Fest spotlighting screenplays

Polish-born scribe Janusz Glowacki has won Nantucket Film Fest’s Tony Cox Award for his script “Hairdo.” The fest, which runs through Saturday, spotlights the art of the screenplay.

The award entails a first-look option with sponsor Showtime Networks in addition to a small cash prize.

“The competition was vigorous this year,” said Mark Greenberg, Showtime’s exec veep of corporate strategy and communications. “The quality of the submissions was better than in the past. We’re really pleased.” Greenberg said projects that lock into first-look deals through the fest become potential Showtime Original Movies.

Glowacki is best known for his legit works, including “Hunting Cockroaches” and “Cinders.” His screenplay adaptation of his own play, “Antigone in New York,” is in pre-production with Talking Wall Pictures and Fred Berner Films.

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