Futurama Scribe Honored For Lifetime Achievement

Emmy award-winning Futurama writer and supervising producer Patric Verrone was honored with the fifth annual Animation Writing Award by the Animation Writers Caucus (AWC) of the Writers Guild of America, west at its annual meeting and reception on Wednesday.

Victoria Riskin, president of the Writers Guild of America, west was on hand at guild headquarters to present the award to Verrone. "Patric’s talents as a writer are matched by his passion for the craft and for the years he has poured his time and energy into advancing the status and rights of animation writers," she said.

In addition to his work on Futurama, Verrone has lent his talents to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Critic, The Simpsons, Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, Muppets Tonight! and The Larry Sanders Show. He has been nominated for Emmys in four different categories and won in two. In addition to his board post, Verrone is the organizing committee chair of the WGA,w.