Frank E. Woods

Frank E. Woods (1860 – May 1, 1939) was an American screenwriter of the silent era. He wrote for 90 films between 1908 till 1925. He first became a writer with the Biograph Company. Woods was also a pioneering film reviewer. As a writer, his contributions to film criticism are discussed in the 2009 documentary, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism. He was also known for his screenplay collaborations with D. W. Griffith, including the co-scripting of The Birth of a Nation. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

Frank E. Woods
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Woods in 1922
DiedMay 1, 1939 (aged 78–79)
Years active1908–1925
Spouse(s)Ella Woods
RelativesLotta Woods (sister-in-law)

Woods was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[1]

PLAY Edgar Allan Poe (1909) with added modern introductory intertitles; screenplay co-written by Woods and D. W. Griffith; runtime 00:08:18.

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  1. ^ "History of the Academy: Original 36 founders of the Academy Actors". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website. 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2013.

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