Leopoldo Gout

Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker in New York

Leopoldo Gout

Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker in New York

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Leopoldo Gout is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist who hails from Mexico City. He studied contemporary art at Central Saint Martins in London and has shown his sculpture and painting in galleries and museums around the world. Gout is partnered with James Patterson on projects for both the big and small screen in addition to developing film and television projects under his own banner.

Together with Patterson Leopoldo is producing MIDDLE SCHOOL with Participant Media and CBS Films. Also they will produce MAXIMUM RIDE, which will be an international feature film co-production to begin shooting in 2016. Leopoldo along with Patterson is executive producers of the CBS television drama ZOO, based on the 2012 Patterson thriller. The show debuted as the No. 1 new show of the summer on CBS, 2015.

Leopoldo Gout was also partnered with Patterson, Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Productions on a book adaptation pilot for CBS based on THE BERRYMAN NUMBER by James Patterson. Leopoldo is currently in pre-production of Molly's Game a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and is producing along Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal.

Gout wrote, produced, and directed the NBC animated film LITTLE SPIRIT starring Danny DeVito & Lucy Liu which aired as a one hour primetime special program in 2007 on NBC. He created and co-wrote the television show SPYMASTERS with British showrunner Jake Michie for Oddlot Entertainment and Slingshot Global Media and is partnered to Executive Produce this show with Simon Kinberg (X MEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES).

Together, Idris Elba and Gout are producing RAVI, a one hour drama television show in the UK which will premiere in 2017. He is also in development with Channel 4 in the UK "Get Millie Black" with Man Booker Prize author Marlon James. Along with his brother Everardo Gout, Leopoldo produced Everardo's directorial debut, DAYS OF GRACE, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival 2011 and was released in the U.S. in 2015 to rave reviews. The film has won over 18 international awards and was nominated for 15 Arieles (the Mexican Academy Award).

As an author, Leopoldo Gout wrote GHOST RADIO for Harper Collins. He is adapting the novel as a television show and partnered with Oddlot Entertainment.

In the summer of 2016 McMillan will publish the first of a trilogy of young adult books written by Gout, the GENIUS series. Leopoldo lives in NYC with his wife and two children.