‘Ben 10′ Animation Writer Len Uhley Honored by Writers Guild of America, West
Len Uhley, a veteran television animation writer, has been awarded with WGA West Animation Writers Caucus in recognition of his contributions. Read on for further details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming. Click here for the complete list of nominees and winners.
Since 1949, the Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievements in film, television, and radio have been presented yearly by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West. In 2004, the ceremony made its debut on television.
Two lifetime achievement awards are presented every year — one is for screenwriting and the other is for TV writing:
- Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
- Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
In three decade-long writing career in animation, the Uhley has been a story editor on the series produced by Warner Bros, Disney and MGM and has written more than 200 episodes of animated TV shows. As a Disney staffer, he wrote episodes of “DuckTales,” “Adventures of the Gummi Bears,” “TailSpin,” “Winnie the Pooh, “Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers,” “Darkwing Duck" and Bonkers.”
The award will be presented Wednesday at the AWC’s annual meeting and awards ceremony at WGA headquarters in LA on Nov. 19, 2014. Fellow honorees Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett will co-present. He shared the news on Twitter.
“A talented writer with credits in both episodic and feature animation, he’s always been one of the most respected, nicest people in the industry, always willing to share his time and his advice, and a good friend to all — a truly deserving recipient of this award,” said AWC chair Craig Miller on THR.
He received the Entertainment Industries Council's Prism Award for the “Where There’s Smoke” episode of WB animated series “Ozzy & Drix.” In 2012, Uhley received a Writers Guild Award nomination for Animation for penning the “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien” episode. His 30-year-long career, Uhley shared five Emmy nominations for his work on “Static Shock,” “Ozzy & Drix,” “TaleSpin” and “DuckTales.”
Congratulations to Len Uhley!
And that’s it for the scoop on Len Uhley. For more entertainment news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons / KnightRider592