Screenwriter Nancy Meyers Joins Final Draft Hall Of Fame

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(Los Angeles, CA; December 11, 2013) --- Final Draft, Inc., the industry standard for screenwriting software, announced today that legendary screenwriter/director/producer Nancy Meyers is this year’s recipient of the company’s Hall of Fame Award. Meyers will be honored at the Final Draft 9th Annual Awards Event, to be held on January 7, 2014, at the Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot.

Writer/director/producer Meyers has been at the top of the Hollywood creative community since producing and sharing an Oscar®-nomination for co-writing "Private Benjamin" in 1980. Since then, her writing credits include the hits "Baby Boom," "Father of the Bride," "The Parent Trap," "Something’s Gotta Give," and "It’s Complicated" (the latter three she also directed). Meyers joins previous Hall of Fame honorees Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Oliver Stone, and Lawrence Kasdan, among others.

“It is our privilege to put a spotlight on the contributions Nancy Meyers has made to the screenwriting industry,” says Marc Madnick, CEO of Final Draft, Inc. He adds, “Her screenplays consistently deliver both drama and laughter with an unmistakable voice that has set the standard for romantic comedies over the past two decades. Her impressive list of credits is not only an inspiration to all writers, but also an important reminder that women are a driving force in Hollywood.”

Meyers will receive the accolade on stage during the Final Draft Annual Awards event, where the company celebrates aspiring writers (the Big Break Screenwriting Contest winners), the most influential talent in the industry (the Hall of Fame Award), and the 2013 screenwriters at the top of their craft (the Screenwriters Choice Awards).

The Screenwriters Choice Awards celebrates its second year and provides an open forum for Final Draft® customers to vote on the best-written feature films and television shows of 2013. Nominees are chosen by a committee of working writers who submit their picks for 2013’s Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Television Comedy, and Best Television Drama. The top-five nominations from each category are then submitted to Final Draft customers to select the winners, who will be honored on stage on January 7. This year’s awards nominating committee include leading writers Ted Griffin, Simon Kinberg, Larry Karaszewski, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Stan Chervin, Brian Duffield, Dustin Lance Black, Amy Berg, Aaron Ginsburg, Kirsten Smith, and David Wain.

Hosting this year’s Final Draft Annual Awards is actor/director/comedian Jay Chandrasekhar, who directed, co-wrote and starred in the Broken Lizard films Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, and Puddle Cruiser.  Additionally, he directed the Warner Bros.’ feature film adaption of The Dukes of Hazzard. Chandrasekhar stars in and directs the upcoming The Babymakers; which also stars Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Kevin Heffernan, and Nat Faxon.



About Final Draft, Inc.

Final Draft, Inc. has published Final Draft software – the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for over 20 years. Final Draft software automatically paginates and formats scripts to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best – scripting stories. Used by industry giants, like J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, Aaron Sorkin, and more, Final Draft has become the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft, Inc. offers other services for writers, like the Big Break Contest – a screenwriting contest that launches careers and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes and professional script coverage with its ScriptXpert services. In 2012, Final Draft, Inc. launched Final Draft Mobile™, a division focused on bringing screenwriting tools to mobile devices. The Final Draft Reader® and Final Draft Writer® apps for iPad are the first in a series of mobile apps to be brought to market. To learn more about Final Draft, Inc. and its products and services, visit:


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