The late writer of The China Syndrome and an active member of the Guild will be posthumously awarded the 2014 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his service.

The awards will be presented at the Writers Guild Of America, West’s 2014 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on February 1 2014 in Los Angeles.

“Tom was a beloved member of this Guild, renowned both for the remarkable work he produced and for his unending commitment to give something of himself back,” said WGAW president Christopher Keyser.

“His service touched on every corner of our mission and lasted over three wonderful decades. Even in his final days, as a trustee of our health and pension fund, he never forgot the needs of his fellow writers, and we, in turn, will never forget him.”

Cook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 25 1947 and shared Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations with Mike Gray and James Bridges and won the WGA award for original drama for The China Syndrome. He died of cancer at age 65 on January 5 2013.

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