DreamWorks inks Hutchinson

Emmy-winning writer in two-year pact

Screenwriter Ron Hutchinson, who shared an Emmy for HBO’s “Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story,” has been signed by DreamWorks to a two-year writing deal.

Hutchinson received Emmy nominations for writing two other HBO movies based on real events — “The Burning Season,” with Raul Julia in his last performance, as the martyred Amazonian activist Chico Mendes; and “The Tuskegee Airmen,” the story of the first African-American pilots in World War II. His Emmy for the “Wiesenthal” story was shared with Abby Mann and Robin Vote.

He was also the screenwriter for several other made-for-cable movies, including “Dead Man Out,” “The Josephine Baker Story,” “Against the Wall” and “Fatherland.” Hutchinson co-wrote the upcoming feature film “Jakob the Liar” with Peter Kassovitz and Didier Decoin, starring Robin Williams and due out this fall, as well as the Roger Spottiswoode-helmed “Vertical Limit” with Robert Knight.

The DreamWorks announcement was made by Robert Cooper, the studio’s head of feature production and development.