Notification: Late October
No applicant may have earned more than $25,000 writing for film or television. Scripts should be in standard form, approximately 90-120 pages. Only PDF screenplays submitted through online application are accepted. Equal collaborations by exactly two writers are eligible. Adaptations of another person's work are not eligible, even if that work is in the public domain or if the entrant has acquired rights to the work.
Up to five $35,000 fellowships.
Prize includes plane ticket to Los Angeles and one week hotel accommodations for each out of town finalist and fellow; industry seminars; lunch with Nicholl Committee; Awards Dinner.
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Loglines have been announced for the 2014 Nicholl finalists.
Finalists have been announced for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting.
Four individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the first time, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows' winning scripts.
Nine individual screenwriters and one writing team have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $35,000 fellowships.
Several past Nicholl fellows have recently added to their achievements. Destin Cretton directed "Short Term 12" from his fellowship-winning screenplay; the film will premiere in competition at South by Southwest® next month. Creighton Rothenberger co-wrote "Olympus Has Fallen," which opened recently with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.
An interview with screenwriter Ken Kristensen regarding the Nicholl Fellowships Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter James Foley regarding the Nicholl Fellowships Writing Competition.