We’re so proud to announce that Eric Roth, screenwriter of THE INSIDER, FORREST GUMP, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, MUNICH, and more, will receive our 2012 Distinguished Screenwriter Award! Roth will accept the award at the Festival’s annual Award Luncheon held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Austin Club.
Eric Roth won an Academy Award® and a Writers Guild of America Award (WGA) for his screenplay FORREST GUMP, the Oscar®-winning Best Picture directed by Robert Zemeckis. Roth received his second Oscar®, Golden Globe and WGA Award nominations for the screenplay for the Best Picture-nominated film THE INSIDER. He garnered both Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for the screenplays of Steven Spielberg’s drama MUNICH and more recently for David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. His other screenwriting credits include Michael Mann’s ALI, Robert De Niro’s THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Robert Redford’s THE HORSE WHISPERER and many more.
More recently, he wrote the screenplay for the Oscar®-nominated film EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. For the small screen, Roth served as executive producer and wrote two episodes for David Milch’s HBO drama Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. Currently, Roth is executive producer, with David Fincher, on Netflix’s first original television series, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, which premieres in January 2013. Roth is also writing the screenplay for the epic film CLEOPATRA, starring Angelina Jolie. In 2012, Roth received the Writers Guild’s prestigious Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriting.
At this year’s Conference, Roth will present “A Conversation with Eric Roth,” giving an inside look into his films and career. He will also host a retrospective screening of his 1999 film, THE INSIDER.
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Don’t forget to get your Awards Luncheon ticket when you buy your Conference or Producers Badge to see Roth and Chris Carter accept this year’s awards!