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Saturday, April 09, 2005

There once was an award in Nantucket...

Daily Variety
April 7, 2005, Thursday
NEWS; Pg. 13
Nantucket nod to Martin

NEW YORK --- Steve Martin will receive the NBC Universal screenwriter tribute at the 10th annual Nantucket Film Festival.

Lorne Michaels, exec producer of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," will present the honor.

Fest, which celebrates screenwriting, runs June 15-19. Martin's screenwriting credits include "The Jerk," "Roxanne" and the upcoming bigscreen adaptation of his novel "Shopgirl."

Past NBC-Nantucket tributes have gone to Charlie Kaufman, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Schamus and Paul Schrader, among others.

"Great movies and television shows alike depend on brilliant writing, so it is with pleasure that we give this honor to Steve Martin, who is not only an incredibly gifted actor but also one of the most accomplished screenwriters in the business," said GE vice chairman and NBC U chairman-CEO Bob Wright.

Martin is in production on "The Pink Panther," a prequel to the 1964 original. Martin co-wrote the script and plays Inspector Clousseau.


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