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Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.

Emily Mortimer, star of Sorkin's hit HBO drama "The Newsroom," will hand the screenwriter and playwright the prize June 28.

Sorkin's credits include the films "The Social Network," "The American President" and "A Few Good Men," and the TV shows "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "The West Wing" and "Sports Night."

"Aaron Sorkin has had a profound influence on the way stories are told on the big and small screens, and we are delighted he will be accepting our tribute and joining the ranks of the great NFF Screenwriters Tribute honorees of the past," said Mystelle Brabbee, executive director of the Nantucket Film Festival, said in a statement Tuesday.

Past recipients include David O. Russell, Nancy Meyers, Paul Haggis, Judd Apatow, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Steve Martin, Charlie Kaufman, and James Schamus.

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