Veteran screenwriter Nancy Meyers will receive the 2012 Screenwriters Tribute at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival (www.nantucketfilmfestival.org, June 20-24) by longtime friend and collaborator Diane Keaton. Meyers is being honored for her artful career as a pioneering scenarist. Her first screenplay was the military comedy PRIVATE BENJAMIN, starring Goldie Hawn, which earned Meyers a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Following two decades of successful screenwriting and producing, Meyers made an auspicious debut as a director in 1998 with the highly popular update of the Disney classic THE PARENT TRAP. Meyers then co-wrote IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES, followed by BABY BOOM. The latter starred Diane Keaton and was the first in a long series of collaborative efforts between the two, including the box office hits FATHER OF THE BRIDE, FATHER OF THE BRIDE II and SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE. In 2006, Meyers wrote, directed, and produced the hit film THE HOLIDAY, starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Her latest film was 2009’s IT’S COMPLICATED, which she wrote, produced and directed an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. “It’s an honor to pay tribute to Nancy Meyers for the significant role she has played in American cinema and for the spot she has claimed as one of the leading screenwriters in Hollywood,” Nantucket Film Festival Artistic Director Mystelle Brabbée said in a released statement.
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