Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (also known as the Screen Laurel Award) is a lifetime achievement award given by the Writers Guild of America, West. Since its inception in 1953, it has been presented every year at the WGA Awards to a veteran screenwriter of high stature. The official description reads that it "is given to that member of the Guild who, in the opinion of the current Board of Directors, has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years, and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screen writer."[1]



  1. Official description by Writers Guild of America
  2. McNary, Dave (19 January 2016). "Elaine May Honored by Writers Guild of America". Variety. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. The Deadline Team (7 January 2014). "Paul Mazursky To Receive WGA West's Screen Laurel Award". Deadline. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
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