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How the 'Black List' can catapult a screenwriter's career

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Ben Affleck stars in the film "Argo." Warner Bros. Pictures

What do the films "Juno", "The Blind Side", "Life of Pi" and "Argo" have in common? They were all on The Black List.

The annual publication highlights the most popular un-produced screenplays in Hollywood, chosen by hundreds of film executives. Over 250 screenplays that have appeared on The Black List have been made into feature films.

Among them, over 150 Academy Award nominations, including three of the last five "Best Picture" Oscars. Franklin Leonard is the founder and CEO of The Black List and joins us now in studio.

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