The Nantucket Film Festival announced on Wednesday an all-female lineup for the 2019 screenwriters tribute honorees. The festival is scheduled for June 19-24 and the screenwriters tribute will take place on June 22.
“Saturday Night Live’’ performers and writers Anne Beatts, Jane Curtin, Sudi Green, and Sarah Schneider will receive the Creative Impact in Television Award. Currently “SNL’’ star Cecily Strong will present. Leslie Dixon (“Mrs. Doubtfire,’’ “Hairspray,’’ “Freaky Friday’’) will receive the Screenwriters Tribute Award.
“Over the years, The Nantucket Film Festival has always looked to honor the incredible work of the industry’s screenwriters and storytellers,’’ Nantucket Film Festival executive director Mystelle Brabbée said in a statement. “This year we are thrilled to be recognizing a group of trailblazing female performers and writers whose efforts continue to leave a lasting impact on Hollywood. From the impactful words Leslie Dixon has brought to the screen, to the hilarious sketches from Jane Curtin, Anne Beatts, Sudi Green, and Sarah Schneider of SNL, who have been pioneers for women in comedy, we look forward to highlighting the evolution of female voices over the last four decades.’’
The festival also announced its short film lineup and additional signature programs. More programming information can be found at nantucketfilmfestival.org.