Academy Nicholl Fellowships

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Actors Zoey Deutch, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rodrigo Santoro and Vince Vaughn will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Effie Brown (“Dear White People”) returns to produce, and Rodrigo Garcia (“Mother and Child”) returns to direct for the fifth consecutive year.Deutch recently starred in the feature film “Before I Fall.” Her credits include “Rebel in the Rye,” “Why Him...
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Scripts to be performed at live read in NovemberFour individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee announced the winners via Livestream today.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the fourth consecutive year, an ensemble of...
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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. The shortlisted writers are (listed alphabetically):Michele Atkins, “Talking About the Sky” (Seattle, WA)Josh Barkey, “Marlene the Divine” (Waxhaw, NC)Beanie Barnes, “Little Toro” (New York, NY)Todd Condie, “John Wayne Slept Here” (Brooklyn, NY)...
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Presenters Include Stephanie Allain, Billy Ray, Dana Stevens, Robin Swicord and Tyger WilliamsActors Kathy Baker, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Freida Pinto and Jimmy Smits will perform a live reading of selected scenes from the five winning scripts at the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the third consecutive year, the event will be directed and produced by Rodrigo Garcia and Julie Lynn, respectively, whose credits include the features “...
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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.  Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Wednesday, November 4, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the third consecutive year, the event also will include a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning...
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Congratulations to our new Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting finalists! See the full list below. Keep checking back to Oscars.org to find out the winners and get more information about the upcoming awards ceremony.Ghazi Albuliwi, "Arafat"Jennifer Bailey and Max Lance, "Best Funeral Ever"Elizabeth Chomko, "What They Had"Ryan Covington,  "The Secrets We Keep"Andrew Friedhof, "Great Falls" Lynn Esta Goldman, "Angel on the Wall"Anthony Grieco, "Best Sellers"Murat Izmirli, "Grimwood"Suzanne Kelman and Susannah Rose Woods, "Held"Samuel Regnier, "...
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The regular deadline to submit entries for the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is Friday, April 10, at 11:59 p.m. PT.  In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to amateur screenwriters. Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:     Regular deadline: April 10, at 11:59 p.m. PT; entry fee US$55     Final deadline: May 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT; entry fee US$75Online applications and complete rules are available at www.oscars.org/nicholl.For the first time, current entrants...
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An all-star group of Hollywood moviemakers huddled around a speakerphone in the Academy’s headquarters on an impossibly sunny day, poised to change the lives of several people around the world."Is this Sallie?,” asked Robin Swicord, who wrote the screenplay for such films as Little Women and Matilda. "Yes it is,” aspiring screenwriter Sallie West, author of  Moonflower, replied, voice rising, from her home in Charleston, South Carolina."Hi Sallie  I'm the head of the committee for the Nicholl Fellowships,” said Swicord. "I wanted to let you know the whole committee met today,...
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Academy to stage live read of the winning scriptsThree individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  Each individual winner and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 13, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the second consecutive year, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts by members of the...
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 The 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is now underway.  In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded.  Since 1986, 133 fellowships have been awarded, including one to Destin Daniel Cretton, who wrote and directed “Short Term 12” from his 2010 Nicholl Fellowship-winning script.  Other fellows include Creighton Rothenberger, who co-wrote “Olympus Has Fallen,” which opened in theaters last March; Rebecca Sonnenshine, a writer and co-producer on “The Vampire Diaries”; Andrew Marlowe, the creator of and an executive producer...
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