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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

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1313 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028-8107
310-247-3010 (voice)

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Email: nicholl@oscars.org

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Objective

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2014 $35
Regular April 10, 2014 $50
Late May 1, 2014 $65 12

Notification: Late October

Rules

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.

Awards

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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News: Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

Academy Announces Nicholl Fellowship Winners

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.

Updated: 10/22/2013

Academy Announces Nicholl Finalists

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.

Updated: 09/27/2013

Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Underway

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.

Updated: 03/29/2013

Winners Announced for Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Five writers have been selected as winners of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each writer will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 8.

Updated: 10/24/2012

Nicholl Fellowship Finalists Announced

Ten finalists, consisting of nine individual screenwriters and one writing team, have been selected for the 2012 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.

Updated: 10/04/2012

Interviews: Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Ken Kristensen

An interview with screenwriter Ken Kristensen regarding the Nicholl Fellowships Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/03/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Foley

An interview with screenwriter James Foley regarding the Nicholl Fellowships Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/17/2008
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