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USC Libraries Name Finalists for 31st-Annual Scripter Awards

January 15, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019--The USC Libraries have named the finalists for the 31 st -annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

Due to a tie in the nominating round, the writers of six television shows and their printed source material will vie for the Scripter Award this year. The finalist writers for television are, in alphabetical order by series title:

Chaired by USC professor and past president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2019 Scripter selection committee selected the finalists from a field of 90 film and 55 television adaptations.

Serving on the selection committee, among many others, are film critics Leonard Maltin, Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan; authors Lisa Belkin, Nalo Hopkinson and Michael Ondaatje; screenwriters Mark Fergus, Larry Karaszewski and Erin Cressida Wilson; producers Brad Simspon and Jennifer Todd; and USC deans Elizabeth Daley of the School of Cinematic Arts and Catherine Quinlan of the USC Libraries.

The studios distributing the finalist films and current publishers of the printed works are:

The networks and streaming platforms broadcasting the finalist television series and current publishers of the original printed works are:

The USC Libraries will announce the winning authors and screenwriters at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in the historic Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California. Since 1988, Scripter has honored the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. In 2016, the USC Libraries inaugurated a new Scripter award, for television adaptation. Television and film finalists compete in separate categories.

For more information about Scripter—including ticket availability, additional sponsorship opportunities, and an up-to-date list of sponsors—please email scripter@usc.edu or visit scripter.usc.edu.

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CONTACT: Hugh McHarg

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

USC Libraries

hmcharg@usc.eduTyson Gaskill

Executive Director, Communications and Events

USC Libraries

gaskill@usc.edu

(213) 740-2070

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION UNIVERSITY ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO FILM & MOTION PICTURES COMMUNICATIONS BOOKS PUBLISHING EVENTS/CONCERTS

SOURCE: USC Libraries

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