You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Gardos wins Hartley-Merrill

'American Rhapsody' sends editor to Sundance Lab

Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced.

Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then attend the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab as a Hartley-Merrill fellow.

Set during the Cold War of the 1950s, “American Rhapsody” is the story of a young Hungarian girl who, separated from her parents, experiences culture shock when she comes to live in the United States. The screenplay is based on the writer’s life. An award-winning film editor, Gardos has worked on such projects as Anjelica Huston’s “Bastard Out of Carolina,” Martha Coolidge’s “Valley Girl” and Peter Bogdanovich’s “Mask.”

The Hartley-Merrill award, which seeks to encourage writers from emerging economies, recently went to Irakly Kvirikadze, nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film, “A Chef in Love.”

“Hartley-Merrill recipients have gone on to great success,” Hartley said, “and I look forward to seeing how Eva’s career evolves.”

More Film

  • Anything

    Film Review: 'Anything'

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • Empty movie theater

    First U.S. Samsung LED Cinema Screen Debuts at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chatsworth

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • Stephen King The Tommyknockers

    Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' Movie

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • UTA

    UTA Promotes Eight Coordinators to Agent

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • Ballers Season 2 HBO

    Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

  • Brandon Gregory

    Brandon Gregory Joins Third Coast Content

    Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay “American Rhapsody,” RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife, actress and RKO Pictures vice chairman Dina Merrill, announced. Gardos will receive the award on June 26 at a Writers Guild of America luncheon and will then […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content