Photo via Pixabay
Photo via Pixabay

Screenwriter John August, who penned the scripts for “Big Fish” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2016 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, the guild announced Thursday.

“John is the writer we’d all want to be — wildly intelligent, deeply practical, effortlessly inventive and generous to a fault,” WGAW President Howard Rodman said. “Whether he’s creating apps, campaigning for marriage equality, mentoring young writers, podcasting with Craig Mazin, sitting on our Negotiating Committee or constructing a school in Malawi, John has made service to the larger community a part of his second nature.”

According to the guild, August founded a tech company called Quote- Unquote Apps with tools for screenwriters and works with FOMO Malawi, a charitable organization that provides more than 4,000 orphans in the country with clothing, food and education.

His other film credits include “Corpse Bride,” “Frankenweenie” and “Dark Shadows.”

He will be honored during the WGA Awards ceremony Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel.

— City News Service 

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