The Nantucket Film Festival has announced some of its special programs for their annual event. Some of the highlights include the annual All Star Comedy Roundtable led by Ben Stiller, a screenwriting tribute award given to Aaron Sorkin and a staged reading of the upcoming TV pilot “Strange Calls.”
In addition to these special events, the Nantucket Film Festival will show a record 100 titles. “We are committed to presenting Signature Programs that feature the world’s most preeminent screenwriters, writers and storytellers. We look forward to continuing to explore writing and storytelling through current masters of the art form and breakthrough talents,” Executive Director Mystelle Brabbée said.
Michael Ian Black, who hosted the All Star Comedy Roundtable last year will return as host. He’ll be accompanied by Funny or Die’s Billy Eichner, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) and Ron Funches, writer of “The Kroll Show.” The roundtable event will take place July 29th.
A staged reading of Donick Cary’s un-produced TV pilot “Strange Calls” is also scheduled to appear at the festival. Actors Fred Willard (“Modern Family), Anthony Edwards (“ER” and “Zero Hour”) and Tom Cavanaugh (“Ed” and “The Killing”) will read.
Bradley Whiteford, the actor most known for his work on “The West Wing,” will present Aaron Sorkin with a Screenwriter’s Tribute award.
For more information about the Nantucket Film Festival, which takes place from June 25-30, check out their website here.