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»ifs Encounters« – online on »The Queen’s Gambit«

09. 06 2021 um 18:00 - 20:00

The Queens Gambit

Showrunner Scott Frank and Production Designer Uli Hanisch
on Their Collaboration on “The Queen’s Gambit”

Live Zoom Talk with Prof. Uli Hanisch and Scott Frank,

hosted by series writer Elina Gakou-Gomba
(MA Serial Storytelling alumna)

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 6 pm | Free admittance

Registration for the series talk: ifs-begegnung(at)filmschule.de

The event will be held in English.

»The Queen’s Gambit«

(Miniseries, Netflix, USA 2020, Creator, Writer, Director: Scott Frank, Production Designer: Uli Hanisch)

“The Queen’s Gambit” is the most successful series in the history of the streaming service Netflix and celebrates raving success worldwide. As showrunner, Scott Frank is responsible for this outstanding miniseries about the rise of an American orphan girl to the top of the chess world in the 1960s. Production designer Uli Hanisch is responsible for the extraordinary production design.

In this talk, the two give insights into their successful collaboration and discuss the role of production design for films and series and its importance for creating authentic characters. In addition, they will examine the necessity of creating a distinctive tone for the credibility of the characters and their story – and how this credibility is realised through the complicity of directing, photography and production design.

The multi-award-winning writer, director and showrunner Scott Frank (Oscar nominations for scripts for “Out of Sight” and “Logan” as well as the NSFC Award and the BSFC Award for “Out of Sight”, and others) received the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing for “The Queen’s Gambit”, among others.

Uli Hanisch is one of the most renowned German production designers and has already received numerous awards for his work, including the German Film Award for Best Production Design (“Cloud Atlas”, “Perfume”, “The Experiment”), the German TV Award for Best Production Design (“Babylon Berlin”), and most recently the ADG Excellence in Production Design Award from the Art Directors Guild for “The Queen’s Gambit”. Uli Hanisch has been Professor for Production Design at the ifs since 2018.


09. 06 2021
18:00 - 20:00


Online Event


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