Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Nicholl Fellowships

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

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Email:
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Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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Objective

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/01/2020

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.

Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2019, $4.58 million has been awarded to 176 writers.

Nicholl Fellowships

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 66    
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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:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter James Foley

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

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: Powder River Breakdown is a western. A bankrobber who needs a change of vocation and location, a black sheriff representing the railroad in a boomtown and a reporter who has come west to find out how her brother died collide in the town of Powder River. A few good men on the wrong trail find their way. A few bad men learn their way leads nowhere. Lots of action. A little romance.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I entered this script in the Nicholl at the urging of a friend. I never entered it anywhere else, although I had entered the Nicholl with a couple other scripts. The year before this won I had a script advance in the Nicholl, Chesterfield and Disney.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Absolutely. They gave us some things that were not promised in addition to everything they promised.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Very little feedback, but some of it was from Frank Taradash and some from John Gay.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I was contacted by approximately one hundred agents, managers and producers. The failure to market the script lays, I believe, mostly in my failure to anticipate winning.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I have a theater degree from Northwestern. Primarily I was a salesman and salesmanager all my life. I've written thirteen or fourteen scripts.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I lived in Los Angeles in 2002-03. If I ever come back it will be because I was sent for.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Always. Another western for the first time since Powder River.

Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 66    
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