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Screenwriter David Koepp Honored with Writers Guild's Career Achievement Award

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 29, 2013 at 2:49PM

The Writers Guild of America, East announces screenwriter and director David Koepp will receive the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The award, established in 1992, honors a WGA member for his or her body of work.
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David Koepp
David Koepp

The Writers Guild of America, East announces screenwriter and director David Koepp will receive the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The award, established in 1992, honors a WGA member for his or her body of work. It will be presented to Koepp at the 65th annual Writers Guild Awards on February 17.

Koepp's impressive writing credits include "Spider Man," "Mission: Impossible," "Carlito's Way" and Steven Spielberg's soon-to-be-rereleased "Jurassic Park." Koepp has also collaborated with Spielberg on "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "War of the Worlds."

Screenwriter Scott Frank ("Out of Sight," "Minority Report") will present the award to Koepp.

Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" scribe Tony Kushner will receive the WGA's Paul Selvin Award.

This article is related to: Awards, David Koepp, Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.