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Steven Zaillian to receive WGA's lifetime achievement award

January 21, 2011 |  2:23 pm


Oscar- and WGA Award-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") is set to receive the 2011 Screen Laurel Award for lifetime achievement at the Writers Guild Awards West ceremony. It will be held Feb. 5 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Besides writing and co-writing screenplays for "Awakenings," "Hannibal" and "The Gangs of New York," Zaillian has written and directed the films "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "A Civil Action" and "All the King's Men." His latest project is the adaptation of David Fincher's remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

-- Susan King

Photo: Steven Zaillian in 2006. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times