Five UCLA students have won Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards, which have honored excellent dramatic writing since 1955. Winners receive $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, $4,000 for third place and $1,000 for the honorable mention. They are:
First Prize: Han-Yee Ling, “Spaghetti Bridges”
Second Prize (tie): Kevin Human, “Hell Is Other Cowboys”
Second Prize (tie): Gaia Violo, “Absentia”
Third Prize: Teresa Sullivan and A.J. Marchisello, “Doublelind”
Honorable Mention: Dan Patrick, “The Village of Sweet Dreams”
Past winners include Francis Ford Coppola, Pamela Gray, Colin Higgins, Eric Roth and novelist Jonathan Kellerman. This year’s judges were Allison Anders, director/writer/producer and Goldwyn Award winner; Ben Feingold, producer and former President Worldwide Home Entertainment, Digital Distribution and Product Acquisitions at Sony Pictures; and Jeremy Kay, U.S. Editor, Screen International.
The prize was founded by late Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, Sr. to encourage young stage, film and TV writers.