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Best script wins top award

09 July 2013

Rachel Atkinson

Annual Jack Rosenthal trophy given to screenwriting graduate Andre Reid

Pictured below: Andre Reid being congratulated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Graham Baldwin for his success in winning the annual Jack Rosenthal Award.

A University of Central Lancashire graduate is celebrating after being awarded a prestigious trophy honouring a famous writer.

Andre Reid is this 2013 recipient of the Jack Rosenthal Award which he won for his outstanding full length screenplay called Painted On Smiles.

The BA(Hons) Screenwriting graduate, who collected his award on stage during his ceremony on Tuesday morning, said: “It’s fantastic. It’s a dream to win something like this at this stage and hopefully it will prove to be a platform for the future.”

“It’s fantastic. It’s a dream to win something like this at this stage and hopefully it will prove to be a platform for the future.”

Jack Rosenthal Award Winner Andre Reid

Each year one student from the UCLan screenwriting course is the winner of this highly coveted writing award. Jack Rosenthal is a legendary multi BAFTA winning writer and his family, including his famous wife Maureen Lipman, kindly allow UCLan to bestow Jack’s name upon this prize. It is given to the BA(Hons) Screenwriting student who has been judged to write the best feature length script during their final year.

Sarah Evans, Andre’s screenwriting tutor, said: “It’s a really beautiful and original script and shows the dedication and concentrated effort that Andre has put into his work.”

Course Leader Bill McCoid added: “Andre is a great example of how a young writer can really develop. He has worked very hard in his time here. We are very proud of him. The standard was very high and choosing a winner was difficult, but this is an outstanding script.”