Norman Lear to get AFF’s Outstanding TV Writer Award

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Norman Lear will receive the Austin Film Festival Outstanding Television Writer Award, the festival announced Thursday. Lear, who’s one of the most honored TV writers and the creator of such shows as “All in the Family” and “Maude,” will accept the award at the annual conference at festival, which will be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 5.

Lear was in Austin this past October for the annual Texas Book Festival, where he talked about his memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience.”

The festival, which focuses on screenwriting for TV and film, has honored such people as Chris Carter, David Chase, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Hurwitz, Mike Judge, David Milch, Garry Shandling, David Simon, and Matthew Weiner.


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