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Scott Frank

writer Dead Again, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Minority Report, Logan; writer/director The Lookout, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Godless
Scott Frank graduated from UCSB in 1982 with a degree in Film Studies. Since then, he has written and or directed over fifteen feature films and television programs.In 2008, Scott Frank’s directorial debut, The Lookout, won the Independent Spirit award for “Best First Feature.” Along with The Lookout, Mr. Frank’s other screenplays include Little Man Tate, Dead Again, Malice, Heaven’s Prisoners, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report The Interpreter, Marley & Me, The Wolverine, Walk Among the Tombstones (also directed), Logan, and the seven part Netflix mini-series, Godless. 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 as well 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 Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and, along with Dead Again, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery Screenplay. Mr. Frank is currently writing a TV series for HULU based on the Walter Tevis novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth, as well as a feature film adaptation of the 1963 Thomas Savage novel, The Power of the Dog. Mr. Frank’s first novel, Shaker, was published by Knopf in 2016. The paperback was just released by Vintage this past January, 2017. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their 90 pound Labrador, McCoy, in a tiny apartment in New York City.