Focus Features co-presidentJames Schamus has joined the Nantucket Film Festival board ahead of thefestival's 10th annual incarnation, which runs from Jun 15-19.

Festival organisers alsoannounced they have teamed up with Kevin Spacey's online film-makers'collective for a year-long screenplay competition that willculminate in a reading of the winning screenplay.

Schamus earned best adaptedscreenplay and best song Academy Award nominations for Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon in 2001 and also won the best screenplay prize at Cannes in 1997 for The Ice Storm. Prior tolaunching Focus with David Linde in 2002 he co-founded Good Machine with Ted Hope in 1991.