In 2003, writer and director Daniel Pyne was honored with UCLA TFT’s Lew and Pamela Hunter/Jonathan and Janice Zakin Chair Holder in Screenwriting Award. Pacific Heights was Pyne’s first produced feature film. His screen directorial debut, Where’s Marlowe? was distributed by Paramount Classics in 1999. His re-adaptation of Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate, directed by Jonathan Demme, was singled out by both Newsweek magazine and the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 10 films of the year. New Line’s Fracture, from his original script, was released in 2007. Throughout his career, Pyne, a Sundance Institute Labs writing mentor, has moved freely between the television and feature worlds. He is adapting Alfred Bester’s science fiction classic The Stars My Destination for Universal Pictures, and is directing an independent feature, from another original screenplay, Fifty Mice.