17 April 2021 The Irish Film & Television Network
IFTA hosts ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ creator Scott Frank for In Conversation event
07 Apr 2021 : News Desk
Scott Frank
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is joined by Oscar-nominated writer & director Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit, Godless, Logan, Out of Sight), to discuss his career writing some of the most successful American films and television series at 9am Friday, April 9th.

The event will see leading Hollywood writer/director Scott Frank share the skills and techniques that have seen him write films such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Marley & Me, The Wolverine and Logan. In addition, Scott will discuss his work as a writer/director which includes films such as, The Lookout, A Walk Among the Tombstones with Netflix Limited Series Godless and the phenomenally successful The Queen’s Gambit.

A prolific and iconic Hollywood screenwriter since the 1990s, Scott Frank has been nominated for Academy Awards for Out of Sight and Logan and for five Writers Guild Awards, winning for Out of Sight and most recently The Queen’s Gambit. His directorial debut, The Lookout, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

Frank was the showrunner for Netflix mini-series Godless starring Jack O’Connell and Jeff Daniels, for which he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Best Directing in a TV Movie or Miniseries and a Writer’s Guild Award for Best Writing in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

Frank wrote the screenplay for the 20th Century Fox and Marvel superhero film Logan (2017), starring Hugh Jackman, which received widespread commercial and critical acclaim. It achieved a worldwide gross of $619 million and received a record-breaking release across 4,071 theaters, the widest for an R-rated film, and earned Frank his second screenwriting Oscar nomination.

In 2020, His Netflix limited series, The Queen’s Gambit, reached 62 million households for the first 28 days of release, making it Netflix’s most popular scripted limited series ever. It also has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

IFTA's In Conversation with Scott Frank takes place this Friday, 9am

To register for this event click here.

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