Writers who have appeared on the 10 Screenwriters to Watch list in years past include Oscar winners Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”), Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”), Charlie Kaufman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) & Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park”); Emmy winner Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen (“This Is the End”), Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul (“Despicable Me” 1 & 2), Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (“Star Trek”), and Danny Strong (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”).

Variety’s class of 2015 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Alice Winocour (“Disorder”); Bryan Sipe (“Demolition”); Emma Donoghue (“Room”); John Pollono (USA) – “Stronger”; John Scott III (“Maggie”); Jon Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”); Josh Golden(“Road to Oz”); Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”); Mike Le (“Patient Zero”); Yared Zeleke (“Lamb”).

Variety’s class of 2014 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Ben Schwartz (“Major!”), Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer (“Loomis Fargo”), Chris Sparling (“The Sea of Trees”), Graham Moore (“The Imitation Game”) Matt Charman (“Suite Francaise” – Co-writer), Melissa Stack (“The Other Woman”), Michael Starrbury (“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete”), Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”), Suha Arraf (“Villa Touma”), and Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”).

Variety’s class of 2013 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included American screenwriters Ned Benson (“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”), Lucinda Coxon (“Crimson Peak”), Andrew Dodge (“Bad Words”); Kieran Fitzgerald (“Bambi”), Morgan David Foehl (“The Asset”), Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”), Barbara Marshall (“The Exorcism Diaries”), Michael Mitnick (“The Giver”), Jonathan Tropper (“One Last Thing Before I Go”), and Canadian Elan Mastai (“The F Word”).

Variety’s class of 2012 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included Katie Dippold (“The Heat”); Patrick Aison (“Wunderkind”), Reid Carolin (“Magic Mike”), Scott Rothman & Rajiv Joseph (“Draft Day”), Ted Melfi (“St. Vincent de Van Nuys”), Derek Connolly (“Safety Not Guaranteed”), Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”), Chris Terrio (“Argo”), Kelly Marcel (“50 Shades of Grey”), and Ken Scott (“Starbuck”).

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