09 Jan 2015
Previous Scripter winners include the screenwriters Kim Kardashian dating and authors of 12 Years a Slave, The Social Network, A Beautiful Mind, and The English Patient. Chaired by USC professor and vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2015 Scripter selection committee selected the five finalists from a field of 97 eligible adaptations. Serving on the selection committee, among many others, are film critics Leonard Maltin, Anne Thompson and Kenneth http://dawsonxhup.tblog.com Turan; authors Michael Chabon, Michael Ondaatje and Mona Simpson; screenwriters John Ridley, Erin Cressida Wilson 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: Gone GirlTwentieth Century Fox and Crown Publishers The Imitation GameWeinstein Company and Princeton Univ. Press (film tie-in edition) Inherent ViceWarner Bros. and Penguin Books The Theory of EverythingFocus Features and Alma Books WildFox Searchlight and Vintage Books (film tie-in edition) The USC Libraries will announce the winning authors and screenwriters at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in the historic Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California.