A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and author. He received two Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for Out of Sight (1998) and Logan (2017). He is the co-creator, with Allan Scott, executive producer, and director for the 2020 Netflix series The Queen's Gambit.
A. Scott Frank
March 10, 1960
|Education||University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)|
American Film Institute (MFA)
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director, author|
|Awards||National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (1998)|
Saturn Award for Best Writing (2002)
Early life and education
Frank was born to a Jewish family in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on March 10, 1960. His family moved to Los Gatos, California where he went to high school. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in film studies. Frank earned a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the AFI Conservatory in 1984.
Along with The Lookout, Frank also penned Little Man Tate, Dead Again, Malice, Heaven's Prisoners, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Interpreter, Marley & Me, The Wolverine, A Walk Among the Tombstones (which he also directed) and Logan.
Out of Sight, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and as Best Screenplay awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
Minority Report won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Screenplay. Get Shorty was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and, as was Dead Again, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery Screenplay.
Scott Frank is the co-creator, executive producer, and director for the 2020 Netflix series The Queen's Gambit.
|1988||Plain Clothes||Martha Coolidge|
|1991||Dead Again||Kenneth Branagh|
|Little Man Tate||Jodie Foster|
|The Walter Ego||John Putch||Short film|
|1995||Get Shorty||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|1996||Heaven's Prisoners||Phil Joanou|
|1998||Out of Sight||Steven Soderbergh|
|2002||Minority Report||Steven Spielberg|
|2004||Flight of the Phoenix||John Moore|
|2005||The Interpreter||Sydney Pollack|
|2007||The Lookout||Himself||Feature directorial debut|
|2008||Marley & Me||David Frankel|
|2013||The Wolverine||James Mangold|
|2014||A Walk Among the Tombstones||Himself|
|1988||The Wonder Years||Episode: "The Phone Call"|
|1993||Fallen Angels||Episode: "Dead End for Delia"|
|1994||Birdland||Episodes: "Pilot" and "Plan B"|
Also co-creator and executive producer
|2004||Karen Sisco||Episode: "He Was a Friend of Mine"|
|2011||Shameless||Also director, episode: "It's Time to Kill the Turtle"|
|2017||Godless||Also creator, executive producer, and director|
|2020||The Queen's Gambit||Also co-creator, executive producer, and director|
Awards and nominations
- "For Queen's Gambit Creator, the Vineyard Is a Creative Force". The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
- Bloom, Nate (March 6, 2018). "Anton Yelchin's final role lands in 'Thoroughbreds'; Appatow's 'Love' returns". The Jewish News of Northern California.
- "Scott Frank biography". The New York Times. New York City, New York. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- "Scott Frank bio". Penguin Random House. University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Bazer, Mark (March 25, 2007). "Screenwriter Frank takes action After years spent creating scripts, he's directing". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
- "Miller & Son — AFI". Miller & Son. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
- "Scott Frank". www.goldenglobes.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
- "Shaker". Penguin Random House. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "Shaker". www.publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
- "Interview: Scott Frank on Finishing His Debut Novel 'Shaker' Fifteen Years After He Began". /Film. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
- "An interview with Scott Frank: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT". Writers Guild of America, East. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
- "Scott Frank". IMDb. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- Feinberg, Scott (14 March 2021). "USC Scripter Awards: 'Nomadland' and 'Queen's Gambit' Named Best Adaptations". The Hollywood Reporter.