By andy lauer | iW NOW January 21, 2010 at 8:12AM
Screenwriter Barry Levinson will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2010 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures, at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Levinson is responsible for the screenplays for such films as "Diner," "Rain Man," "Avalon," and "...And Justice for All."
"Filmmaker Barry Levinson has long demonstrated a wonderful ability to create memorable movies that resonate with audiences by capturing a particular time and place,” said WGAW President John Wells in a statement. “A rare triple threat in the industry--writer, director, and producer--Barry has been the creative force behind many of this era’s defining films.”