HUMANITAS Announced Winners for the 2014 HUMANITAS Prize

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“We are so proud and honored to add this year’s HUMANITAS Prize winners to the long list of writers whose work has both entertained and inspired us for the past four decades,” said Cathleen Young, “It is a formidable group.”

The winners for this year's HUMANITAS Prize were announced Friday by HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young and President Ali LeRoi. Ten writers took home a share of $90,000 in prize money for films and television shows which “entertain, engage and enrich the viewing public.” Over 320 writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives gathered today at the Beverly Wilshire to celebrate writers and their work at the 40th HUMANITAS Prize. “We are so proud and honored to add this year’s HUMANITAS Prize winners to the long list of writers whose work has both entertained and inspired us for the past four decades,” said Cathleen Young, “It is a formidable group.”

The HUMANITAS Prize winners are:

Feature Film Category ($10,000)
John Ridley: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Sundance Feature Film Category ($10,000)
Damien Chazelle: WHIPLASH

Documentary Category ($10,000)
Ben Cotner & Ryan White: THE CASE AGAINST 8

90 Minute Category ($10,000)
Larry Kramer: THE NORMAL HEART

60 Minute Category ($10,000)
Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehm: HOMELAND “The Star”

30 Minute Category ($10,000)
Elaine Ko: MODERN FAMILY “Under Pressure”

The David & Lynn Angell Fellowship in Comedy Writing ($20,000)
Nora Sullivan: ST. ANTHONY’S “Pilot” USC

The HUMANITAS Student Drama Fellowship ($10,000)
Emily Brochin: THE GATEKEEPERS “Pilot” USC

To learn more about HUMANITAS and its mission, please check out this link: http://www.humanitasprize.org

The HUMANITAS Prize is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios and foundations.

HUMANITAS contact: Deirdre Dooley, 310-454-8769

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