An interview with Scott Frank: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

Moderated by 2020 New York Screenwriters Workshop fellow Kiara Jones

Event Details

Friday November 13, 2020 2:00 pm

via Zoom


Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius.

Always a lover of story, Kiara C Jones started on her path to filmmaking as a writer. She spent her adolescence in Jacksonville, Florida creating impressive short stories and poetry. Kiara explored Hip-Hop lyricism, then traded her mic for a lavaliere working as a broadcaster for the US Air Force. Kiara wrote the short film, Barbasol (Director Ralph Scott), which won the Audience Award at Urbanworld 2012.

The Directors Guild of America honored Kiara with the Grand Jury Award for writing and directing her debut feature, Christmas Wedding Baby 2015, (Urbanworld, VIACOM, BET, Netflix) She collaborated with Oscar winning Writer, Geoffrey Fletcher as the US winner for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series (TriBeCa). Her screenplay, BROKER was selected for NYU Graduate Film’s coveted “Purple List” of best screenplays 2016. Kiara is 2019 BRIO Award Winner for her Sci -Fi Drama pilot, Proxima which is currently being considered by HBO through the IFP/Blackhouse Lab.

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