Michael Arndt to Deliver Keynote at 25th Nicholl Fellowship Celebration

Beverly Hills, CA (October 18, 2010) — Oscar®-winning writer Michael Arndt will deliver the keynote address at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting presentation dinner on November 4, 2010, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

Arndt earned his first Oscar nomination and win in 2006 for the original screenplay for “Little Miss Sunshine.” He also wrote the screenplay for “Toy Story 3,” released earlier this year.

The Academy annually awards up to five Nicholl fellowships of $30,000 each. Ten scripts have advanced to the final round of the competition this year. Since the program’s inception in 1985, 113 fellowships have been awarded.

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of the Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.

For a complete list of 2010 Nicholl finalists, visit: http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/fellows/finalists.html

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Tarrah Curtis
tcurtis@oscars.org

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