Notable Winners

With selected awards and credits

Allison Anders                                   First Place, 1969
Writer/Director, credits include:  Gas, Food and Lodging (Deauville Film Festival Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award); Sugar Town (Fantasporto Director’s Week Award); Things Behind the Sun (Peabody Award).  She is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant and a Nicholls Fellow.

Carroll Ballad                                   Second Place 1962
Director, credits include:  Fly Away Home (Broadcast Film Critics Award); Black Stallion (two Oscar® nominations, one win); Never Cry Wolf (Western Heritage Award).

Francis Ford Coppola                      First Place ,1962
Director/Producer/Writer, five-time Oscar® winner, fourteen nominations, credits include:  The Godfather (Parts I, II and III), Apocalypse Now and The Conversation.

Pamela Gray                                     First Prize 1992
Writer, credits include:  Walk on the Moon (National Board of Review, Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking); Music of the Heart; Betty Anne Waters.

Colin Higgins                                     Second Place, 1970
Writer/Director, nominated for an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and WGA Awards.  Credits include:  Harold and Maude; Nine to Five; Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Jonathan Kellerman                         Second Place, 1971
Best–selling author, winner of Edgar and Anthony awards. 

Scott Rosenberg                                Third Place, 1989
Writer, Con Air; High Fidelity (Nominated for BAFTA, WGA awards), Beautiful Girls (San Sebastian International Film Festival for Best Screenplay).

Eric Roth                                           Honorable Mention 1970
Writer, credits include:  Forrest Gump (Oscar® Best Screenplay); The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Oscar® nomination Best Adapted Screenplay); Munich (Oscar® nomination Best Screenplay); The Insider (Oscar® nomination Best Adapted Screenplay).

Kathy Ann Stumpe                           Third Place, 1990
Write/Producer, credits include:  Everybody Loves Raymond (Three time Emmy® nominee); Cheers; 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

and many more!