The late Sir Peter Ustinov gave his name to the International Academy for its Foundation’s television scriptwriting award. The competition is designed to motivate novice writers worldwide, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.
The successful screenwriter is presented with the award in November at the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The award winner also receives US $2,500, is given a staged reading of their script by professional actors, and is offered the opportunity to work with an established writer as a mentor.
Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Winners
1998 – Tatyana Murzakova (Russia) Smile of the King
1999 – Glenn Weller (Australia) Beautiful Music
2000 – Sylke Rene Meyer (Germany) Who is Anna Walentynowicz?
2001 – Colm Maher (Ireland) True Story
2002 – Howard Hunt (England) Lie of the Land
2003 – Jo Kasch (Australia) Upstream
2004 – Caroline Doherty (South Africa) Passion Gap
2005 – John Allison (England) Distant Relatives
2006 – Nimer Rashed (England) The Great McGinty
2007 – Felicity Carpenter (Australia) Touching People