Friday, March 11, 2016
SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE -- Created in 2012, the Spotlight Award honors professionals working behind the scenes in the film industry. Past recipients include John Milius, the Oscar-nominated writer and director of “Conan the Barbarian” and “Red Dawn,” and five-time Oscar winner Richard Taylor, the special effects supervisor behind “Avatar” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Originally from South Africa, Peckham came to the United States in 1981 to attend film school at San Francisco State University. His screenwriting career brought him to Southern California.