Scott Hicks Biography (1953-)

Born March 4, 1953, in Australia; raised in eastern Africa; son of a civil engineer and a homemaker; married Kerry Heyson (a creative consultant); children: two sons. Career: Producer, director, and writer. Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding individual directorial achievement, 1993, for Submarines, Sharks of Steel: The Hidden Threat; Jury Award for best film, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival Award,best picture, Citroen Audience Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival,Directors' Week Award, Fantasporto, best director, Academy Award nominations, best director and best original screenplay (with Jan Sardi), Golden Globe Award nomination, best director of a motion picture, Writers Guild of America Screen Award nomination (with Jan Sardi), Writers Guild of America, best original screenplay written directly for the screen, and Directors' Week Award nomination, best film, Fantasporto, all 1996, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination (with Jane Scott), best film, 1997, and David Lean Award for Direction nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1997, all for Shine; George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, for Discovery Channel documentaries. Addresses: Agent: Beth Swofford, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Producer, Director, Writer
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March 4, 1953

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