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The 2015 USC Libraries Scripter Award
Eligibility and Selection Rules

Founded by the Friends of the USC Libraries in 1988, the annual USC Libraries Scripter Award honors the author(s) and screenwriter(s) of the year's best motion picture adapted from a printed work.

Only live-action and animated English-language, feature-length films based on or inspired by a single book or book series, novella, short story, graphic novel, play, magazine article, or characters originating from such printed works are eligible. Films must have been released in theatres domestically during the prior calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

The Scripter Award selection committee is comprised of Writers Guild of America members, Academy Award-winning and -nominated screenwriters, authors, film industry executives, faculty, and selected members of the board of the Friends of the USC Libraries. The selection committee chair is ineligible to win the Scripter Award while serving in that capacity. Selection committee members are eligible to win while serving on the committee.