Scott Frank

Writer, Director

Scott Frank’s screenplays include Little Man Tate, Dead Again, Malice, Heaven’s Prisoners, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Interpreter, The Lookout (also directed), Marley & Me, The Wolverine, Walk Among the Tombstones (also directed), Logan, the Netflix limited series, Godless (also directed) and The Queen’s Gambit (also directed). Out of Sight and Logan were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay. Out of Sight won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as well as Best Screenplay awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. Logan was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Get Shorty was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. His directorial debut, The Lookout, won the Independent Spirit award for Best First Feature.

Godless was nominated for 12 Emmy awards, including writing, directing, and Best Limited Series, as well as nominations from the Directors and Writers Guilds. The Queen’s Gambit won 11 Emmy Awards, including Best Director and Best Limited Series. It won the Golden Globe for Best Limited Series as well as winning awards in the Limited Series category from the Writers, Producers and Directors Guilds, The Critics’ Choice Awards and the USC Scripter Award for Best Adaptation. It was also named one of the AFI’s Top Ten Shows for 2020.

Mr. Frank is currently adapting Mary Doria Russell’s novel, The Sparrow, for F/X as a limited series for Johan Renck to direct, preparing Monsieur Spade, a series he co-created with Tom Fontana and will direct for AMC in 2022, and adapting, with Megan Abbott, the Nabokov novel, Laughter in the Dark, as a feature film. Mr. Frank’s first novel, Shaker, was published by Knopf in 2015.