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"Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner will receive the Writers Guild's 2013 Paul Selvin Award, in recognition of his script that "best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere."  Kushner will join the Guild's other honorees at their awards ceremony on February 17. WGAW president Christopher Keyser states that Kushner's "eloquent script for 'Lincoln' reminds us that, though we like to think of ourselves as the land of the free, in practice, freedom and equality are never a given, and that they are won only through struggle, often by the narrowest of margins and the greatest of sacrifice." Kushner, who also worked with "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg on 2005's "Munich," responds; “I’m happy and moved to learn that I’ve been selected as this year’s recipient for the Paul Selvin »


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