Last night, I was the guest speaker at the Humanitas Prize Judges Dinner.
Here's a video link to my speech (about 11 minutes long), in which I speak about nuns, cartoons and saving the world.
The Humanitas Prize is an award for film and television writing intended to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. It began in 1974 with Father Ellwood "Bud" Kieser—also the founder of Paulist Productions—but is generally not seen as specifically directed toward religious cinema or TV. The prize is distinguished from similar honors for screenwriters in that a large cash award, between $10,000 and $25,000, accompanies each prize. Journalist Barbara Walters once said, "What the Nobel Prize is to literature and the Pulitzer Prize is to journalism, the Humanitas Prize has become for American television."
I won the 2016 Humanitas Prize for Children's Animation for an episode of PBS' Arthur.