‘Splash’ Writers Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel to Be Honored by Writers Guild

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‘Splash’ Writers Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel to Be Honored by Writers Guild
Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, who wrote “Splash,” “Parenthood,” and “City Slickers,” have been named the recipients of the Writers Guild of America West’s 2019 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

The duo will be honored at the WGA West’s Writers Guild Awards L.A. show on Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“Starting in the 1980s with a string of critical and commercial hits, the imprint Ganz and Mandel have left on movies is profound,” said WGA West president David A. Goodman. “Their scripts are always a balancing act; funny and moving, edgy but never offensive. They understand that in order for the jokes to work, the characters have to be compelling and relatable, but never lose sight of the fact that in a comedy, you need comedy.”

The duo received an Oscar nomination for “Splash” and won a National Society of Film Critics Award for best screenplay.
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