Ramis honored at Austin fest

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The 12th annual Austin Film Festival will be held Oct. 20-27 at Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel.

Writer-director and actor Harold Ramis will accept the 2005 distinguished screenwriter award and present an advance screening of “Ice Harvest,” a comedy-thriller starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton, and a retrospective screening of “Ghostbusters.”

Ramis’ filmography includes “Caddyshack,” “Animal House,” “Groundhog Day” and “Bedazzled.” He will join the Festival’s Screenwriters Conference, Oct. 20-23.

To register, or for more information and a list of confirmed panelists, go to Austinfilmfestival.com or call (512) 478-4795 or (800) 310-FEST.

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