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Eric Roth in Kanbar honour

Eric Roth will receive the 2013 Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, set to run from Apr 25-May 9.

The award will be presented to Roth at Film Society Awards Night on May 7. The following night the writer will take part in an on-stage conversation followed by a screening of The Insider.

His credits include Forrest Gump, for which he won an Oscar, as well as Munich, Ali, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button [pictured] and The Horse Whisperer.

The Award is named after longtime Film Society board member Maurice Kanbar and previous recipients include James Schamus, James Toback and Peter Morgan.

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