This is the introduction to a piece by Franklin Leonard on changes at The Black List.
Recently, the Black List announced what we hope will be the beginning of a paradigm shift in the way screenplays are discovered by people who make movies.
As with any shift of this nature, there were a number of questions and concerns from people likely affected by it, via email, via Twitter, via Facebook, via our official screenwriting blog Go Into The Story, via the forums on DoneDealPro, and a few other places I’m sure that I’m forgetting at this late hour of the early morning.
Frankly, I’m glad there were. I’m glad because it means that the community of people likely affected by this are aggressively policing those who may do them harm, and I’m glad because it demands that I explain why I believe that this is a tide that can raise all...