Syd Field will collect Final Draft's 2006 Hall Of FameAward at the 7th Annual Big Break! Awards in Hollywood on Oct 26.

Winners of the Big Break! International Screenwriting Contest willalso be announced at the event.

The Hall of Fame Award recognises entertainment industry luminarieswho foster the art of scriptwriting and nurture and inspire the creativeprocess.

Field's 1982 book Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting is an industry classic, while anothertitle, The Screenwriter's Problem Solver, has become an integral part of Final Draft's software andits educational DVD, Syd Field's Screenwriting Workshop.

"Syd reallyembodies the significance of this award," Final Draft chief executiveofficer Marc Madnick said. "He is an industry giant and his name issynonymous with script writing."