Second Thomas Ince Award Honoree

Heralded writer-producer Budd Schulberg will be the Festival’s second recipient of the Thomas H. Ince Award named for the pioneer produ
cer of early filmmaking and whose two studios still stand in Culver City, CA.

Mr. Schulberg has written and produced several classic films, including On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando in one of Brando’s career-defining roles, and also starring Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint who received the Academy Award for best Supporting Actress.

Schulberg’s 1941 book, “What Makes Sammy Run?” skewered Hollywood moguls and made its hero, Sammy Glick, a character for the ages. He’s also written an autobiography, "Moving Pictures, Memories of a Hollywood Prince," based on his early years in Hollywood. (Schulberg is the son of motion picture pioneer and Paramount Picture executive B.P. Schulberg).

Boxing has always been a favorite topic for Schulberg. His hard-hitting novel that exposed the corruption in professional boxing, "The Harder They Fall," became the basis for Humphrey Bogart's last film in 1956 of the same title. He has also written "Loser and Still Champion - Mohammed Ali." In 1986, he wrote and produced the documentary," Joe Louis – For All Times."

Two of Schulberg's personal favorite films are "A Face In The Crowd," adapted from his short story “An Arkansas Traveler,” which starred Andy Griffith in a critically-acclaimed performance and Patricia Neal, and "Wind Across The Everglades" which he also produced.

Mr. Schulberg will be on hand during the Festival to sign copies of his latest book, "Ringside."

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