USC’s Scripter Award Finalists Announced
“Crazy Heart” and “Precious” are among the finalists for USC’s 22nd annual Scripter Award honoring screenplays that have been adapted from books or novellas.
The finalists include:
Crazy Heart – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Scott Cooper, screenwriter
Thomas Cobb, author
District 9 – Tri-Star Pictures
Neill Blomkamp, screenwriter and author
Terri Tatchell, screenwriter
An Education – Sony Pictures Classics
Nick Hornby, screenwriter
Lynn Barber, author
Precious: Based on the Novel ?Push? by Sapphire – Lionsgate
Geoffrey Fletcher, screenwriter
Up in the Air – Paramount Pictures
Jason Reitman, screenwriter
Sheldon Turner, screenwriter
Walter Kirn, author
Established in 1988, the Scripter Award is an honor bestowed annually by the Friends of the USC Libraries and is given to both the author and screenwriter.
Previous winners include Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, Children of Men, Capote and Million Dollar Baby.
The winner will be announced at a black-tie gale Feb. 6 at USC.