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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

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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Objective

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/01/2017

Notification: By August 1 for quarterfinalists. Near October 1 for winners.

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 fellow; industry seminars; lunch with Nicholl Committee; Awards Ceremony & Live Read (of excerpts from winning screenplays).

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

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Contest News

Academy Announces Nicholl Fellowships Shortlist

Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships. A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition.

Updated: 09/13/2016

Academy Names Nicholl Fellowhip Winners

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The Academy is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the global competition which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Updated: 09/28/2015

Winners Announced For Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Three individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

Updated: 10/03/2014

Academy Announces Nicholl Finalist Loglines

Loglines have been announced for the 2014 Nicholl finalists.

Updated: 09/25/2014

Academy Announces Nicholl Fellowship Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting.

Updated: 09/23/2014

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

Record Number of Entries in Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition has received a record 7,197 entries for 2012, up from last year's record of 6,730. The Academy will award up to five fellowships of $35,000 each in November.

Updated: 05/17/2012

Nicholl Fellowship Deadline Approaching

The regular deadline to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships is Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Updated: 04/27/2012

Nicholl Fellows Announced for 2011

Seven writers have been selected as winners for the 26th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/18/2011

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners for 2010

Five writers have been selected as winners of the 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each writer will receive a $30,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 4.

Updated: 10/21/2010

Academy Announces Nicholl Finalists for 2010

Ten writers have been selected as finalists for the 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy's Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 09/30/2010

AMPAS Announces 2009 Nicholl Fellowship Winners

Six writers have been selected as winners of the 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each writer or writing team will receive a prestigious $30,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 12.

Updated: 10/29/2009

AMPAS Announces Nicholl Fellowship Finalists

Eleven writers have been selected as finalists for the 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy's Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/09/2009

Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 2009 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. As many as five $30,000 fellowships will be awarded through the program later this year.

Updated: 03/24/2009

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners for 2008

Six new screenwriters have been selected as winners in the 23rd Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each writer or writing team will receive a prestigious $30,000 prize.

Updated: 11/11/2008

Academy Announces Nicholl Finalists for 2008

Thirteen writers have been selected as finalists for the 23rd annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy's Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/14/2008

Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 2008 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

Updated: 03/04/2008

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners for 2007

Seven new screenwriters have been selected as recipients of the 22nd Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 11/05/2007

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists for 2007

Ten scripts have been selected as finalists for the 22nd annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/05/2007

Academy Announces 2006 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners

Six new screenwriters, two who wrote collaboratively, have been selected as recipients of the 21st Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each writer or writing team will receive the first installment of the prestigious fellowship’s $30,000 prize money at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 16.

Updated: 10/27/2006

Nicholl Finalist Sells 'Armored' Spec to Screen Games

James V. Simpson, whose script "Armored" was announced last week as a finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship Competition, has sold the project Screen Gems, where it will be produced by Buckaroo Entertainment executives Sam Raimi and Josh Donen, and Dan Farah of Farah Films.

Updated: 10/13/2006

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists for 2006

Ten scripts have been selected as finalists for the 21st annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The scripts will now be read and judged by the Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/06/2006

Academy Announces 2005 Nicholl Fellowship Winners

Six new screenwriters, two who wrote collaboratively, have been selected as recipients of the 20th anniversary Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 11/03/2005

Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Announces 10 Finalists

Ten scripts have been selected as finalists for the 20th anniversary Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The scripts will now be read and judged by the Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/20/2005

Winners Announced for Academy's 2004 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Six new screenwriters, two of whom wrote collaboratively, have been selected as recipients of the 2004 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/29/2004

Academy’s Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Reaches Finalist Round

Ten scripts have been selected as finalists for the 2004 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/14/2004

Winners Announced for Academy's 2003 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Six new screenwriters, two of whom wrote collaboratively, have been selected as recipients of the 2003 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/30/2003

Finalists Announced for Academy's 2003 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Ten scripts have been selected as finalists for the 2003 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The scripts will now be read and judged by the Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/17/2003

Academy's Nicholl Fellowships Screenwriting Competition Receives 6,045 Entries

The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received 6,045 entries this year, topping last year's entries by one.

