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.