Isabelle Boni-Claverie is a film and television screenwriter. Trained in screen writing at the Fémis, she graduated from France’s prestigious national film school in 2000. Since, she has written for both major hit series and for more singular films.
Isabelle Boni-Claverie has also worked in the United States. In 2005, actor-producer Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Witness, The Color Purple…) asked her to adapt Valérie Tong Cuong’s novel, Où je suis (Editions Grasset), into the screenplay Heart of Blackness.
While often tackling serious subjects, Isabelle Boni-Claverie also loves comedy. She indeed co-wrote the acclaimed film Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (starring Aïssa Maïga, Diouc Koma and Mata Gabin), which critics described as “hilarious” and as “a must-see little gem.” On a completely different register, Isabelle Boni-Claverie also co-wrote the multi-award winning documentary feature, Arlit, Deuxième Paris (Arlit, the Second Paris).
Over the past ten years, Isabelle Boni-Claverie has also written the screenplays and dialogues of many series, including some of French television’s most popular:
– Soeur Thérèse.com (TF1)
– Coeur Océan (France 2)
– Plus Belle la vie (France 3, the most-watched TV series in France)
– Seconde Chance (TF1), International Emmy Award nominee of which she was also head of collection.
Today, alongside her work as a screenwriter, Isabelle Boni-Claverie is returning to directing her own works.