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Clooney and Heslov to Receive Paul Selvin Award from Writers Guild

Clooney and Heslov to Receive Paul Selvin Award from Writers Guild

Actor/director/writer George Clooney and co-writer/producer Grant Heslov are slated to receive the Writers Guild of America, west‘s Paul Selvin Award for their topical screenplay, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” for its “portrayal of constitutional and civil rights,” at the upcoming 2006 Writers Guild Awards to be held on February 4th. “This smoke-filled black and white film is a crystal clear and colorful validation of why news media must be free and independent from both political and corporate whim and intimidation. It is as relevant today as it was when the events themselves happened more than fifty years ago,” said WGAw President Patric M. Verrone in a statement. Written by Clooney and Heslov, who also produced the film, and directed by and co-starring Clooney, “Good Night, and Good Luck” gives an account of the McCarthy Blacklist era chronicling the true-life war of words between iconic television anchorman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathhairn) Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the Permanent sub-committee on Investigations. [Brian Brooks]

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