The £10,000 Oscar Moore Screen-writing prize for 2003 has been awarded to Ben Gooder and Philip Greenacre for: A Fine Line - the gripping true story of the rise and fall of Eric Hebborn and his career as an expert art forger
The Oscar Moore Foundation was set up in 1996, in memory of Oscar Moore, former Editor In Chief of Screen International and Guardian Columnist.
Its aim is to recognise, nurture and reward new and exciting screen-writing talent. In addition to the development cash (co-funded by The UK Film Council), the writers also get a professional reading of their script, by The Script Factory, as well as attending a residential writers' workshop held by Arista.
The Foundation's trustees are some of the UK's most successful producers and include Eric Fellner, Duncan Kenworthy, Scott Meek. Anthony Minghella joined in 2000 as an honorary trustee. The Foundation's patron is Emma Thompson.
The Foundation is now in its seventh year and on November 27th the cash prize of £10,000 was awarded by Stephen Fry at a ceremony during the annual Oscar Moore Film Quiz evening.
This event is now a firm fixture in the UK film industry calendar. Right from the Foundation's formation, the industry has rallied around this important screenwriting initiative and turns out in force to support its annual fund-raiser - which was attended by more than 350 industry players.