Los Angeles -- As the award season kicks in with the Golden Globes (R) other venues such as USC's 26 Annual Scripter Award kicks into the frenzy. As part of our effort to report on not just the celebrities but also the industry that made them the icons of show business, here is the low down on some curated information we received regarding this wonderful competitive event that unlike other competitions does guarantee the recipients a distribution deal. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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January 9, 2014
USC Libraries Name Finalists for 26-Annual Scripter Award
LOS ANGELES—The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of Captain Phillips, Philomena, The Spectacular Now, 12 Years a Slave, and What Maisie Knew as finalists for the 26-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter honors the screenwriter or screenwriters of the year’s most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author or authors of the written work upon which the screenplay is based.
The finalists are, in alphabetical order by film title:
Co-chaired by Golden Globe-winning screenwriter Naomi Foner and USC professor and vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2014 Scripter selection committee selected the five finalists from a field of 86 eligible adaptations.
Serving on the selection committee, among many others, are film critics Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan; authors Michael Chabon, Michael Ondaatje and Mona Simpson; screenwriters Geoffrey Fletcher, Callie Khouri and Steve Zaillian; and USC deans Elizabeth Daley of the School of Cinematic Arts, Madeline Puzo of the School of Dramatic Arts and Catherine Quinlan of the USC Libraries.
The studios distributing the finalist films and the publishers of the original stories are:
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