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WGA West Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Berkowitz

TV animation writer worked on “Batman” and “Transformers” cartoons.

Emmy-winning writer Stan Berkowitz will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, on Thursday night. The award is given annually by animation writers and recognizes Berkowitz’s work on shows such as "Batman Beyond" and "Transformers: Animated."

The award will be presented to Berkowitz at an awards ceremony held at the guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.

“While Stan has built an acclaimed writing career bringing superheroes to the screen, he’s a real-life superhero to the animation writing community – not only helping to raise the profile of animation writers through his many creative gifts, but also by playing a lead role in the Guild’s ongoing efforts to organize animation writing,” WGAW President John Wells said in a statement.

A two-time Daytime Emmy winner (shared for "Batman Beyond" in 2001 and "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" in 1998), Berkowitz most recently served as story editor for upcoming animated superhero series "The 99."

His many writing and co-writing credits include "Transformers: Animated," "Superman," "Spider-Man," "Justice League," "The New Batman/Superman Adventures," "Batman Beyond," "Static Shock" and "The Brave and the Bold."