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'Simpsons' Writer Mike Scully Honored By WGA West's Animation Caucus

Veteran TV writer will receive Lifetime Achievement Award Wednesday night at the AWC’s annual awards ceremony.

Mike Scully, a veteran writer and consultant on The SImpsons, will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th annual Animation Writing Award. The lifetime achievement honor will be presented to Scully Wednesday night at the AWC’s annual awards ceremony.

“Whether penning episodes of The Simpsons, one of the most acclaimed, influential, and long-running series in TV history, or playing a key role in organizing the field of animation writing on behalf of the Guild, Mike’s contributions to both the craft and business of animation writing make him more than deserving of this award,” said WGAW president John Wells.

Scully’s television writing credits include Parks and Recreation, Everybody Loves Raymond, Complete Savages and The Pitts, and he co-wrote The Simpsons Movie. Still a consultant on The Simpsons, Scully is an executive producer of the forthcoming Fox animated series Napoleon Dynamite. He has won six Emmy Awards.

Earlier AWC Writing Award honorees include Al Jean, Brad Bird, Michael Reiss, Linda Woolverton and Stan Berkowitz.

“Mike Scully, now in his 17th season on The Simpsons, has amused, entertained, and inspired not only uncounted millions around the world, but uncounted numbers of animation writers,” said AWC chair Craig Miller. “His high quality of writing is something we all aspire to.”