WGA honors Roth

Writer feted with lifetime achievement award

Eric Roth will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. The award will be presented at the West Coast ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Palladium.

“Eric Roth’s has traced the larger span of our history and the smaller, individual arcs of the human life. With poetry and humor, he has illuminated time and love and moral responsibility. He has made going to the movies both a stirring emotional education and a true joy,” said WGAW President Christopher Keyser.

Roth’s Academy Award- and WGA Award-winning career has spanned 40 years and includes “Forrest Gump,” “The Insider,” “Ali,” as well as this year’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

Currently, Roth is at work penning an original outer space-themed feature film for Warner Bros., as well as serving as co-executive producer on the new drama series “Luck” and executive producer on the political suspense series “House of Cards.”

Previous winners of the WGAW’s Laurel Award for Screen include Horton Foote, David Mamet, Lawrence Kasdan, Robert Benton, Budd Schulberg, Barry Levinson, and, most recently, Steven Zaillian.

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