Screenwriter and WGA West board member Tom Schulman will receive the guild’s Valentine Davies Award, recognizing both his writing legacy and his service.
Nod will be presented at the guild’s honorary awards luncheon on April 23 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Past recipients include Fay Kanin, Hal Kanter, Phil Alden Robinson, Norman Lear, Neal Baer, Irma Kalish and last year’s honoree, Larry Gelbart.
Schulman has been a guild member since 1986 and has been on the board since 2005. From 1998-2002, Schulman also served as the president of the Writers Guild Foundation; he was involved in the Words Into Pictures program and the Writers on Writing speaker series.
Schulman’s served three times on the guild’s negotiating committee and has co-chaired the Committee for the Professional Status of Writers since 1995. He also currently serves as chair of the guild’s Pension & Health Trustee Review Committee.
Schulman received an Oscar for original screenplay for “Dead Poets Society.” Other credits include “What About Bob?,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Medicine Man,” “Holy Man” and “Welcome to Mooseport.”