Five author-screenwriter teams were nominated today for the 19th USC Libraries Scripter Award, which recognizes writers who adapt books and short stories for film.
The Scripter selection committee will announce the winning writing team Jan. 12.
The nominated writers are:
-- Screenwriters Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby for "Children of Men," based on the book by P.D. James;
-- Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna for "The Devil Wears Prada," based on the book by Lauren Weisberger;
-- 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 for "Notes on a Scandal," based on the book by Zoe Heller.
The selection committee includes members of the Writers Guild of America, Academy Award-winning screenwriters, authors, film executives, USC faculty members and the dean of the USC Libraries.
The winning writing team will be honored at a black-tie gala Feb. 18 at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. The event will be hosted by actor Henry Winkler and writer Hal Kanter.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times