Emily Mortimer, who stars in Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom,” will present the kudo, which has gone in prior years to scribes including David O. Russell, Nancy Meyers, Judd Apatow and James Schamus.
Sorkin takes home the award for a career that has included pics “The Social Network,” “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “A Few Good Men” (based on his own Broadway play) as well as TV credits “The West Wing” and “Sports Night.” He’s currently at work on the screen adaptation of “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson’s bio of the Apple co- founder.
Nantucket’s screenwriters tribute ceremony is set for June 28. Along with announcing Sorkin’s award, fest organizers have added a pre-festival screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent pic “Safety Last!” and named fest-circuit regular Basil Tsiokos as the org’s new film program and education director.
The 2014 Nantucket Film Festival runs June 25-30 in Nantucket, Mass.