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PEN pencils in literary awards

New Line's Shaye given Award of Honor

HOLLYWOOD — New Line co-topper Bob Shaye took a decidedly low-key approach when he was presented PEN USA’s Award of Honor as part of its 2006 Literary Awards Dec. 12 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Shaye saidhaving a good story trumps all and noted he recently presented New Line creatives T-shirts emblazoned with the words, “It’s the material stupid.”

And, concluding an acceptance speech that lasted under a minute, he added, “All I can say is if you’ve got a good script, bring it by.”

Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) evoked a big laugh as he intro’d Shaye with, “I thought I was being asked to speak at an office supply convention.”