San Francisco festival honors Morgan

Scribe to receive Maurice Kanbar Award

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.

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