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Jim Sheridan to be honoured in Texas

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Sheridan - Honoured for a "body of work that has elevated and heavily contributed to the culture of film"

Writer-director Jim Sheridan is to receive the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters' Conference in Texas later this year.

The festival annually recognises "a Distinguished Screenwriter for their collective body of work that has elevated and heavily contributed to the culture of film".

Previous recipients of the award include Robert Altman, Lawrence Kasdan, Callie Khouri, Richard LaGravanese, Barry Levinson, John Milius, Paul Schrader and Steven Zaillian.

Sheridan will accept the award at the festival's annual Awards Luncheon held on Saturday October 25, and will also be a panellist at the conference. 

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