JR Lemon, and Cooper Thornton.
December 17, 2015
The Holiday season is upon us and we have the perfect thing for you here at The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard this week as we present the action-comedy The Winter King from screenwriters Mickey Fisher and Brian Depetris. Mickey and Brian met each other while working as Santa Claus at a major department store in New York City and hatched the idea for the script while walking around NYC on Valentine’s Day. The Winter King stars Jason Ritter, Haley Joel Osment, Mae Whitman, Darren Ritchie, Kristen Johnston, Gabriel Mann, Brandon Scott, Lori Alan, Abraham Benrubi, and Cooper Thornton. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 3, 2015
Season 2 of the new and improved The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard continues this week with the Sci-Fi/Drama earmovie Celeritas by screenwriter Kimberly Barrante. When a missing astronaut crash lands forty years after he launched having not aged a day, his elderly twin brother helps him escape the NASA scientists hunting him. As the government closes in, neither brother is who they claim to be. Our presentation stars Jake Abel, Justin Chatwin, Alexandra Daddario, Christine Estabrook, Matthew Del Negro, Kevin Weisman, Adam Grimes, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matthew Jaeger, and Cooper Thornton.