Saturday, 21 December 2013

JAMES SCHAMUS TO RECEIVE WGA EVELYN F. BURKEY AWARD


The WGA is as pissed off as the rest of us about James Schamus' firing from the company he founded, Focus Features, and its transformation into just another populist tributary of the major studios. So, they've decided to give him the Evelyn F. Burkey award, established to honour those who have dedicated their professional life to supporting and helping writers, and as the executive of Focus and, himself, an accomplished screenwriter, he's an excellent choice. He'll be honoured at the East Coat WGA awards in their ceremony on the 1st of February.