USC Scripter Awards Announced

From USC:
19th-Annual USC Libraries Scripter® Award Finalists Announced

LOS ANGELES—The author-screenwriter teams behind “Children of Men,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Illusionist,” “The Last King of Scotland,” and “Notes on a Scandal” have been named finalists for the 19th USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter is awarded annually by the University of Southern California Libraries to honor writers for the best achievement in adaptation among English-language films released during the previous year and based on a book, novella or short story.

Scripter is unique among entertainment and literary awards in that it recognizes both the authors and the screenwriters of a produced book-to-film adaptation and has maintained the tradition for nearly two decades.

This year’s finalists, in alphabetical order by film title, are: screenwriters Alfonso Cuaron & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby for “Children of Men,” based on the book by P.D. James; screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna and author Lauren Weisberger for “The Devil Wears Prada”; screenwriter Neil Berger for “The Illusionist,” based on the story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” by Steven Millhauser; screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock for “The Last King of Scotland,” based on the book by Giles Foden; and screenwriter Patrick Marber and author Zoe Heller for “Notes on a Scandal.”

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