Scott Franklin

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Scott Franklin is an American film producer. Born and raised in New York, Franklin continues to work there as a producer with Darren Aronofsky at Protozoa Pictures.[1] He is an Oscar nominee for his work on Black Swan and a two time recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture.[2]

Early life[edit]

Franklin grew up in Bellmore, New York on Long Island where he wrestled at Kennedy High School. He continued his education at Ohio State University, where he studied Communications[3]

Career[edit]

After college, Franklin worked briefly in Los Angeles until he decided to return home to New York for an unpaid Associate Producer position on Pi. This collaboration initiated a long-time working relationship between Franklin and director Darren Aronofsky,[4] for whom he produced five more films. Franklin has also developed and produced several other films at Protozoa Pictures, including Jackie[5] and White Boy Rick.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Position
1998 Pi Associate Producer
2000 Requiem for a Dream Co-Producer
2007 Hounddog Producer
2008 The Wrestler Producer
2010 Black Swan Producer
2011 W.E. Executive Producer
2012 2 Days in New York Producer
2014 Noah Producer
2015 Zipper Executive Producer
2016 Jackie Producer
2017 Aftermath Producer
mother! Producer
2018 White Boy Rick Producer

Honors[edit]

In 2009, Franklin won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture for his work on The Wrestler.[7] He reprised the win two years later in 2011 for his work on Black Swan.[8] Franklin's contribution to Black Swan also earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture,[9] a BAFTA nomination for Best Film,[10] and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama.[11]

In 2017 Franklin was nominated for another Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture for his work on Jackie.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Franklin".
  2. ^ "Scott Franklin". Produced By New York.
  3. ^ Moss, Drew. "Hell and High Water". Long Island Pulse.
  4. ^ Moss, Drew. "Hell and High Water". Long Island Pulse.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave. "'Jackie' AFI Premiere: Natalie Portman Says Playing Jacqueline Kennedy Challenged Her on Multiple Levels". Variety.
  6. ^ Busch, Anita. "'White Boy Rick' Coveted Lead Role Goes To Unknown 15-Year-Old Baltimore Kid With No Acting Experience". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ Finke, Nikki. "2009 Spirit Awards: Truly Indie Anymore?". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Mandell, Andrea. "'Black Swan' sweeps Film Independent Spirit Awards". USA Today.
  9. ^ "EXPERIENCE OVER EIGHT DECADES OF THE OSCARS FROM 1927 TO 2017". Oscars.
  10. ^ "Baftas nominations 2011: full list".
  11. ^ Finke, Nikki. "2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced". Deadline Hollywood.
  12. ^ "32ND FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED". Film Independent.