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Stiller and Ramis Head To Nantucket

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 7, 2009 at 7:37AM

Harold Ramis has been announced as the recipient the The 14th Annual Nantucket Film Festival's annual Screenwriters Tribute.
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Harold Ramis has been announced as the recipient the The 14th Annual Nantucket Film Festival's annual Screenwriters Tribute.

"Without Harold Ramis, the landscape of comedy in movies would look entirely different," said Artistic Director Mystelle Brabbee in a statement. "Not only has he ushered in some of the most outstanding performances in comedic history, but he has created a large body of work which has entered the permanent cultural milieu, earning him the title father of modern comedy".

Along with honoring Ramis for his work over the years, the festival will also be hosting a special 25th Anniversary Screening of "Ghostbusters," which Mr. Ramis starred in and co-wrote. His upcoming film "Year One," starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, will also close the festival's program.

The festival also announced a new Comedy Panel, which will feature Ramis, Ben Stiller, Peter Farrelly, and John Hamburg.

"With a new wave of comedy so quickly and prominently on the rise, this exciting new event will be an entertaining retrospective of developments in the genre." said Executive Director Colin Stanfield in a statement. "Our panel is made up of luminaries from different generations and disciplines, and will be a rare opportunity to garner insight into the dynamic nature of how comedy has evolved in film."

For the full lineup of the festival, announced a few weeks back, click here.