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Film student named finalist for HUMANITAS prize

July 20, 2010

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts student Clay Keller is a finalist for the $10,000 HUMANITAS Prize in the acclaimed program’s David & Lynn Angell Fellowship in Comedy Writing category.

Keller was nominated for his pilot script, Dinner Theatre.

The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to honor film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way. The Angell fellowship was created to honor David and Lynn Angell, who were aboard the first plane to hit the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. David was a prolific writer and producer, beginning his career on the staff of Cheers and going on to co-create Wings and Frasier. Lynn provided the opportunity for David to pursue writing.  She supported his efforts by working as an educator and librarian.

“HUMANITAS exists to shine a light on writers who inspire us to think, feel, laugh and cry with stories that tell us where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going,” says HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young.

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, a member of the Dodge Industry Advisory Board, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s luncheon.

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