The San Francisco Film Festival will honor Peter Morgan with its Maurice Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting.
Nod will be presented at the Film Society Awards night May 3 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. George Lucas will be honored that night with the Irving “Bud” Levin Award, named after the fest’s founder.
Org noted that Morgan penned the Oscar-nommed “The Queen” and co-wrote the screenplay for “The Last King of Scotland.” He also wrote telepics “Longford,” which debuted last week, and “The Deal” along with skein “The Jury.”
Morgan’s play “Frost/Nixon,” about the 1977 television interviews David Frost conducted with Richard Nixon, debuted in August in London and will open in New York in March.