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Nantucket Film Festival’s Comedy Roundtable To Include Jim Carrey & Chris Rock

Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable To Include Jim Carrey & Chris Rock

The Nantucket Film Festival has announced their line up for their 4th annual “All Star Comedy Roundtable,” presented by Ben Stiller.

This year’s guests include comedy icons Jim Carrey and Chris Rock. The event is sponsored by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and the Epix Network and will be presented Friday, June 22nd at 3:00pm at the Nantucket High School. All gate receipts will go toward the Nantucket Film Institute, the Festival’s newly launched educational and filmmaking support arm. The event will be taped by Red Hour Films in association with Spotted Dog Entertainment for future broadcast on EPIX.

“We’re grateful for the support from Red Hour and EPIX which will help us augment an already strong roster of programs including our Teen View Writing Labs, Mentor’s Brunch for Screenwriters, Script Analysis Service, and long-standing relationship with the Screenwriters Colony,” says Executive Director, Colin Stanfield. 

This year also marks the return of a long-standing tradition at the Nantucket Film Festival, a staged reading of a high-profile, yet-to-be-produced film project. The 2012 event is an ensemble reading of Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne’s screenplay The Lost Cause. The cast for The Lost Cause includes Stephen Root (NewsRadio), Steve Zahn (Riding in Cars With Boys), Cara Seymour (An Education), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me), Mike O’Malley (Glee), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), Anne Meara (Stiller and Meara), Thomas Matthews (The Newsroom)and Tim Ransom (Win Win.)

More information, including a full press release is listed below: 

BEN STILLER, JIM CARREY, CHRIS ROCK, RED HOUR FILMS, AND EPIX, SUPPORT EDUCATION AND TRAINING THROUGH NANTUCKET FILM INSTITUTE:

LINE UP FOR NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL’S HUGELY POPULAR ALL-STAR COMEDY ROUNDTABLE PRESENTED BY BEN STILLERANNOUNCED

Cast announced for Jim Taylor/Alexander Payne’s staged reading of The Lost Causeto be performed during Festival

June XX, 2012 (New York, NY) – The Nantucket Film Festival proudly announces the line up for one of the most anticipated programs of the Festival, the annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable presented by Ben Stiller now in its 4th year.  This year’s guests include comedy icons Jim Carrey and Chris Rock.  All gate receipts from this year’s event go toward the Nantucket Film Institute, the Festival’s newly launched educational and filmmaking support arm.  The event is sponsored by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and the EPIX network and will be presented Friday, June 22nd at 3:00pm at the Nantucket High School.  The event will be taped by Red Hour Films in association with Spotted Dog Entertainment for future broadcast on EPIX.

“The Nantucket Film Festival is formally entering the educational and filmmaker support space with the creation of the Nantucket Film Institute,” says Executive Director, Colin Stanfield, “We’re grateful for the support from Red Hour and EPIX which will help us augment an already strong roster of programs including our Teen View Writing Labs, Mentor’s Brunch for Screenwriters, Script Analysis Service, and long-standing relationship with the Screenwriters Colony”.

This year marks the return of a long-standing tradition at the Nantucket Film Festival, a staged reading of a high-profile, yet-to-be-produced film project. The 2012 event is an ensemble reading of Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne’s screenplay The Lost Cause. The cast for The Lost Cause includes Stephen Root(NewsRadio), Steve Zahn(Riding in Cars With Boys), Cara Seymour(An Education), Mike Birbiglia(Sleepwalk With Me), Mike O’Malley(Glee), Tom Cavanagh(Ed), Anne Meara(Stiller and Meara), Thomas Matthews(The Newsroom)and Tim Ransom(Win Win.)“NFF’s unique ability to highlight deserving screenplays is at the heart of what we do,” says Artistic Director Mystelle Brabbée. “This group of highly talented actors will breath life into this new Taylor/Payne project which is a treat for our audience to experience first hand.”

This year’s Teen View Filmmaking Program is being supported by a group of local “Community Partners”. The Dreamland Foundation, Cape Cod Five, and Don Allen Ford have pledged their support of one of the Festival’s most enduring and impactful community educational programs.

The 2012 Nantucket Film Festival will take place June 20-24. Passes are currently available as well as individual tickets. For more information please visit our website at www.nantucketfilmfestival.org.

ABOUT THE NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

The Nantucket Film Festival was founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996 to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the fine art of screenwriting in the world of cinema. These days, NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience the preview screenings, unique signature programs, and stand out hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches. The 17th Annual Nantucket Film Festival will take place this year, June 20-24.

ABOUT EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a premium entertainment network available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners andother studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service.  It is the only premium network providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms.  EPIX delivers more than 3,000 titles to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including Xbox 360 consoles, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku® players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players, Apple® iPads®, iPhones® and more. EPIX is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications,DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS. 

For more information about EPIX, go to http://www.epixhd.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD

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