The honor will be presented at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 13.
Richard Lagravenese has been a WGA member since 1986 and written 17 films. He received an Academy Award nomination for original screenplay in 1992 for “The Fisher King.”
His writing credits include “The Ref,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “The Horse Whisperer” and “Unbroken.” He also directed many of his own screenplays, including “Living Out Loud,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “The Last Five Years” and “Freedom Writers,” which won the Humanitas Prize.
He co-produced and co-directed with Ted Demme the Emmy-nominated film documentary “A Decade Under the Influence,” adapted Scott Thorson’s memoir about his relationship with Liberace for HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” and wrote and