Banff to Honor 'Nurse Jackie' Showrunner Clyde Phillips

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The former "Dexter" producer-writer will be feted next week for his creative dominance of the auteur-TV arena.

TORONTO -- Clyde Phillips, the veteran writer and producer of the dramas Dexter and Nurse Jackie, is to be honored as the 2014 showrunner of the year at next week's Banff World Media Festival.

Ahead of Nurse Jackie's sixth season, Phillips recently renewed his overall deal with Lionsgate Television, which co-produces the popular cable drama with Showtime.

The creative powerhouse earlier stick-handled the first four seasons of Dexter for Showtime.

"It's great to be able to contribute to a series that has achieved so much success, and being honored for it at Banff is very special. I am truly humbled by this award and can't wait to celebrate," Phillips said in a statement Tuesday.

Nurse Jackie and Mad Men producer Lionsgate is being separately honored at Banff as its 2014 company of distinction.

The Banff World Media Festival is set to run from June 8 to 11 in the Canadian Rockies.