Updated: 06/19/2003

2002 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting – 171 Quarterfinalists

Updated: 11/08/2002

2002 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting – 119 Semifinalists

Of the 6,044 entrants in the 2002 Nicholl Fellowships competition, 300 advanced to the quarterfinals. Of those 300, 129 entrants advanced to the semifinals. Of those 129, 10 entrants advanced to the finals.

Updated: 11/08/2002

Five Selected to Receive Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

Five new writers have been selected to receive the 2002 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/28/2002

Finalists Selected for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Ten finalists have been selected for the 2002 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The scripts will now be read and judged by the Nicholl Committee, which may select as many as five of the writers to each receive one of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships.

Updated: 10/11/2002

Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program is underway and applications are now available. As many as five $30,000 fellowships will be awarded through the program later this year.

Updated: 02/20/2002

Nicholl Distributes Complete List of Semifinalists

Here are the 118 Nicholl entries that reached and remained at the semifinal level.

Updated: 11/29/2001

Nicholl Distributes Complete List of Quarterfinalists

Here are the 156 Nicholl entries that reached and remained at the quarterfinal level.

Updated: 11/29/2001

Winners Selected for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Five new writers have been selected to receive the 2001 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/29/2001

Finalists Selected for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Eleven finalists have been selected for the 2001 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 10/18/2001

More MovieBytes Readers Named Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalists

Several more MovieBytes subscribers have been identified among the quarterfinalists for the Nicholl Fellowships, which this year attracted more than 5,000 entries.

Updated: 08/15/2001

MovieBytes Readers Named Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalists

MovieBytes readers Brendan Foley, Doug Solter, Zoje Stage, and James Morganelli have been named quarterfinalists in this years Nicholl Fellowships.

Updated: 08/09/2001

Academy's Nicholl Fellowships Writing Program Demolishes Entry Record

The Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting has received almost 5,500 entries this year, shattering the previous record of 4,446 set in 1998.

Updated: 06/12/2001

Academy's Screenwriting Competition Underway

The 20001 Nicholl Fellowships deadline is May 1st.

Updated: 04/20/2001

Five Winners Announced for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

Updated: 10/23/2000

Ten Finalists Announced for Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

Updated: 10/05/2000

Nicholl Fellowships Writing Program Receives Over 4,000 Entries

Updated: 06/17/2000

Some Last Minute Nicholl Fellowships Entry Suggestions

Updated: 05/01/2000

Nicholl Fellowships Deadline Approaching May 1st

Updated: 04/11/2000

Academy's Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

Updated: 02/18/2000

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announces 15th Annual Nicholl Fellowships

Updated: 02/04/2000

Nicholl Fellows Update

Updated: 02/04/2000

Motion Picture Academy honors unknown scribes

Updated: 11/19/1999

Nicholl Fellowship Winners Announced

Updated: 10/26/1999

Finalists Announced for Nicholl Fellowships

Updated: 10/06/1999

Nicholl Letters, Notes and the 1999 competition

Updated: 07/27/1999

Nicholl Fellowships Update

Updated: 04/18/1999

The 1999 Nicholl Fellowships

Updated: 01/13/1999

Academy Selects Five to Receive Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Updated: 10/15/1998

Nicholl Fellowship Finalists Announced

Updated: 10/01/1998

Three Weeks Remain for Nicholl Fellowships

Updated: 04/14/1998

Nicholl Fellows -- Productions, Sales and Work for Hire in 1997

Updated: 11/22/1997

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Updated: 10/29/1997

Five Screenwriters to Receive Academy's $25,000 Fellowships

Updated: 10/16/1997

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

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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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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