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 an award-winning author, filmmaker, producer, and visual artist who believes that the arts can be a powerful driver of social change.

In August of 2017, McMillan published the second book of Gout’s award-winning trilogy of young adult books, the Geniusseries: Genius: The Game(2016); Genius: The Con(2017); and Genius: The Revolution(2018). Gout also wrote Ghost Radio for HarperCollins and is currently adapting the novel into a television series with Sam Raimi and Peyton Haylar for Skydance.

Gout and his brother, Everardo Gout, built the successful film company, Casa B Productions that has created iconic music videos, commercials, television shows and documentaries for a wide range of clients, including David Byrne, Mos Def, Levis, Diesel and The Roots. Gout is the producer of Everardo’s award-winning film, Days of Grace. The film premiered at Cannes International Film Festival and was released in the U.S. in 2015. It has won over 20 awards.

Gout is an executive producer of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, which hits theaters on December 25, 2017. He wrote, produced and directed the animated film, Little Spiritstarring Danny DeVito and Lucy Liu, a one-hour primetime special for NBC that came out in 2008. Gout created the television show, Spymasters, for Oddlot Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment and will executive produce the show with Scott Rosenbaum.

Gout and Patterson co-run James Patterson Entertainment where they currently have various television and film projects in production. Together with Bill Robinson, Gout and Patterson producedMiddle School: The Worst Years of My Life alongwith Participant Media and CBS Films. Patterson, Gout, and Robinson are three of the executive producers of the CBS television drama,Zoo, which is based on the 2012 Patterson thriller. They are currently in production on Instinctstarring Alan Cummingswith CBS Showrunner, Michael Rauch. Gout is also developing a television show for Channel 4 called Get Millie Black in partnership with Man Booker prize-winning author Marlon James.

Gout was recently awarded a Fellowship at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he has founded The Genius Foundation.


The Genius Foundation focuses on providing brilliant underprivileged youth from ar

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