YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

'Life of Pi' screenwriter David Magee to receive UCLA honor

June 03, 2013|By Susan King
  • David Magee
David Magee (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles…)

“Life of Pi” screenwriter David Magee has been named this year’s recipient of the UCLA Screenwriters Showcase Excellence in Screenwriting Award.

Magee, who earned adapted screenplay Oscar nominations for last year's “Pi” as well as for 2004’s “Finding Neverland,” will receive the award, recognizing his body of work, at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills on June 10.

The Screenwriters Showcase will also be honoring UCLA students in the school's MFA Screenwriting program. More than 200 industry professionals will vote on screenplays and teleplays written by the students, and there will be staged readings of excerpts from the works during the event.

PHOTOS: Movies Sneaks 2013

The Screenwriters Showcase is part of the 22nd UCLA Film Festival, which is scheduled to start Friday and run through June 13.


'After Earth': What does it mean for Will Smith?

The Contenders: David Magee's recurring role in 'Life of Pi'

'Much Ado About Nothing': A DYI film project at Jess Whedon's home


VIDEO: Upcoming summer films

VIDEO: Upcoming summer films

The Envelope

ENVELOPE: The latest awards buzz

NC-17 movies

PHOTOS: Greatest box office flops

Los Angeles Times Articles