Frank E. Woods

American screenwriter

Frank E. Woods was an American screenwriter of the silent era. He wrote for 90 movies between 1908 and 1925. He first became a writer with the Biograph Company. Woods was also a pioneering movie reviewer. As a writer, his changes to movie 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 working with D. W. Griffith, including the co-scripting of The Birth of a Nation. He is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

Frank E. Woods
Woods in 1922
DiedMay 1, 1939(1939-05-01) (aged 78–79)
Hollywood, California, United States
Years active1908–1925
SpouseElla 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 Allen 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. Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2013.