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Finalists set for Scripter Awards

Winner to be unveiled at Feb. 18 ceremony at USC

The authors and screenwriters of “A Dangerous Method”; “The Descendants”; “Jane Eyre”; “Moneyball”; and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” have been named finalists for the 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Winner will be announced at a Feb. 18 ceremony on the USC campus.

Established by the Friends of the USC Libraries in 1988, Scripter honors the screenwriter(s) of the year’s most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author(s) of the written work upon which the screenplay is based.

The full list of nominees are:

“A Dangerous Method”: screenwriter Christopher Hampton, adapted from John Kerr’s book “A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein” and Hampton’s 2002 stage play “The Talking Cure”

“The Descendants”: screenwriters Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel

“Jane Eyre”: screenwriter Moira Buffini, adapted from the 1847 Charlotte Bronte book

“Moneyball”: screenwriters Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, based on Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game”

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”: screenwriters Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, based on John le Carre’s book.

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