Write on: Nantucket Festival to honor Robert Towne

June 22, 2015


Writer Robert Towne chuckles at a question about how young the executives in Hollywood are these days, how short the institutional memory about great work of the past is — and whether that has an impact on getting his phone calls returned.

“I still know a few people,” says Towne, 80, with a laugh.

And they know him. Which is why Towne will be the honoree at the annual Screenwriters Tribute at the 20th annual Nantucket Film Festival, which begins Wednesday and runs through June 29. Towne is pleased and a bit chagrined. (More…)