This year the Nantucket Film Festival
will celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
To commemorate the event several
additions have been added, one of the
most important being a special award
to be presented at the ever famous
The Variety Creative Impact in Television
Writing Award will be bestowed on Beau
Willimon. The Screen Writer, playwright
and producer is the creator of the original
Netflix series House of Cards and serves
as its showrunner and executive producer.
House of Cards made television history in its first season when it earned nine Emmy® nominations,
including one for Outstanding Drama Series, becoming the first online streaming show ever to receive substantial Emmy recognition. Since then,
the show has garnered multiple nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Writers Guild of America
awards, and it has won in many categories.
Robin Wright (PRINCESS BRIDE, House of Cards) will present Beau Willimon with Variety’s Creative Impact in Television Writing Award at the Screenwriters Tribute at 6:30pm on June 27th at the ‘Sconset Casino.
Wright and Willimon will also participate in an “In Their Shoes...” with Chris Matthews on Sunday, June 28 at 10 am at the Nantucket High School.
No, we’re not exhausted; we’ve got a well of talent and enthusiasm to draw from when it comes to defending our film tax credits. Last year at this time we were celebrating defeating former Governor Patrick’s attempt to cap the Massachusetts Film Tax Credits at $40 million.