Magazine article Screen International

Alison Cross to Receive WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Award

Magazine article Screen International

Alison Cross to Receive WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Award

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Cross is best known for writing TV movie Roe vs. Wade.

Alison Cross

Writer-producer Alison Cross has been named by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) as the recipient of this year’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

Cross, best known for writing fact-based TV movies Serving In Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story and Roe vs. Wade, will receive the award at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on February 11.

Previous winners of the award, which recognises a Guild member who has “advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer,” include Steven Bochco, David Chase, Diane English, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, Shonda Rhimes, Marta Kauffman and David Crane and Aaron Sorkin. …

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