Eric Roth will be this year’s recipient of the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. The award will be presented to Roth on May 7.
Oscar-winner Roth, who penned the screenplays for Michael Mann’s “The Insider,” Robert Zemeckis’ “Forrest Gump,” David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” and more, will also be honored at “An Evening with Eric Roth” on May 8, where he’ll participate in an onstage interview and a selection of clips will be screened. He also helped Fincher and showrunner Beau Willimon with well-reviewed Netflix series “House of Cards.”
The award is named in honor of Maurice Kanbar, a philanthropist and longtime member of the board of the San Francisco Film Society.
SFIFF runs from April 25 through May 9. More info is here.