Tom Schulman to receive Valentine Davies Award

Mumbai: Award-winning screenwriter and Writers Guild of America, West Board of Directors member Tom Schulman is set to receive the WGAW’s prestigious Valentine Davies Award, recognizing both his writing legacy and valued service to the WGAW, the entertainment industry, and community at large. He will be feted, among other honorees, at the Guild’s 2008 Honorary Awards Luncheon on April 23 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

"Tom is a friend and colleague whose tireless work for our Guild and its Foundation has built an unprecedented bridge between writers and the community at large. His service is a perfect blend of an individual who can’t stop helping and organizations that can’t stop asking," said WGAW president Patric M. Verrone.

The WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award is given to writers who have contributed to the entertainment industry and community at large, bringing dignity and honor to the profession of writing everywhere. Past Valentine Davies recipients include Fay Kanin, Hal Kanter, Phil Alden Robinson, Norman Lear, Neal Baer, Irma Kalish, and last year’s honoree, Larry Gelbart.