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Final Draft(TM) to Present Their 1st Annual Screenwriters Choice Awards(TM)

Lawrence Kasdan to Receive Hall of Fame Award in Ceremony Hosted by Comedian Jay Mohr

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --

Lawrence Kasdan - Hall of Fame recipient - (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Bodyguard)
Jay Mohr - Event host

Presenters include:
Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, We Bought a Zoo)
Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Agent Cody Banks)
Ed Saxon (Producer - Away We Go, Our Family Wedding)
Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes)
Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven, Tower Heist)

Final Draft, Inc., the industry standard for screenwriting software, will present their 1st Annual Screenwriters Choice Awards™. The Screenwriters Choice Awards nominees are chosen by a blue ribbon, industry-lead committee who submit their picks for the four mentioned categories. The top ten nominations from each category are then submitted to Final Draft™ registered users, resulting in the final five nominees in each category. The nominees are:
Best Original Screenplay: Amour, Django Unchained, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Television Comedy: 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family
Best Television Drama: Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Newsroom

Thursday, February 7th
5:45 PM Media Check in
6:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals
7:30 PM Awards Show Begins

Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Final Draft Awards recognizes and acknowledges excellence in screenwriting. In addition to the Screenwriters Choice Awards, Final Draft, Inc. will be inducting legendary writer, producer and director Lawrence Kasdan into its Hall of Fame. Kasdan has written or co-written four of the most successful films in motion picture history -- Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of The Jedi and The Bodyguard. He is also credited with the classic films Body Heat, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, and Grand Canyon, among others. Past Hall of Fame Award winners include Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Oliver Stone, Syd Field, Robert Towne, and the late Stephen J. Cannell and Sydney Pollack. Fellow screenwriter Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven, Terriers) will present the Hall of Fame Award.

Final Draft, Inc. will also name the top three winners from the 11th annual Big Break™ International Screenwriting Contest. The Big Break Contest supports emerging creative talent and reinforces the Final Draft, Inc. mission to advance and provide industry access to writers around the world. The Big Break Contest rewards screenwriters with over $30,000 in cash and prizes plus entrée to A-list executive meetings. Past winners and finalists have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals, and have had their screenplays optioned and produced.

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