Congrats to San Diego State's Kevin King for snaring the top student pic prize at the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors' 25th annual awards dinner held Friday night at the BevHills Hotel.
King's entry, "Dark and Bloody Ground," will receiving some finishing coin as well as production equipment from Panavision and a high-def post-production package from Illuminate. UCLA's Hezekiah Lewis came in second for entry "Warrior Queen."
In the other Caucus heats, Paul Attanasio and Katie Jacobs of Fox's "House" took the top producing honor; Larry Gelbart was the poll winner for writer of the year; Michael Zinberg ("Aliens in America," "The Unit") scored the director trophy; and "CSI: NY" star Gary Sinise prevailed in the thesp/hyphenate category.
Marshall Herskovitz, busier than ever these days as the purveyor of the innovative Internet drama "quarterlife" and as prexy of the Producers Guild of America, was awarded the Caucus' inaugural New Vision award.
Other honors at the ceremony hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Jann Carl went to Paley Center for Media prexy Pat Mitchell (chair award); Anne Hopkins (Caucus lifetime achievement); Byron Allen (diversity): Sally Hampton (Caucus distinguished service); and Leonard Maltin (journalism).
(Pictured above, from left: Caucus Foundation prexy Chuck Fries, Marshall Herskovitz, Pat Mitchell and Caucus chair Vin Di Bona. Pictured right: Fries, Kevin King, Hezekiah Lewis and Caucus student filmmaker chair Bonny Dore. Pics by Steve Cohn.)