‘Heavy Blow’ captures top New Line student prize

New Line Cinema’s 1993 awards to Columbia University students were given out Saturday at Gotham’s Symphony Space by director Paul Schrader, an adjunct professor at the college.

Top prize of $ 3,000 went to H.A. Duong’s “Heavy Blow,” a drama produced by Richard Miller. Robert Pulcini directed the runner-up “Love After Death,” earning kudos and $ 2,000 with his producers Shari Berman and Lucile Bruce. Third prize of $ 1,000 was for “Amnesia” by Alexandra Sichel, who also co-produced with Terri Dewhirst.

Dorothy Lauterstein won the Chris Kazan memorial award for screenwriting. She shared the Laurel Entertainment Award for scripting (amounting to $ 1,500) with Andrew Stein.

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