The Writers Guild of America East has tapped Marshall Brickman to receive the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for lifetime achievement in writing.
Stanley Donen will present the nod at the 58th annual awards gala Feb. 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
Brickman received an Academy Award for co-writing “Annie Hall” with Woody Allen and earned an Oscar nom for “Manhattan.” Other feature credits include “Sleeper,” “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” “Simon,” “Lovesick,” “The Manhattan Project” and “Sister Mary Explains It All.”
On TV, Brickman was a writer-director for “Candid Camera,” head writer for “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” and head writer and co-producer for “The Dick Cavett Show.”
His first venture into live theater is Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” based on the life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Brickman was a founder of the New Journeyman musical group with John and Michelle Phillips, which became the Mamas & the Papas after Brickman left to pursue a career in writing and directing.