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News Release: February 21, 2002

Tim Sexton, Writer of For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story to Receive Paul Selvin Award

2002 Award Recipient

Television writer Tim Sexton, who wrote For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, will receive the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America, west at the Guild's 54th awards ceremony on Saturday, March 2nd, 2002.

The Paul Selvin Award goes to that member whose script "best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere, and to whose defense Paul Selvin committed his professional life." Selvin served as counsel for the Guild for 25 years. Previous recipients include Allison Cross, George Stevens Jr., Cynthia Whitcomb, Gary Ross, David E. Kelley, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Eric Roth and Michael Mann, and last year's recipient, Doug Wright.

"Tim Sexton has told the remarkable story of a musician for whom freedom is necessary for his creativity," said WGAw President Victoria Riskin. "His life is an inspiration, and Tim Sexton deserves our praise for bringing it to light."

Timothy J. Sexton was born in St. Louis, where he majored in English at Colorado College, and then he set about travelling. He has worked as a copywriter and journalist and translator. After living in Mexico City for four years, he came to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter.

For Love or Country is his first-produced screenplay. Sexton recently co-wrote with Herman Daniel Farrell the teleplay for the HBO movie of the week Boycott, starring Jeffrey Wright. Currently, he is writing The Children of Men with Alfonso Cuaron for Beacon Pictures, and is developing The Conquest of Mexico as a mini-series for HBO. He is married to Laura Macias, and his two children are Jeronimo and Martina.